AUSTIN, MINN. – Hormel Foods Corporation’s common stock was added to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index after the market closed on March 3.

"We are honored to be aligned with this distinguished list of America’s leading companies," said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive at Hormel Foods. "This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the more than 19,000 employees around the world."

Hormel Foods was added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Packaged Foods and Meats Sub-Industry index.

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