Wal-Mart 8-K 2009
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):
February 5, 2009
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
702 Southwest 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-0215
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code:
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (the Company) periodically communicates with its shareholders and other members of the investment community (collectively referred to as the Investment Community) about our operations (the Periodic Communications). We do so through press releases, telecommunications and web casts. We have described our policy regarding Periodic Communications, as previously modified, in a Current Report on Form 8-K that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 16, 2005 (the August 2005 8-K) and in a Current Report on Form 8-K that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 2, 2007 (the February 2007 8-K).
Effective February 5, 2009, we have modified our policy regarding the Periodic Communications insofar as it relates to providing forecasts of the Companys comparable store sales. We will no longer provide a forecast of the Companys comparable store sales for each four-week or five-week retail sales period in the National Retail Federations 4-5-4 retail calendar (the Retail Calendar) when we release our sales results for the prior four-week or five-week retail sales period. Instead:
This reporting schedule will be adjusted as appropriate and necessary to address those years in which the retail calendar contains 53 weeks.
Otherwise, our policy regarding Periodic Communications as described in the August 2005 8-K and the February 2007 8-K (including our policy regarding disclosure of our sales for each retail sales period and our fiscal year to date by means of a press release issued on the Thursday following each retail sales period in accordance with the reporting schedule listed in the investor relations section of our website at www.walmartstores.com) will remain unchanged.
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: February 5, 2009