Central Garden & Pet to Present at the Piper Jaffray 28th Annual Consumer Conference on June 11, 2008


Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) announced today that management will meet with investors at the Piper Jaffray 28th Annual Consumer Conference in New York on June 11, 2008. A copy of our handout can be found on our website, www.central.com in our investor section on the morning of Wednesday, June 11, 2008. The webcast will be streamed live from http://www.piperjaffray.com/conferences.

On the Company's May 7th conference call, management indicated that despite a number of headwinds, it was still hopeful that the Company's results for the full fiscal year would be modestly better than last year. The Company is less optimistic that its results will meet or exceed its results for the last fiscal year as a result of a number of factors, which are adversely affecting the Company in the current quarter including continued grain cost increases, which the Company has not been able to fully offset through price increases, and further increases in operating expenses and input costs.

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers in the following categories: In Lawn & Garden: Grass seed including the brands PENNINGTON(R) and THE REBELS(TM); wild bird feed and the brands PENNINGTON(R) and KAYTEE(R); weed and insect control and the brands AMDRO(R), SEVIN(R), IRONITE(R) and Over 'N Out(R); and decorative outdoor patio products and the brands NORCAL(R), NEW ENGLAND POTTERY(R) and MATTHEWS FOUR SEASONS(TM). We also provide a host of other regional and application-specific garden brands and supplies. Pet categories include: Animal health and the brands ADAMS(TM) and ZODIAC(R); aquatics and reptile and the brands OCEANIC(R), AQUEON(TM) and ZILLA(TM); bird & small animal and the brands KAYTEE(R), SUPER PET(R) and CRITTER TRAIL(R); dog & cat and the brands TFH(TM) / NYLABONE(R), FOUR PAWS(R), PINNACLE(R) and Avoderm(R); and equine and the brands FARNAM(R), BRONCO(R) and SUPER MASK(R). 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 5,000 employees, primarily in North America and Europe. For additional information on Central Garden & Pet Company, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please visit the Company's website at http://www.central.com/.

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