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Hormel Foods Announces Move of SPAM® Museum to Downtown Austin

Ettinger 2014 SPAM Museum press conference
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May 13, 2014

Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that the company’s SPAM® Museum will be relocating to downtown Austin in support of the community’s Vision 2020 project assisting with the revitalization of the city’s historic downtown area.

After 13 years at its current location at Corporate Office South, the SPAM®Museum will be relocated to Main St. between 2nd and 4th Ave NE.

“We are excited about the relocation of the SPAM®Museum, and hope it will be a catalyst to both downtown Austin and to other Vision 2020 projects,” said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods. “Our company is committed to helping the community grow and thrive.”

In addition to Hormel Foods, organizations involved in the project include: The Hormel Foundation, City of Austin, Port Authority, Development Corporation of Austin & Mower County, Vision 2020, Austin Area Chamber of Commerce, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, Austin Main Street Project, Austin Area Commission for the Arts, and the Austin Housing & Redevelopment Authority.

The design process for the museum will begin in July with the anticipated public opening in the spring of 2016.

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 2013, was named the 2013 Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, and was again named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the sixth year in a row. Hormel Foods was recognized on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012 and 2013, and named one of the 2014 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive 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 https://www.hormelfoods.com.