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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $7.1 Million to Over 900 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (NYSE: DG) awarded more than $7.1 million in grants to support adult, family and summer literacy programs to over 900 schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations across the 43 states Dollar General serves. “Consistent ... read more

Dollar General Building New Distribution Center in Central Georgia

New Distribution Center is expected to create more than 500 jobs in Butts and Spalding Counties GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced it purchased land in Jackson, Georgia, which sits in both Butts and Spalding counties, to serve as the location for the new distribution center the company plans to construct in the central part of the ... read more

Dollar General Announces Goal of Selling 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General is committed to providing high quality, in-shell eggs at affordable prices to meet the needs of our customers. Affordability is critically important to the Dollar General customer, and eggs are often a primary source of protein for their families. Our in-store testing revealed our customers are not willing to pay a higher price for ... read more

Dollar General Launches Its 50th Reading Revolution With a Surprise $50,000 Donation to Florida Elementary School

GOODLETTSVILLE, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/27/16 -- This morning, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) surprised a Punta Gorda, Florida elementary school with $50,000, launching the company's 50th Reading Revolution and marking the $2 million donation milestone of the program. Since its inception in 2013, Dollar General's Reading Revolutions have made a meaningful impact across the communities it serves ... read more

Dollar General Provides Outline of Strategic Plans to Deliver on Its Growth Model; Company Announces Plans to Accelerate New Store Openings to 1,000 in 2017

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will outline its strategic plans to support the Company’s financial growth model at its 2016 Investor Conference to be held tomorrow. Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer, will provide an update on key initiatives to support the Company’s long-term strategic plans aimed at delivering total annual ... read more

Dollar General Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results; Board of Directors Increases Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend by 14%

Full Year Net Sales Increased 7.7%; Full Year Same-Store Sales Increased 2.8% Fourth Quarter Net Sales Increased 7.0%; Fourth Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 2.2% 13% EPS Growth for Fiscal 2015; Fiscal 2015 EPS of $3.95 and Adjusted Fiscal 2015 EPS of $3.96 Company Outlines Long-Term Financial Growth Model Company Plans Share Repurchases of Approximately $1.0 Billion in Fiscal 2016 ... read more

Dollar General to Host Fourth Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call on March 10

Company to Webcast Investor Day Presentation on March 24 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and full year ended January 29, 2016, on Thursday, March 10, 2016. In connection with the announcement, Todd Vasos, chief executive officer, and John Garratt, chief financial officer, will ... read more

Dollar General Names Michael M. Calbert as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Rick Dreiling to Retire as a Member and the Chairman of the Board GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that Rick Dreiling will step down as a member and the chairman of the board of directors of Dollar General effective January 29, 2016 and it has named Michael M. “Mike” Calbert as non-executive chairman effective January 30, 2016. ... read more

Dollar General Names John W. Garratt as Chief Financial Officer

Anita C. Elliott appointed Chief Accounting Officer GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the promotion of John W. Garratt to executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective December 2, 2015. Garratt has served as Dollar General’s interim CFO since June 2015 and previously served as its senior vice president of ... read more

Dollar General Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend will be payable on January 6, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 23, 2015. About Dollar General Corporation Dollar General ... read more
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