Hershey: Company Reaffirms Financial Goals

Hershey / PA. (thc) In a presentation at the 2013 Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) conference, John P. Bilbrey, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Company and Humberto P. Alfonso, Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer, reviewed the progress the company has achieved in its consumer-driven global approach to core brand investment in both the U.S. and key international markets. During the presentation, Bilbrey and Alfonso reaffirmed the company´s full-year 2013 financial expectations for net sales, gross margin and earnings per share-diluted growth provided in its January 31, 2013, earning release as well as its long-term target for net sales and adjusted earnings per share-diluted. The Hershey Company CAGE presentation was accompanied by slides that can be accessed at the corporate website.