Dollar General Corporation
DOLLAR GENERAL CORP (Form: 4, Received: 03/19/2013 17:31:40)
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Washington, D.C. 20549

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Sparks Gregory A
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
EVP, Store Operations
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)


(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   3/18/2013     A    6518   (1) A $0   6518   D  
Common Stock   3/18/2013     A    6443   (2) A $0   12961   D  
Common Stock   3/18/2013     F    576   D $48.11   12385   D  

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $48.11   3/18/2013     A      27492         (3) 3/18/2023   Common Stock   27492   $0   27492   D  

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Restricted stock units which represent the right to receive shares of common stock upon vesting. The restricted stock units vest in three annual installments of 33 1/3% beginning on March 18, 2014.
( 2)  Performance share units earned by the reporting person from a March 20, 2012 grant, as certified by the Issuer's Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee (the "Committee") on March 18, 2013. Each performance share unit represents the right to one share of the Issuer's common stock. The amount reported includes (i) 2,149 performance share units that were settled and paid in unrestricted shares of the Issuer's common stock (prior to reduction for shares withheld in satisfaction of tax withholding obligations) immediately following the Committee's certification and (ii) 4,294 performance share units that have been earned by the reporting person but remain subject to time-based vesting requirements (2,147 each until March 20, 2014 and March 20, 2015), and once vested are payable solely in unrestricted shares of the Issuer's common stock.
( 3)  The option vests in four annual installments of 25% beginning on March 18, 2014.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Sparks Gregory A

EVP, Store Operations

/s/ Greg Sparks 3/19/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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