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

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

Business Wire

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- January 23, 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.

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.

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Dollar General Corporation
Crystal Ghassemi, APR, 615-855-5210
crystal.ghassemi@dollargeneral.com