Voting Results

May 2, 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Voting Results

The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of The Hershey Company was held on May 2, 2018. Stockholders voted on the following three proposals at the meeting:

Proposal No. 1 – Election of eleven directors

Proposal No. 2 - Ratification of the Audit Committee's appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 

Proposal No. 3 - Approval of named executive officer compensation on a non-binding advisory basis 

 

Voting results were as follows:

Proposal No. 1

The following directors were elected at the meeting by the holders of Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting together without regard to class:

Name
Votes For
Votes Withheld
Broker Non-Votes

Pamela M. Arway

711,960,465

1,101,681

22,485,095

James W. Brown

712,003,503

1,058,643

22,485,095

Michele G. Buck

712,062,748

999,398

22,485,095

Charles A. Davis

711,213,995

1,848,151

22,485,095

James C. Katzman

712,100,762

961,384

22,485,095

M. Diane Koken

709,643,478

3,418,668

22,485,095

Robert M. Malcolm

711,859,110

1,203,036

22,485,095

Anthony J. Palmer

712,129,094

933,052

22,485,095

David L. Shedlarz

711,882,855

1,179,291

22,485,095

 

The following directors were elected by the holders of the Common Stock voting separately as a class:

Name
Votes For
Votes Withheld
Broker Non-Votes

Mary Kay Haben

103,553,964

3,383,222

22,424,525

Wendy L. Schoppert

105,913,777

1,023,409

22,424,525

 

Proposal No. 2

Holders of the Company's Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting together without regard to class, ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for 2018, by the votes set forth as follows:

Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions

734,131,622

1,042,553

373,068

 

Proposal No. 3

Holders of the Company's Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting together without regard to class, approved the compensation of the Company's named executive officers on a non-binding advisory basis by the votes set forth as follows:

Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
Broker Non-Votes

706,157,028

6,232,962

672,158

22,485,095


No other matters were submitted for stockholder action.

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