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Hormel Foods on 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for Seventh Consecutive Year

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April 22, 2015

Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that it has been recognized on the 16th annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for the seventh consecutive year, coming in at No. 44.

“We are proud of the accomplishments we have made through our corporate responsibility program, which focuses on our people, processes, performance, products and philanthropy,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel Foods. “It is truly an honor to be recognized as an outstanding corporate citizen for the seventh consecutive year.”

According to the magazine, the list documents 303 data points of disclosure and performance measures from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy. The list ranks the Russell 1000 index.

Hormel Foods publicly discloses information about its dedication to corporate responsibility each year through the Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report and several other initiatives. The 2014 report will be released in June.

Visit www.hormelfoods.com/csr to learn more about corporate responsibility at Hormel Foods and to view the 2013 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report.

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. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com.