NEWS: New Disney Shareholder Certificate Celebrates Nine Decades of The Walt Disney Company
Ever since Disney’s first public stock offering in 1940, the Company’s stock certificates have been more than just documents signifying ownership. Richly illustrated with beloved Disney characters, these certificates have become treasured mementoes, handed down from one generation of Disney investors to another, and coveted by fans and collectors.
Along with many other publicly-traded companies, Disney no longer issues paper stock certificates. But to honor the passion that so many shareholders have for Disney, the company recently released a Collectible Shareholder Certificate that allows them to commemorate their investment in a tangible way. First unveiled by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at the company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the certificates are now available for purchase at DisneyStore.com/ShareholderCertificate. The collectible certificates are only available to holders of Disney stock, and they can be personalized.
The unique design celebrates nine decades of Disney characters and storytelling with iconic imagery from the worlds of Disney, ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. Walt Disney stands at the heart of the certificate, surrounded by Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell, Anna and Elsa, Captain Jack Sparrow, Buzz Lightyear and Woody, Captain America, R2-D2 and Doc McStuffins—just to name a few of the stars who reflect everything The Walt Disney Company has become.
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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors today declared an annual cash dividend of $1.15 per share, up 34 percent, or $0.29 per share, from the previous year. The dividend is payable on January 8, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2014. This is Disney’s 59th consecutive dividend payment to shareholders.
“Disney delivered the highest results in its history in Fiscal 2014, reflecting the extraordinary quality of our creative content and the unparalleled strength of our brands,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We achieved record revenue, net income and earnings per share for the fourth year in a row, and we are delighted to be able to increase our shareholder dividend by 34 percent while continuing to invest for future growth.”
The Company also announced that it has scheduled its annual shareholders' meeting for Thursday, March 12, 2015, in San Francisco.
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