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Disney Defends CEO, Rebuffs Investor Who Wants A Shakeup Over Alleged Poor Management

Disney Rejected an activist investor play from Trian Fund Management CEO Nelson Peltz, who recently launched a campaign to obtain a seat on the company’s board of directors to address various corporate Governance issues

Trian, which has a Disney stake worth around $900 million, made the argument in a recent press release Even though the company enjoys substantial branding and intellectual properties, shares are at an eight-year low. Peltz stated that he would face poor succession planning, excessive compensation and lackluster cost discipline if elected to the board. Disney made recent headlines. reinstating Bob Iger, a former chief executive officer, is now 71 and will succeed Bob Chapek. Chapek had been in the position for two years.

According to the company, Tuesday was regulatory filing Peltz “does not understand” the company’s business and “lacks the skills and experience to assist the board in delivering shareholder value in a rapidly shifting media ecosystem.” The document stated that current directors were included in the document. “the right board for shareholders,” Claim that they “deftly navigated” The lockdown-induced depression and “acted decisively” The leadership challenge must be addressed.

Iger presided over a quintupling of Disney’s market capitalization between 2005 and 2020; he also oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and 21st Century Fox. Trian claimed it doesn’t have plans to replace Iger. However, Disney’s filing stated that Trian had a report which suggested Trian believes “Iger shouldn’t be back in control” of the company.

“Peltz has no track record in large cap media or tech” And “no solutions to offer for the evolving media landscape,” Continue reading the document.

Despite the claim that Disney’s board of directors competently led the firm through the lockdowns, which shuttered theme parks and paused movie production, share prices for the company have fallen 35% over the past year against a 12% decline witnessed by the S&P 500 index through the same period. Disney also reported that there were other troubling metrics. significant slowdown New domestic subscriptions to Disney+’s flagship streaming service Disney+ have been added after jumping into the fray on contentious social topics. failure Multiple movies featuring same-sex attraction that were still geared toward children.

According to a previous report, Peltz didn’t express any intention of addressing the recent political and social stances taken by Disney. report The Daily Wire reported that the company still has concerns despite having a concern loss of trust Among some consumers. Trian supports The environmental, social and corporate governance movement (also known as ESG), believes that businesses have a moral obligation to support left-wing policy goals. Many portfolio companies have been encouraged to join it. adopt ESG Initiatives

Chapek was last year under pressure activist employees The company will oppose Florida’s parental right legislation. prohibits Students in the third and fourth grades will be taught about gender identity and sexual orientation. Exclusive poll According to The Daily Wire, 64%, including 62% Democrats and 57% Independents, supported the law.

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