Dollar General Corporation
Dec 2, 2003

Dollar General Board of Directors Declares Dividend

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.035 per share, payable January 16, 2004, to common shareholders of record on January 2, 2004.

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 6,709 neighborhood stores in 27 states as of November 28, 2003. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers, by offering consumable basics, items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as an appealing selection of basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices.

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