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Duct Tape and Wal-Mart Trucks Are Rolling in Alaska

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Duct Tape and Wal-Mart Trucks Are Rolling in Alaska

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
October 25, 2007

Gov. Palin to cut duct tape ribbon to officially open Wasilla Supercenter; Store opening marks arrival of the very first Wal-Mart truck in Alaska

WASILLA, Alaska, Oct. 25, 2007 – It’s not a red carpet, but it does come on a roll. The newly expanded Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wasilla will have plenty of duct tape on hand as the store officially opens its doors to the public Wednesday, Oct. 31. Wasilla has the distinction of being proclaimed the “Duck Tape Capital of the World” selling miles and miles of the sticky multi-purpose tape annually. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be on hand to cut the store’s ceremonial ribbon, made of duct tape, of course. Wal-Mart stores in Alaska traditionally receive their goods by shipping container, but Friday, Oct. 26, the first Wal-Mart truck to enter Alaska crossed the state line on its way to deliver merchandise to the newly expanded store. The store is located at 1350 S. Seward Meridian Pkwy. and is the second Supercenter to open in Alaska. The first opened in Juneau in September.

About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)

Every week, millions of customers visit Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at www.walmart.com. The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $270 million to local communities in the United States. To learn more, visit www.walmartfacts.com, www.walmartstores.com, or www.walmartfoundation.org.

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