Dollar General Announces Upcoming Retirement of Susan Lanigan, EVP and General Counsel
Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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 contributed to
our success as a company and made her a trusted business advisor to me.
She leaves a great legacy through her work at the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation and the exceptional teams she leaves behind,” said
Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “I am grateful for
Susan’s business partnership and her friendship over the last five
years, and I wish her the very best in the future.”
“Dollar General is a great company, with exceptional leaders on our
board and in management,” said Lanigan. “I am incredibly lucky to have
worked with Rick for the past five years and to have witnessed so many
dramatic improvements to the business during that time.”
Lanigan has served as Dollar General’s EVP and general counsel since
2005. She joined the company as vice president and general counsel in
2002 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2003. During that
time, she has helped to guide the company through significant,
transformative transactions including the leveraged buyout by KKR in
2007 and the company’s return to the public markets in 2009.
Before joining Dollar General, Lanigan was general counsel for Zale
Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, she was in-house counsel at
Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta. She began her career as a litigation
associate at Troutman Sanders law firm, also in Atlanta.
Dollar General has started a search for a successor and will consider
both internal and external candidates for the job.
Dollar General Corporation Investor Contacts: Mary Winn
Gordon, 615-855-5536 or Emma Jo Kauffman, 615-855-5525 or Media
Contacts: Dan MacDonald, 615-855-5209 or Crystal