Arkansas' Rose Joins Walmart Team For 2013 FLW Tour Season

Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:55pm EST

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MINNEAPOLIS,  Dec. 19, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- FLW, the world's premier tournament
fishing organization, has announced that professional angler  Mark Rose  of 
West Memphis, Ark., will join the Walmart Fishing Team for the upcoming 2013
Walmart FLW Tour season. Rose will replace pro  George Cochran, who retired this
year after 32 years on the water as a professional fisherman.  

"I have so much respect and admiration for what George has accomplished and his
longevity in our sport," said Rose, who has accumulated more than  $1.6 million
dollars  in winnings throughout his 14-year career on the FLW Tour. "To be
chosen to follow in  George's footsteps is an absolute honor. I've fished a long
time and tried to do the best that I could do to represent good companies. I've
shopped at Walmart since I was a kid. I'm thrilled to get the opportunity to
represent Walmart in 2013."

Walmart began its sponsorship of FLW in 1997, and became the long-term title
sponsor in 2011. The partnership offers both companies a wide variety of
marketing and promotional opportunities including Walmart in-store product
marketing and promotions and retailtainment at FLW tournaments and Walmart
stores. Walmart receives title exposure across all of FLW's platforms, including
its tournaments and Expos, multiple websites,  FLW Bass Fishing  magazine and
the "FLW" television show on NBC Sports Network. "FLW" is broadcast Sundays in
high-definition (HD) to more than 559 million households worldwide, making it
the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.

FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing
unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host
communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to
compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 231
tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to
the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest
Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best
in Fishing, On and Off the Water," through a variety of platforms including
tournaments, outdoor expos and FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about
FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit  or  and
look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online and through their
mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members visit our
10,300 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10
countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately  $444 billion, Walmart
employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a
leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting , on Facebook at  and
on Twitter at . Online merchandise sales are
available at  and .


Joe Opager, Communications Specialist, +1-612-337-1989 office, +1-218-434-0748
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