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Hormel Foods Announces New Online Alumni Community

Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the launch of for alumni of the company — retirees and surviving spouses of retirees — who want to stay connected with the latest company news and to connect with one another.

“We are excited to provide this website for our retirees,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “Retirees can stay up-to-date on company news and information and can connect and interact with each other through features that are easy to use.”

Highlights of the site include the ability to:

Post news and events;
-Sell and buy items through classified listings;
-Honor company retirees who have passed away;
-Post volunteer opportunities;
-Join groups;
-Connect with and send messages to other retirees; and
-View company news and information.

“Research has shown that our retirees are active online and want a resource like this site,” Craven said. “Through the site, our retirees can easily stay connected with each other and the company.”

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. Hormel Foods was named one of “The 400 Best Big Companies in America” by Forbes magazine for 10 consecutive years. 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