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Sam's Club Announces Plans For New Type of Warehouse Club

Más Club to Open in 2009

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 28, 2008 – Sam’s Club announced today during the Walmart Stores Inc., (WMT) Annual Analyst Conference plans to open a membership warehouse club with an expanded assortment of imported products from Mexico. Más Club is slated to open during the first half of 2009 in Houston at 8711 North Freeway.

“Más Club will cater to the wants and needs of Hispanic families and entrepreneurs,” said Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Sam’s Club. “We are excited about this club and the new range of products and services we can offer in Houston. Our objective is to create an additional shopping choice that provides currently unavailable value for families, restaurant owners, convenience stores and more.”

Más Club will offer fresh produce and meats, including a variety of cuts, and a full-service meat and seafood counter. The club will carry a unique selection of Hispanic foods and international brands including beverages, spices and candy for both family use and small business resale. To enhance the member experience, there is space for an outdoor shopping and an event area, and the café’ will offer fresh made tortillas. This location will have its own gas station, exclusive to Más Club Members. New signage and a Más Club logo will be created for the facility and when complete there will be 143,000 sq. ft. of shopping and warehouse space.

Más Club membership will be exclusive. Existing Sam’s Club Members interested in Más Club will need to purchase a separate annual membership to shop at the facility. Membership fees for Más Club have not been determined at this time.

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1983. Today, Sam’s Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, and in Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. 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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