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Standards for Directors Independence

The following are the standards that will be employed by the Hasbro, Inc. (the "Company") Board of Directors in determining issues of director independence pursuant to applicable legal requirements and the rules of The NASDAQ Stock Market. For purposes of these standards (i) the Company is meant to include not only Hasbro, Inc., but all of its subsidiaries and divisions, and (ii) a director's immediate family is deemed to include the following relationships, whether by blood, marriage or adoption: the director's spouse, parents, children, siblings, mothers and fathers-in-law, sons and daughters-in-law and brothers and sisters-in-law, or anyone residing in such person's home.

  • The Board of Directors (the "Board") must affirmatively determine that the director has no material relationship with the Company (either directly or as a partner, shareholder or officer of an organization which has a relationship with the Company). The Company will disclose this determination in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
  • No director who is an employee (or whose immediate family member is an executive officer) of the Company can be independent until at least three years after such employment or executive officer relationship has ended.
  • No director who is affiliated with or employed by (or whose immediate family member is affiliated or employed in a professional capacity by) a present or former internal or external auditor of the Company can be independent until at least three years after the end of either the affiliation or the employment or auditing relationship.
  • No director can be independent if he or she directly or indirectly receives from the Company any fees or compensation other than that which is related solely to his or her (i) service as a member of the Board or one of its committees, (ii) benefits under a tax-qualified retirement plan or (iii) non-discretionary compensation. A director who accepts any consulting, advisory or other compensatory fees from the Company other than in this connection will not be considered independent. The same prohibition applies with respect to members of a director's immediate family, with the exclusion of compensation received by an immediate family member as an non-executive officer employee of the Company, which will be considered in making an independence determination, but which does not preclude a determination of independence.
  • No director who (or whose immediate family member) is employed as an executive officer of another entity where any of the Company's present executives serve on that entity's compensation committee can be independent until at least three years after the end of such service or employment relationship.
  • No director who is an executive officer, partner, controlling shareholder or an employee (or whose immediate family member is an executive officer, partner or controlling shareholder) of an entity (including a charitable entity) that makes payments to or receives payments from the Company in amount which, in any single fiscal year, exceeds the greater of $200,000 or 5% of such entity's consolidated gross revenues, can be independent until three years after falling below such threshold.
  • No director who is performing, or is a partner, member, officer, director or employee of any entity performing, paid consulting, legal, investment banking, commercial banking, accounting, financial advisory or other professional services work ("professional services") for the Company can be independent until three years after such services have ended.
Additional Relationships to Consider in Determining Director Independence

The following are suggested parameters that the Board has agreed to consider in determining whether a director has a material relationship or affiliation with the Company that would impact a finding of independence. If a director satisfies all of the criteria set forth below it would suggest that the director, absent other contrary considerations, does not have a material relationship with the Company and is independent. If a director fails to satisfy one or more of the criteria set forth below, further Board inquiry and discussion is needed to determine if the director has a material relationship with the Company or may be found independent.

Business and Professional Relationships of Directors and Their Family Members
  • The director is not currently providing personally, and has not provided personally within the past three years, property, goods or services (other than services as a member of the Board or any committees thereof) to the Company or any of its executive officers.
  • No member of the director's immediate family is currently providing personally, or has provided personally within the past three years, property, goods or services (other than services as an unpaid intern of the Company) to the Company or any of its executive officers.
  • The director is not currently receiving personally, and has not received personally within the past three years, property, goods or services from the Company. The foregoing requirements do not apply to compensation, services or goods paid or provided to the director solely in connection with the director's service on the Board or any committees thereof, including $1,000 or less a year in the Company's products which may be given to the director or one or more of the director's family members as a director benefit.
  • No member of the director's immediate family is currently receiving personally, or has received personally within the past three years, property, goods or services from the Company, excluding the de minimus Company product benefit mentioned above. The foregoing requirements do not apply to unpaid internships provided to a member of the director's immediate family.
  • The director is not an executive officer or employee of any entity to which the Company was indebted at any time within the past three years or which was indebted to the Company at any time within the past three years in an amount that exceeded at the end of any such year the greater of (i) 2% of such entity's consolidated assets or (ii) $1,000,000.
Compensation
  • Notwithstanding the restriction described above with respect to direct or indirect receipt of consulting, advisory or other compensatory fees other than in connection with Board or committee service, arrangements between the Company and (i) entities affiliated with the director or (ii) immediate family members of the director, which may be deemed to provide a form of indirect compensation to the director, will not result in a loss of status as an independent director provided such relationships do not violate the requirements set forth above.
Charitable Relationships
  • The director is not an executive officer or an employee of an entity that has received charitable contributions from the Company in excess of $100,000 in any of the past three fiscal years.
  • No member of the director's immediate family is an executive officer of an entity that has received charitable contributions from the Company in excess of $100,000 in any of the past three fiscal years.
Stock Ownership
  • The director's stock ownership, as determined in accordance with the rules of the SEC as applied to preparation of proxy statements, does not exceed 5% of the Company's outstanding stock.
Other Family Relationships
  • The director is not related to any other member of the Company's board of directors or any officer of the Company.

February 2012