Dollar General Corporation
Sep 4, 2003

Dollar General Opens 45 Stores in August

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 4, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) reports opening 45 stores in the four-week period ended August 29, 2003. In the first seven months of the current fiscal year, the Company has opened 445 stores. With these additional stores, as of August 29, 2003, the Company operated 6,514 stores.

The 45 newest store locations include five in Alabama; four in Florida; two in Illinois; one in Indiana; one in Iowa; one in Kentucky; five in Louisiana; three in Michigan; two in Mississippi; two in Missouri; one in New York; three in North Carolina; four in Ohio; two in Pennsylvania; two in South Carolina; two in Tennessee; three in Texas; one in Virginia; and one in West Virginia.

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with stores in 27 states. The Company is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, with distribution centers in Scottsville, Kentucky; Ardmore, Oklahoma; South Boston, Virginia; Indianola, Mississippi; Fulton, Missouri; Alachua, Florida; and Zanesville, Ohio. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at www.dollargeneral.com.

SOURCE Dollar General Corporation

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