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Central Garden & Pet Company Names New Independent Director


Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) (NASDAQ:CENTA), a leading
innovator, producer and distributor of branded and private label
products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets, today announced
that it has elected a new independent director, Michael Griffith, to the
Company's Board of Directors, effective June 15, 2019. The election of
Mr. Griffith increases Central's Board to eleven directors.

Mr. Griffith has more than 35 years of experience in the consumer
products industry. For the first 24 years of his career, Mr. Griffith
worked for Procter & Gamble in several different capacities across
multiple business units, both domestically and internationally,
culminating with his last five years with the company as President,
Global Beverages. During his tenure at Procter & Gamble, Mr. Griffith
was successful in growing revenues organically and through acquisition,
as well as market share and profitability, by developing
industry-leading innovation and establishing best-in-class cost
structures. He also was instrumental in launching exclusive partnerships
that established joint standards and innovation platforms. Subsequent to
his Procter & Gamble experience, Mr. Griffith led Activision Publishing
as its President & CEO, driving higher organic growth and margin
expansion while guiding the company to a market-leading position in its
industry, and ultimately resulting in a strategic merger with Blizzard
Entertainment. Mr. Griffith is currently the lead independent director
for Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.

"The Board is very pleased to have Mike join us," said Sonny Pennington,
Chairman of the Board of Central Garden & Pet. "His broad experience in
consumer products, his demonstrated success in bringing new products to
market, and his strong focus on driving synergies and bringing down
costs is a great fit with Central's current priorities and goals."
Pennington continued, "Mike is also well-versed in licensing activities
and in partnering with other organizations both domestically and
internationally. This experience, as well his expertise in guiding an
organization's M&A efforts, will be very helpful to Central, which
continues to explore additional ways to grow organically and through

Mr. Griffith earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Albion
College and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He resides in Menlo
Park, California.

About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, producer and
distributor of branded and private label products for the lawn & garden
and pet supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, our
products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers.
Participating categories in Lawn & Garden include: Grass seed and the
brands PENNINGTON®, and THE REBELS®; wild bird
feed and the brand PENNINGTON®; weed and insect control and
the brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, and OVER-N-OUT®;
fertilizer and the brands PENNINGTON® and IRONITE®;
live plants from BELL NURSERY; outdoor cushions and pillows from ARDEN
COMPANIES; and decorative outdoor patio products under the PENNINGTON®
brand. We also provide a host of other regional and application-specific
garden brands and supplies. Participating categories in Pet include:
Animal health and the brands ADAMS, COMFORT ZONE®,
aquatics and reptile and the brands AQUEON®, CORALIFE®,
SEGREST and ZILLA®; bird & small animal and the
brands KAYTEE®, Forti-Diet® and CRITTER TRAIL®;
and dog & cat and the brands TFH, NYLABONE®,
K&H Pet Products, PINNACLE® and AVODERM®.
We also provide a host of other application-specific pet brands and
supplies. Central Garden & Pet Company is based in Walnut Creek,
California, and has approximately 5,400 employees, primarily in North
America. For additional information on Central Garden & Pet Company,
including access to the Company's SEC filings, please visit the
Company's website at

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