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Dollar General To Open 635 New Stores And Create Approximately 6,000 New Jobs In 2013

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 11,000 th store before the year’s end when we will begin our 75 th 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.

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