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Political Contributions: Disclosure for Fiscal Year 2018

McCormick’s contributions for fiscal year 2018 are listed below.  All contributions are made and approved in accordance with the Company’s Political Activity Policy. 

i. Corporate political contributions and payments to any individual candidate for office, if any:  None.  Per the Policy, the Company makes no political contributions or payments to individual candidates for office.

ii. Contributions and payments to any “Section 527 organizations” such as governors committees and super PACs, if any:  None.  Per the Policy, the Company does not maintain or sponsor any PAC.

iii. Payments in connection with any state ballot initiative:  None

iv. Associations in the United States to which McCormick has paid annual dues of $25,000 or more, and which had non-deductible lobbying expenditures:

  • Alliance for Competitive Taxation, a Section 501(c)(4) organization ($45,000 in non-deductible lobbying expenditures)
  • Association of National Advertisers ($2,750 in non-deductible lobbying expenditures)
  • Greater Baltimore Committee ($2,275 in non-deductible lobbying expenditures)
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association, a Section 501(c)(6) organization ($6,023 in non-deductible lobbying expenditures)
  • Manufacturers’ Alliance of Maryland ($25,000 in non-deductible lobbying expenditures)
  • National Association of Manufacturers, a Section 501(c)(6) organization ($18,373 in non-deductible lobbying expenditures)
  • National Foreign Trade Council ($6,500 in non-deductible lobbying expenditures)