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									Wal-Mart’s Diversity Commitment Translates into Support for Hispanic Communities
As one of the country’s largest private employers, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. places a diverse and multicultural workforce—at all levels—among its top priorities. And our commitment to diversity is not just something we talk about, it’s who we are. We believe we can better serve our customers and provide a positive work environment for our more than 1.4 million U.S. associates by cultivating respect for their diverse lives and backgrounds through various company initiatives. As part of this commitment, Wal-Mart has made tremendous strides to support the Hispanic community and the organizations and issues of importance to it. Wal-Mart’s commitment to the Hispanic community extends throughout the organization. • Wal-Mart is a leading employer of minorities in the U.S. and has more than 171,000 Hispanic associates. • The company offers its Diversity Development Series seminars to assist our associates in their understanding of diversity trends and challenges. These sessions help to provide key information, tips and skills to empower associates to use their unique talents and ideas to contribute to their professional growth. As a result of these efforts and many others, more than 25 percent of all Wal-Mart managers and officers are minorities, including Hispanics. • The Hispanic Latino Associate Resource Group is the Associate Resource Group (ARG) in Wal-Mart’s Home Office created to build a sense of community among associates sharing similar backgrounds and interests. ARGs focus on five key areas, including recruitment and retention, diversity best practices insight, business support, associate development and community involvement. • Additionally, Wal-Mart links officer compensation to diversity goals to attract, hire and retain qualified associates—bonuses are reduced by as much as 15 percent each year if goals are not met. In fiscal year 2008, 100 percent of our officers and select company managers achieved their Home Office and/or Field Management Placement Diversity Goals to ensure equal representation of women and minorities in the applicant pools for management positions. In addition, 100 percent of our officers and select company managers achieved their “Good Faith Efforts Diversity Goals” by participating in diversity events and mentoring at least three associates, including persons of diverse race, gender or background. • In an effort to tailor the shopping experience to our diverse customer base, including Hispanics, Wal-Mart has adopted the “Store of the Community” concept, which uses locally relevant store designs and a merchandise mix that reflect our respect for our Hispanic customers. Examples of these products include the Baby Abuelita line of dolls, which sing Spanish lullabies (“canciones de cuna”)- traditional Hispanic childhood songs. • Wal-Mart’s commitment to supporting education initiatives was featured during Hispanic Heritage Month in a national campaign that coincided with the launch of a Spanish-language website, AhorraMasViveMejor.com, aimed at facilitating and empowering moms and kids to access information on higher education and school funding. • Wal-Mart understands that education is critical to the lives and well-being of all Americans and continues to be an important issue in the Hispanic community. With that in mind, the Wal-Mart Foundation gave a $3 million, multi-year grant to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) in 2006, to aid in providing scholarships to deserving Hispanic students. Additionally, the Wal-Mart Foundation awarded a $1.49 million grant to Excelencia in Education to support “Growing What Works”, a new national initiative designed to replicate effective programs to increase Latino student success at the associate and bachelor levels. Wal-Mart supports the Hispanic community through programs and sponsorships. • Wal-Mart’s supports the National Hispanic Chamber Leadership Academy. The academy provides local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce executives with formal training, capacity building and best practice tools to enhance their effectiveness in contributing to the success of local Hispanic businesses. • Wal-Mart executives serve as board members and advisory committee members to several Hispanic-focused organizations. For example, Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., serves on the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Board of Directors. Wal-Mart has received accolades from minority organizations and publications for its commitment to the Hispanic community.

Updated: 4-1-2009

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• In 2008, Hispanic Business Magazine named Wal-Mart one of its “Diversity Elite Top 10.” • In April 2008, Wal-Mart was recognized as Corporation of the Year by the National Association of Hispanic Publications. • In August 2008, for the third year in a row, Wal-Mart was recognized as one of the “50 Best Companies for Latinas” by Latina Style Magazine for its continued commitment to recruit and retain Latinas at all levels of its organization. • Latin Business magazine ranked Wal-Mart among its “2008 Corporate Diversity Honor Roll” in August 2008. • Theresa Barrera, vice president supplier diversity and management for Wal-Mart, was recognized by WE magazine in August 2008. • Wal-Mart was recognized by the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the “2008 Corporation of the Year.” Wal-Mart demonstrates its enthusiasm and belief in diversity by partnering with Hispanic organizations throughout the year. Some partners include: • ASPIRA • Mujeres Latinas en Acción • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute • National Association of Hispanic Publishers • California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials • Esperanza, USA • National Council of La Raza • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities • National Hispana Leadership Institute • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility • National Hispanic Corporate Council • Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce • League of United Latin American Citizens • United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • MANA, A National Latina Organization For more information on Wal-Mart’s commitment to diversity, please visit www.walmartstores.com. ###

Updated: 4-1-2009

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