DG Dollar General
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): April 27, 2020
|DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction|
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
100 Mission Ridge
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (615) 855-4000
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on|
|Common Stock, par value $0.875 per share||DG||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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|DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.|
On April 27, 2020, Sandra B. Cochran, a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Dollar General Corporation (the “Company”), submitted her resignation from the Board and withdrew as a director nominee for election at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 27, 2020 (the “2020 Annual Meeting”). Ms. Cochran’s service on the Board and its Audit Committee concluded following the close of business on April 27, 2020 (the “Effective Time”). Ms. Cochran resigned to focus on her other responsibilities. Her resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company.
The Board has accepted Ms. Cochran’s resignation and withdrawal as a director nominee and, effective immediately following the Effective Time, reduced the size of the Board from nine to eight and appointed Debra A. Sandler, who the Board has found to be independent for purposes of the New York Stock Exchange listing standards and as defined in the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines for both Board and Audit Committee purposes, to fill the vacancy on the Audit Committee created by Ms. Cochran’s resignation.
Other than Ms. Cochran, the nominees named in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement dated April 2, 2020 (the “Proxy”) will stand for election at the 2020 Annual Meeting. Notwithstanding Ms. Cochran’s resignation and withdrawal as a director nominee, the form of proxy card included in the original distribution of the Proxy remains valid; however, any votes that are submitted with instructions to vote for all the Board’s nominees will be voted only for the eight remaining nominees named in the Proxy.
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.
|Date: April 29, 2020||DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Rhonda M. Taylor|
|Rhonda M. Taylor|
|Executive Vice President and General Counsel|