Dollar General Corporation
May 31, 2006

Dollar General Board of Directors Declares Dividend

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 31, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share, payable July 20, 2006, to common shareholders of record on July 6, 2006.

Dollar General is a Fortune 500(R) discount retailer with 8,096 neighborhood stores as of May 26, 2006. 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, house wares 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
Investor Contact:
Emma Jo Kauffman, 615-855-5525
or
Media Contact:
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209
www.dollargeneral.com

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