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Family Dollar Names Colin McGinnis, Senior Vice President – Store Operations Support

Friday, October 26, 2012

Family Dollar Names Colin McGinnis, Senior Vice President – Store Operations Support08:30 EDT Friday, October 26, 2012 MATTHEWS, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced that it has named Colin McGinnis to the position of Senior Vice President-Store Operations Support, Store Development & Procurement. Mr. McGinnis will report to Barry Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Store Operations. "Over the last several years, we have expanded our assortment to be more relevant to our customers, and we have improved our store standards to make our stores easier to shop,” said Mr. Sullivan. “Through Colin's leadership and store operations experience we intend to improve how we take care of our stores and our Team Members.” Mr. McGinnis joined Family Dollar in August of 2004 as a Regional Vice President, where he was the Operations lead on the development of the Store of the Future project. In 2006, he was named VP of Store Operations Support & Process Improvement. Most recently, Mr. McGinnis added additional responsibility for Store Services, Procurement and Store Development. Prior to joining Family Dollar, Mr. McGinnis held positions of increasing responsibility with a national drug store chain. About Family Dollar Beginning with one store in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1959, the Company currently operates more than 7,400 stores in 45 states. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a Fortune 300 company, is based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte and is a 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 Dollar Stores, Inc.Bryn Winburn, 704-814-3604Public Relations Managerbwinburn@familydollar.comhttp://www.familydollar.com