Voting Results

May 21, 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Voting Results

The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of The Hershey Company was held on May 21, 2019. Stockholders voted on the following three proposals at the meeting:

Proposal No. 1 – Election of twelve 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, 2019 

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

706,986,228

1,074,248

22,288,373

James W. Brown

704,839,721

3,220,755

22,288,373

Michele G. Buck

707,185,299

875,177

22,288,373

Charles A. Davis

703,562,788

4,497,688

22,288,373

Mary Kay Haben

704,036,470

4,024,006

22,288,373

James C. Katzman

707,149,847

910,629

22,288,373

M. Diane Koken

706,893,193

1,167,283

22,288,373

Robert M. Malcolm

707,174,703

885,773

22,288,373

Anthony J. Palmer

704,117,244

3,943,232

22,288,373

David L. Shedlarz

705,346,641

2,713,835

22,288,373

 

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

Juan R. Perez

101,108,138

831,498

22,288,373

Wendy L. Schoppert

101,002,362

937,274

22,288,373

 

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 2019, by the votes set forth as follows:

Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions

729,159,878

797,805

391,165

 

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

700,459,140

6,948,872

652,464

22,288,373


No other matters were submitted for stockholder action.

 

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