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WAL-MART REPORTS JULY SALES

 BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT; PSE) today reported net sales for the month of July of $5,442,000,000, an increase of 26 percent from sales of $4,312,000,000 in the same period a year earlier.
 For the six months ending July 31, net sales increased 22 percent to $30,157,000,000 from $24,678,000,000 for the same period a year ago.
 Same store sales increased 9 percent for the month of July and 6 percent for the six months ended July 31.
 Sam's Clubs had sales of $1,223,000,000, up 22 percent for the month, and $6,699,000,000, up 21 percent for the six months ended July 31. Same club sales decreased 1 percent for the month and 2 percent for the six months.
 At July 31, the company had 1,935 Wal-Mart stores (includes 56 Supercenter stores), and 310 Sam's Clubs, compared with 1,755 Wal-Mart stores (includes 12 Supercenter stores), and 233 Sam's Clubs a year ago.
 Wal-Mart operates in a 48-state trade area (having entered Hawaii in July), 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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