Dollar General Corporation
DOLLAR GENERAL CORP (Form: 4, Received: 08/23/2012 18:05:57)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
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 *

Jones Adrian M
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

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

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

C/O GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO., 200 WEST STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

8/20/2012
(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)

_ 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

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
Put Equivalent Position     (4) 8/20/2012     J   (3)       52   (3)     (4)   (4) Common Stock   52   (3)   (3) (4) 103   (4) I   See footnotes   (1) (2) (3) (4)

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  The Reporting Person is a managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. ("Goldman Sachs"). Goldman Sachs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ("GS Group"). The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, if any.
( 2)  The shares of common stock, par value $0.875 per share (the "Common Stock"), of Dollar General Corporation (the "Company") reported herein may be deemed to be beneficially owned directly by Goldman Sachs International ("GSI") and indirectly by GS Group. GSI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GS Group. Without admitting any legal obligation, GSI or another wholly-owned subsidiary of GS Group will remit appropriate profits, if any, to the Company.
( 3)  Reflects the decrease in a short position in a basket of stocks that includes shares of Common Stock. The decrease has been calculated based on the notional number of shares of Common Stock included in the basket. GS Group disclaims any beneficial ownership of, or pecuniary interest in, the Common Stock included in the basket.
( 4)  After the decrease, a notional of 103 shares of Common Stock remain in the basket on which the put equivalent is based. The put equivalent is cash-settled and will terminate on June 6, 2013, however, optional early termination may be exercised by both counterparties.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Jones Adrian M
C/O GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO.
200 WEST STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10282
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Signatures
Kevin P. Treanor, Attorney-in-fact 8/23/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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