About Dollar General Corporation
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, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

Dollar General Former Chairman, CEO Will Retire as Advisor to the Board

October 18, 2005

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced today that its former Chairman and CEO Cal Turner, Jr. will retire from his position as Advisor to the Board on October 31, 2005.

Turner, who stepped down from the CEO position in November, 2002, and as Chairman of the Board in June, 2003, has served as Advisor to the Board since that time. A copy of the retirement letter agreement between Turner and Dollar General has been filed with the SEC.

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 7,782 neighborhood stores as of September 30, 2005. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as a selection of basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. For more information about Dollar General, go to www.dollargeneral.com.

CONTACT: Dollar General Corporation
Media:
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209
or
Investors:
Emma Jo Kauffman, 615-855- 5525

SOURCE: Dollar General Corporation


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