Bob Iger signs a contract extension through 2019

March 23, 2017, 10:49 AM

USA Today - "As many expected, Robert Iger will stay on a while longer as Disney's CEO and Chairman. The Walt Disney Company board said Thursday that it had extended Iger's contract to July 2, 2019.

"The board cited Iger's 'outstanding leadership, his record of success in a changing media landscape, and his clear strategic vision for Disney’s future.'

"Iger, who is 66, had previously set a target departure date of 2018; his previous contract ran into mid-2018."

Replies (8)

March 23, 2017, 11:52 AM

He's going to Star Wars Land! #PewPew

March 23, 2017, 11:57 AM

I hope they don't do another successor selection process that decimates their executive ranks. They should just let their executives do their jobs and not think about taking the big chair.

March 23, 2017, 4:27 PM

Gives me another year to train up.

March 25, 2017, 8:13 AM

How's that legacy looking Bob?

March 27, 2017, 10:07 AM

If there is any credibility to the chatter on Wall Street, Mr. Iger's legacy could be that he played a significant role in the largest media acquisition/merger in the history of ever ... Apple buiys Disney.

March 27, 2017, 12:01 PM

Guy keeps saying he's going to leave then doesn't. He'd make it well in politics.

March 27, 2017, 1:45 PM

@TH: The "Apple buying Disney" rumor pops up almost every other year. I just do not see it happening.

March 28, 2017, 2:10 AM

@lubjab2004 - I think you are missing the point. The articles that started ramping up recently (03/24/17) are not really rumors. They are not claiming to have inside information indicating that this alliance is actually in the mix. These are not predictions. Rather, the writers are evaluating whether or not Apple and Disney would be a good fit.

And, to be sure, the two companies already have strong ties.

So ...

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