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Sam's Club Opens Severn Location
New Club Continues Tradition of Selection and Services

BENTONVILLE, ARK., February 13, 2008 – Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., will open a new facility at 424 George Clauss Boulevard, Severn, MD 21144.

An exclusive tour for the news media is planned at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 19 during which 13 local charities and community organizations will receive grants totaling $15,000. Business Members are invited to attend a breakfast and club preview Wednesday, February 20. Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, February 21.

“This is an exciting time in our local history and corporately,” said Judy Leonard, club manager. “We appreciate the support of our existing Members in the area, and we are looking forward to assisting them in our location and continuing to meet their needs for business and home. The Severn Club includes many ground breaking sustainability features we are proud to share with the entire Baltimore area.”

The white TPO roof is energy star rated and includes 191 skylights. The interior lights automatically and continuously dim over the sales floor as the daylight contribution increases. The skylights will help save approximately 200,000 kilowatt hours per year.

The bathrooms have water conserving fixtures. The sinks are sensor-activated, low flow faucets reducing water usage by 84%. The new Sam’ s Club is equipped to recycle tires, auto batteries, cardboard, single-use cameras, plastic waste and silver from photo processing.

Sam’s Club offers a variety of services through its third party providers, including health insurance, 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, 9:00 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 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

A new Sam’s Club logo graces the entry and interior of the building as part of an effort to refresh and update branding.

Severn Good Works Grant Recipients

Greater Severn Park Chamber Foundation Inc $1000 Old Mill Senior High School $1000
Marley Elementary School $1000 Corkran Middle School $1000
Wood Side Elementary School $1000 Old Mill Middle South School $1000
Anne Arundel County Police Department $2000 Baltimore Community Foundation Inc—Moms Squad $1000
Black Chamber Of Commerce Of Anne Arundel County Inc $1000 Arundel House of Hope Inc $1000
Anne Arundel Co Police Foundation Inc $2000 Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company $1000
Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company $1000



Sam’s Club Corporate Facts

• First Sam’s Club opened in 1983 in Midwest City, Okla.
• More than 590 Sam’s Club locations in U.S.
• Associate count--approx. 109,000
• International locations:
Puerto Rico – 9
Mexico – 70
Canada – 6
Brazil – 15
China – 3


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.

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