Dollar Tree, Inc. Directors Recommend Declassifying Board

CHESAPEAKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR), the nation's leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, announced today that its Board of Directors will recommend at the Annual Meeting in 2010 that its shareholders support an amendment to the Company's articles of incorporation to declassify the Board.

"Throughout our history, Dollar Tree has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to serving the interests of our shareholders," said President and CEO Bob Sasser. "We continually review our governance policies and amend those policies where necessary to reflect evolving industry standards for best practices in corporate governance. Over the past few years, our Board has enacted several significant governance changes, including separating the roles of Chairman and CEO, appointing an independent lead director, adopting a majority vote policy for uncontested director elections, and eliminating supermajority vote requirements from the Articles of Incorporation. The change announced today is a continuation of our long-standing practice."

Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 Company, operated 3,717 stores in 48 states as of August 1, 2009, with total retail selling square footage of 31.4 million. To learn more about the Company, visit the Company's website,

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    Source: Dollar Tree, Inc.