December 22, 2011 at 16:21 PM EST
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Names Robert L. Holladay, Jr. Vice President and General Counsel

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) announced today that its Board of Directors has named Robert L. Holladay, Jr. as Vice President and General Counsel of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.

Prior to joining Cal-Maine, Holladay most recently advised the Company as an outside attorney with YoungWilliams, P.A. in Jackson, Mississippi, where he concentrated his practice in corporate, securities and general business law. He has significant experience advising companies of all sizes in a broad range of areas and industries and has been awarded the "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Holladay was also named a “Rising Star” in the 2010 and 2011 editions of Super Lawyers magazine.

Mr. Holladay attended the University of Mississippi and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy, cum laude, 1998, and a Master of Taxation, 1999. He holds a J.D., cum laude, 2002, from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, and the Capitol Area Bar Association.

“We are very pleased to have Rob Holladay join Cal-Maine as our new general counsel,” said Dolph Baker, president and chief executive officer of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. “Rob is already very familiar with all aspects of our business and he brings a strong background in corporate and business law to our management team. We look forward to his advice and counsel as we execute our growth strategy.”

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, organic and nutritionally-enhanced eggs. The Company, which is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, currently is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States and sells the majority of its shell eggs in approximately 29 states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Contacts:

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
Dolph Baker, President and CEO, 601-948-6813
or
Timothy A. Dawson, Vice President and CFO, 601-948-6813
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