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WAL-MART STORES SUPPORT COMMUNITIES; PERCENTAGE OF SALES DONATED TO CHRISTMAS CHARITIES

 WAL-MART STORES SUPPORT COMMUNITIES;
 PERCENTAGE OF SALES DONATED TO CHRISTMAS CHARITIES
 BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today it has donated more than $1.9 million to local charities in a special holiday promotion.
 The special holiday contributions were based on a percentage of each store's sales from 7 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving. All 1,683 Wal-Mart stores (including six Wal-Mart Supercenters) and four Hypermart*USA units participated.
 Associates in each Wal-Mart store selected a local charity as a recipient of the special contribution. Store associates also held in-store fund-raisers 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. "Our associates are pleased to provide this additional support for local charities in Wal-Mart communities."
 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. currently operates 1,683 Wal-Mart discount retail stores, 201 SAM'S Clubs, four Wal-Mart's HYPERMART*USA units and 20 major Distribution Centers across the company's 41-state trade territory.
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 /CONTACT: Don Shinkle of Wal-Mart Stores, 501-273-4314/
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