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Family Dollar Expands to California Market

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Family Dollar Expands to California Market15:00 EST Thursday, November 17, 2011Fortune 300 retailer serves more customers in more places with opening of four California-based storesMATTHEWS, N.C., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Dollar, one of the fastest-growing discount retail chains in the country, continues to expand its footprint across the United States with the announcement of its entry into California and grand opening of four stores in San Bernardino County. Today, the retailer officially marks its entrance into "The Golden State" with four new Family Dollar locations in the cities of Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, and Riverside.In celebration of Family Dollar's entry into California, the retailer hosted a Grand Opening Celebration at the Ontario store at Ontario Plaza, 980 N. Mountain Ave. Ontario, CA, complete with a special ribbon cutting and fun activities and prizes for the entire family to enjoy."Family Dollar is committed to serving more customers in more places, and we are excited to share the affordable solutions that our stores offer with the California community," said Howard Levine, Chairman and CEO of Family Dollar. "This entry is especially important to Family Dollar as it not only demonstrates our expansion and growth as a nationwide retailer, but allows us to show customers our appreciation by providing a quality yet value-driven shopping experience close to home." The festivities officially kicked off this morning with a community ribbon cutting ceremony at Family Dollar.  As a special thank you to welcoming Family Dollar to California, the retailer presented a five thousand dollar check to Ontario's Second Harvest Food Bank and encouraged local attendees to come to the Grand Opening event with a canned good item donation.  Each of the four California-based stores will continue to accept canned food in stores for the Second Harvest Food Bank through Sunday, November 20.  Following the presentation and official ceremony, Family Dollar had a day of family fun with Family Dollar giveaways, complimentary prizes by Coca Cola, and entertainment from Ontario's local KOLA-FM radio station.Family Dollar plans to further its footprint in California by opening additional store locations within the next year, creating hundreds of jobs for citizens of the state. For more information on Family Dollar's expansion into California and the Grand Opening in Ontario, please visit www.familydollar.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/familydollar or Twitter at @myfamilydollar. About Family DollarFor 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 45 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.Contact: Joshua BravermanFamily Dollar704-814-3447jbraverman@familydollar.comDanielle DussaultMSL Group646-557-7334Danielle.Dussault@mslgroup.comSOURCE Family Dollar