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FAMILY DOLLAR REPORTS SALES FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1992

 FAMILY DOLLAR REPORTS SALES FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1992
 MATTHEWS, N.C., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO), a discount store chain operating 1,900 stores in 31 states, reported sales for the month of October 1992 of approximately $106.8 million, or 23 percent above sales of $86.6 million for the month of October 1991. Sales in comparable stores for the month of October 1992 increased approximately 14.5 percent above comparable store sales for the month of October 1991.
 Sales were aided by a fifth Saturday in October 1992 compared to four Saturdays in October 1991. In November 1992 sales will be adversely affected by the fact that there are four Saturdays in November this year compared to five Saturdays in November last year.
 For the two months ended October 31, 1992, sales were approximately $198.2 million or 24 percent above sales of $159.9 million for the first two months of the prior fiscal year. Sales in comparable stores for the two months ended October 31, 1992, increased approximately 15 percent above comparable store sales for the first two months of the prior fiscal year.
 -0- 11/5/92
 /CONTACT: George Mahoney, Executive Vice President, Family Dollar Stores, 704-847-6961/
 (FDO) CO: Family Dollar Stores, Inc. ST: North Carolina IN: REA SU: ERN


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