U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team Joins Team Hershey Ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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The Hershey Company proudly supports locally-based team

HERSHEY, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continuing to support hometown heroes, The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY)
is excited to announce its sponsorship of the U.S. Women’s National
Field Hockey Team. The team is currently training for the Rio 2016
Olympic Games in Lancaster County, Pa., just 30 minutes from Hershey
headquarters.


Led by Head Coach Craig Parnham, the team recently traveled to London,
England to compete against five other world-ranked national field hockey
teams in the women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2016. In a thrilling
shootout victory against No. 3 Australia, No. 7 Team USA took home the
bronze medal. In July, the team will return to its home base in
Lancaster to train and compete in the Citi Rio Send-Off Series against
India and Canada.

“With so many of our players hailing from Pennsylvania, we are excited
to be partnering with The Hershey Company,” said Parnham. “As we prepare
to go to Rio, it’s wonderful to have the support of a strong, iconic
company.”

Local support is an important component of Hershey’s Official
Sponsorship of Team USA. Nearly half of the team is native to the state
of Pennsylvania, including goalkeeper Jackie Briggs, defender Lauren
Crandall and midfielder Katelyn Falgowski.

“The Hershey Company is proud to be supporting Team USA on the world’s
largest stage,” said David Palmer, Director for Consumer Promotions and
Planning. “We are excited to expand our hometown support by adding the
U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team to our roster of athletes.”

Earlier this summer, The Hershey Company also announced its sponsorship
of Hershey, Pa., native, David Nolan, who competed in the USA Swimming
Olympic trials.

In addition to the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey sponsorship, Hershey’s
brand has partnered with current reigning World and U.S. all-around
champion gymnast Simone Biles, London 2012 wrestling gold medalist
Jordan Burroughs, two-time Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller, London
2012 Paralympic gold medalist swimmer Mallory Weggemann and the U.S.
Women’s Gymnastics Team. Throughout The Olympics, Hershey’s brand
will be sending ‘Hellos From Home’ to these athletes and other members
of Team USA in an effort to encourage and support from a distance. Reese’s
brand has also partnered with U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn for its
‘Do Summer Like a Winter Olympian’ campaign.

The Hershey Company is a proud official sponsor of the United States
Olympic Committee and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. In April,
Hershey released new packaging sporting patriotic colors, including red,
white and blue lettering for the iconic Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
bar, which has featured silver lettering for 122 years.

About USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of field
hockey in the United States and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. USA
Field Hockey is committed to providing opportunities for our 25,000
members to participate, develop and excel as players, coaches, umpires
and administrators. The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams strive for
competitive excellence in Olympic, Pan American Games, World Cup and
other International competitions. USA Field Hockey is a proud member of
the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Hockey Federation. For
more information, visit usafieldhockey.com.

About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global
confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through
its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has
approximately 21,000 employees around the world who work every day to
deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands
around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues,
including such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s
Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Building
on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a
broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on
growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to
extend its competitive advantage in North America.

At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products.
For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly,
ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the
Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on
giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be
successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through
‘Nourishing Minds,’ a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to
help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United
States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West
Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020.

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Contacts

The Hershey Company
Lauren Aardewijn, 717-534-7143
laardewijn@hersheys.com