Dollar General Corporation
Oct 9, 2003

Dollar General Opens 78 Stores in September

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 78 stores in the five-week period ended October 3, 2003. With these additional stores, as of October 3, 2003, the Company operated 6,580 stores.

The 78 newest store locations include two in Alabama; two in Arkansas; six in Florida; 11 in Georgia; three in Illinois; three in Indiana; two in Iowa; one in Kansas; one in Kentucky; seven in Louisiana; four in Michigan; four in Mississippi; two in Missouri; one in Nebraska; two in New Jersey; two in New York; five in North Carolina; four in Ohio; two in Oklahoma; three in Pennsylvania; one in South Carolina; five in Tennessee; two in Texas; one in Virginia; and two in West Virginia.

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with stores in 27 states. The Company is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, with distribution centers in Scottsville, Kentucky; Ardmore, Oklahoma; South Boston, Virginia; Indianola, Mississippi; Fulton, Missouri; Alachua, Florida; and Zanesville, Ohio. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at

SOURCE Dollar General Corporation

Investors, Emma Jo Kauffman, +1-615-855-5525, or Media, Andrea Ewin Turner, +1-615-855-5209, both of Dollar General Corporation