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Family Dollar Names Paul White Senior Vice President - Apparel, Home, and Seasonal

Monday, January 17, 2011

Family Dollar Names Paul White Senior Vice President - Apparel, Home, and Seasonal08:25 EST Monday, January 17, 2011MATTHEWS, N.C., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced that it has named Paul White to the position of Senior Vice President ? Apparel, Home and Seasonal.  Mr. White will report to Dorlisa Flur, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/CL24593LOGO) "Creating an exciting offering of discretionary merchandise to complement our growing consumable assortment is the cornerstone to being a compelling place to shop for our customers," said Ms. Flur.  "With Paul's leadership, we will further improve merchandise selection and in-store presentation of these dynamic areas of our assortment, adding more of the fun of finding a unique treasure in apparel, home, and seasonal items for our customers to enjoy."Mr. White is the Past President, CEO, and Director of Goody's, LLC. where he refocused the merchandising and marketing strategies on the core customer while leading the company's exit from bankruptcy.  Other retail experience includes senior merchandising leadership roles at Shopko Stores and The May Department Stores Company.   About Family DollarBeginning with one store in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1959, the Company currently operates more than 6,800 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 www.familydollar.com. CONTACT:Joshua BravermanPublic Relations Manager(704) 814-3447jbraverman@familydollar.comhttp://www.familydollar.comSOURCE Family Dollar Stores, Inc.For further information: Joshua Braverman, Public Relations Manager, +1-704-814-3447, jbraverman@familydollar.com