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Sam's Club Opens Sacramento Location
New Club Offers 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 3671 North Freeway Boulevard. State celebrity and retired San Francisco 49er, Roger Craig, will be in attendance to commemorate the Club’s opening and to autograph merchandise for fans between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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.

“We are excited to be serving the needs of the Sacramento community with a new Sam’s Club,” said Robert Visser, club manager. “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 Sacramento and the surrounding areas as a convenient partner to help cut costs and achieve further success.”

Some of the Sacramento Sam’s Club new features include:
• A gas station will be on-site this Spring
• Outside, a new Sam’s Club logo graces the entry as part of an effort to refresh and update branding.
• Expedited pick-up process for “Fax ‘n Pull” and “Click ‘n Pull” orders. Merchandise and supplies can be loaded directly into member vehicles under a canopy.
• Expanded Member services that include photo, optical and pharmacy.

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.

Sacramento Good Works Grant Recipients

Del Paso Heights School District
$5,000

Natomas Unified School District
$5,000

Stafford Settlement Neighborhood Center
$5,000

Sacramento Public Library North Natomas Branch
$2,000

City of Sacramento Fire Department
$1,500

Natomas Chamber of Commerce
$3,000

Sacramento Police Foundation Incorporated
$5,000

Natomas Community Foundation Inc.
$5,000

Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of California
$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—136,852
• Associate count—227.
• 102 International locations:
Puerto Rico – 9
Mexico – 70
Canada – 6
Brazil – 15
China – 3

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