Wal-Mart 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
December 14, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
702 Southwest 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (the Company) and Lehman Brothers Inc. (the Underwriter) have entered into a Pricing Agreement, dated December 14, 2006 (the Pricing Agreement), pursuant to which, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth therein, the Company has agreed to sell to the Underwriter, and the Underwriter has agreed to purchase from the Company, $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Companys Floating Rate Notes Due 2008 (the Notes). The Pricing Agreement incorporates by reference the terms and conditions of an Underwriting Agreement, dated May 19, 2006 (the Underwriting Agreement), between the Company and the underwriters named therein.
The Company and the Underwriter expect to consummate the sale and purchase of the Notes pursuant to the Pricing Agreement on December 21, 2006. The Underwriter is offering the Notes from time to time for sale in negotiated transactions, or otherwise, at varying prices to be determined at the time of each sale. The Underwriter has agreed to purchase the Notes from us at 100% of their principal amount ($1,500,000,000 of proceeds to us), subject to the terms and conditions in the Pricing Agreement between the Underwriter and us. We estimate that the net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the Notes, after the expenses of the sale of the Notes, will be $1,499,700,000.
The Notes constitute the Companys newly created series of Floating Rate Notes Due 2008 (the Series) and are senior, unsecured and unsubordinated debt securities of the Company and rank equally with all of the other senior, unsecured and unsubordinated debt obligations of the Company. The Series was created and established, and its terms and conditions were established, by action of the Company and an authorized officer of the Company pursuant to, and in accordance with, the terms of the Indenture, dated as of July 19, 2005, as supplemented (the Indenture), between the Company and The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as trustee (the Trustee). The terms of the Notes are as set forth in the Indenture and in the form of the Global Notes (referred to below) that will represent the Notes.
The material terms of the Notes are described in the prospectus supplement of the Company dated December 14, 2006, which relates to the offer and sale of the Notes (the Prospectus Supplement) and supplements the Companys prospectus dated December 21, 2005, which prospectus relates to the offer and sale from time to time of an indeterminate amount of the Companys debt securities (the Prospectus), and in the Prospectus. The Prospectus Supplement, together with the Prospectus, was filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) on December 18, 2006 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2) under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), in connection with the offer and sale of the Notes. A Final Term Sheet, dated December 14, 2006, relating to the Notes was filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 433 under the Securities Act on December 14, 2006.
The Notes will be delivered in book-entry form only and will be represented by three global notes, each of which will be in the original principal amount of $500,000,000 (the Global Notes). Each Global Note will be payable to Cede & Co., as the nominee of The Depository Trust Company. The Global Notes will be executed by the Company and authenticated by the Trustee.
Filed as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K are (i) the Pricing Agreement, (ii) the Underwriting Agreement, (iii) the Series Terms Certificate that relates to the Series, that was executed in accordance with the Indenture and that evidences the establishment of the terms and conditions of the Series in accordance with the Indenture, (iv) the form of the Global Notes and (v) the opinion of Andrews Kurth LLP regarding the legality of the Notes.
The Company is offering and selling the Notes in reliance on and under the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-130569), which registration statement relates to the offer and sale on a delayed basis from time to time of an indeterminate amount of the Companys debt securities. This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed in connection with the offer and sale of the Notes as described herein and to file with the Commission in connection with the Registration Statement the documents and instruments attached hereto as exhibits.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: December 20, 2006
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