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05/04

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

BENTONVILLE, ARK., April 26 2007 –Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and one of the nation’s largest membership warehouse clubs will open a local facility at 5085 Dawn Drive.

An exclusive tour for the news media is planned at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 1 during which ten local charities and community organizations will receive grants totaling $31,000. Business Members are invited to attend a breakfast and club preview Wednesday, May 2. Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, May 3.

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

Some of the Lumberton 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 and improve energy efficiency.
• A gas station will be on-site to provide members the additional convenience of refueling vehicles.

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.

Lumberton Good Works Grant Recipients

African American Cultural Center
$1,000

Lumberton Senior High School Athletics
$1,000

Friends of Recreation & Parks Foundation Inc.
$1,000

Lumberton Youth Baseball
$1,000

Lumberton Football Assoc.
$1,000

American Indian Mothers,
$1,000

Lumberton Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
$1,000

City of Lumberton Police Department Dare
$1,000

Roberson County Sheriff’s Department
$1,000

Lumbee Rescue Unit
$1,000

Boys & Girls Club of Lumberton
$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.
• 102 International locations:
Puerto Rico – 9
Mexico – 70
Canada – 6
Brazil – 15
China – 3

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