Dollar General Corporation
Mar 16, 2005

Dollar General Board of Directors Declares Dividend

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 16, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.04 per share, payable April 14, 2005, to common shareholders of record on March 31, 2005.

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 7,453 neighborhood stores as of February 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, 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 www.dollargeneral.com.

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

SOURCE: Dollar General Corporation