SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
February 2, 2023
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
THE HERSHEY COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(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)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, one dollar par value||HSY||New 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).
|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 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On February 2, 2023, Wendy L. Schoppert, Chair of the Audit Committee of The Hershey Company (the “Company”), notified the Company of her intention not to stand for re-election as a director at the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, currently expected to be held on May 16, 2023.
Ms. Schoppert indicated her intention not to stand for re-election was not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
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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: February 6, 2023||By:||/s/ James Turoff|
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary