1970-1979

1970 – Family Dollar goes public, offering common stock at $14.50/share (adjusted for stock splits each share is now equivalent to 162 shares).
1971 – 2 for 1 split of common stock. 100th store opens.
1972 – Common stock begins trading on American Stock Exchange. 2 for 1 split of common stock.
1974 – Distribution Center opens in Matthews, NC. 200th store opens.
1976 – First quarterly cash dividend on common stock is declared.
1977 – Annual sales exceed $100 million.
1978 – 300th store opens.
1979 – Common stock begins trading on New York Stock Exchange.