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

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.

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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

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