Hormel Foods on 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for Eighth Consecutive Year

AUSTIN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#corporatecitizenslist–Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that it has been
recognized on the 17th annual Corporate Responsibility (CR)
Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for the eighth consecutive
year, coming in at No. 16.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as an outstanding corporate
citizen for the eighth consecutive year,” said Jeffrey M. Ettinger,
chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. “We
continue to make significant strides in our corporate responsibility and
transparency efforts each year.”

According to the magazine, the list documents 260 data points of
disclosure and performance measures from publicly available information
in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations,
human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy/community support.
The list ranks the Russell 1000 index.

“Congratulations to those honored on this year’s 100 Best Corporate
Citizens List for their commitment to corporate responsibility,” said
Elliot Clark, chief executive officer of CR Magazine and SharedXpertise.
“This annual list is the only ranking that doesn’t rely on
self-reporting. Each year, we measure the most transparent companies who
report on their responsible practices. Our goal is to advance corporate
accountability and responsibility.”

Hormel Foods publicly discloses information about its dedication to
corporate responsibility each year through its corporate responsibility
report and several other initiatives. The 2015 report will be released
in June.

To view the full 100 Best Corporate Citizens List visit http://www.thecro.com.

About Hormel Foods
Hormel 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. Hormel Foods, which
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, will celebrate its 125th
anniversary in 2016. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s
(S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, and was named one of “The
100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for
the eighth year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on
the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index,
was recognized on the 2016 Best for Vets Employers List by Military
Times, and was named one of the 2016 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief
Executive magazine. 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
and http://2014csr.hormelfoods.com/.


Hormel Foods Corporation
Kelly Braaten, 507-437-5345