• Portion of Proceeds from Sales of Hartz Products by Military Resale will Benefit Injured Veterans

    SECAUCUS, NJ, June 3, 2009 – The Hartz Mountain Corporation, the leading manufacturer and marketer of pet care products in the United States, today announced it will dedicate a portion of all proceeds from the sale of Hartz products by the military base commerce stores in 2009, estimated to exceed $100,000, to help fund the critical work of the Wounded Warrior Project.

    Hartz will raise the funds by donating a percentage of the purchase price of each Hartz pet care product sold by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), the Navy Exchange Service Command (NexCOM) and the Marine Corps Exchange Service (MCX); which provide quality household, personal merchandise and services to military personnel, retirees and their families.

    “On behalf of the thousands of severely injured service members, we want to thank The Hartz Mountain Corporation for their dedication to our nation’s heroes. Their commitment is helping ensure the tremendous personal sacrifices that service men and women make for our country are not forgotten,” said Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director Steven Nardizzi.

    Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org. “The Hartz Mountain Corporation truly honors the dedication of the Wounded Warrior Project in helping to rehabilitate and empower injured U.S. military personnel,” says Bob Shipley, Vice President Sales and Marketing. “We are pleased to support WWP with this contribution towards the organization’s programs and services, and to help further raise public awareness of WWP’s important mission and accomplishments.”

    About Hartz

    The Hartz Mountain Corporation is the leading manufacturer and marketer of pet care products in the United States and Canada. For 80 years, Hartz has provided pet owners with the highest quality products – innovative solutions developed with proven science and love for companion animals. The company offers more than 1,500 products for dogs, cats, birds, small animals, reptiles and fish, each dedicated to the health and well-being of household pets. The Hartz Mountain Corporation is owned by Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA), together with its parent, Sumitomo Corporation, Japan (SC), an integrated global trading company. For more information please visit www.hartz.com.

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