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Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 13,320 stores in 43 states as of February 3, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

Dollar General Board of Directors Elects David A. Perdue Chairman; Declares Dividend

June 02, 2003

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors elected David A. Perdue chairman of the board, as previously anticipated. Mr. Perdue joined the Company on April 2, 2003 as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.

In addition, the board declared a dividend of $0.035 per share, payable July 17, 2003, to common shareholders of record on July 3, 2003.

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 6,329 neighborhood stores in 27 states as of May 2, 2003. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers, by providing consumable basics, items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as an appealing selection of basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The typical Dollar General store has 6,700 square feet of selling space and is located within five miles of its target customers.

SOURCE  Dollar General Corporation
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    /CONTACT:  investors, Emma Jo Kauffman, +1-615-855-5525, or media, Andrea
Ewin Turner, +1-615-855-5209, both of Dollar General Corporation/
    (DG)


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