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Family Dollar Announces Partnership With Healthways To Improve Team Members’ Health And Well-Being

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO), one of the fastest-growing discount retail chains in the United States, announced today a new partnership with Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY), a national leader in health and wellness solutions. This multi-year agreement offers Family Dollar’s Team Members a wide-range of wellness programs to optimize their health and underscores Family Dollar’s strong commitment to proactively engage in activities which encourage healthy living.

“We are proud to offer this new program to our Team Members because fostering opportunities to enhance well-being is crucial to developing a healthy corporate culture and highlights our drive to be a compelling place to work,” said Howard Levine, Family Dollar’s CEO. “We are pleased that, through our partnership with Healthways, our Team Members will have access to transformational technologies and services that are shaping a new age of healthy living.”

As part of the agreement, Family Dollar is offering its estimated 50,000 full-time and part-time Team Members a variety of integrated services, collectively known as the Healthways Well-Being Improvement Solution. Some of these services will include Healthways Well-Being Assessments™, the Well-Being Connect™ web-based personal behavior change application, wellbeingGO™ mobile application, biometric screenings, onsite program management and engagement marketing, health risk coaching, incentive management and wellness competitions and challenges.

“The leadership of one of the country’s fastest growing retailers realizes that to lift their workforce’s well-being is to enhance our nation’s economic productivity,” said Ben R. Leedle, Jr., Healthways president and CEO. “The one proven way to improve employee health and well-being is an effective strategy that engages employees and supports them in making healthy individual lifestyle choices. Given America’s obesity epidemic and increases in lifestyle-related chronic diseases, the commitment to improved well-being by innovative companies like Family Dollar is essential to reversing these trends.”

Healthways was chosen by Family Dollar after a lengthy competitive selection process and assumed responsibility for program management and delivery of services as of October 1.

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