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Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a Vote

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On January 28, 2014, the Board of Directors of Hormel Foods Corporation (the Company) received notice of the upcoming retirement of William F. Snyder. Mr. Snyder will retire as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for the Company, effective April 27, 2014.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Company conducted its annual stockholders' meeting on January 28, 2014.

At the annual meeting, 236,297,789 shares were represented (89.6 percent of the 263,669,001 shares outstanding and entitled to vote). Three items were considered at the meeting and the results of the voting were as follows:

1. Election of Directors: The nominees in the proxy statement were: Terrell K. Crews, Jeffrey M. Ettinger, Jody H. Feragen, Glenn S. Forbes, M.D., Stephen M. Lacy, John L. Morrison, Elsa A. Murano, Ph.D., Robert C. Nakasone, Susan K. Nestegard, Dakota A. Pippins, and Christopher J. Policinski. The results were as follows:

DIRECTOR:                       FOR        WITHHELD    BROKER NON-VOTE
Terrell K. Crews            208,555,906    6,376,845        21,365,038
Jeffrey M. Ettinger         204,836,108   10,096,643        21,365,038
Jody H. Feragen             204,279,978   10,652,773        21,365,038
Glenn S. Forbes, M.D.       208,779,498    6,153,253        21,365,038
Stephen M. Lacy             208,286,929    6,645,822        21,365,038
John L. Morrison            207,861,648    7,071,103        21,365,038
Elsa A. Murano, Ph.D.       208,775,046    6,157,705        21,365,038
Robert C. Nakasone          208,555,825    6,376,926        21,365,038
Susan K. Nestegard          208,774,547    6,158,204        21,365,038
Dakota A. Pippins           207,349,880    7,582,871        21,365,038
Christopher J. Policinski   208,481,918    6,450,833        21,365,038

2. Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the fiscal year ending October 26, 2014:

For:       228,159,549
Against:     2,008,547
Abstain:     6,129,693

3. Reapproval of the material terms of the performance goals under the Hormel Foods Corporation 2009 Long-Term Incentive Plan:

For:               201,703,818
Against:             7,071,379
Abstain:             6,157,554
Broker Non-Vote:    21,365,038

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