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WAL-MART STORES REPORTS MARCH SALES

 BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT; PSE), today reported net sales for the month of March of $4,698,000,000, an increase of 20 percent from sales of $3,930,000,000 in the same period a year earlier.
 For the two months ending March 31, Wal-Mart's net sales increased 18 percent to $8,890,000,000 from $7,539,000,000 for the same period a year ago. Total sales through March 1992 include one additional day due to leap year as compared with year-to-date sales through March 1993. Excluding the sales for Feb. 29, 1992, Wal-Mart sales for the two months ended March 1993 increased 21 percent.
 Same store sales increased 3 percent for the month of March. Excluding the sales for Feb. 29, 1992, Wal-Mart's same store sales for the two months increased 5 percent. Including Feb. 29, 1992, same store sales increased 2 percent for the two months.
 Sam's Clubs had sales of $1,075,000,000, up 21 percent for the month of March, and $2,009,000,000, up 17 percent for the two months ended March 31. Excluding the sales for Feb. 29, 1992, Sam's two months sales increased 21 percent. Same club sales decreased 3 percent for the month and excluding Feb. 29, 1992, Sam's same club sales for the two months decreased 2 percent compared with a decrease of 5 percent including Feb. 29, 1992.
 At March 31, the company operated 1,902 Wal-Mart stores (includes 36 Supercenter stores), and 272 Sam's Clubs, compared with 1,728 Wal-Mart stores (includes nine Supercenter stores), and 212 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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