SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Jones Adrian M

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO.
200 WEST STREET

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10282

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
DOLLAR GENERAL CORP [ DG ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/07/2011
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 12/07/2011 S 100 D $39.11 46,413,592 I See Footnotes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Common Stock 12/07/2011 P 100 A $39.06 46,413,692 I See Footnotes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. The Reporting Person is a managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. ("Goldman Sachs"). Goldman Sachs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ("GS Group"). The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herin except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, if any.
2. The shares of common stock, par value $0.875 per share (the "Common Stock"), of Dollar General Corporation (the "Company") reported herein as indirectly purchased and sold were beneficially owned directly by Goldman Sachs and indirectly by GS Group. Without admitting any legal obligation, Goldman Sachs or another wholly-owned subsidiary of GS Group will remit appropriate profits, if any, to the Company.
3. GS Group may be deemed to beneficially own 1,525 restricted stock units that were granted to Adrian M. Jones in his capacity as a director of the Company pursuant to the Amended and Restated 2007 Stock Incentive Plan for Key Employees of Dollar General Corporation and Its Affiliates (the "Plan"). The restricted stock units represent a contingent right to receive shares of Common Stock upon vesting and vest in three equal installments on each of the Company's first, second, and third annual shareholders' meetings immediately following the grant date, which was November 18, 2009. Mr. Jones has an understanding with GS Group pursuant to which he holds such shares for the benefit of GS Group.
4. GS Group also may be deemed to beneficially own 1,038 restricted stock units that were granted to Adrian M. Jones in his capacity as a director of the Company pursuant to the Plan on May 25, 2011. The restricted stock units represent a contingent right to receive shares of Common Stock upon vesting. The shares vest in three equal annual installments of 33 1/3% beginning on May 25, 2012. Mr. Jones has an understanding with GS Group pursuant to which he holds such shares for the benefit of GS Group.
5. GS Group and Goldman Sachs may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 46,411,129 shares of Common Stock of the Company by reason of the indirect beneficial ownership of such shares by certain investment partnerships (the "GS Funds") and GSUIG, L.L.C. ("GSUIG", and together with the GS Funds, the "Investing Entities"). The Investing Entities may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 46,411,129 shares of Common Stock by reason of the direct beneficial ownership of such shares by Buck Holdings, L.P., a limited partnership whose general partner is Buck Holdings, LLC. The membership interests of Buck Holdings, LLC are held by a private investor group, which includes the Investing Entities. Goldman Sachs is the investment manager of the GS Funds. Affiliates of Goldman Sachs and GS Group are the general partner, managing limited partner, managing partner or investment manager of the GS Funds. GSUIG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GS Group.
/s/ Yvette Kosic, Attorney-in-fact 12/09/2011
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