LOWELL SINGER JOINS THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTOR RELATIONS
BURBANK, Calif., May 7, 2007 – Lowell Singer has been named senior vice president, Investor Relations, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) it was announced today by Thomas O. Staggs, senior executive vice president and CFO, The Walt Disney Company, to whom Mr. Singer will report. Mr. Singer's responsibilities will include nurturing and expanding the company's relationships with sell-side and buy-side investment analysts, industry analysts, and investors worldwide. He will develop and implement comprehensive investor relations programs and policies, serve as Disney's information conduit to the investor community, be a key advisor and resource to Disney's senior management team, provide input on the company's financial reporting activities and manage stock share administration and other shareholder relations activities. Mr. Singer assumes his new position immediately.
"Lowell's extensive experience in covering the media sector as an analyst and his appreciation of strong brands make him a great choice to lead our investor relations team," said Mr. Staggs. "Coming from the research world, Lowell understands the needs of our shareholders and the investment community, and we look forward to having him bring his unique insights to this position."
"I'm thrilled to join The Walt Disney Company, which is at the forefront of the media and entertainment industry," said Mr. Singer. "I look forward to working with the talented professionals on the investor relations and shareholder services teams to further highlight the unique and compelling positioning that The Walt Disney Company has in the marketplace."
Mr. Singer joins Disney from Cowen and Company, LLC, where he served as a senior research analyst and managing director. In this position, Mr. Singer provided sell-side research coverage of the entertainment, video games and cable sectors. Prior to that, he was a senior research analyst with Robertson Stephens, Inc. where he led the firm's equity research of the entertainment, cable, internet and interactive TV sectors.
Previously, Mr. Singer was a brand manager with Kraft Foods, Inc. where he led the Stove Top and Kraft Salad Dressing businesses. Mr. Singer began his career with J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. as an associate in corporate finance with an emphasis on media and entertainment.
Mr. Singer is a graduate of Duke University and has an M.B.A. from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
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