MasterCard Worldwide and The Home Depot Announce ``$100,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover'';

One Grand Prize Winner to Receive a $100,000 Kitchen Makeover PURCHASE, N.Y.--( 8, 2006--MasterCard Worldwide, in conjunction with The Home Depot(R), today launched the "$100,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover" -- a national consumer promotion giving one lucky consumer the kitchen makeover of his or her dreams. Each time U.S. MasterCard cardholders use their MasterCard cards for transactions between September 7 and October 31, 2006, at The Home Depot stores in the United States or at, they will be automatically entered for a chance to win a kitchen makeover (awarded as a one-time payment of $100,000*). U.S. cardholders that use their The Home Depot Rewards MasterCard or The Home Depot Business Rewards MasterCard will receive two entries into the Sweepstakes each time they use their cards at The Home Depot. "There's nothing like an innovative, modern kitchen to draw families and friends together, and bring joy to everyday tasks like preparing meals," said Gareth Forsey, group executive, U.S. Commerce Development & Co-brand, MasterCard Worldwide. "The perfect kitchen is on every homeowner's wish list, and now that wish could be granted by simply using a MasterCard card at The Home Depot." In support of the "$100,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover," MasterCard will roll out an extensive integrated marketing campaign that will encompass print, online, in-store signs and radio media. It will appear in several publications including: BH&G SIP Kitchen Makeovers, Redbook and House & Garden. For more information on the "$100,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover," go to, or About The Home Depot The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,087 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. Through its HD Supply(SM) businesses, The Home Depot is also one of the largest diversified wholesale distributors in the United States, with more than 900 locations in the United States and Canada offering products and services for building, improving and maintaining homes, businesses and municipal infrastructures. In fiscal 2005, The Home Depot had sales of $81.5 billion and earnings of $5.8 billion. The Company employs approximately 355,000 associates and has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as the No. 1 Most Admired Specialty Retailer and the No. 13 Most Admired Corporation in America for 2006. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index. About MasterCard Worldwide MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes close to 14 billion payments each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institutions, customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R), MasterCard Worldwide serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, go to *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. PIN-based and international transactions not eligible. Grand Prize awarded as one-time payment of $100,000. Starts 9/7/06. Ends 10/31/06. Restrictions apply. Visit, or call 1-800-MC-ASSIST for Official Rules and complete details. Contacts MasterCard Worldwide Tristan Jordan, 914-249-5724 or Alan Taylor Communications Alison Reemer, 212-714-1280