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Central Garden & Pet Files Form 10-Q.

No Changes Required to Financial Statements

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT)(NASDAQ:CENTA) today filed its Form 10-Q for the fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2008.

The Audit Committee completed its previously announced review of issues raised in an employee letter and determined that no changes are required to the Company's financial statements. Furthermore, as a result of the filing of the Form 10-Q, the Company believes it is in compliance with the Nasdaq Stock Market listing requirements and expects the previously announced stock listing hearing, scheduled for October 2, 2008, to be cancelled.

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]; lawn, 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. 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/.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements contained in this release which are not historical facts, including the expected cancellation of the Nasdaq listing hearing, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed November 28, 2007, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Central undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise.
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