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

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

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- October 26, 2012

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.

Contact:

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
Bryn Winburn, 704-814-3604
Public Relations Manager
bwinburn@familydollar.com
http://www.familydollar.com