Arkansas' Rose Joins Walmart Team For 2013 FLW Tour Season

          Arkansas' Rose Joins Walmart Team For 2013 FLW Tour Season

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --FLW, the world's premier tournament
fishing organization, has announced that professional angler Mark Rose of West
Memphis, Ark., will join the Walmart Fishing Team for the upcoming 2013
Walmart FLW Tour season. Rose will replace pro George Cochran, who retired
this year after 32 years on the water as a professional fisherman.

"I have so much respect and admiration for what George has accomplished and
his longevity in our sport," said Rose, who has accumulated more than $1.6
million dollars in winnings throughout his 14-year career on the FLW Tour. "To
be chosen to follow in George's footsteps is an absolute honor. I've fished a
long time and tried to do the best that I could do to represent good
companies. I've shopped at Walmart since I was a kid. I'm thrilled to get the
opportunity to represent Walmart in 2013."

Walmart began its sponsorship of FLW in 1997, and became the long-term title
sponsor in 2011. The partnership offers both companies a wide variety of
marketing and promotional opportunities including Walmart in-store product
marketing and promotions and retailtainment at FLW tournaments and Walmart
stores. Walmart receives title exposure across all of FLW's platforms,
including its tournaments and Expos, multiple websites, FLW Bass Fishing
magazine and the "FLW" television show on NBC Sports Network. "FLW" is
broadcast Sundays in high-definition (HD) to more than 559 million households
worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports
television show in the world.

FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing
unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and
host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity
to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of
231 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an
avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy –
the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience
that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water," through a variety of
platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and FLW Fantasy Fishing. For
more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit or and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and

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websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444
billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart
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