Dollar General Corporation
Aug 26, 2002

Dollar General to Release Second Quarter Earnings on August 28; Conference Call at 10:00 A.M. EDT August 29

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 26, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) plans to release results for the second quarter after market close on Wednesday, August 28, 2002, one day earlier than previously announced.

A one-hour conference call is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, 2002, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT. If you wish to participate, please call (212) 547-0138 at least ten minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. The passcode for the call is "Dollar General." The call will also be broadcast live online at www.dollargeneral.com. A replay of the conference call will be available until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 6, online or by calling (402) 998-1344.

SOURCE Dollar General Corporation

CONTACT: investors, Emma Jo Kauffman, +1-615-855-5525, or media, Andrea Turner, +1-615-855-5209, both of Dollar General Corporation