Wal-Mart Executives to Speak at Merrill Lynch Conference

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 18 -- Jay Fitzsimmons, Sr. Vice President of Finance and Treasurer and Ed Kolodzieski, COO International of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) are scheduled to make a presentation during the Merrill Lynch "Retailing Leaders" and Household Products & Cosmetics Conference on March 22, 2005.

The presentation will begin at 12:00 PM EST and will conclude at approximately 12:35 PM EST. You may access the web cast via the Investor Relations section of the company's web site at http://www.walmartstores.com.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

CONTACT: Investor Relations, 1-479-273-8446, or Jay Fitzsimmons, 1-479-273-6445, or Pauline Tureman, 1-479-277-9558, or media relations, Gus Whitcomb, 1-479-273-4314, all of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc