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SMUCKER J M CO FILES (8-K) Disclosing Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

August 15, 2014



Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The J. M. Smucker Company (the "Company") held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") on August 13, 2014, in Wooster, Ohio, pursuant to the Notice of the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and the Proxy Statement sent on or about July 2, 2014 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on June 16, 2014. At the Meeting, 83,689,303 shares were represented in person or by proxy, which constituted a quorum. The final results for each of the matters submitted to a vote of the shareholders at the Meeting are set forth below.

1. The shareholders elected the following four Directors to each serve a

one-year term expiring at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The votes on this proposal were as follows: Number of Votes For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes Vincent C. Byrd 62,525,474 7,729,745 220,853 13,213,231 Elizabeth Valk Long 63,769,930 6,518,622 187,520 13,213,231 Sandra Pianalto 69,936,883 338,249 200,940 13,213,231 Mark T. Smucker 59,055,735 11,261,204 159,133 13,213,231



2. The shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the

Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2015. The votes on this proposal were as follows: Number of Votes For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 80,162,767 3,248,242 278,294 0



3. The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the Company's executive

compensation, as disclosed in the Company's Proxy Statement. The votes on this proposal were as follows: Number of Votes For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 67,635,270 2,253,566 587,236 13,213,231



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4. Giving effect to the ten-votes-per-share provisions of the Company's Amended Articles of Incorporation, the shareholders approved the proposal to adopt an amendment to the Amended Regulations of the Company setting forth a general voting standard for action by shareholders. The votes on this proposal were as follows: Number of Votes For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 188,033,696 41,555,721 1,205,005 13,213,231



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