Hormel Foods Announces Advancements

  Hormel Foods Announces Advancements

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Minn. -- July 2, 2014

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that as a result of its
definitive agreement to acquire CytoSport Holdings, Inc., maker of Muscle
Milk^® products, Greg N. Longstreet, Tom J. Miskowski and Steven E. Orcutt
will assume leadership roles with CytoSport, based in Benicia, Calif.

  *Longstreet, president of Farmer John, Vernon, Calif., has been named the
    chief executive officer of CytoSport.
  *Miskowski, president of Century Foods International (CFI), Sparta, Wis.,
    has been named chief operating officer of CytoSport and will maintain his
    responsibilities as president of CFI.
  *Orcutt, director and business unit controller, Grocery Products and
    consumer product sales, Corporate Office (Austin, Minn.), has been named
    chief financial officer of CytoSport.

“Congratulations to Greg, Tom and Steve on their advancements,” said Donald H.
Kremin, group vice president of Specialty Foods. “We look forward to their
continued leadership in this exciting new part of the business.”

Longstreet began his career in 1992 as a sales representative in Grocery
Products in the District of Columbia. After holding several sales and
marketing roles within the organization and a few years away from the company,
he rejoined in 2006 and assumed his current role as president of Farmer John
in 2007.

Miskowski began his career with Hormel Foods in 2000 as senior financial
officer at Century Foods International, coming to the company with an
extensive accounting background. In 2002, he assumed his current role as
president of CFI.

Orcutt began his career in 1984 as an accountant at the Austin (Minn.) Plant.
He held several accounting and management positions within the company before
he assumed his current role as director and business unit controller of
Grocery Products and consumer products sales in 2013.

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 2013, 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 sixth year in a row. Hormel Foods was
recognized on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America’s Top 100 Military
Friendly Employers in 2012 and 2013, and named one of the 2014 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.


Hormel Foods
Media Contact:
Julie H. Craven, 507-437-5345
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