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Family Dollar Stores to Report First Quarter Earnings on January 5, 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Family Dollar Stores to Report First Quarter Earnings on January 5, 201216:15 EST Thursday, December 22, 2011 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO), a discount store chain operating more than 7,100 stores in 45 states, will report earnings for the first quarter ended November 26, 2011, on January 5, 2012, after market close. The Company will host a conference call with analysts and investors on Friday, January 6, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. The Company will also provide an update on various business initiatives and discuss plans and expectations for the rest of fiscal 2012. CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION   WHEN:   Friday, January 6, 2012 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time   PARTICIPATE: At least 10 minutes prior to the conference call, 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 (click on Webcast).   REPLAY: Available starting at 11 a.m. ET, January 6, 2012, on the Company's website at (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 7,100 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 Family Dollar Stores, Inc.Investor Contact:Kiley F. Rawlins, CFA, 704-849-7496krawlins@familydollar.comorMedia Contact:Josh Braverman,