Family Dollar Announces Partnership with Healthways to Improve Team Members’ Health and Well-Being

  Family Dollar Announces Partnership with Healthways to Improve Team Members’
  Health and Well-Being

Business Wire

MATTHEWS, N.C. & NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- October 04, 2012

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

“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

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.

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

About Healthways

Healthways is the largest independent global provider of well-being
improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a
time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure
positive change in wellbeing for our customers, which include employers,
integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities
and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support
for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s
health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are
achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in
a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary infrastructure and
delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 40
million people on four continents. Learn more at

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