Dollar General Announces Kathleen Guion, Division President of Store Operations and Store Development, Will Transition to Retirement

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 25, 2011 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) said today that Kathleen Guion, division president of store operations and store development, has announced that she plans to retire from the Company effective July 31, 2012.

“Over the last eight years, Kathleen has been instrumental in helping build a stronger Dollar General that is well positioned for the future,” said Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer. “She has provided effective and innovative leadership of store operations and store development during a period of tremendous growth for Dollar General. Kathleen is a world-class operator; and, more importantly, she has been an outstanding business partner and a great friend to me. On behalf of Dollar General, I would like to recognize and thank Kathleen for her many accomplishments and her service to Dollar General and its customers.”

In her tenure with Dollar General, Ms. Guion has successfully overseen more than 9,500 stores in 35 states and revamped the Company’s real estate strategy. Before assuming her current role in November 2005, Ms. Guion served as executive vice president of store operations. Prior to joining Dollar General in 2003, she served as president and chief executive officer of Duke and Long Distributing Company. Additionally, Ms. Guion has held a variety of operations and general management posts throughout her career including president and chief operating officer of E-Z Serve convenience stores and as divisional vice president at 7-Eleven.

Ms. Guion will continue in her current role through December 31, 2011 as the Company conducts a search for her replacement and transitions her store operations duties. From January 1, 2012 to her retirement, she will be responsible for transitioning her real estate growth and development responsibilities and for assisting the Company in its strategic planning.

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Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!(R) by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With over 9,500 stores in 35 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at