This excerpt taken from the HSY DEF 14A filed Mar 16, 2007.
STOCKHOLDERS PROXY AND CONFIDENTIAL VOTING INSTRUCTION CARD
This excerpt taken from the HSY DEF 14A filed Mar 14, 2006.
STOCKHOLDER'S PROXY AND CONFIDENTIAL VOTING INSTRUCTION CARD
The undersigned hereby appoints R. H. Lenny 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 2:00 p.m., April 18, 2006, 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, and AGAINST item 3, as set forth on the reverse side.
This proxy also provides voting instructions for shares held on the date of the Annual Meeting by Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company*, as trustee of The Hershey Company Employee Savings Stock Investment and Ownership Plan (ESSIOP) or as custodian appointed by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, trustee of the Hershey Foods Corporation Puerto Rico Employee Savings Stock Investment and Ownership Plan (PR ESSIOP), as applicable, and directs Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company, in its capacity as trustee or custodian, to vote at the Annual Meeting all of the shares of Common Stock of The Hershey Company which are allocated to the undersigneds account in the ESSIOP or PR ESSIOP, as applicable, in the manner directed on the reverse side of this card. If direction is not given or is received after April 14, 2006, Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company will vote the undersigned's shares in the ESSIOP or PR ESSIOP, as applicable, in the same proportion, respectively, as the final aggregate vote of the ESSIOP or PR ESSIOP participants actually voting 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 14, 2006, 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 Ms. Hill and Mr. Kelly, 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.