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Sam's Club Opens Dubuque Location
New Club Continues Offers Growing Community Unparalleled Selection and Services

BENTONVILLE, ARK., January 11, 2007 –Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and one of the nation’s largest warehouse clubs will open a local facility at 4400 Asbury Road.

An exclusive tour for the news media is planned at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 16 during which ten local charities and community organizations will receive grants totaling $36,500. Business Members are invited to attend a breakfast and club preview Wednesday, January 17. Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, January 18, as the community comes together to honor the past and to look at the area’s future with great hope.

“We are excited to be serving the needs of the Dubuque community with a new Sam’s Club,” said Chad Parker, club manager. “We believe we can support the growing community through our many Member services and great selection. Moreover, we are excited to aid in future development of small businesses in the area and be an integral part of this developing community. We believe existing members in the region, as well as shoppers unfamiliar with warehouse clubs, will enjoy and find value in our selection of fresh foods, brand name electronics, jewelry and exciting treasure hunt items. In addition, we expect to be better able to serve the number of small businesses in Dubuque and the surrounding areas as a convenient partner to help cut costs and achieve further success.”

Some of the Dubuque Sam’s Club new features include:
• Outside, a new Sam’s Club logo graces the entry as part of an effort to refresh and update branding.
• Additional skylights to maximize the use of natural daylight.
• A gas station will be on-site and opening in an effort to keep all consumer costs reasonable

Sam’s Club offers a variety of services including merchant credit card processing and travel services as well as other programs. Both Business and Advantage Members can save even more on club services and purchases with a Plus Membership earning up to two percent cash back by using a Sam’s Club Discover card.

Regular Club hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gold Key Hours for business members are 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and ranks as one of the nation’s largest warehouse clubs with 47 million U.S. Members. The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1983. Sam’s Club offers exceptional values on merchandise and services for business owners and consumers. Online merchandise and club information is available at samsclub.com.

Dubuque Good Works Grant Recipients
Midwest Gang Investigators Association
$1,500

Little Cloud Girl Scout Council
$3,000

Camp Albrecht Acres of the Midwest
$2,000

Area Residential Care Inc.
$2,000

Boys Scouts of America Northwest Iowa Council
$3,000

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dubuque
$3,000

Dubuque County Firefighters Association
$5,000

Dubuque Ducks Unlimited
$3,000

Hills & Dales Child Development Center
$4,000

Maria House
$5,000

Dubuque County Multicultural Family Center
$5,000
SAM’S CLUB CORPORATE FACTS

• First Sam’s Club opened in 1983 in Midwest City, Okla.
• 575 SAM’S CLUB locations in U.S.
• Square footage—134,724
• Associate count--approx.170
• 102 International locations:
Puerto Rico – 9
Mexico – 70
Canada – 6
Brazil – 15
China – 3

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