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Sanderson Farms Remains Sponsor for Madison PGA Event

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LAUREL, Miss., and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (September 3, 2013) –
Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), has expanded its commitment with the
PGA TOUR through a three-year renewal with the Sanderson Farms
Championship.

In addition to the extension, tournament officials and PGA TOUR announced
today that the Sanderson Farms Championship, held at Annandale Golf Club in
Madison, Mississippi, is moving from July to late October. The date change will
allow the tournament to compete at the front end of the 2014-2015 official
schedule, the same week as the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in
China. By doing so, it will not be contested during the 2013-2014 season. The
tournament has been held the same week as The Open Championship the last
three years.

Officials also said the purse is increasing by $1 million to $4 million for the 2014
event.

Joe Sanderson, Sanderson Farms’ Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the
Board, spoke of the importance of the tournament’s charitable impact and
economic benefit to the State of Mississippi, and an increased focus on elevating
that presence over the next three years.

“When we agreed to sponsor the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship, we felt it
aligned with our company’s goals and mission to support our local communities
and charities. We had a very positive experience this year and saw the potential to
magnify the impact the tournament has,” Sanderson said. “Since it was first held
in 1968, this tournament has been very important to our state and the metro
Jackson area in terms of the exposure, charitable giving and economic impact it
has provided. That is why we made the decision to extend our sponsorship.”

“We are very pleased to announce this extension with Sanderson Farms as well as
the date change, which should benefit the strength and growth of the Sanderson
Farms Championship,” said Andy Pazder, PGA TOUR Chief of Operations. “We
are excited about Sanderson Farms’ commitment to upgrade the event and make
an even bigger impact to charity.

“By moving to the front of the schedule, we anticipate a number of players will
use this as an opportunity to get out of the gates fast and strengthen their early
standing in the FedEx Cup,” he added. “The overall tournament experience also
should be enhanced by less volatile weather and more moderate temperatures.
Plus, the players undoubtedly will enjoy playing the Champion Bermuda greens
that time of the year.”

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