Dollar General Corporation
DOLLAR GENERAL CORP (Form: 4, Received: 05/27/2011 14:50:46)
FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public
Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Goldman Sachs DGC Investors LP
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

DOLLAR GENERAL CORP [ DG ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

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

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

5/25/2011
(Street)

NEW YORK, NY 10282
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

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

___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_ X _ 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   5/25/2011     A    1038   (3) A $0   52477503   I   See Footnotes   (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

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
Director Stock Option (right to buy)   $33.16   5/25/2011     A      3194         (8) 5/25/2021   Common Stock   3194   $0   3194   I   See footnotes   (1) (2) (8)
Director Stock Option (right to buy)   $22.55                      (9) 11/18/2019   Common Stock   5549     5549   I   See footnotes   (1) (2) (9)

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  This statement is being filed by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ("GS Group"), Goldman, Sachs & Co. ("Goldman Sachs"), GS Capital Partners VI Fund, L.P. ("GS Capital"), GS Capital Partners VI Offshore Fund, L.P. ("GS Offshore"), GS Capital Partners VI Parallel, L.P. ("GS Parallel"), GS Capital Partners VI GmbH & Co. KG ("GS Germany"), Goldman Sachs DGC Investors, L.P. ("GS DGC"), Goldman Sachs DGC Investors Offshore Holdings, L.P. ("GS DGC Offshore" and, together with GS Capital, GS Offshore, GS Parallel, GS Germany, and GS DGC, the "GS Funds") and GSUIG, L.L.C. ("GSUIG", and together with the GS Funds, the "Investing Entities"), GSCP VI Advisors, L.L.C. ("GSCP Advisors"), GSCP VI Offshore Advisors, L.L.C. ("GSCP Offshore Advisors"), GS Advisors VI, L.L.C. ("GS Advisors") (continued in footnote 2),
( 2)  Goldman, Sachs Management GP GmbH ("GS GmbH"), GS DGC Advisors, L.L.C. ("GS DGC Advisors") and GS DGC Offshore Advisors, Inc. ("GS DGC Offshore Advisors", and together with GSCP Advisors, GSCP Offshore Advisors, GS Advisors, GS GmbH, GS DGC Advisors, the Investing Entities, Goldman Sachs and GS Group, the "Reporting Persons"). Due to the electronic system's limitation of 10 Reporting Persons per joint filing, this statement is being filed in duplicate. Each Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herin except to the extent of its pecuniary interest therein. Goldman Sachs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GS Group. Goldman Sachs is the investment manager of the GS Funds. Affiliates of Goldman Sachs and GS Group are the general partner, managing general partner, managing partner or investment manager of the GS Funds. GSUIG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GS Group.
( 3)  Pursuant to the Amended and Restated 2007 Stock Incentive Plan for Key Employees of Dollar General Corporation and Its Affiliates (the "Plan"), 1,038 restricted stock units, which represent a contingent right to receive shares of common stock, par value $0.875 per share (the "Common Stock"), upon vesting, were granted to Adrian M. Jones, a managing director of Goldman Sachs, in his capacity as a director of Dollar General Corporation (the "Company"). These shares vest in three annual installments of 33 1/3% beginning on May 25, 2012. GS Group may be deemed to beneficially own the 1,038 restricted stock units that were granted to Mr. Jones on May 25, 2011. Mr. Jones has an understanding with GS Group pursuant to which he holds such shares for the benefit of GS Group.
( 4)  GS Group also may be deemed to beneficially own 1,525 restricted stock units that were granted to Adrian M. Jones in his capacity as a director of the Company pursuant to the Plan on November 18, 2009. The restricted stock units represent a contingent right to receive shares of Common Stock upon vesting and vest in three equal installments on each of the Company's first, second, and third annual shareholders' meetings immediately following the grant date, which was November 18, 2009. Mr. Jones has an understanding with GS Group pursuant to which he holds such shares for the benefit of GS Group.
( 5)  GS Group and Goldman Sachs may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 52,474,940 shares of Common Stock by reason of the indirect beneficial ownership of such shares by the Investing Entities. The Investing Entities may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 52,474,940 shares of Common Stock by reason of the direct beneficial ownership of such shares by Buck Holdings, L.P., a limited partnership whose general partner is Buck Holdings, LLC. The membership interests of Buck Holdings, LLC are held by a private investor group, which includes the Investing Entities.
( 6)  GS Capital, and its general partner GSCP Advisors, may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 19,391,727 shares of Common Stock by reason of the direct beneficial ownership of Common Stock by Buck Holdings, L.P.; GS Offshore, and its general partner GSCP Offshore Advisors, may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 16,129,357 shares of Common Stock by reason of the direct beneficial ownership of Common Stock by Buck Holdings, L.P.; GS Parallel, and its general partner GS Advisors, may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 5,332,395 shares of Common Stock by reason of the direct beneficial ownership of Common Stock by Buck Holdings, L.P.; (continued in footnote 7)
( 7)  GS Germany, and its general partner, GS GmbH, may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 689,182 shares of Common Stock by reason of the direct beneficial ownership of Common Stock by Buck Holdings, L.P.; GS DGC, and its general partner, GS DGC Advisors, may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 2,926,695 shares of Common Stock by reason of the direct beneficial ownership of Common Stock by Buck Holdings, L.P.; GS DGC Offshore, and its general partner, GS DGC Offshore Advisors, may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 5,819,128 shares of Common Stock by reason of the direct beneficial ownership of Common Stock by Buck Holdings, L.P.; and GSUIG may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 2,186,456 shares of Common Stock by reason of the direct beneficial ownership of Common Stock by Buck Holdings, L.P.
( 8)  Pursuant to the Plan, Adrian M. Jones was granted options to purchase 3,194 shares of Common Stock on May 25, 2011. The options vest in four annual installments of 25% beginning on May 25, 2012. GS Group may be deemed to beneficially own the options to purchase 3,194 shares of Common Stock that were granted to Mr. Jones on May 25, 2011 pursuant to the Plan. Mr. Jones has an understanding with GS Group pursuant to which he holds such shares for the benefit of GS Group.
( 9)  Pursuant to the Plan, Adrian M. Jones was granted options to purchase 5,549 shares of Common Stock on November 18, 2009. The options vest in four annual installments of 25% beginning November 18, 2010. GS Group may be deemed to beneficially own the options to purchase 5,549 shares of Common Stock that were granted to Mr. Jones on November 18, 2009 pursuant to the Plan. Mr. Jones has an understanding with GS Group pursuant to which he holds such shares for the benefit of GS Group.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Goldman Sachs DGC Investors LP
200 WEST STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10282

X

GOLDMAN SACHS DGC INVESTORS OFFSHORE HOLDINGS, L.P.
200 WEST STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10282

X

GS DGC ADVISORS, L.L.C.
200 WEST STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10282

X

GS DGC OFFSHORE ADVISORS, INC.
200 WEST STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10282

X

GSUIG, L.L.C.
200 WEST STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10282

X


Signatures
/s/ Yvette Kosic, Attorney-in-fact 5/27/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Yvette Kosic, Attorney-in-fact 5/27/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Yvette Kosic, Attorney-in-fact 5/27/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Yvette Kosic, Attorney-in-fact 5/27/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Yvette Kosic, Attorney-in-fact 5/27/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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