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WAL-MART DONATES PERCENT OF SALES TO LOCAL CHARITIES

 BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 30 ~PRNewswire~ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT; PSE) is donating more than $2.66 million to local charities as part of a special holiday promotion.
 Customers across the nation showed support for their local charities by shopping at a Wal-Mart store between the hours of 7 and 10 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Wal-Mart is contributing a percentage of the sales collected to a charity selected by associates in each store. In addition, store associates held fund-raisers during Thanksgiving week to provide additional funds for their selected charity.
 "We have a continuing commitment to our communities, and an on-going emphasis for caring and sharing throughout the year particularly during the holiday season," said David Glass, Wal-Mart president and chief executive officer. "In appreciation for our customers' support, we are pleased to present this contribution to charities who assist those in need in our Wal-Mart communities," Glass added.
 All 1,838 Wal-Mart stores (including 30 Wal-Mart SUPERCENTERS) and four Hypermart*USA units participated. Last year's promotion netted $1.9 million for charities in Wal-Mart communities. The second year for this promotion, donations increased 40 percent over last year.
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