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Family Dollar Stores to Host Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Family Dollar Stores to Host Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call16:05 EDT Wednesday, September 14, 2011 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO), a discount store chain operating more than 7,000 stores in 44 states, will host a conference call for investors and analysts to discuss financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended August 27, 2011. The Company will also provide an update on various business initiatives and discuss plans and expectations for fiscal 2012. WHEN:       Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time PARTICIPATE: At least 10 minutes prior to the conference call, please dial (800) 779-6561 for USA domestic calls or (517) 308-9046 for international calls. The passcode for the conference call is “Family Dollar."   WEBCAST: Available on the Company's website at www.familydollar.com/investors.aspx?p=irhome (click on Webcast). REPLAY: Available starting at 12:00 P.M. ET, September 28, 2011, on the Company's website at www.familydollar.com/investors.aspx?p=irhome (click on Webcast). About Family Dollar Stores, Inc. 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 7,000 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 www.familydollar.com. Family Dollar Stores, Inc.INVESTOR CONTACT:Kiley F. Rawlins, 704-849-7496CFAkrawlins@familydollar.comorMEDIA CONTACT:Josh Braverman, 704-814-3447jbraverman@familydollar.com