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Hershey Company

Hershey Company (HSY)

The Hershey Company, incorporated on October 24, 1927, is a producer of chocolate in North America. The Company's principal product offerings include chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages, and snack items, such as spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites and mixes. Its segments include North America, and International and Other. As of December 31, 2016, the Company marketed, sold and distributed its products under more than 80 brand names in approximately 70 countries around the world.

North America

The North America segment includes its chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery business, as well as its grocery and snacks business, in the United States and Canada. This includes developing and growing its business in chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery, pantry, food service and other snacking product lines. Within its North America markets, the Company's product portfolio includes a range of chocolate offerings marketed and sold under the renowned brands of Hershey's, Reese's and Kisses, along with other chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery brands, such as Jolly Rancher, Almond Joy, Brookside, Cadbury, Good & Plenty, Heath, Kit Kat, Lancaster, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers and York. It also offers chocolate products, primarily in the United States, through the Scharffen Berger and Dagoba brands. Its gum and mint products include Ice Breakers mints and chewing gum, Breathsavers mints and Bubble Yum bubble gum. Its pantry and snack items that are principally sold in North America include baking products and toppings and sundae syrups sold under the Hershey's, Reese's and Heath brands, as well as Hershey's and Reese's chocolate spreads and snack bites and mixes and Krave meat snack products.

International and Other

The Company has operations, and manufactures product in China, Mexico, Brazil, India and Malaysia, primarily for consumers in these regions. The Company also distributes and sells confectionery products in export markets of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and other regions. This segment also includes its global retail operations, including Hershey's Chocolate World stores in Hershey, Pennsylvania, New York City, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Niagara Falls (Ontario), Dubai and Singapore. Within its International and Other markets, the Company manufactures, markets and sells various brands, as well as other brands that are marketed regionally, such as Golden Monkey confectionery and Munching Monkey snack products in China, Pelon Pelo Rico confectionery products in Mexico, IO-IO snack products in Brazil, and Nutrine and Maha Lacto confectionery products and Jumpin and Sofit beverage products in India.

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Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 0.0c
2007 0.0c 0%
2008 0.0c 0%
2009 0.0c 0%
2010 0.0c 0%
2011 38.0c 100%
2012 160.0c 321.1%
2013 187.5c 17.2%
2014 209.0c 11.5%
2015 228.4c 9.3%
2016 243.7c 6.7%
2017 258.6c 6.1%
2018 282.2c 9.1%
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Dividends

Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
22 Feb 2012 15 Mar 2012 2011 Final Quarterly Paid 38c
23 May 2012 15 Jun 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 38c
22 Aug 2012 14 Sep 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 38c
20 Nov 2012 14 Dec 2012 2012 Interim Quarterly Paid 42c
21 Feb 2013 15 Mar 2013 2012 Final Quarterly Paid 42c
22 May 2013 14 Jun 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 42c
21 Aug 2013 13 Sep 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 48.5c
21 Nov 2013 13 Dec 2013 2013 Interim Quarterly Paid 48.5c
21 Feb 2014 14 Mar 2014 2013 Final Quarterly Paid 48.5c
21 May 2014 13 Jun 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 48.5c
21 Aug 2014 15 Sep 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 53.5c
21 Nov 2014 15 Dec 2014 2014 Interim Quarterly Paid 53.5c
23 Feb 2015 16 Mar 2015 2014 Final Quarterly Paid 53.5c
21 May 2015 15 Jun 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 53.5c
21 Aug 2015 15 Sep 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 58.3c
23 Nov 2015 15 Dec 2015 2015 Interim Quarterly Paid 58.3c
23 Feb 2016 15 Mar 2016 2015 Final Quarterly Paid 58.3c
23 May 2016 15 Jun 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 58.3c
23 Aug 2016 15 Sep 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 61.8c
21 Nov 2016 15 Dec 2016 2016 Interim Quarterly Paid 61.8c
22 Feb 2017 15 Mar 2017 2016 Final Quarterly Paid 61.8c
23 May 2017 15 Jun 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 61.8c
23 Aug 2017 15 Sep 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 65.6c
21 Nov 2017 15 Dec 2017 2017 Interim Quarterly Paid 65.6c
22 Feb 2018 15 Mar 2018 2017 Final Quarterly Paid 65.6c
24 May 2018 15 Jun 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 65.6c
23 Aug 2018 14 Sep 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 72.2c
20 Nov 2018 14 Dec 2018 2018 Interim Quarterly Paid 72.2c
21 Feb 2019 15 Mar 2019 2018 Final Quarterly Paid 72.2c
23 May 2019 14 Jun 2019 2019 Interim Quarterly Paid 72.2c
22 Aug 2019 16 Sep 2019 2019 Interim Quarterly Declared 77.3c
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