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MultiVu Video Feed: Hormel Foods Announces Two-For-One Stock Split

Monday, December 13, 2010

MultiVu Video Feed: Hormel Foods Announces Two-For-One Stock Split11:48 EST Monday, December 13, 2010NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SATELLITE FEED:Monday, December 13th, 201015:30 - 16:30 ET / 14:30 - 15:30 CTGalaxy 17 (KU-dig)Transponder: K 13 - Slot 1Bandwidth: 6 MHzDownlink freq: 11945 (H)Symbol rate: 3.979823FEC: 3/4NEWS:  Hormel Foods Announces Two-For-One Stock SplitFORMAT:  B-roll and Soundbites STORY SUMMARY:Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced its Board of Directors has authorized a two-for-one split of the company's common stock. This would be the first split in 10 years and the 9th in company history. Stockholder approval of the stock split is required during the company's Annual Meeting being held on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Under the proposal, the number of authorized shares of voting common stock would increase from 400 million to 800 million.The Board of Directors established Jan. 31, 2011, as the record date for stockholders who will be entitled to receive the split shares. One additional share of common stock will be issued to stockholders around Feb. 14, 2011, for each share of common stock they hold on the record date. SOUNDBITES:  Jeffrey M, Ettinger - Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Hormel FoodsB-ROLL INCLUDES: Shots of various Hormel Foods products** Footage of today's announcement at the corporate headquarters**Visual of a timeline of the company's previous stock splitsVIDEO PROVIDED BY:  Hormel Foods CorporationSOURCE Hormel Foods CorporationFor further information: Randy Johnson, Relay House Inc., +1-612-868-6642,; or Katy Gucinski, +1-917-403-4239; or William McLain, +1-507-208-8357