This excerpt taken from the HSY DEF 14A filed Mar 10, 2005.
STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS AND NOMINATIONS
The 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on April 18, 2006. To be eligible for inclusion in the Companys Proxy Statement for the 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, stockholder proposals must be received by the Company by November 10, 2005.
Stockholders (other than those holding 25% of the outstanding votes entitled to be cast) who do not submit proposals for inclusion in the Proxy Statement but who intend to present a proposal, nomination for director or other business for consideration at any meeting of stockholders, including any annual meeting, are required by the Companys By-Laws to notify the Secretary of the Company of their proposal or nomination and provide other information in advance of such meeting. Stockholders interested in making proposals at the 2006 Annual Meeting must submit their name and address, their shareholdings, a brief description of the proposal and any financial or other interest they have in such proposal to the Company no earlier than December 20, 2005 and no later than January 19, 2006.
In addition, the Companys By-Laws require that a stockholder wishing to make a nomination for director at the 2006 Annual Meeting must submit the following information to the Company no earlier than December 20, 2005 and no later than January 19, 2006: name and address of the stockholder who intends to make the nomination; a representation that the stockholder is a holder of record and intends to make the nomination in person or by proxy at the meeting; a description of any arrangement between the stockholder and the individual planned to be nominated; the nominees name, address and biographical information; and the written consent of the nominee to serve as a director if elected.
All notices for stockholder proposals and director nominations should be sent to Hershey Foods Corporation, Attn: Secretary, 100 Crystal A Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033-0810.