Dollar General Corporation
May 23, 2003

Dollar General Announces First Quarter Conference Call and Web Cast of Annual Meeting of Shareholders

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is scheduled to announce earnings for the first quarter ended May 2, 2003, on Thursday, May 29, 2003. The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the quarter's results. The passcode for the conference call is "Dollar General." If you wish to participate, please call (816) 650-0741 at least 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. The call will also be broadcast live online at www.dollargeneral.com. A replay of the conference call will be available until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 5, online or by calling (402) 220-2491. The access number for the replay is #16900513.

Dollar General also intends to Web cast its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Monday, June 2, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The Web cast will be available live on the Company's website at www.dollargeneral.com with a replay available until 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 9, 2003.

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