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Omaha Steaks Facebook App Benefits Four Charities

March 20, 2012

OMAHA, Neb., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Omaha Steaks today announced that the company will donate $25,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for receiving the highest number of votes in the company’s recent Ultimate Burger Experience – a Facebook application that invited users to craft a virtual burger and donate the experience to benefit one of four charities. The three other charities involved, including charity: water, Disabled American Veterans, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will each receive a $5,000 donation from the company.

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The Omaha Steaks Ultimate Burger Experience was available on the Omaha Steaks Facebook page at: Facebook.com/OmahaSteaks from January 9 through February 29th, 2012. Users built ultimate burgers by selecting from a list of more than 50 ingredients and were offered the opportunity to preference which charity it should be donated to upon completion. Participants increased the number of votes for their chosen charity by encouraging friends and family to vote for their ultimate burger creations. In the end, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society had garnered the most votes to win the challenge.

“Omaha Steaks has long supported health and human service organizations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,” said Senior Vice President and fifth-generation family owner Todd Simon. “The Ultimate Burger Experience Facebook application allowed our family of customers a unique opportunity to become actively involved in directing portions of our charitable giving and we are proud to honor their wishes with our gifts to these four worthy charities.”

About Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks, founded in 1917, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based, fifth-generation, family-owned company that markets and distributes a wide variety of the finest quality USDA-approved, grain fed beef and gourmet foods. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation’s largest direct response food company, available to customers by calling 1-800-228-9055, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.

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