Wal-Mart Earns Spot in HACR Corporate Index Top 10

Annual index measures the inclusion of Hispanic community by nation’s leading firms

BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 1, 2005 – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today announced it has been  named one of the top 10 corporations on the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Index.  The list is produced annually and ranks FORTUNE 100 companies as to the inclusion of the Hispanic community throughout their business models. The index measures companies across five distinct areas including corporate executive leadership, corporate governance, workforce representation, Hispanic community reciprocity, and minority supplier outreach and development.

Founded in 1986 as a coalition of 14 prominent national Hispanic organizations, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C.  The HACR’s mission is to ensure the inclusion of Hispanics in corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions.

“Wal-Mart is honored to be recognized by HACR,” said Charlyn Jarrells Porter, Chief Diversity Officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. “We know that our commitment to diversity is fundamental to our success and provides a solid foundation for Wal-Mart being an employer of choice, a retailer of choice, a preferred business partner and a good neighbor.”

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM’S CLUB locations in the United States. Internationally, the company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom. The company’s securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT.  More information about Wal-Mart can be found by visiting www.walmartfacts.com.  Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com.

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