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Dollar General Corporation Announces Share Repurchases of $200 Million

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the completion of $200 million in share repurchases of its common stock in the open market. "The strength of our balance sheet coupled with our strong cash flow generation makes this an opportune time to return cash to our shareholders. We are committed to optimizing our capital structure, while ... read more

Dollar General Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

First Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 2.6%; Total Sales Improved 8.5% Reported First Quarter EPS of $0.67; Adjusted EPS of $0.71, up 13% Company Updates Financial Outlook GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported record sales, operating profit and net income for its fiscal 2013 first quarter (13 weeks) ended May 3, 2013. “For the ... read more

Dollar General Corporation Announces Upcoming Webcasts; Provides First Quarter Earnings Conference Call Information

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding its 2013 first quarter earnings conference call and upcoming webcasts for investors and the financial community. 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders – May 29 Dollar General plans to webcast its 2013 annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at ... read more

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Over $6 Million to More Than 725 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.

Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to announce the award of over $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of ... read more

Dollar General Hosts Nationwide Hiring Fair on Saturday, May 18

Extensive event held as part of the major retailer’s effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Saturday, May 18, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) will host a nationwide career fair at approximately 170 locations in the 40 states the retailer serves to recruit external candidates as part of its efforts to hire 10,000 new employees in May. A comprehensive ... read more

Dollar General Seeks to Hire 10,000 New Employees in May

Major retailer recruits candidates through nationwide hiring fairs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To support its strong growth and fill current vacancies, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is planning to hire 10,000 new employees in May for its store and distribution center locations. Career fairs to recruit candidates will be held throughout the month in the 40 states the company serves. ... read more

Dollar General Corporation Announces Offering of $1.3 Billion of Senior Notes

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (the “Company”) today announced an offering of $1.3 billion of Senior Notes due 2018 and Senior Notes due 2023 (collectively, the "Notes"). Concurrently with and conditioned upon the issuance of the Notes, the Company expects to enter into new senior unsecured credit facilities consisting of a $1.0 billion ... read more

Dollar General Corporation Announces 30.0 Million Share Secondary Offering

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced an underwritten secondary public offering of 30.0 million common shares. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by the Company in this offering, and it will not receive any proceeds from the offering. In connection with the offering, certain of the selling ... read more

Dollar General Announces Upcoming Retirement of Susan Lanigan, EVP and General Counsel

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that Susan Lanigan, executive vice president and general counsel, has decided to retire from Dollar General later this year after nearly 11 years with the company. “Susan’s career has been nothing short of remarkable at Dollar General. Her knowledge of complex legal and regulatory issues has ... read more

Dollar General Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Fourth Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 3.0%; Full Year Same-Store Sales Increased 4.7% Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.97, including $0.02 per share impact of retroactive income tax credits Full Year Adjusted EPS of $2.91; Full Year Reported EPS of $2.85 Company Increases Share Repurchase Authorization by $500 Million Company Provides Strong 2013 Financial Outlook GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS ... read more