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Hormel Foods Matches Employee Donations to Help Haiti

AUSTIN, Minn. | January 14, 2010
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) announced today it will match employee donations up to $25,000 for relief efforts to help those in Haiti affected by the earthquake. All contributions will support the American Red Cross.

"Hormel Foods employees are saddened by the devastation caused by the earthquake and want to help," said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this disaster, as well as the relief volunteers and organizations."

Hormel Foods donated more than $4.2 million for hunger and humanitarian aid efforts to charitable organizations in fiscal year 2009. This support included more than 1 million pounds of product to help relieve hunger through organizations such as Feeding America.

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring quality, value-added brands to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and in each of the past 10 years, Hormel Foods was named one of "The 400 Best Big Companies in America" by Forbes magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com.

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