Hormel Foods Awards Silgan Containers Its Spirit of Excellence Award for Fourteenth Consecutive Year

Woodland Hills, Calif. (July 26, 2007) -Silgan Containers was recognized by Hormel Foods Corporation with its Spirit of Excellence Award for the fourteenth consecutive year.

"Silgan Containers has consistently provided us with great packaging solutions and service. We are pleased to present them with another excellence award," says James P. Snee, director of purchasing, Hormel Foods.

Silgan supplies a wide variety of metal and plastic packaging to Hormel Foods for products including SPAM®, Dinty Moore® Beef Stew, Mary Kitchen® Hash, Hormel® Chili and Stagg® Chili.

"We are honored to once again receive this award from Hormel Foods. Silgan Containers has been Hormel Foods' supply partner for the past 80 years. We value this partnership and strive to provide both product and service excellence each and every day," says Rick Brewer, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Silgan Containers.

To qualify for the Spirit of Excellence Award, suppliers must maintain a minimum Supplier Rating Index score of 92 over a 12-month period. Criteria factored into this minimum score include: ability to meet requirements, timely deliveries, provide accurate administrative support and maintain inventories. Additional criteria that are factored include: customer support, awareness of environmental concerns and sales representative performance.

Silgan first won the award for its performance in 1993, and has continued to earn it consecutively since then. Additionally, Silgan was the recipient last year of the Hormel's No. 1 Award for the third time. This is an honor that is only given every five years to suppliers meeting stringent five point requirements.

Silgan Containers, a subsidiary of Silgan Holdings, is the largest manufacturer of metal food containers in North America, with approximately half of the U.S. unit volume in 2006 and net sales of $1.6 billion. Silgan's partnership approach, supported by quality, service, technology, low-cost producer position, strategically-located geographic locations and extensive consumer research, is the cornerstone of its strong customer relationships.

Silgan Containers manufactures and sells steel and aluminum containers and ends that are used primarily by processors and packagers for food products, such as soup, vegetables, fruit, meat, tomato based products, coffee, seafood, adult nutritional drinks, pet food and other miscellaneous food products. For more info visit: www.silgancontainers.com.

Please forward sales inquiries to:
Silgan Containers, Inc.
21800 Oxnard St # 600
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: (818) 348-3700
Email: generalinfo@silgancontainers.com

Heidi Slocumb
Silgan Containers
(818) 348-3700

Sophia Dilberakis
SD Communications
(312) 787-5800

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