Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq:CALM) yesterday announced that Letitia (Tish) Callender Hughes has been elected to the Board of Directors. Her election increases the Board of Directors to ten members.

Ms. Hughes is currently Senior Vice President of Trustmark National Bank and Manager of the Bank's Private Banking division. She has held many positions with the bank since joining the company in 1974. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Ms. Hughes is a member of the Jackson/Hinds Library System Board of Directors, the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, and is active in various other social and civic organizations. She earned a B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University.

Commenting on the announcement, Fred Adams, Jr., Cal-Maine chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We are very pleased to have Ms. Hughes join our Board of Directors. Her in-depth knowledge of our company and financial background will allow her to contribute significantly to our company. We look forward to her participation as a Director."

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, cleaning, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell 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 26 states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties (contained in the Company's SEC filings) which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. SEC filings may be obtained from the SEC or by contacting the Company.