Dollar General Corporation
Jun 5, 2003

Dollar General Opens 58 Stores In May

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 58 stores in the four-week period ended May 30, 2003. In the first four months of the current fiscal year, the Company has opened 281 stores. With these additional stores, as of May 30, 2003, the company operated 6,379 stores.

The 58 newest store locations include three in Alabama; one in Arkansas; seven in Florida; four in Georgia; one in Illinois; two in Louisiana; two in Michigan; three in Mississippi; one in New Jersey; five in New York; six in North Carolina; five in Ohio; two in Pennsylvania; three in South Carolina; seven in Tennessee; five in Texas; 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

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