Dollar General Corporation
May 8, 2003

Dollar General Opens 58 Stores in April

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 8, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) reports opening 58 stores in the four-week period ended May 2, 2003. With these additional stores, the company operated 6,329 stores. For the thirteen-week period ended May 2, 2003, the company opened 223 new stores and closed seven stores.

The 58 newest store locations include seven in Alabama; six in Florida; two in Georgia; three in Illinois; two in Kentucky; three in Louisiana; three in Michigan; one in Mississippi; one in Missouri; one in Nebraska; six in North Carolina; four in New York; two in Ohio; one in Oklahoma; three in Pennsylvania; two in South Carolina; two in Tennessee; seven in Texas; and two in 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

Investors, Emma Jo Kauffman, +1-615-855-5525, or Media, Andrea Ewin Turner, +1-615-855-5209, both of Dollar General Corporation

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