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Family Dollar Names Beth R. MacDonald Vice President - Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Family Dollar Names Beth R. MacDonald Vice President - Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary10:59 EDT Tuesday, November 01, 2011 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced that it has named Beth MacDonald to the position of Vice President – Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Ms. MacDonald will report to Jim Snyder, Senior Vice President & General Counsel. “Being a compelling place to work means developing talent and rewarding individuals like Beth for their achievements and contributions,” said Mr. Snyder. “Beth's diverse legal experience will ensure the Company continues to maintain compliance in an ever-changing regulatory environment and support our mission of being a compelling place to shop, work and invest.” Ms. MacDonald joined Family Dollar in 2010 as Divisional Counsel - Securities and was promoted to Assistant General Counsel in April 2011. Prior to joining the Company, she was a Partner in the Charlotte office of Alston & Bird, where, as outside counsel, she provided legal advice on corporate and securities law matters to a number of public companies. Beth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Frostburg State University and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. 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 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 Family Dollar Stores, Inc.Joshua Braverman, 704-814-3447Communications Directorjbraverman@familydollar.com