Dollar General names acting ceo

Goodlettsville, TN — The board of directors at Dollar General has elected Donald Shaffer as acting ceo while the search for a long-term ceo continues. Shaffer will continue to serve in his posts of president and coo. Cal Turner, previously ceo, will become chairman.

"Don Shaffer has played a major role in the company's success," said Turner. "Naming him to this position is a natural decision for us to make."

The company added that no timetable has been set to find a permanent ceo, though Shaffer is on the list of qualified candidates.

A former ceo of Sears Canada, Heilig-Meyers and Western Auto, Shaffer joined Dollar General in 2001.

In September, Turner, who had served as ceo since 1977, announced that he would relinquish his position as ceo and become chairman.

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