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Form 8-K for HERSHEY CO


10-Nov-2011

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exh


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On November 8, 2011, The Hershey Company (the "Registrant") entered into a Pricing Agreement (the "Pricing Agreement") with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters listed in Schedule I to the Pricing Agreement (the "Underwriters"), pursuant to which the Registrant has agreed to sell to the Underwriters, and the Underwriters have agreed to purchase from the Registrant, $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 1.500% Notes due November 1, 2016 (the "Notes"). The Pricing Agreement incorporates by reference the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement, dated November 8, 2011 (the "Underwriting Agreement"), between the Registrant and, as to the issuance and sale of the Notes, the Underwriters. The Registrant is offering and selling the Notes under the Registrant's Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-159246), which Registration Statement relates to the offer and sale on a delayed basis from time to time of an indeterminate amount of the Registrant's debt securities. The Registrant intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes.

The foregoing descriptions of the Pricing Agreement and the Underwriting Agreement are qualified by reference to the respective agreements, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 and 1.2, respectively, and incorporated by reference herein. Further information concerning the Notes and related matters is set forth in the Registrant's Prospectus Supplement dated November 8, 2011, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2011.

In the ordinary course of their respective businesses, the Underwriters and their affiliates have engaged, and may in the future engage, in commercial banking and/or investment banking transactions with the Registrant and its affiliates for which they have in the past received, and may in the future receive, customary fees. Affiliates of certain of the Underwriters are lenders under the Registrant's existing credit agreement.



Item 8.01 Other Events.

Offering of Notes

On November 8, 2011, the Registrant issued a press release announcing the offering of Notes due 2016 in a public offering. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by this reference.

Pricing of Notes Due 2016

On November 8, 2011, the Registrant issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Notes due 2016 in a public offering. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and is incorporated herein by this reference.




Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

 1.1    Pricing Agreement, dated November 8, 2011, between the Registrant and the
        Underwriters

 1.2    Underwriting Agreement, dated November 8, 2011, between the Registrant
        and, as to the issuance and sale of the Notes, the Underwriters

99.1    Press Release dated November 8, 2011 announcing a notes offering

99.2    Press Release dated November 8, 2011 announcing the pricing of notes due
        2016


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