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Family Dollar Names Christopher Nielsen Vice President – Loss Prevention

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Family Dollar Names Christopher Nielsen Vice President – Loss Prevention09:00 EDT Thursday, July 21, 2011 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced that it has named Christopher Nielsen to the position of Vice President – Loss Prevention. Mr. Nielsen will report to Bryan Venberg, Senior Vice President – Human Resources. “Chris has been instrumental in driving our culture of accountability and customer service while helping to make Family Dollar a safer place to shop and work,” said Mr. Venberg. “With Chris' ongoing leadership, we will continue to drive loss prevention initiatives that reduce inventory shrinkage and provide a compelling shopping environment for our shoppers and our team members.” Mr. Nielsen began his career at Family Dollar in 1998 as Regional Loss Prevention Director, and was promoted to Regional Vice President in 2001. Prior to joining Family Dollar, he served as Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Jumbo Sports. Mr. Nielsen has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeast Missouri State University. About Family Dollar For more than 50 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar's mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise, appeals to shoppers in more than 6,900 stores in rural and urban settings across 44 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit Family Dollar Stores, Inc.Joshua Braverman, 704-814-3447Public Relations Managerjbraverman@familydollar.com