Central Garden & Pet to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2005 Results and Host Earnings Conference Call

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2005--Central Garden & Pet Company (Nasdaq:CENT) will announce results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 26, 2005, on Wednesday, May 4, in the afternoon.

Central will host a dial-in conference call shortly following the earnings release on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at 4:30 p.m. New York time (1:30 p.m. San Francisco time) to discuss the second quarter 2005 results. Individuals may access the call by dialing 1-800-322-5044 and passcode 63 259 572 (domestic) or 617-614-4927 and passcode 63 259 572 (international). The earnings conference call will be simultaneously broadcast over the Internet through Central's website, www.centralgardenandpet.com. To listen to the webcast, please log on to the website prior to the scheduled call time to register and download any necessary audio software.

Re-play dial-in numbers for the call will be available through May 18: 1-888-286-8010 and passcode 53 609 934 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 and passcode 53 609 934 (international).

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. Our pet products include pet bird and small animal food, aquarium products, flea, tick, mosquito and other pest control products, edible bones, cages, carriers, pet books, and other dog, cat, reptile and small animal products. These products are sold under a number of brand names, including Kaytee, All-Glass Aquarium, Oceanic, Kent Marine, Energy Savers Unlimited, Zodiac, Pre-Strike, Altosid, Nylabone, TFH, Four Paws and Interpet. Our lawn and garden products include grass seed, wild bird food, weed and insect control products, decorative outdoor patio products and ant control products. These products are sold under a number of brand names, including Pennington, Norcal Pottery, New England Pottery, GKI/Bethlehem Lighting, Lilly Miller, Matthews Four Seasons, AMDRO, Grant's, Sevin and Over'n Out. For additional information on Central Garden & Pet, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please visit the Company's website at http://www.centralgardenandpet.com/.

Central Garden & Pet Company
Paul Warburg, 925-948-3686

Central Garden & Pet Company