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This excerpt taken from the HSY DEF 14A filed Mar 16, 2009.
and proxy card are available at www.proxyvote.com.
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THE HERSHEY COMPANY
PROXY AND CONFIDENTIAL VOTING INSTRUCTION CARD
hereby appoints D.J. West and B.H. Snyder, and each of them, as Proxies, with full power of substitution, to attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held at 10:00 a.m. EDT, April 30, 2009, at GIANT Center, 950 West Hersheypark Drive,
Hershey, Pennsylvania, or at any adjournment thereof (Annual Meeting), and to vote all of the undersigneds shares of the Companys Common Stock in the manner directed on the reverse side of this card. The shares represented by
this proxy, when executed properly, will be voted in the manner directed. If direction is not given, this proxy will be voted FOR items 1 and 2 as set forth on the reverse side.
SPECIAL INFORMATION for participants in The Hershey Company 401(k) Plan (401(k) Plan)
and The Hershey Company Puerto Rico 401(k) Plan (PR 401(k) Plan): This proxy also provides voting instructions for shares held on the record date for the Annual Meeting by Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company (Vanguard),* as
trustee of the 401(k) Plan or as custodian appointed by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, trustee of the PR 401(k) Plan, as applicable. If you are a participant in either plan, this paragraph (and not the paragraph above) applies with respect to
voting these plan shares. By marking and returning this card, you will direct Vanguard (i) how to vote the shares of Common Stock allocated to your account in that plan and (ii) how to vote a portion of the shares of Common Stock
allocated to the accounts of other participants in that plan who have not submitted voting instructions by the voting deadline. If Vanguard receives your properly marked and executed card on or before April 27, 2009, Vanguard will vote these
shares in the manner directed by you. If direction is not given or is received after April 27, 2009, Vanguard will vote these shares in the 401(k) Plan or PR 401(k) Plan, as applicable, in the same proportion, respectively, as the final
aggregate vote of the 401(k) Plan or PR 401(k) Plan participants who submitted timely votes on the matter.
This proxy/voting instruction card is solicited on behalf of the Board of Directors pursuant to a separate Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement dated March 16, 2009, receipt of which is hereby
acknowledged. The shares of Common Stock represented by this proxy shall be entitled to one vote for each such share held. Except with regard to voting separately as a class on the election of A.G. Langbo and C.B. Strauss, shares of Common Stock
will vote together with shares of Class B Common Stock without regard to class.
THIS PROXY AND VOTING INSTRUCTION CARD IS CONTINUED ON THE REVERSE SIDE.
*Vanguard Fiduciary Trust
Company, in its capacity as trustee or custodian, has appointed Broadridge as agent to tally the vote.