Hershey approves additional US$250M in common stock repurchases

HERSHEY, Pennsylvania , February 19, 2014 (press release) – The Hershey Company (HSY) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an additional $250 million stock repurchase authorization to repurchase shares of its Common Stock. Purchases under the new authorization will commence after the current program is completed. Hershey is authorized to purchase its outstanding shares in open market and privately negotiated transactions. The program has no expiration date and acquired shares of the Common Stock will be held as treasury shares. Similar to prior programs, approved share repurchase authorizations are in addition to Hershey’s practice of buying back shares sufficient to offset those issued under incentive compensation plans.

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