Based on initial tabulations, Disney shareholders have evidently voted to elect Disney's full slate of 12 directors, effectively rejecting activist investor Nelson Peltz's bid to secure board seats. #pressrelease

April 3, 2024

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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced that, based on the tabulation of its proxy solicitor, it appears that Disney's full slate of 12 directors has been elected by a substantial margin over the nominees of Trian and Blackwells at Disney's 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders today. Final voting tallies are subject to certification by the Company's independent inspector of elections, and preliminary and final results will be included in the Company's reports to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the coming days.

Shareholders voted to elect all 12 nominees recommended by the Disney Board: Mary T. Barra, Safra A. Catz, Amy L. Chang, D. Jeremy Darroch, Carolyn N. Everson, Michael B.G. Froman, James P. Gorman, Robert A. Iger, Maria Elena Lagomasino, Calvin R. McDonald, Mark G. Parker, and Derica W. Rice.

"We are immensely grateful to our shareholders for their investment in Disney and their belief in its future, particularly during this period of great change in the broader entertainment industry. We are fortunate to have a highly qualified Board of Directors who possess a profound commitment to the enduring strength of this company and an enormous amount of experience and expertise, including succession planning. I'm thankful for Bob and his exceptional management team, as well as Disney's employees and Cast Members around the world, for continuing to deliver for consumers and shareholders throughout this distracting proxy battle," said Mark Parker, Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Company.

"I want to thank our shareholders for their trust and confidence in our Board and management. With the distracting proxy contest now behind us, we're eager to focus 100% of our attention on our most important priorities: growth and value creation for our shareholders and creative excellence for our consumers," said Bob Iger, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

Read the full press release here.

The Walt Disney Company

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