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March 11, 2016 17:30 ET

Dollar General Donates $25,000 and Collects Donations to Support American Red Cross

Major Discount Retailer Aids in Flood Relief in Keeping With Its Mission of Serving Others

GOODLETTSVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - March 11, 2016) -  Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross to provide aid to individuals and communities impacted by recent floods. Additionally, all Dollar General stores across the 43 states it serves have immediately begun collecting donations to further support ongoing relief efforts by the American Red Cross.

"Dollar General is deeply committed to our mission of Serving Others and helping the communities we call home in their time of need," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief executive officer. "Through our partnership with the American Red Cross, we are working to provide resources to aid those affected by the floods, as well as support recovery efforts."

Over the past five years, Dollar General has donated more than $2.2 million to support the American Red Cross through corporate donations and in-store collections to better support recovery efforts and serve communities across the country.

"Even as the waters recede, these floods continue to have an impact on the lives of people across the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and in the surrounding areas," said Don Herring, Chief Development Officer for the Red Cross. "In the midst of our response, I wanted to take a moment to thank Dollar General for their generous support of the American Red Cross. Because of longstanding partners like Dollar General, we're able to be there in the aftermath of these floods as well as continue our support of those facing countless other disasters across the country."

Customers interested in making a donation to the American Red Cross may do so at their time of purchase at Dollar General stores through March 25, 2016.

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About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. 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, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 12,483 stores in 43 states as of January 29, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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