Dollar General Opens 8,000th Store

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2006--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG - News), a Fortune 500 discount retailer, is opening its 8,000th store, located in Mission, Texas, on March 3. This milestone further distinguishes Dollar General as the retailer with the largest number of company-owned and company-operated stores in the United States.

"This is an exciting time for the Dollar General family, as we celebrate the opening of our 8,000th store," said David Perdue, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "I'm grateful for the dedication and commitment of Dollar General's employees whose efforts over the last five decades have made this day possible. Our drive to make Dollar General the best it can be continues into 2006 and beyond."

Since opening its first Dollar General store in 1955, the company's strategy has remained customer-driven. Dollar General strengthens its position as a consumer-driven distributor of consumable basics, carrying out its mission by making value and convenience the hallmarks of its business strategy.

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 7,929 neighborhood stores as of February 3, 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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