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WAL-MART REPORTS AUGUST SALES

 WAL-MART REPORTS AUGUST SALES
 BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


(NYSE: WMT; PSE) today reported net sales for the month of August of $4,654,000,000, an increase of 26 percent from sales of $3,703,000,000 in the same period a year earlier.
 For the seven months ending Aug. 31, net sales increased 26 percent to $29,332,000,000 from $23,324,000,000 for the same period a year ago.
 Same store sales increased 10 percent for the month of August and 12 percent for the seven months ended Aug. 31.
 Sam's Clubs had sales of $1,050,000,000, up 32 percent for the month, and $6,601,000,000, up 31 percent for the seven months ended Aug. 31. Same club sales increased 7 percent for the month and 11 percent for the seven months.
 The company had 1,784 Wal-Mart stores (includes 12 Supercenter stores), 236 Sam's Clubs and four Hypermart*USA units in operation at Aug. 31, compared with 1,627 Wal-Mart stores (includes six Supercenter stores), 187 Sam's Clubs and four Hypermart*USA units a year ago.
 Wal-Mart (WMT) operates in a 44-state trade area and its securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges.
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 /CONTACT: Paul R. Carter of Wal-Mart Stores, 501-273-4184/
 (WMT) CO: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ST: Arkansas IN: REA SU:


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