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Central Garden & Pet Company to Announce First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Friday, February 01, 2013

Central Garden & Pet Company to Announce First Quarter 2013 Financial Results16:32 EST Friday, February 01, 2013 WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) (NASDAQ: CENTA), a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets, will announce results for its first quarter ended December 29, 2012 on Thursday, February 7, 2013 after the close of trading. In conjunction with the earnings release, Central will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time), to discuss the first quarter financial results and to provide a general business update. The conference call will be accessible via the internet from the company's website. To access the webcast link, log on to http://ir.central.com. Alternatively, to listen to the call by telephone, dial 1-412-317-6789 (domestic and international) and enter passcode 10023698. A replay of the call will be available for three weeks by dialing 1-412-317-0088 (domestic and international) and entering passcode 10023698. 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®, SMART SEED® 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 and the brands NORCAL POTTERY®, NEW ENGLAND POTTERY® and MATTHEWS FOUR SEASONS™. 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 OCEANIC SYSTEMS®, AQUEON® and ZILLA®; bird & small animal and the brands KAYTEE®, SUPER PET® and CRITTER TRAIL®; dog & cat and the brands TFH™, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, PINNACLE® and AVODERM®; and equine and the brands FARNAM®, VITA FLEX® and HORSE HEALTHTM PRODUCTS. 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 3,600 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. Central Garden & Pet CompanySteve Zenker, 925-948-3657VP of Investor Relations & Communications