Media Center

November 30, 2012

Dollar General Joins S&P 500

KKR's private equity portfolio company Dollar General, the nation's largest dollar-store chain with more than 10,000 locations in 40 states, was added to the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Friday, November 30th.  KKR purchased DG in 2007 in a deal valued at $7.3 billion.


Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $66.3 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2012. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. KKR seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to its portfolio companies and through active oversight and monitoring of its investments. KKR complements its investment expertise and strengthens interactions with investors through its client relationships and capital markets platform. KKR is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKR). For additional information, please visit KKR's website at

Kristi Huller
Tel: + 1 212-750-8300