Hormel Foods Opens New SPAM® Museum in Downtown Austin

AUSTIN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) has announced the opening of its SPAM®
Museum in downtown Austin, Minn.

The 14,000 square foot museum celebrates the 79-year history of the
iconic SPAM® family of products and the
125-year history of Hormel Foods. It houses a mix of galleries from the
previous location and new experiences, including the iconic product’s
popularity around the globe, the SPAM® brand
today and its history with the military.

“We are excited to open the SPAM® Museum in
downtown Austin and share this new, interactive experience with SPAM®
fans across the globe,” said Nicole L. Behne, marketing director,
Grocery Products at Hormel Foods. “As we prepare to celebrate the 125th
anniversary of our company in Austin, throughout the country and the
world, this new SPAM® Museum will be a great
way for people to connect with the iconic SPAM®
products and Hormel Foods.”

The new SPAM® Museum is located in the heart of
downtown Austin and the company hopes this will increase patronage for
the surrounding businesses. “It was important for Hormel Foods to have
the museum in downtown Austin to support its growth and see this area
become a destination for both city residents and tourists,” said Savile
C. Lord, manager, SPAM® Museum and community
relations at Hormel Foods. “We hope that the new downtown location will
allow people to see all that Austin has to offer including great
restaurants and shopping.”

The SPAM® Museum is located at 101 3rd
Avenue NE, Austin, Minn., and is open seven days a week. Please visit http://www.spam.com/museum
for further details.

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 seventh 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
Rick Williamson, 507-437-5345