Dollar General Board of Directors Declares Dividend

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 29, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share, payable October 19, 2006, to common shareholders of record on October 5, 2006.

Dollar General is a Fortune 500(R) discount retailer with 8,178 neighborhood stores as of August 4, 2006. 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, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at

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

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