Wal-Mart 8-K 2015
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):
October 14, 2015
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
702 S.W. 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 14, 2015, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), issued a press release (the "Press Release") that includes forecasts of certain elements of the Company's financial performance for the fiscal years ending January 31, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The Press Release also announces a new share repurchase program of the Company (the "New Repurchase Program"), which was authorized by the Company's board of directors and under which the Company may repurchase up to an aggregate of $20 billion of its outstanding shares of common stock (the "Shares"). The Company simultaneously retired $8.6 billion of authorization to repurchase the Shares under its share repurchase program announced on June 7, 2013. A copy of the Press Release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1-A copy of the Press Release being furnished pursuant to and that is related to the foregoing Item 7.01 is included herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: October 14, 2015