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Dollar General to Open 635 New Stores and Create Approximately 6,000 New Jobs in 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dollar General to Open 635 New Stores and Create Approximately 6,000 New Jobs in 201308:00 EST Wednesday, January 23, 2013 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (Business Wire) -- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) will continue its consistent record of positive job growth in 2013 with the creation of 6,000 new jobs, and the planned addition of 635 new stores and 550 relocations. With the addition of these jobs in 2013, Dollar General will have created approximately 30,000 jobs in the last six years. “Dollar General's continued growth reflects our customers' increasing satisfaction with our everyday low prices and convenience,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. “Further, 2013 will mark another growth milestone as we plan to open the organization's 11,000th store before the year's end when we will begin our 75th anniversary in 2014.” In order to generate a high caliber candidate pool, Dollar General also participates in proactive hiring initiatives such as Paychecks for Patriots that demonstrate the company's commitment to an employee base including veterans.The Paychecks for Patriots program helps resolve the challenges of unemployment facing veterans by equipping the military community with the resources to better access available job opportunities at committed companies. “Dollar General is a thriving organization looking to attract new employees that embody our mission of ‘Serving Others,' which complements the company's efforts to promote from within. We are excited to welcome new talent with a passion for the retail business,” said Bob Ravener, executive vice president and chief people officer. Dollar General's commitment to employee development will also continue in 2013 by using training as an instrumental tool in the company's overall success. Recently, Training magazine recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the second consecutive year. For additional information, please contact the Media Relations Department at 615-855-5210 or via email at crystal.ghassemi@dollargeneral.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking information regarding the Company's job creation expectations and store growth plans. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from that expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the availability of attractive store locations; the absence of occupancy delays; the ability to negotiate favorable lease terms; the ability to hire and train new personnel, especially store managers; the ability to identify customer demand in different geographic areas; general economic conditions; the availability of sufficient funds for expansion; financial and capital market conditions; natural disasters; competition; and other risks. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's control. The Company discusses certain of these factors more fully in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 22, 2012. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they were made. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein. About Dollar General Corporation Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 10,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com. Follow Dollar General: Facebook Twitter YouTube Dollar General CorporationCrystal Ghassemi, APR, 615-855-5210crystal.ghassemi@dollargeneral.com