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Dollar General Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Family Dollar to December 31, 2014

October 31, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 31, 2014 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash (including associated preferred share purchase rights) to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 31, 2014, unless further extended. In addition, Dollar General intends to file today the definitive proxy materials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the Special Meeting of Shareholders of Family Dollar scheduled to be held on December 11, 2014, to vote on the merger with Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), and to commence mailing of such definitive proxy materials to Family Dollar shareholders of record as of October 30, 2014 on or about November 3, 2014.




Dollar General to Build New Distribution Center in San Antonio, Texas

Dollar General to Build New Distribution Center in San Antonio, Texas

October 16, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 16, 2014 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in San Antonio, Texas. It will be the 13th facility in the retailer’s growing distribution network.




Dollar General Unveils the Affordable Holiday Guide

Dollar General Unveils the Affordable Holiday Guide

October 14, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 14, 2014 - Dollar General today unveils its new Affordable Holiday Guide, showcasing how to affordably celebrate all aspects of the upcoming holiday season. With brand-name toy discounts, sneak peeks at sales on popular holiday items, expanded online offerings and an opportunity to save even more through the DG Digital Coupon program, Dollar General is offering everything to celebrate this year in style and within budget.




Dollar General Receives Second Request from FTC, as Expected, Regarding Proposed Acquisition of Family Dollar

Dollar General Receives Second Request from FTC, as Expected, Regarding Proposed Acquisition of Family Dollar

October 10, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 10, 2014 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that, as expected, it has received a request for additional information ("Second Request") from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") relating to Dollar General’s proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO). The Second Request was issued under notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and is a standard part of the regulatory review process.




Dollar General’s FAST WAY TO SAVE Program Helps Customers Save More This Fall

Dollar General’s FAST WAY TO SAVE Program Helps Customers Save More This Fall

October 06, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 06, 2014 - Dollar General’s new Fast Way to Save program is now available in stores and online, offering customers a more convenient way to save money on the brands they use and trust most. The program, which runs now through November 15, 2014, utilizes Dollar General’s new DG Digital Coupon platform powered by Coupons.com and offers an additional $100 in digital coupon discounts to Dollar General customers.




Dollar General Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Family Dollar to October 31, 2014

Dollar General Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Family Dollar to October 31, 2014

October 01, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 01, 2014 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash (including associated preferred share purchase rights) to 5:00 p.m. New York City time on October 31, 2014, unless further extended. The tender offer was previously set to expire at 5:00 p.m. New York City time on October 8, 2014. All other terms and conditions of the tender offer remain unchanged.




Dollar General Remains Committed to Acquisition of Family Dollar

Dollar General Remains Committed to Acquisition of Family Dollar

September 17, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 17, 2014 - In response to the decision by the Board of Directors of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) to reject Dollar General’s tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar for $80.00 per share in cash, Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today stated that it remains committed to acquiring Family Dollar in a transaction that would deliver superior value to Family Dollar shareholders and is capable of being completed on the terms proposed.




Dollar General Commences Cash Tender Offer to Acquire Family Dollar At $80 Per Share

Dollar General Commences Cash Tender Offer to Acquire Family Dollar At $80 Per Share

September 10, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 10, 2014 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it has commenced a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash. The offer is scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 8, 2014, unless the offer is extended. The full terms, conditions and other details of the tender offer are set forth in the offering documents that Dollar General will file today with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Dollar General also will promptly file for clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Act, which will allow the Company to begin the antitrust approval process with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).




Dollar General Responds to Family Dollar Rejection of Enhanced Offer

Dollar General Responds to Family Dollar Rejection of Enhanced Offer

September 05, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 05, 2014 - In response to the decision by the Board of Directors of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) to reject Dollar General’s enhanced all-cash proposal to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar for $80.00 per share, Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today stated that it remains committed to acquiring Family Dollar and is currently evaluating its next steps.




Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Nearly $4 Million to Approximately 825 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Nearly $4 Million to Approximately 825 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.

September 03, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 03, 2014 - This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to approximately 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education across the United States.





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