Wal-Mart's Statement Concerning Preven

Bentonville, Arkansas - July 21, 1999 - Almost one year ago, Wal-Mart made the decision not to carry Preven. As we have said from the beginning, this decision was based on a variety of business considerations. The decision was not intended as a moral statement or judgment about the drug.

We appreciate the important role we play as one of the nation's leading community pharmacists. In making future decisions about the products we carry in our pharmacies, we will continue to fully consider our role in local health care, as well as the best interests of our business.