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Hormel Foods CFO to be honored at CFO magazine’s 2012 Women in Finance Awards


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) announced today that Jody H. Feragen, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Hormel Foods, has been nominated for the CFO magazine Women in Finance Awards.

The awards will be presented Tuesday, May 15, at the CFO Women in Finance Conference in New York City.

Feragen joined Hormel Foods in 2000 as treasurer, assuming the title of vice president and treasurer in 2001. She was promoted to vice president of finance and treasurer in 2005 and was named senior vice president and chief financial officer in 2007. She was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer in 2010.

“This nomination is an honor, and I appreciate CFO magazine providing an opportunity to recognize women in leadership roles throughout business,” Feragen said.

CFO magazine’s first-ever Women in Finance Awards will honor all of the women CFOs of the Fortune 500 and the Global 500 for their achievements in reaching the CFO seat at the world’s largest companies – an amazing success, as there are only 65 women CFOs out of the entire group. The awards ceremony will be from noon to 2:00 p.m., preceded by a morning conference focusing on essential skills for succeeding in the C-suite and beyond, effective mentoring and persuasive communications. For more information on the event, go to

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 again named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine in 2011. 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