Second Crown Subsidiary Recognized by Hormel Foods with 'Spirit of Excellence' Award

Monday, July 2, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) ( announces that its CROWN Closures Americas subsidiary has received a prestigious "Spirit of Excellence" Award from Hormel Foods Corporation. The company presents the award annually to those companies who have attained service standards of excellence and have assisted the company in its quest for superior customer satisfaction.

Crown supplies Hormel Foods with a wide range of metal closure sizes and styles for all of the company's food items, including CHI-CHI's® Salsas and Dips, HORMEL® Bacon Toppings and HORMEL® Dried Beef.

To qualify for a "Spirit of Excellence" award, suppliers must meet or exceed specific requirements established by the Supplier Quality Management (SQM) committee of Hormel Foods. Eligible companies are then selected according to various performance criteria, including deliveries, administrative support, product quality, customer service and plant quality audits.

"Healthy supplier relationships contribute significantly toward helping our organization maintain exacting quality standards," said Larry L. Vorpahl, Group Vice President, Hormel Foods Corporation. "Crown's active role in our company's quality improvement process ensures consumers will continue to receive the high-quality meat and food products they've come to expect from Hormel Foods."

"We're pleased to be recognized with Hormel's 'Spirit of Excellence' Award," said Joe Pierce, President of CROWN Closures Americas. "We believe it is our responsibility to provide quality packaging and superior customer service, and to receive the award in consecutive years gives us great satisfaction. It shows our dedication to upholding Crown's Brand-Building Packaging™ philosophy, which focuses on more than just consistent packaging. It is about offering on time delivery, technical support, innovation and problem solving consultation to help customers build their brands with consumers. Special recognition should be given to our teams in Weirton, West Virginia and Connellsville, Pennsylvania, who played an integral part in Crown receiving this award."

About Crown Holdings, Inc.

Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit

For more information, contact:
In the United States: Sheila Heath, Director of Marketing, CROWN Closures;
Tel: (740) 681-6577; Email:
In Europe: Jason Hegarty, New Products & Marketing Manager, CROWN Closures
Europe; Tel: +44 1202 774 366; Email:
For editorial inquiries: Thomas T. Fischer, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs;
Tel: (215) 698-5266; Email:
For investors: Timothy J. Donahue, Senior Vice President - Finance,
(215) 698-5088.

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