|WHEN:||Thursday, August 23, 2012|
|8:30 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. ET)|
|WEBCAST:||To listen to a live Webcast of the conference call, go to the company’s Web site, http://www.hormelfoods.com, and click on Investors, and you will find a link under the Webcast heading on the page.|
|PHONE:||Dial toll-free – 877-941-0844 at least 10 minutes prior to the call.|
|From outside the United States, call 480-629-9835. Please note: all dial-in participants should quote the conference ID of 4556709 to access the call.|
|If you have difficulty accessing the call, please contact:|
|REPLAY:||You can listen to a taped replay beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT on Thursday, August 23, 2012, until 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, September 6, 2012.|
|In the United States, call 800-406-7325|
|International, call 303-590-3030|
|The access code is: 4556709|
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) invites you to participate in a conference call with Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, and Jody H. Feragen, executive vice president and chief financial officer, to discuss the company’s third quarter results. The company will issue its earnings release before the markets open on Thursday, August 23, 2012, and will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. ET).
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 500 Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, and was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fourth year in a row 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.