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

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

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Minn. -- April 15, 2013

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that it was ranked the
top Minnesota-based company (No. 31) on the 14^th annual Corporate
Responsibility (CR) Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. This is the
fifth consecutive year Hormel Foods has been recognized on the list.

“We are honored to be recognized as an outstanding corporate citizen for our
efforts,” said Julie H. Craven, vice president of corporate communications at
Hormel Foods. “Corporate responsibility is true team effort at Hormel Foods —
it is something we focus on and it represents our work in the areas of people,
process, performance, products and philanthropy.”

According to the magazine, the list documents 298 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 2012 report will be released in May.

Visit www.hormelfoods.com/csr to learn more about corporate responsibility and
sustainability at Hormel Foods and to view the 2011 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 Dividend Aristocrats for 2012, Maplecroft Climate Innovation
Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one
of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for
the fourth year in a row. Hormel Foods debuted on the G.I. Jobs magazine list
of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012. 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.


Hormel Foods Corporation
Julie H. Craven, 507-437-5345
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