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Form DEFA14A J M SMUCKER Co

July 7, 2022 7:06 AM EDT

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

(RULE 14a-101)

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a) OF THE SECURITIES

EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 (AMENDMENT NO.     )

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Your Vote Counts!

          
 

 

THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY

 

2022 Annual Meeting

Vote by August 16, 2022 11:59 PM ET. For shares held in a Plan, vote by August 14, 2022 11:59 PM ET.

             

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ATTN: JEANNETTE KNUDSEN

ONE STRAWBERRY LANE

ORRVILLE, OH 44667-0280

        
   

    

    

   
 
 
              
 
     

    D88681-P76283-Z82887

                                       
            
           

 You invested in THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY and it’s time to vote!

You have the right to vote on proposals being presented at the Annual Meeting. This is an important notice regarding the availability of proxy material for the shareholder meeting to be held on August 17, 2022.

 Get informed before you vote

View The J. M. Smucker Company 2022 Proxy Statement and Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders, 2022 Annual Report, and Plan Letter online OR you can receive a free paper or email copy of the material(s) by requesting prior to August 3, 2022. If you would like to request a copy of the material(s) for this and/or future shareholder meetings, you may (1) visit www.ProxyVote.com, (2) call 1-800-579-1639 or (3) send an email to [email protected] If sending an email, please include your control number (indicated below) in the subject line. Unless requested, you will not otherwise receive a paper or email copy.

 

 

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Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance.

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Vote at www.ProxyVote.com

 

 

THIS IS NOT A VOTABLE BALLOT

This is an overview of the proposals being presented at the

upcoming shareholder meeting. Please follow the instructions on

the reverse side to vote these important matters.

 

  Voting Items  

Board

Recommends

 

1.

  Election of Directors whose term of office will expire in 2023.  
 
  Nominees:  
 
    1a. Susan E. Chapman-Hughes   LOGO  For
 
    1b. Paul J. Dolan   LOGO  For
 
    1c. Jay L. Henderson   LOGO  For
 
    1d. Jonathan E. Johnson III   LOGO  For
 
    1e. Kirk L. Perry   LOGO  For
 
    1f. Sandra Pianalto   LOGO  For
 
    1g. Alex Shumate   LOGO  For
 
    1h. Mark T. Smucker   LOGO  For
 
    1i. Richard K. Smucker   LOGO  For
 
    1j. Jodi L. Taylor   LOGO  For
 
    1k. Dawn C. Willoughby   LOGO  For
 

2.

  Ratification of appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the 2023 fiscal year.   LOGO  For
 

3.

  Advisory approval of the Company’s executive compensation.   LOGO  For
 

4.

  Adoption of amendments to the Company’s Amended Articles of Incorporation to eliminate the time phased voting provisions.   LOGO  For

NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.

   
      

 

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