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702 Southwest 8 th Street Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-0215 (479) 273-4000 Corporate Web Site: www.walmartstores.com NOTICE OF 2007 ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETING To Be Held June 1, 2007 Please join us for the 2007 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The meeting will be held on Friday, June 1, 2007, at 7:00 a.m. in Bud Walton Arena, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. The purposes of the 2007 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting are: (1) To elect 15 directors, (2) To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent accountants of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (3) To vote on 11 shareholder proposals, and (4) To transact other business properly brought before the 2007 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. You must be the holder of record of shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. common stock at the close of business on April 5, 2007, to vote at the 2007 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. If you plan to attend, please bring the Admittance Slip on the back cover and picture identification. Regardless of whether you will attend, please vote as described on pages 3-5 of the proxy statement. Voting in any of the ways described will not prevent you from attending the 2007 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. By Order of the Board of Directors Thomas D. Hyde Secretary Bentonville, Arkansas April 19, 2007 Admittance Requirements on Back Cover
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702 Southwest 8 th Street Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-0215 (479) 273-4000 Corporate Web Site: www.walmartstores.com PROXY STATEMENT This proxy statement and accompanying proxy card are being mailed beginning April 19, 2007, in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Delaware corporation, for use at the 2007 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The meeting will be held in Bud Walton Arena, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Friday, June 1, 2007, at 7:00 a.m. TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF ABBREVIATIONS . ....................................................... 2 VOTING INFORMATION . ........................................................... 3 INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD . ................................................ 5 Proposal No. 1: Nominees for Election to the Board. .................................... 6 Director Independence . 8 Compensation of the Directors. ..................................................... 9 Board Meetings . ................................................................ 11 Board Committees . .............................................................. 12 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE . 13 Board and Committee Governing Documents . ......................................... Communications with the Board . ................................................... Presiding Director. ............................................................... 14 Nomination Process for Director Candidates. .......................................... Audit Committee Report . ......................................................... 15 Audit Committee Financial Expert. .................................................. 16 Audit Committee Service . Audit Committee Pre-Approval Policy . .............................................. 17 Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee . ................................ Compensation Committee Report . 18 Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation. ........................ Transaction Review Policy. ........................................................ 19 Code of Ethics for the CEO and Senior Financial Officers . ............................... Board Attendance at Annual Shareholders’ Meetings . ................................... Submission of Shareholder Proposals . ............................................... 20 Other Matters . .................................................................. EXECUTIVECOMPENSATION . ...................................................... 21 Compensation Discussion and Analysis. Summary Compensation . 35 Grants of Plan-Based Awards .
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