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Hormel Foods Donates One Semi-trailer Load of Product for Flood Relief Efforts in Minot, N.D.

AUSTIN, Minn. | June 27, 2011
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced a donation of 55,000 Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals to a Feeding America food bank to aid in relief efforts for Minot, N.D., following the recent flooding in the area.

“We send our condolences to everyone affected by the historic floodwaters,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “We hope these meals provide a convenient option for those individuals seeking a quick meal.”

Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals are 10-ounce satisfying meals that feature quality chicken, beef or turkey as well as flavorful vegetables and pasta, potatoes or rice. They do not need to be frozen or refrigerated and can be microwaved in the tray in 90 seconds.

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 branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was named one of "The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes in 2010. 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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