Beth Springer Nominated to Join Central Garden & Pet Board of Directors

  Beth Springer Nominated to Join Central Garden & Pet Board of Directors

Business Wire

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- January 10, 2013

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) (NASDAQ:CENTA) announced today the
nomination of M. Beth Springer for election to the Company’s Board of
Directors at Central's Annual Meeting of Stockholders on February 11, 2013.
Ms. Springer is a former executive of The Clorox Company, where she spent 21
years, most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager from
January 2009 to April 2011.

“Beth is a seasoned and accomplished consumer executive with extensive
experience in setting long-term corporate strategy, general management,
brand-building and marketing, making her a terrific addition to Central’s
Board,” said Bill Brown, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Central.
“Beth’s insight and expertise will be enormously valuable to Central as we
continue to transition to an integrated branded consumer products company.”

Ms. Springer held a number of executive positions during her tenure at Clorox.
Under her leadership as Executive Vice President and General Manager of
International & Natural Personal Care, the businesses she headed were among
the fastest growing at Clorox. Beth helped drive significant improvements in
cost structures and processes.

Previously, Ms. Springer served as Clorox’s Group Vice President, Strategy and
Growth from 2007 to 2009, a newly-created role in which she oversaw strategy
and business development. Prior to that position, she was Group Vice President
and General Manager, Specialty Division from 2005 to 2007 and Vice President
and General Manager, Glad Products Business Unit from 2002 through 2004. Ms.
Springer joined Clorox in 1990 as an associate marketing manager for household
products and subsequently held marketing positions of increasing
responsibility.

Ms. Springer is a Trustee and Co-Chair of the Development Committee of Bryn
Mawr College, and previously served as a member of the boards of Catalyst
Western Region, Business for Diplomatic Action and CuriOdyssey Museum for
Environmental Education.

Ms. Springer holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Bryn Mawr College and
a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University.

About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of
quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets.
Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty
independent and mass retailers. Participating categories in Lawn & Garden
include: Grass seed and the brands PENNINGTON®, SMART SEED® and THE REBELS®;
wild bird feed and the brand PENNINGTON®; weed and insect control and the
brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, IRONITE® and OVER-N-OUT®; and decorative outdoor patio
products and the brands NORCAL POTTERY®, NEW ENGLAND POTTERY® and MATTHEWS
FOUR SEASONS™. We also provide a host of other regional and
application-specific garden brands and supplies. Participating categories in
Pet include: Animal health and the brands ADAMS™ and ZODIAC®; aquatics and
reptile and the brands OCEANIC SYSTEMS®, AQUEON® and ZILLA®; bird & small
animal and the brands KAYTEE®, SUPER PET® and CRITTER TRAIL®; dog & cat and
the brands TFH™, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, PINNACLE® and AVODERM®; and equine and
the brands FARNAM®, VITA FLEX® and HORSE HEALTH™ PRODUCTS. We also provide a
host of other application-specific pet brands and supplies. Central Garden &
Pet Company is based in Walnut Creek, California, and has approximately 3,600
employees, primarily in North America. For additional information on Central
Garden & Pet Company, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please
visit the Company’s website at www.central.com.

Contact:

Central Garden & Pet Company
Steve Zenker, 925-948-3657
Investor Relations
 
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