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Dollar General Makes Proposal to Acquire Family Dollar for $78.50 Per Share

Dollar General Makes Proposal to Acquire Family Dollar for $78.50 Per Share

August 18, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 18, 2014 - Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced it has made a proposal to acquire Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for $78.50 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at $9.7 billion. The proposal was conveyed this morning in a letter to Family Dollar’s Board of Directors. This transaction would deliver increased consideration and immediate liquidity to Family Dollar’s shareholders and represents a compelling opportunity to create value for Dollar General shareholders. The combination would solidify Dollar General’s position as the largest small-box discount retailer in the U.S. with nearly 20,000 stores in 46 states and sales of over $28 billion.




Dollar General Expands Its Board of Directors

Dollar General Expands Its Board of Directors

August 13, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 13, 2014 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the appointment of Paula A. Price, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, to its board of directors effective August 26, 2014.




Dollar General Completes Successful DG Digital Coupon Program Rollout

Dollar General Completes Successful DG Digital Coupon Program Rollout

July 31, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 31, 2014 - Today, Dollar General (NYSE: DG), in partnership with Coupons.com (NYSE: COUP), completed the successful rollout of its new DG Digital Coupons program to its more than 11,300 stores across the 40 states the retailer serves.




Dollar General Corporation to Host Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call on August 28

July 30, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 30, 2014 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended August 1, 2014, on Thursday, August 28, 2014. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Tehle, chief financial officer, will host a conference call on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. CT/10:00 a.m. ET.




Joe Gibbs Racing and Dollar General Announce Expanded Partnership

Joe Gibbs Racing and Dollar General Announce Expanded Partnership

June 28, 2014

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 28, 2014 - Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and Dollar General announce today an expanded partnership with a multi-year agreement for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and beyond. In addition, JGR announces the contract extension of driver Matt Kenseth that will keep him behind the wheel of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota.




Dollar General CEO Announces Retirement Plans

Dollar General CEO Announces Retirement Plans

June 27, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 27, 2014 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that its chairman and chief executive officer, Rick Dreiling, 60, has informed the Board of Directors of his intent to retire as CEO effective May 30, 2015 or upon the appointment of a successor. Dreiling has agreed to serve, at the discretion of the Board, as chairman during a transition period following the appointment of a new CEO.




Dollar General to Open Stores in Three New States

Dollar General to Open Stores in Three New States

June 09, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 09, 2014 - Dollar General (NYSE: DG) announced plans this week to expand its nationwide presence into three new states within the next year, increasing the company’s presence to 43 states across the country. The major discount retailer will begin construction on stores in Maine and Rhode Island this fall with plans to expand into Oregon in early 2015.




Dollar General Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Dollar General Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

June 03, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 03, 2014 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported financial results for its 2014 first quarter (13 weeks) ended May 2, 2014.




Dollar General Celebrates Grand Opening of its 12th Distribution Center in Bethel, Pennsylvania

Dollar General Celebrates Grand Opening of its 12th Distribution Center in Bethel, Pennsylvania

May 31, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 31, 2014 - This morning, nearly 1,000 Dollar General employees and their families, company executives and government officials celebrated the grand opening of the discount retailer’s 12th distribution center in Bethel, Pennsylvania. Located in Berks County, the distribution center represents a local investment of approximately $100 million and the creation of 500 local jobs.




Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards over $6 Million to 700 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards over $6 Million to 700 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.

May 16, 2014

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 16, 2014 - Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of over $6 million in grants to 700 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the 40 states Dollar General (NYSE:DG) serves to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.





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