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Hormel Foods Donates Product for Flood Relief Efforts in South Carolina

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October 15, 2015

Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced a donation of two semi-trailer loads of product to assist with the relief efforts in South Carolina due to recent flooding.

The donation of one semi-trailer of Austin Market™ canned luncheon loaf and one semi-trailer load of Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals will go to Feeding America food banks in area to help feed those in need.
“Those affected by these devastating floods are in our thoughts and prayers,” said Wendy A. Watkins, vice president of corporate communications. “We hope this donation will help the people in need during this difficult time.”
The donation of Austin Market™ canned luncheon loaf and Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals will provide a source of shelf-stable protein for the people of the area.

Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals are satisfying meals that feature quality chicken, beef or turkey as well as flavorful vegetables and pasta, potatoes or rice. Convenient for relief efforts, they are a source of protein, do not need to be frozen or refrigerated and can be microwaved in the tray in 60 seconds. Additionally, these meals are fully cooked and can be eaten straight from the package for those without access to electricity.

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 500 Dividend Aristocrats for 2014, 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 seventh year in a row. Hormel Foods was also recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine, on the 2015 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2015 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.