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WAL-MART STORES, INC. 800-331-0085 www.walmartstores.com/news FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Investor Relations Contacts Investor Relations 479-273-8446 Carol Schumacher 479-277-1498 Pauline Tureman 479-277-9558 Media Relations Contact John Simley 800-331-0085 Wal-Mart Reports October Sales BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 2, 2006 --- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported net sales for the four-week and 39-week periods ending October 27, 2006, and October 28, 2005, respectively, as follows (dollars in billions): 4 Weeks Ended 39 Weeks Ended 10-27-2006 10-28-2005 Percent Change 10-27-2006 10-28-2005 Percent Change Wal-Mart Stores $16.583 $15.397 7.7% $162.036 $149.557 8.3% Sam’s Club 3.110 3.073 1.2% 30.432 29.087 4.6% International 6.017 4.554 32.1% 55.354 42.445 30.4% Total Company $25.710 $23.024 11.7% $247.822 $221.089 12.1% Comparable store sales for the periods ending October 27, 2006, and October 28, 2005, were as follows: 4 Weeks Ended 39 Weeks Ended 10-27-2006 10-28-2005 10-27-2006 10-28-2005 Wal-Mart Stores 0.3% 4.3% 2.2% 3.5% Sam’s Club 2.0% 4.9% 2.9% 3.6% Total U.S. 0.5% 4.4% 2.3% 3.5% The 32.1% increase for the four-week period and the 30.4% increase for the 39-week period in International’s net sales include sales from the consolidation of Seiyu and Wal-Mart Central America and the acquisition of 139 units in Southern Brazil. These entities added 17.7 and 18.1 percentage points to the net sales increases in International for the four-week and 39-week periods, respectively. The Company continues to see a negative impact on comparable store sales from the hurricanes last year and the extensive remodeling program, according to Tom Schoewe, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. executive vice president and chief financial officer. - more -
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2 “The U.S. Wal-Mart stores that were not impacted by the 2005 hurricanes had comps of approximately 1.7 percent in October,” said Schoewe. “Last year, we saw a positive impact on comps from customers who restocked their homes after the hurricanes and this continued through the end of the fiscal year. The impact on comps from hurricanes will continue, but will soften somewhat during the next three months. “Our remodeling efforts in the Wal-Mart Stores division wrap up during the next two weeks to
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