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Hormel Foods on 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for Fifth Consecutive Year

AUSTIN, Minn. | April 15, 2013

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that it was ranked the top Minnesota-based company (No. 31) on the 14th annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. This is the fifth consecutive year Hormel Foods has been recognized on the list.

“We are honored to be recognized as an outstanding corporate citizen for our efforts,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “Corporate responsibility is true team effort at Hormel Foods — it is something we focus on and it represents our work in the areas of people, process, performance, products and philanthropy.”

According to the magazine, the list documents 298 data points of disclosure and performance measures from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy. The list ranks the Russell 1000 index.
Hormel Foods publicly discloses information about its dedication to corporate responsibility each year through the Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report and several other initiatives. The 2012 report will be released in May.

Visit www.hormelfoods.com/csr to learn more about corporate responsibility and sustainability at Hormel Foods and to view the 2011 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report.

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 (S&P) 500 Index, S&P Dividend Aristocrats for 2012, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fourth year in a row. Hormel Foods debuted on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012. 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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