Dollar General Corporation
Nov 6, 2003

Dollar General Opens 78 Stores in October

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) reports opening 78 stores in the four-week period ended October 31, 2003. With these additional stores, as of October 31, 2003, the Company operated 6,653 stores.

The 78 newest store locations include six in Alabama; eight in Florida; seven in Georgia; three in Illinois; five in Indiana; three in Iowa; one in Kansas; one in Kentucky; four in Louisiana; five in Michigan; three in Mississippi; two in Missouri; three in New York; five in North Carolina; four in Ohio; five in Pennsylvania; two in South Carolina; one in Tennessee; seven in Texas; two in Virginia; and one in West Virginia.

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with stores in 27 states. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at www.dollargeneral.com.

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