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Dollar General Celebrates Schools and Teachers as “Every Day Heroes”

  Dollar General Celebrates Schools and Teachers as “Every Day Heroes”

          Dollar General Makes a $10,000 Donation to Kentucky School

Business Wire

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- August 26, 2013

Dollar General’s Every Day Heroes program recognizes ordinary people doing
extraordinary deeds and this September, Dollar General, in partnership with
Procter & Gamble® (P&G), will celebrate and honor our nation’s schools and
teachers. Through their “Success Starts Here” national marketing campaign,
including an advertorial in Better Homes & Gardens, the program recognizes
Boone County High School in Florence, Ky. and one of its teachers, Kimberly
Shearer.

In honor of Kimberly Shearer and educators everywhere, Dollar General made a
$10,000 donation to Boo ...

In honor of Kimberly Shearer and educators everywhere, Dollar General made a
$10,000 donation to Boone County High School in Florence, Ky. (Photo: Business
Wire)

Shearer is a wife and mother, as well as an English teacher at Boone County
High School. Her recognition as the Kentucky Teacher of the Year in 2012 is
due in part to her strong advocacy of 21^st century literacy skills and
strengths in teaching students how to evaluate information, collaborate,
master technology and to become life-long readers.

In honor of Kimberly Shearer and educators everywhere, Dollar General is
making a $10,000 donation to Boone County High School to help meet the needs
of its diverse student body.

“Kimberly exemplifies the role model teacher by working early mornings and
late evenings to ensure her students receive the education she knows they
deserve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief
merchandising officer. “She embodies the Dollar General Every Day Hero through
her dedication to her students by preparing them for the future and her
students will undoubtedly benefit from her passion for teaching today’s
youths.”

“I’m honored to represent our nation’s schools as an Every Day Hero and to be
recognized for doing something that I truly love, which is helping students
learn through technology,” Shearer says. “Technology ensures our students have
unlimited access to information. While this is exciting, it’s also
overwhelming. They must be able to sort through all this information and
separate the credible from the unreliable.”

Dollar General is proud to support literacy and education initiatives that
help others improve their lives with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has
awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping
more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or
continued education.

Dollar General offers its customers great value and convenience, as well as
national brands at bargain prices. Dollar General carries top brands like
Tide, Gain, Downy and Febreze. Customers can receive additional savings
through the P&G brandSAVER on September 1.

Dollar General’s Every Day Heroes® program has also recognized community
leaders, literacy volunteers, military veterans and many others in the
communities it serves. From moms and dads to neighbors and coaches, Dollar
General is proud to celebrate the people and institutions that make a
difference.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 75
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.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves approximately 4.8billion people around the world with its brands.
The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality,
leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®,
Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®,
Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®,
Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella®, and Whisper®.The P&G
community includes operations in approximately70countries worldwide. Please
visithttp://www.pg.comfor the latest news and in-depth information about P&G
and its brands.

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Contact:

For Procter & Gamble
Iris Shaffer, 708-799-6284
ishaffer@bluechipww.com
or
Kathryn Hastie, 847-418-8098
khastie@bluechipww.com
 
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