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$15 Gets Students Everything They Need for Back-To-School at Family Dollar

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Company announces great back-to-school savings for the value-minded consumer</i> </p>

Thursday, August 16, 2012

$15 Gets Students Everything They Need for Back-To-School at Family Dollar08:03 EDT Thursday, August 16, 2012 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar, one of the fastest-growing discount retail chains in the United States, is helping students start the school year off right with great savings on hundreds of essential back-to-school items, like notebooks, folders, pens and Elmer's and Crayola products. Plus, students can tote their school tools in style with an expanded assortment of book bags for only $5! “We know that back-to-school shopping can be stressful for families, but thanks to the convenience of your neighborhood Family Dollar store, it doesn't have to be,” said Bob Giles, Divisional Vice President - Merchandise. “As always, we are offering customers a compelling assortment of school supplies at everyday value prices, items like our new Disney, Marvel Comics and Angry Birds licensed items that kids want at prices their parents will love. In fact, students can get a new book bag, plus all their must-have supplies for only 15 dollars. That's value.” In addition, Family Dollar offers a wide-selection of school uniforms at a select number of stores, making back-to-school shopping easier than ever! Teachers can start the school year off right, too, with everyday value prices on hand sanitizer, tissues, disinfecting wipes and snacks. From the basics to the brand names, Family Dollar has students and teachers covered from start to finish this school year. Visit FamilyDollar.com for our latest sale items, coupons and upcoming events every day of the year. 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 7,300 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 Family DollarJoshua Braverman, 704-814-3477Director of Communicationsjbraverman@familydollar.comorBryn Winburn, 704-814-3604Public Relations Managerbwinburn@familydollar.com