Family Dollar Names Scott T. Zucker Senior Vice President - Merchandise Operations

  Family Dollar Names Scott T. Zucker Senior Vice President - Merchandise
  Operations

Business Wire

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- March 25, 2013

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced that it has named Scott
T. Zucker to the newly created position of SVP - Merchandise Operations. Mr.
Zucker will be responsible for driving the strategy and execution of
merchandise initiatives, category management, merchandise planning and
replenishment.  In his new role, he will report to Michael Bloom, President
and Chief Operating Officer.

"Meeting the needs of our customers and Team Members is critical to our
mission of being a compelling place to shop and work. This new alignment will
allow for improved execution, simplified operational processes, inventory
optimization and faster strategic decision-making,” said Mr. Bloom. “Scott
brings a wealth of leadership and experience in merchandising, supply chain
planning and information technology, all of which will provide tremendous
support of our long-term strategic goals.”

Mr. Zucker joined Family Dollar in 2006 as Divisional Vice President –
Pricing. In 2007 he was promoted to VP - Merchandise Operations, and most
recently, Mr. Zucker served as VP - IT Solutions.

Prior to joining Family Dollar, Mr. Zucker was with BearingPoint Consulting
where he had the opportunity to work with a number of large retail
organizations. After graduating from Davidson College, he started his retail
career with Belk. He earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte in 1997.

About Family Dollar

Beginning with one store in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1959, the Company
currently operates more than 7,600 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, 704-708-1653
Public Relations Manager
bwinburn@familydollar.com
http://www.familydollar.com