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Family Dollar Stores to Report Second Quarter Earnings on March 28, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Family Dollar Stores to Report Second Quarter Earnings on March 28, 201208:30 EDT Thursday, March 15, 2012 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 second quarter ended February 25, 2012, on March 28, 2012, before markets open. The Company will also provide an update on various business initiatives and discuss expectations for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. After some prepared remarks by management, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION         WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 201210:00 a.m. Eastern Time   PARTICIPATE: At least 10 minutes prior to the conference call, dial (800) 779-6561for 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 (click on Webcast).   REPLAY: Available starting at 12:00 p.m. ET, March 28, 2012, on theCompany's website (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 CONTACTS:Kiley F. Rawlins, CFA, 704-849-7496krawlins@familydollar.comorKevin Powers, 704-708-7679kpowers@familydollar.comorMEDIA CONTACT:Josh Braverman,