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Hormel Foods Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hormel Foods Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend08:31 EDT Tuesday, September 28, 2010 AUSTIN, Minn. (Business Wire) -- The Board of Directors of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), an Austin, Minn.-based manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, has declared a regular quarterly dividend of twenty-one cents (21¢) per share on the common capital stock of the corporation. The dividend is to be paid Nov. 15, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 23, 2010. This is the 329th quarterly dividend. About Hormel FoodsHormel 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 quality, value-added brands to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and was named one of “The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies” by Forbes in 2010. 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.