Stockholder Information

Executive Offices
100 Crystal A Drive
P. O. Box 810
Hershey, PA 17033-0810
(717) 534-6799

Transfer Agent and Registrar
Shareholder Services
Overpeck Centre
85 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
(800) 851-4216

Independent Public Accountants
Arthur Andersen LLP
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105

Investor Relations Contact
James A. Edris, Director
Investor Relations
100 Crystal A Drive
P.O. Box 810
Hershey, PA 17033-0810
(717) 534-7556

Form 10-K
Form 10-K, filed annually in March with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available without charge by contacting Investor Relations at the address and telephone number listed above.

Financial Information
(717) 534-7552

Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at the Hershey Theatre, located one-half block east of Cocoa Avenue on East Caracas Avenue, Hershey, Pa.

A formal notice of this meeting, together with the corporation's Proxy Statement, will be mailed to stockholders on or about March 17, 1997.