Dollar General to Release Second Quarter Earnings on August 28; Conference Call at 10:00 A.M. EDT August 29

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 26, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) plans to release results for the second quarter after market close on Wednesday, August 28, 2002, one day earlier than previously announced.

A one-hour conference call is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, 2002, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT. If you wish to participate, please call (212) 547-0138 at least ten minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. The passcode for the call is "Dollar General." The call will also be broadcast live online at A replay of the conference call will be available until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 6, online or by calling (402) 998-1344.

SOURCE Dollar General Corporation

CONTACT: investors, Emma Jo Kauffman, +1-615-855-5525, or media, Andrea Turner, +1-615-855-5209, both of Dollar General Corporation