Dollar General Corporation
DOLLAR GENERAL CORP (Form: 8-K, Received: 08/07/2015 08:08:35)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  August 6, 2015


Dollar General Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Tennessee

001-11421

61-0502302

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


100 Mission Ridge

Goodlettsville, Tennessee

 

37072

(Address of principal executive offices)

  (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:     (615) 855-4000

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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ITEM 5.02

DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.

On August 7, 2015, Dollar General Corporation (the “Company”) announced that David D’Arezzo, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, has ceased employment with the Company effective August 6, 2015.  In addition, on the same date, the Company announced that Jim Thorpe will replace Mr. D’Arezzo as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, effective August 7, 2015.  Mr. Thorpe previously served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, at the Company from May 2006 until July 2012. The related press release is attached as Exhibit 99 hereto.

ITEM 9.01

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

 

          (a)

Financial statements of businesses acquired. N/A

          (b)

Pro forma financial information. N/A

          (c)

Shell company transactions. N/A

          (d)

Exhibits. See Exhibit Index immediately following the signature page hereto.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

Date:

August 7, 2015

DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION

 
 
 

By:

 

/s/ Rhonda M. Taylor

 

Rhonda M. Taylor

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

2

EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

99

News release dated August 7, 2015

3

Exhibit 99

Dollar General Names James W. Thorpe as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer

Former Dollar General Executive Will Rejoin the Company

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 7, 2015--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that James W. “Jim” Thorpe has rejoined the Company as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer effective immediately. Thorpe brings 24 years of merchandising experience to the position including more than six years with Dollar General where he served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager from May 2006 until his retirement in July 2012.

“Jim is an accomplished merchant who has a strong understanding of our core customer and a passion for our business. Given his proven track record, we are excited for him to return to Dollar General. The addition of Jim helps strengthen our leadership team so that we can focus on capturing growth opportunities at an accelerated pace,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

The Company also announced that David D’Arezzo, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, has departed effective August 6, 2015.

“I would like to thank Dave for his contributions to Dollar General over the last 20 months. I wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Vasos.

Prior to Dollar General, Thorpe served in various positions of increasing importance and responsibility with Sears Holdings Corporation from 1991 to 2006 where his last position was Vice President and General Merchandise Manager—Hard Home of Sears Home Group. Prior to Sears, he worked as a marketing program manager for Zenith Data Systems. He began his career in 1981 at The MAXIMA Corporation, where he held various project administration and analyst positions. Following his retirement from Dollar General in July 2012, Thorpe was President of JW Thorpe & Associates, Inc.

Thorpe holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth and an MBA from the University of Illinois - Chicago.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 12,198 stores in 43 states as of July 31, 2015, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer offering multi-price point merchandise. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com .

CONTACTS
Dollar General Corporation
Investor Contacts:
Mary Winn Pilkington, 615-855-5536
or
Matt Hancock, 615-855-4811
or
Media Contact:
Dan MacDonald, 615-855-5209