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WAL-MART TO BE HONORED AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

 BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT; PSE) will receive the inaugural Earth Summit Award Toward Global Sustainability for its pioneering work in developing an environmental prototype store in Lawrence, Kan.
 The award will be accepted this evening by David Glass, president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
 The award is sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Earth Council and the Center for Resource Management, organizations that are engaged in promoting sustainable solutions to difficult environmental and development problems.
 "The purpose of the environmental demonstration store is to learn how to construct our stores in an ecologically sensitive manner and, in the process, help us become more responsible stewards of our natural resources," said Glass.
 The award honors Wal-Mart for its environmental demonstration store, which officially opened June 10 in Lawrence. The store contains many innovative architectural features, construction materials and building systems designed to minimize the building's impact on the environment. Concepts that prove effective in the experimental store will be used in new and existing Wal-Mart stores and shared with the public.
 "The need for models of sustainable development all around the world, but particularly here in the United States, where others look for examples, is very great," said Dr. Noel Brown, director of the United Nations Environment Programme. "We are proud to honor Wal-Mart for its courage, vision and leadership in this worthy endeavor."
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