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The Hershey Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

The Hershey (HSY)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 26, 2012 8:00 am ET

Executives

Mark K. Pogharian - Director of Investor Relations

John P. Bilbrey - Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer and Director

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

Analysts

Kenneth Goldman - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Andrew Lazar - Barclays Capital, Research Division

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

Robert Moskow - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Jason English - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

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

Bryan D. Spillane - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

David Driscoll - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

David Palmer - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

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

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

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

Eric R. Katzman - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Robert Dickerson - Consumer Edge Research, LLC

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. My name is Tabitha, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to The Hershey Company Second Quarter 2012 Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]

Thank you. Mr. Pogharian, you may begin your conference.

Mark K. Pogharian

Thank you, Tabitha. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to The Hershey Company Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. J.P. Bilbrey, President and CEO; Bert Alfonso, Senior Vice President and CFO; and I will represent Hershey on this morning's call. We also welcome those of you listening via the webcast.

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