The Home Depot today announced the appointment of Helen Johnson-Leipold, 49, to the company's board of directors. Johnson-Leipold is chairman and chief executive officer, Johnson Outdoors Inc., and chairman, Johnson Financial Group.
The appointment comes as part of the planned succession process to replace four existing directors who will retire over the next 18 months. The retiring directors include John L. Clendenin, 72; Claudio X. Gonzalez, 72; Milledge A. Hart, III, 72; and Kenneth G. Langone, 71. According to the company's corporate governance guidelines, any director reaching the age of 72 in the calendar year immediately preceding the next annual shareholders meeting is not eligible for nomination.
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