Walmart de Mexico's February sales were 29.9B pesos as same-store sales rose 6.2%; company opened eight stores in month, operates 2,730 total units

ME , March 8, 2012 (press release) – Wal-Mart de Mexico, SAB de CV (WALMEX) informs its shareholders and the investing public general that during the month of February 2012, sales were 29.940 billion pesos, This figure represents a 14.6% increase over sales the same month last year above.

Sales Mexico

Mexico's total sales increased 14.5% over sales the same month last year above. The store sales, ie, considering all those units that are more one year in operation rose by 6.2% over the previous year.

Considering the 4-week period that runs from January 28 to February 24, 2012 and compared with the 4 weeks ended February 25, 2011, total sales increased 11.4% and comparable store sales registered an increase of 3.4%. Central Sales In the case of Central America, total sales excluding the effects of fluctuations exchange rate rose 10.3% and comparable store sales registered an increase of 3.6%.

Openings

In February, we opened 8 units:
Mexico: 7 units.
Six Bodegas Aurrera Express, two in San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, one in the City of Mexico, one in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, one in Queretaro, Queretaro and Toluca, State of Mexico.
A Sams Club in Monclova, Coahuila.
Central America: 1 unit.
A Supermarket in Cartago, Costa Rica.
Also during March we opened three units in Mexico:
Two Bodegas Aurrera Express in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.
A Walmart in Morelia, Michoacan.

Repurchase of Shares

From January 1 to February 29, 2012, we invested $ 82 million pesos in the repurchase of 2,167,000 shares.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The magazine Euromoney recognized the Walmart of Mexico and Central America as the company with Best Corporate Governance in Mexico and as the company with the most convincing and coherent strategy in Mexico.

In Mexico, Walmart de Mexico and Central Unilever recognized Mexico as its Supplier of the Year 2011, for his performance in sales, restocking, innovation and reduced days of inventory. Also Unilever, were recognized 16 other large, medium and small in 13 different categories, among which are: Henkel, Mattel, VF Jeanswear Mexico, Calkins Burke & Zannie Mexico, Genomma Lab, Hershey's Mexico, Fried Vallecano, Jose Norberto Fernandez Cevada, Dinali, Make Three, Colgate-Palmolive, Cosmetics Snail, Maulec, Tracusa La Ruta del Sol Industrial Trading and GMVialdi Carvid.

In Guatemala, Mexico and Central Walmart awarded the "Excellence Award", 2011 Unilever Central as sustainable supplier for its commitment to the planet, society and business, by eliminating phosphates in their detergents, introduce better packaging initiatives and support training of Food Bank in the region. As SME of the year, was recognized Cooperativa Agroindustrial Chinantlan of Nicaragua, a company that is part of program A Hand to Grow, with which Walmart supports the development and training of these providers.

As part of the "Fertile Ground" Walmart of Mexico and Central America, a group of certified producers meeting the standards of Good Agricultural Practice of the company as: training in the safe handling of chemicals, use of personal protective equipment, care the environment, workers and their families.

March 3
Company Overview

WALMEX is a retail company whose shares are traded on the Mexican Stock Exchange since 1977. At the end of February, 2.727 operating business units:
2.105 Mexico
622 Central
1.218 Bodegas Aurrera:
Discount stores 452
385
Wineries
97 Supermarkets
231
My Wine
17 Walmarts
602
Bodegas Express
54 Wineries
213 Walmarts
2 Pricing Clubs
127 Sam's Clubs
88 Superamas
94 Suburbias
365 Restaurants
To date, 2.730 Walmex operates business units, including units that have opened in March 2012

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