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Central Garden & Pet Company is Named Walmart Outdoor Living Supplier of the Year

  Central Garden & Pet Company is Named Walmart Outdoor Living Supplier of the
  Year

Business Wire

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- March 21, 2013

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) (NASDAQ: CENTA), a leading
innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn and
garden and pet supplies markets, today announced it was named as Walmart’s
Outdoor Living Supplier of the Year. In addition, Central won the People Award
for Walmart’s Home Division. Walmart annually recognizes its top suppliers
that demonstrate superior customer service.

“Winning not just one but two awards from Walmart is a tremendous honor
considering the standard of excellence that Walmart instills in every aspect
of its business,” said John Ranelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Central Garden & Pet. “Achievements like these represent a collective,
company-wide effort to understand our consumer and work in concert with
Walmart as partners to drive meaningful value for the consumer. These are core
principles we live every day at Central. I thank Walmart and our dedicated
employees for this great honor. We will continue to build on our long history
of collaboration with Walmart to beautify the outdoors and enrich peoples’
lives.”

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^TM 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
VP of Investor Relations & Communications