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08/10

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SAM'S Club Announces Plano Grand Opening

Bentonville, AR -- SAM’S Club today celebrates the grand opening of a new 128,000-square-foot warehouse club located at 8621 Ohio Drive in Plano, Texas. This club joins 53 SAM’S Club locations in the state of Texas.

The Plano SAM’S Club will offer more than 4,000 items, feature a Club Cafe, an Optical Department, a fresh Floral, Bakery and Meat Department and an Embroidery Center. In addition, the club will have a Pharmacy and a 1-Hour Photo Lab. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. on August 10. The SAM’S Club will open for business on Thursday, at 5:00 p.m. Regular club hours will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

"We are excited about our new SAM’S Club and the many valuable services we have to offer our members," said Jeff Thompson, SAM’S Club general manager. "We look forward to providing our members with a shopping experience that offers more surprises for less."

Last year, Texas SAM’S Clubs raised and contributed more than $2.2 million to area non-profit organizations. Nationally, SAM’S Club participates with the Children’s Miracle Network, United Way fund drives and Get Caught Reading with SAM’S Club, a national campaign to promote Literacy. In the state of Texas, SAM’S Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. contributed more than $13.8 million to local non-profit organizations.

SAM’S Club, with 1999 sales of more than $24 billion, is the largest warehouse club in the United States with more than 460 clubs and 39 million cardholders. SAM’S Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world’s largest retailer with 1999 sales of more than $165 billion. In 1999, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. raised and contributed over $163 million back to local communities throughout the United States.