The Hershey Company Presents the Prestigious Vision Award to Robert Rodriguez at the 28th Hispanic Heritage Awards

HERSHEY, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) presented the Vision Award to innovative
filmmaker Robert Rodriguez during the 28th Annual Hispanic
Heritage Awards (HHAs) on September 17 at the Warner Theatre in
Washington, D.C.

The Hershey Company is a Medallion Sponsor of the Hispanic Heritage
Foundation, an organization that honors notable Latinos who have
distinguished themselves in various fields and made a positive
difference in the U.S. and globally. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Awards are considered the highest honor “for Latinos by Latinos.”

Robert Rodriguez is a film director, screenwriter, producer,
cinematographer, editor and musician and founder and Chairman of El Rey
Network, the genre-busting English-language cable network.

His first feature film, “El Mariachi,” was made for $7,000 and won the
Audience Award at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. It became the lowest
budget movie ever released by a major studio and Rodriguez went on to
write, produce, direct and edit numerous successful films
including, “Desperado,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “The Faculty,” and
the “Spy Kids” franchise.

“We are proud to have presented the Vision Award to Robert Rodriguez who
embodies the spirit of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s mission and
work,” said Javier Idrovo, Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
at The Hershey Company. “Hershey is dedicated to the Latino community
and providing great career opportunities for Latinos.”

Milton Hershey made his mark hiring employees from diverse backgrounds
from the earliest days of the company. He saw diversity of perspectives
as a source of strength. Today, Hershey has teams of people throughout
the organization with unique talents and diverse perspectives, which
drives innovative thinking and success.

“Hershey is at its best when every member of our team believes they can
help us find new paths to growth and success,” added Idrovo.

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About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), 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 more than 22,000 employees around the world who work every
day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company, which has more
than 80 brands around the world that drive over $7.4 billion in annual
revenues, includes such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s,
Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Hershey is
focused on growing its presence in key international markets while
continuing to build its competitive advantage in North America.
Additionally, Hershey is expanding its portfolio into categories beyond
confectionery, finding new ways to bring goodness to people everywhere.

At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products.
For 120 years, Hershey has been committed to good business by operating
fairly, ethically and sustainably to make a positive impact on society.
This means contributing to a better life for its employees, consumers,
communities, and, ultimately, creating a bright future for children in
need. This commitment is exemplified by Milton Hershey School,
established in 1909 by the company’s founder and administered by Hershey
Trust Company. The children who attend the school receive education,
housing, and medical care — thriving as direct beneficiaries of The
Hershey Company’s success.


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