Disney CEO Will Probably Extend Contract Past 2019 If Fox Buyout Happens

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According to the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, if Disney’s bid to acquire large parts of 20th Century Fox succeeds, Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will most likely extend his contract with the company. His current contract expires in July, 2019. The 66 year-old previously said he intended to retire at that time. Disney’s board would extend Iger’s contract to help the company navigate the significant regulatory hurdles, which would be needed to finalize any Fox buyout deal, and to oversee integration of Fox properties within Disney.

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