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FAMILY DOLLAR OPENING 2000TH STORE

 MATTHEWS, N.C., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO), the discount store giant, reaches another milestone on Wednesday, July 28, 1993, with the opening of its 2000th store. Nine new stores will open on that date, including the first store in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire store will be in Allenstown, and the other new stores will be in Bristol, Connecticut; Gainesville, Texas; Gallipolis, Ohio; Hollywood, Florida; two stores in Houston, Texas; St. Francis, Wisconsin; and Wilmington, Delaware. With these openings, Family Dollar will be operating neighborhood discount stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia, ranging as far northwest as Minnesota, northeast to New Hampshire, southeast to Florida, and southwest to Texas. During the last ten years, the Company has added approximately 1,400 stores to the rapidly expanding chain.
 Family Dollar carries a complete line of merchandise for the family and home, including clothing and shoes, health and beauty aids, housewares, small electronics, school supplies, candy, toys, paint and auto supplies.
 Since the Company was founded more than 30 years ago, Family Dollar has been known best for selling quality merchandise at every day low prices. Under a "We Will Not Be Undersold" policy, if Family Dollar's price is not already below any local competitor's advertised price, Family Dollar will meet the competitor's price.
 Family Dollar Stores, Inc., is a publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FDO".
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 /CONTACT: George R. Mahoney Jr., Executive Vice President, Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 704-847-6961/
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