Dollar General Corporation
Oct 20, 2005

Dollar General to Present at Johnson Rice Conference

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 20, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the Johnson Rice & Company 5th Annual Consumer Conference on Monday, October 24, 2005, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CDT. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed live through the Company's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com, in the "Investing" section at "Conference calls and Investor events." The webcast will be available through November 7, 2005.

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 7,782 neighborhood stores as of September 30, 2005. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as a selection of basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at www.dollargeneral.com.

SOURCE: Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation, Goodlettsville
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