Dollar General Corporation
Mar 18, 2002

Dollar General Board Of Directors Declares Dividend

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - March 18, 2002 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.032 per share, payable April 15, 2002, to common shareholders of record on April 1, 2002.

In addition, the Company announced that it would hold and webcast its 2002 annual meeting of shareholders on Monday, June 3, 2002. Shareholders of record on April 1, 2002 will be entitled to vote at the meeting.

As of February 1, 2002, Dollar General operated 5,540 stores in 27 states.

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