Wal-Mart elevates two in senior management

Bentonville, AR — Wal-Mart today promoted two of its top executives, broadening their responsibilities and, in time-honored Wal-Mart tradition, giving them management experience in new areas of the operation.

Tom Coughlin has been promoted to executive vp and vice chairman of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for the U.S. and will now oversee all U.S. retail operations, including walmart.com, logistics, real estate development and global procurement. He will continue to oversee discount stores, supercenters and Sam's Clubs, as he did in his previous position as president and ceo of the Wal-Mart Stores division. He will continue to report to Lee Scott, president and ceo, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Also promoted was Mike Duke, now executive vp, president and ceo of the Wal-Mart Stores division. He becomes responsible for merchandising and operations at U.S. discount stores, supercenters and Neighborhood Markets. Previously executive vp of administration reporting to Scott, he will now report to Coughlin.

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