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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

May 6, 2024
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

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THE HERSHEY COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware1-18323-0691590
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)

19 East Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

(717) 534-4200
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, one dollar par valueHSYNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging Growth Company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.




Item 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 6, 2024, The Hershey Company (the “Company”) held its 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders via live webcast. Set forth below are the final voting results from the meeting.

Proposal No. 1 — Election of Directors

Holders of the Company’s Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting together without regard to class, elected the following directors by the votes set forth as follows:
NameVotes ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Michele G. Buck639,634,52412,224,66819,052,467
Victor L. Crawford648,574,6023,284,59019,052,467
Mary Kay Haben648,516,0683,343,12419,052,467
M. Diane Koken622,421,75329,437,43919,052,467
Huong Maria T. Kraus649,402,2452,456,94719,052,467
Robert M. Malcolm621,583,61330,275,57919,052,467
Anthony J. Palmer622,366,80129,492,39119,052,467
Juan R. Perez 616,094,24135,764,95119,052,467
Cordel Robbin-Coker650,786,0031,073,18919,052,467

Holders of the Company’s Common Stock, voting separately as a class, elected the following directors by the votes set forth as follows:
NameVotes ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Robert M. Dutkowsky76,351,97529,386,37719,052,467
Kevin M. Ozan104,888,187850,16519,052,467

Proposal No. 2 — Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditors

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 the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024, by the votes set forth as follows:
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentions
669,540,1411,119,884251,634

Proposal No. 3 — Non-Binding Advisory Vote on Named Executive Officer Compensation

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 ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
638,757,64212,528,566572,98419,052,467

Proposal No. 4 — Stockholder Proposal Public Report on Living Wage & Income

Holders of the Company’s Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting together without regard to class, voted against the stockholder proposal by the votes set forth as follows:
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
18,587,401631,763,4401,508,35119,052,467






Proposal No. 5 — Stockholder Proposal Public Report on Packaging Reuse & Recycling

Holders of the Company’s Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting together without regard to class, voted against the stockholder proposal by the votes set forth as follows:
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
36,015,912614,628,1031,215,17719,052,467

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)Exhibits.
Exhibit NumberDescription
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
THE HERSHEY COMPANY
Date: May 8, 2024By:/s/ Steven E. Voskuil
Steven E. Voskuil
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer



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DOCUMENT AND ENTITY INFORMATION
May 06, 2024
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Document Period End Date May 06, 2024
Entity Registrant Name HERSHEY CO
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity File Number 1-183
Entity Tax Identification Number 23-0691590
Entity Address, Address Line One 19 East Chocolate Avenue
Entity Address, City or Town Hershey
Entity Address, State or Province PA
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 17033
City Area Code 717
Local Phone Number 534-4200
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