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Family Dollar Names Jacob J. Modla Vice President – Human Resources

Friday, September 03, 2010

Family Dollar Names Jacob J. Modla Vice President – Human Resources10:00 EDT Friday, September 03, 2010 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced that it has named Jacob J. Modla to the position of Vice President – Human Resources. Mr. Modla will report to Bryan Venberg, Senior Vice President - Human Resources. “At Family Dollar, we are committed to developing and promoting talent from within our Company,” said Mr. Venberg. “In his new role, Jake's legal expertise and experience will help ensure our compliance with rapidly changing laws and regulations and support our continued efforts to a more compelling place to work for our Team Members.” Mr. Modla began his career with Family Dollar in 2004 as Assistant General Counsel – Litigation and most recently served as Vice President – Deputy General Council. Prior to joining Family Dollar, Mr. Modla spent fourteen years in private practice with the law firm of Haynsworth Baldwin Johnson & Greaves (now Ogletree Deakins). Mr. Modla earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina. About Family Dollar Beginning with one store in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1959, the Company currently operates more than 6,700 stores in 44 states. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte and is a publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit