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Hormel Foods Announces Increase to 47th Consecutive Annual Dividend, Revised

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Hormel Foods Announces Increase to 47th Consecutive Annual Dividend, Revised16:15 EST Wednesday, January 02, 2013 AUSTIN, Minn. (Business Wire) -- Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a multinational marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, announced today that its quarterly dividend on the common stock, authorized by the Board of Directors at seventeen cents (17¢) a share on November 20, 2012, will be paid Feb. 15, 2013, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 22, 2013. (Please note: this date has been changed from a previously announced date of Jan. 21, 2013.) This is the 47th consecutive annual dividend increase. The annual dividend on the common stock of the corporation was raised to $.68 per share from $.60 per share. The Feb. 15 payment will be the 338th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the company. Since becoming a public company in 1928, Hormel Foods Corporation has paid a regular quarterly dividend without interruption. 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 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 2012, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fourth year in a row. Hormel Foods debuted on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America's Top 100 Military Friendly Employers 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. Hormel Foods CorporationJulie H. Craven, 507-437-5345media@hormel.com