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FAMILY DOLLAR REPORTS SALES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, AND FOR THE SECOND QUARTER

 FAMILY DOLLAR REPORTS SALES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY,
 AND FOR THE SECOND QUARTER
 MATTHEWS, N.C., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO), a discount store chain operating 1,791 stores in 29 states, reported sales for the month of February 1992 of approximately $87.9 million, or approximately 37 percent above sales of $64.1 million for the month of February 1991. Sales in comparable stores for the month of February 1992 increased approximately 30 percent above comparable store sales for the month of February 1991.
 For the second quarter ended Feb. 29, 1992, sales were approximately $317.8 million, or approximately 23.5 percent above sales of $257.2 million for the second quarter ended Feb. 28, 1991. Sales in comparable stores for the second quarter ended Feb. 29, 1992, increased approximately 17 percent above comparable store sales for the second quarter ended Feb. 28, 1991.
 There were 29 days in February 1992 compared to 28 days in February 1991, and the extra day was a Saturday. This extra day aided total and comparable store sales in February 1992 by approximately 9 percent. For the second quarter ended Feb. 29 1992, this extra day aided total and comparable store sales by approximately 2 percent.
 For the six months ended Feb. 29, 1992, sales were approximately $581.7 million, or approximately 20.5 percent above sales of $481.9 million for the six months ended Feb. 28, 1991. Sales in comparable stores for the six months ended Feb. 29, 1992, increased approximately 14.5 percent above comparable store sales for the six months ended Feb. 28, 1991.
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 /CONTACT: George R. Mahoney, Jr., Executive Vice President, Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 704-847-6961/
 (FDO) CO: Family Dollar Stores, Inc. ST: North Carolina IN: REA SU:


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