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    Wal-Mart Taps Former Coke CEO for Board

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Douglas N. Daft, 61, retired chairman of the board and c.e.o. of The Coca-Cola Company, has been appointed to the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Douglas N. Daft, 61, retired chairman of the board and c.e.o. of The Coca-Cola Company, has been appointed to the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    "Doug is an excellent addition to the Board of Directors," said Rob Walton, chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "He will add valuable insight, drawing on his long-standing business experience and breadth of knowledge, especially in international operations."

    Before his retirement in June 2004, Daft had a 35-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, including being elected president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Company in December 1999 and chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer in February 2000.

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