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Family Dollar Stores Announces Webcast of Investor Conference

Friday, July 13, 2012

Family Dollar Stores Announces Webcast of Investor Conference11:08 EDT Friday, July 13, 2012 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced today that the Company will hold a meeting with the investment community in New York City on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. At the meeting, the Company plans to provide an update on various business initiatives and long-term growth strategies. A webcast of this presentation can be accessed live at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET through the Company's website at www.familydollar.com/investors.aspx?p=irhome. A replay of the webcast will be available at the same address noted above on July 18, 2012. 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 7,200 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. INVESTOR CONTACT:Family Dollar Stores, Inc.Kiley F. Rawlins, CFA, 704-849-7496krawlins@familydollar.comorKevin Powers, 704-708-7679kpowers@familydollar.comorMEDIA CONTACT:Josh Braverman, 704-814-3447jbraverman@familydollar.com