Dollar General Corporation
Aug 13, 2002

Dollar General Board of Directors Declares Dividend

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 13, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.032 per share, payable September 9, 2002, to common shareholders of record on August 26, 2002.

As of August 2, 2002, Dollar General operated 5,891 neighborhood stores in 27 states with distribution centers in Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia.

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 (DG)