Hasbro Announce Contract Extension for CEO Brian Goldner

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Hasbro Announce Contract Extension for CEO Brian Goldner

Postby Va'al » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:43 pm

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Fellow Seibertronian AzT has spotted a new press release over at Hasbro HQ, concerning their current CEO Brian Goldner - and it looks he will be CEO for three more years, as his contract has been extended! You can find out more information below.

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that its Board of Directors has agreed with the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO Brian Goldner to extend the term of his employment agreement another three years through 2020.

"Through the differentiated strategy he has set for Hasbro and the progressive organization he is building, Brian has been instrumental in transforming Hasbro from a traditional toy and game company to a global play and entertainment leader,” said Basil Anderson, the Company’s Lead Independent Director. “Brian has proven himself to be a strategic visionary and innovative leader and the Board of Directors is confident he is the right individual to lead Hasbro to new levels of success into the future.”

As the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, Inc., Mr. Goldner is responsible for bringing Hasbro’s brand blueprint strategy to life globally through innovative play experiences and engaging storytelling around Hasbro’s premier brands, and the development of long-term relationships with strategic partners. This includes the execution of brands across demographics and consumer touch points including entertainment, digital gaming, marketing and e-commerce, as well as the Company’s burgeoning consumer products business.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to further lead the evolution of this tremendous company and I look forward to building upon the progress and momentum we’ve developed so far,” said Mr. Goldner. “We are in the early stages of unlocking the potential of our brands and our partner brands, and together with our Board, our first-class management team, and our incredibly talented teams around the world, we will continue to create the world's best play experiences and drive enhanced shareholder value.”

Since joining the company in 2000, Mr. Goldner has held a series of leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to being named CEO, he served as Hasbro’s Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2008.

Further details on Mr. Goldner’s contract extension may be found in the company's current report on Form 8-K filed today.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

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Re: Hasbro Announce Contract Extension for CEO Brian Goldner

Postby RAR » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:56 pm

They always mention Littlest Petshop but like Fur Real pets and Even furbies they seem to have a very shallow footprint or don't exist at all in the UK near me - strange that. Maybe it's the same issue there is with Marvel toys - very iffy distribution.
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Re: Hasbro Announce Contract Extension for CEO Brian Goldner

Postby f-primus-unicron » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:51 am

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oh god no, it is because this "censored" that the transformer figures became so cheap and boringly simple,(unpainted as well) and small and everything bad, there have been GREAT molds but a couple every 100 even if they got a bigger profit, is really killing the franchise
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Re: Hasbro Announce Contract Extension for CEO Brian Goldner

Postby RAR » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:28 am

Some think they are starting to get a bit better in terms of paint, sure you still get the odd unpainted wheel and clip on wheels but they are not quite so totally lacking in paint as they got for a while.

I kind of notice it more on the smaller toys than I do the bigger ones when there is a lack of paint.

But you do get a situation on the larger toys which still annoys where all the paint in in one mode.


Lack of paint isn't the only Hasbro irritant though 5POA is another issue that refuses to die too. It is pretty vexing when someone pays over $100.00 for a vehicle and gets a 5poa figure with it.

I just hope Hasbro realises in the Last Knight toyline how disappointing a lot of the stuff aimed young was for the previous Movie and doesn't repeat the debacle of the previous movie where the main distribution was for the worst of the toys.
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