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):
December 5, 2017
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
702 S.W. 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
(a) On December 5, 2017, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (the “Company”) filed with the Delaware Secretary of State an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate”) to change the legal name of the Company from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc., effective as of February 1, 2018. When the Company’s new legal name becomes effective, the Company will amend its Amended and Restated Bylaws and compensatory plans in order to conform with the new legal name.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following documents are filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
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: December 6, 2017
WAL-MART STORES, INC.
/s/ Gordon Y. Allison
Gordon Y. Allison
Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate