CORRECTING and REPLACING Central Garden & Pet Receives Noteworthy Recognition from Major Retailers

George Roeth's quote in the fourth paragraph should read, "We are honored to be recognized by two of our largest customers..." (instead of "We are honored to be recognized by two of our two largest customers..."

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CENTRAL GARDEN & PET RECEIVES NOTEWORTHY RECOGNITION FROM MAJOR RETAILERS

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, announced today that it has received recognition from Lowe's and Walmart for excellence in the lawn and garden segment. Central was recognized for its partnership in delivering meaningful innovation, value-added products, and superior service.

Last week, Lowe's presented Central with one of its three Vendor Partner of the Year awards, the highest honor Lowe's bestows upon its suppliers. The award was given for Central's collaboration on Lowe's private label products including Sta-Green fertilizer and grass seed, as well as Central's branded products including Pennington grass seed and Amdro Quick Kill insecticide products. Lowe's also named Central Garden & Pet as its Lawn & Garden Supplier of the Year for the second consecutive year.

At the end of August, Central received three awards from Walmart, after having been nominated for eight awards in the lawn and garden category. The honors included Lawn & Garden Supplier of the Year, the Innovation award, and Walmart's H3 award - standing for Humble, Hustle, and Hungry. Central was recognized for the development of private label product at Walmart, as well as excellence in sales, people, and inventory management.

George Roeth, President & CEO of Central Garden & Pet commented, "We are honored to be recognized by two of our largest customers, who we have been partnering with for over 40 years, and who share our commitment to bringing innovative, efficacious and value-added products to consumers. These awards validate Central's strategic alignment initiative and I want to thank all our employees for their dedication and hard work in delivering best-in-class collaboration and execution to our customers."

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 ®, 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 under the PENNINGTON ® brand. 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 AQUEON ®, CORALIFE ®, SEGREST and ZILLA ®; bird & small animal and the brands KAYTEE ®, Forti-Diet ® and CRITTER TRAIL ®; dog & cat and the brands TFH , NYLABONE ®, FOUR PAWS ®, IMS , CADET ®, DMC™, K&H Pet Products ®, PINNACLE ® and AVODERM ®; and equine and the brands FARNAM ®, HORSE HEALTH and VITAFLEX ®. 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 4,100 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.

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