This excerpt taken from the HSY 10-Q filed Nov 9, 2005.
ARTICLE VII EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
Section 1. Board of Directors. During any emergency resulting from an attack on the United States or on a locality in which the Company conducts its business or customarily holds meetings of its Board of Directors or its stockholders or during a nuclear or atomic disaster or during the existence of any catastrophe, or other similar emergency condition (any of the foregoing is hereinafter referred to as an Emergency Condition), as a result of which a quorum of the Board of Directors cannot readily be convened for action (including by telephone), then in addition to any director or directors who are able and available, the elected officers of the Company, as and in the order designated in advance by the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and approved by the Board of Directors, who are able and available, shall be deemed for all purposes to be directors to the extent required to constitute a quorum for any meeting of the Board of Directors during such Emergency Condition, notwithstanding any limitations or other provisions contained in the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, these By-laws or resolutions of the Board of Directors in effect at the time of the Emergency Condition.
Section 2. Chief Executive Officer. If as a result of any Emergency Condition or due to his incapacitation, the Chief Executive Officer is unable or unavailable to act, then until the Chief Executive Officer becomes able and available to act or a new Chief Executive Officer is elected by the Board of Directors, the officer of the Company, as and in the order designated in advance by the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and approved by the Board of Directors, who is able and available to act shall act as Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Section 3. Notice of Meetings. During an Emergency Condition or during any time in which the Chief Executive Officer becomes unable or unavailable to act, a meeting of the Board of Directors may be called by the Chairman of the Board or the Chair of the Committee on Directors and Corporate Governance. If neither is able and available, then a meeting of the Board of Directors may be called by any director, and if none are able and available to do so, by any elected officer of the Company. Such meeting shall be called by notice of the time and place given to such of the directors, or officers serving as directors in accordance with this Article, as it may be feasible to reach at the time and by such means (including electronic) as may be feasible at the time.
Section 4. Powers During an Emergency Condition. During an Emergency Condition, the Board of Directors (including those serving as directors pursuant to Section 1 above) may take any acts in good faith deemed necessary and in the best interests of the Company, including, but not limited to, changing the head office or designating several alternative head offices or regional offices of the Company, or providing for and from time to time modifying lines of succession in the event that during any such Emergency Condition any or all officers or agents of the Company shall for any reason be rendered incapable of discharging their duties.
Section 5. Liability. No officer or director shall be liable for any act taken in accordance with this Article during an Emergency Condition, except for willful misconduct.
Section 6. Effectiveness of Other By-laws. To the extent not inconsistent with the provisions of this Article, the other By-laws of the Company shall remain in effect during any Emergency Condition.