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WAL-MART REPORTS DECEMBER SALES

 BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT; PSE) today reported net sales for the month of December of $7,457,000,000, an increase of 27 percent from sales of $5,862,000,000 in the same period a year earlier.
 For the 11 months ending Dec. 31, sales increased 26 percent to $51,312,000,000 from $40,579,000,000 for the same period a year ago.
 Same store sales increased 10 percent for the month of December and 11 percent for the 11 months ended Dec. 31.
 Sam's Clubs had sales of $1,530,000,000, up 30 percent for the month, and $11,363,000,000, up 31 percent for the 11 months ended Dec. 31. Same club sales increased 7 percent for the month and 9 percent for the 11 months.
 The company had 1,838 Wal-Mart stores (includes 30 Supercenter stores) and 252 Sam's Clubs in operation at Dec. 31, compared with 1,699 Wal-Mart stores (includes six Supercenter stores), and 204 Sam's Clubs a year ago.
 Wal-Mart (WMT) operates in a 45-state trade area, and its securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges.
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 /CONTACT: Paul R. Carter, 501-273-4184, or D. Randy Laney, 501-273-4148, both of Wal-Mart/
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