SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
June 4, 2018
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
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702 Southwest 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-0215
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On June 4, 2018, Walmart Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Walmart”), issued a press release (the “Press Release”) disclosing that it had entered into an agreement with Advent International (“Advent”) under which Advent would acquire an 80% stake in Walmart’s Brazil retail operations, with Walmart retaining a 20% interest in that business. The Press Release describes, among other things, some of the terms of the transaction with Advent, as well as an estimate of the net loss, including significant cumulative foreign currency translation losses, that Walmart expects to record in the fiscal quarter ending July 31, 2018, due to its decision to divest a majority stake in this business. The final loss could fluctuate significantly due to changes in currency exchange rates up to the date of closing of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval.
A copy of the Press Release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: June 4, 2018
/s/ Gordon Y. Allison
Gordon Y. Allison
Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Division