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Hershey's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Hershey (HSY)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 01, 2012 8:30 am ET

Executives

Mark K. Pogharian - Director of Investor Relations

John P. Bilbrey - Chief Executive Officer and President

Humberto P. Alfonso - Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Jason English - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Jonathan P. Feeney - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Research Division

Eric R. Katzman - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Robert Moskow - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

David Driscoll - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Christopher Growe - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Kenneth B. Zaslow - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Alexia Howard - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Thilo Wrede - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

David Palmer - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Andrew Lazar - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Bryan D. Spillane - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Robert Dickerson - Consumer Edge Research, LLC

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. My name is Laura, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Hershey Fourth Quarter 2011 Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Mark Pogharian, Head of Investor Relations, you may begin your conference.

Mark K. Pogharian

Thank you, Laura. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Hershey Company's Fourth Quarter 2011 Conference Call. J.P. Bilbrey, President and CEO; Bert Alfonso, Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer; and I, will represent Hershey on this morning's call. We welcome those of you listening via the webcast.

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