SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 26, 2018
LOWE’S COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|1000 Lowe’s Blvd., Mooresville, NC||28117|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code||(704) 758-1000|
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|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers|
On March 26, 2018, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Robert A. Niblock plans to retire as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer after a 25-year career with the Company. The Board of Directors of the Company has initiated a search for his successor, and in the interim Mr. Niblock will remain in his current role as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer.
As of the date of this report, no new compensatory arrangements have been entered into in connection with Mr. Niblock’s planned retirement. Should any such arrangements be entered into in the future, the material terms of such arrangements will be disclosed in a subsequent filing.
A copy of the press release related to this announcement is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|LOWE’S COMPANIES, INC.|
|Date: March 26, 2018||By:||/s/ Ross W. McCanless|
Ross W. McCanless
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary