| RIVERSIDE, CA -- (PRNewswire) Fleetwood Homes, a leading producer and retailer of manufactured housing, today announced an
alliance with SAM'S Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., to provide exclusive home-buying incentives to SAM'S Club members in select
markets. The alliance combines the country's largest provider of manufactured homes with one of the fastest growing warehouse clubs,
currently with more than 470 U.S. locations. The program will be introduced into the Houston, Jacksonville and Arkansas markets beginning
January 15, 2001.
This program allows SAM'S Club members the unprecedented opportunity to buy a new Fleetwood home at a pre-negotiated “no haggle''
discount price. In addition to significant savings on their new home, the homebuyer will also receive a Fleetwood rebate available in SAM'S Club
gift cards, which can then be used to buy the products they will need for their new home.
“We are excited about our relationship with SAM'S Club and the opportunity it represents. Working together we can provide affordable housing to
millions of SAM'S Club members. This offer is a significant consumer value and is unmatched in the housing industry,'' said Bob Jordan, vice
president of marketing for Fleetwood Homes.
Fleetwood Homes is the housing brand of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FLE - news), a publicly traded Fortune 500 company with total
sales of $3.71 billion for fiscal year 2000. Fleetwood, headquartered in Riverside, Calif., operates 32 facilities nationwide, selling homes
through approximately 1,450 retail home centers in most of the 50 states. Over one million families call Fleetwood home throughout the United
States. The Fleetwood Homes web site can be accessed at http://www.fleetwoodhomes.com
This eUpdate posting by: Steve Joyce