Dollar General Names Kathleen Guion Division President of Store Operations, Store Development

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 09, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that Kathleen Guion has been promoted to division president of store operations and store development.

Guion, who joined the company in 2003 as executive vice president of store operations, reports to CEO David Perdue. She is now responsible for more than 7,800 stores and the company's real estate growth strategies.

Prior to Dollar General, Guion was the president and chief executive officer of Duke and Long Distributing Company, a convenience store chain operator and wholesale distributor of petroleum products. Prior to that time, she was an operating partner for Devon Partners, where she developed operating plans and assisted in the identification of acquisition targets in the convenience store industry. Additionally, Guion served as president and chief operating officer of E-Z Serve Corporation, an owner/operator of convenience stores, mini-marts and gas marts. Guion has also served as the vice president and general manager of the largest division of company-owned stores at 7-Eleven, Inc., a convenience store chain.

"Kathleen's leadership on a number of initiatives has helped our stores improve in key areas," said David Perdue, CEO. "Her promotion to division president underscores the value of her ongoing contributions to our company."

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 7,872 neighborhood stores as of November 25, 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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