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Dold Foods Plans Expansion and New Job Opportunities

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August 7, 2017

Wichita, Kan.

Dold Foods (Wichita, Kan.), the local manufacturing plant of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced plans today that it will add a 156,000 square-foot expansion to its location.

The planned expansion will be to add more production lines for the Hormel Foods bacon items produced at the facility which will help meet consumer demand for the products.

As a result of the planned expansion and new production lines, Dold Foods plans to hire approximately 380 new positions.

“We are thrilled to be able to grow our business here in Wichita and offer our community new job opportunities,” said Joe Peine, Dold Foods plant manager. “We have a dedicated team at Dold Foods and making this investment in our area will allow us to continue to add new team members.”

The planned expansion is scheduled to begin construction shortly with a targeted completion date in early 2019.

Employment applications for Dold Foods will be available around spring 2018 and can be obtained at the Kansas WorkForce location at 21st and Amidon in Wichita and at the Dold Foods location during active hiring periods.

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the ninth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://2015csr.hormelfoods.com/.