SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 3, 2012
Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
P.O. Box 1017, 10401 Monroe Road
Charlotte, North Carolina
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (704) 847-6961
appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to
simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any
of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):
⃞ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
⃞ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
⃞ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
⃞ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On October 3, 2012, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a news release that reported earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended August 25, 2012, and provided guidance for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2013. A copy of the news release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 3, 2012, the Company will hold a conference call to discuss
its earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended August 25,
2012, and other matters relating to the Company’s plans, operations and
financial condition. A copy of the presentation used during the
conference call will be available at the time of the call in the
Investor Relations area of the Company’s website at www.familydollar.com.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99 – News Release dated October 3, 2012
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
FAMILY DOLLAR STORES, INC.
|Date:||October 3, 2012||By:||
/s/ James C. Snyder, Jr.
James C. Snyder, Jr.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and