Dollar General Corporation
DOLLAR GENERAL CORP (Form: SC 13G/A, Received: 02/14/2014 13:03:48)

  

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G/A
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 1)*
 

Dollar General Corporation

(Name of Issuer)
 

Common Stock, $0.875 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)
 

256677105

(CUSIP Number)
 

December 31, 2013

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)
 
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
¨ Rule 13d-1(b)
X Rule 13d-1(c)
¨ Rule 13d-1(d)
 
(Page 1 of 7 Pages)

 

______________________________

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 
CUSIP No. 256677105 13G/A Page 2 of 7 Pages

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

Lone Pine Capital LLC

 

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a)  ¨

(b) ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

18,904,632 shares of Common Stock.

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

18,904,632 shares of Common Stock.

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

18,904,632 shares of Common Stock.

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.9%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

OO

         

 

 
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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.

 

2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a)  ¨

(b)  ¨

3 SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

United States of America

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

18,904,632 shares of Common Stock.

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

18,904,632 shares of Common Stock.

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

18,904,632 shares of Common Stock.

10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES ¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

5.9%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

IN

         

  

 
CUSIP No. 256677105 13G/A Page 4 of 7 Pages

 

Item 1(a). NAME OF ISSUER
   
  Dollar General Corporation (the “Issuer”)

 

Item 1(b). ADDRESS OF ISSUER’S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
   
 

100 Mission Ridge 

  Goodlettsville, TN 37072

 

Item 2(a). NAME OF PERSON FILING
   
  This statement is filed by:
   
  Lone Pine Capital LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Lone Pine Capital”), which serves as investment manager to Lone Spruce, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Lone Spruce”), Lone Balsam, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Lone Balsam”), Lone Sequoia, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Lone Sequoia”), Lone Cascade, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Lone Cascade”), Lone Sierra, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Lone Sierra”), Lone Cypress, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Lone Cypress”), Lone Kauri, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Lone Kauri”) and Lone Monterey Master Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Lone Monterey Master Fund”, and together with Lone Spruce, Lone Balsam, Lone Sequoia, Lone Cascade, Lone Sierra, Lone Cypress, Lone Kauri and Lone Monterey Master Fund, the “Lone Pine Funds”), with respect to the Common Stock directly held by each of the Lone Pine Funds; and
   
  Stephen F. Mandel, Jr. (“Mr. Mandel”), the managing member of Lone Pine Managing Member LLC, which is the Managing Member of Lone Pine Capital, with respect to the Common Stock directly held by each of the Lone Pine Funds.
   
  The foregoing persons are hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the “Reporting Persons”.  Any disclosures herein with respect to persons other than the Reporting Persons are made on information and belief after making inquiry to the appropriate party.

 

Item 2(b). ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
   
  The address of the business office of each of the Reporting Persons is Two Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830.

 

Item 2(c). CITIZENSHIP
   
  Lone Pine Capital is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware.  Mr. Mandel is a United States citizen.

 

Item 2(d). TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
   
  Common Stock, $0.875 par value (the “Common Stock”)

 

Item 2(e). CUSIP NUMBER
   
  256677105

  

 
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Item 3. IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO Rules 13d-1(b), OR 13d-2(b) OR (c), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:

 

  (a) ¨ Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act;
  (b) ¨ Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act;
  (c) ¨ Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act;
  (d) ¨ Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940;
  (e) ¨ An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
  (f) ¨

An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

  (g) ¨ A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
  (h) ¨

A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act;

 

  (i) ¨

A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act;

 

  (j) ¨ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
  (k) ¨ Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

 

 

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution: ____________________

 

 

Item 4. OWNERSHIP

 

  A.  Lone Pine Capital LLC and Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.
  (a) Amount beneficially owned: 18,904,632 shares of Common Stock
  (b) Percent of class: 5.9%.  The percentages set forth in this Item 4 and in the rest of this Schedule 13G/A are based upon a total of 320,255,172 shares of Common Stock, reported to be outstanding by the Issuer as of November 26, 2013 in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on December 5, 2013.  
  (c)(i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0-
  (ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 18,904,632 shares of Common Stock
  (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0-
  (iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 18,904,632 shares of Common Stock

 

 
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Item 5. OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS
   
  Not applicable.

 

Item 6. OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON
   
  Not applicable.

 

Item 7. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY OR CONTROL PERSON
   
  Not applicable

 

Item 8. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP
   
  Not applicable

 

Item 9. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP
   
  Not applicable

  

Item 10. CERTIFICATION

 

  Each of the Reporting Persons hereby makes the following certification:
   
  By signing below each Reporting Person certifies that, to the best of his or its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 

 
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SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his or its knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

DATE: February 14, 2014

 

     
        
      By:   /s/ Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.
      Stephen F. Mandel, Jr., individually and as
      Managing Member of Lone Pine Managing Member LLC,  as Managing Member of Lone Pine Capital LLC