February 17, 2006 |
In a victory for Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Richard Parsons, dissident investor Carl Icahn is abandoning his fight for control of the world's largest entertainment company. Icahn has decided against his previous plan of nominating a full slate of directors to replace Time Warner's 14-member board, people with knowledge of the situation said. And the billionaire could give up the proxy fight altogether. Icahn was said to be in negotiations late Thursday with Time Warner executives.
January 17, 2003 |
In a vote for stability and continuity, AOL Time Warner Inc. on Thursday elected Chief Executive Richard Parsons to the additional post of chairman. The move ended speculation about yet another possible leadership shake-up at the world's largest media conglomerate. At a regularly scheduled meeting, the board of directors voted unanimously for Parsons to succeed Steve Case, who announced Sunday that he would step down as chairman in May.
December 7, 2001 |
On the morning after AOL Time Warner Inc. completed its $99-billion merger in January, the freshly appointed co-chief operating officers were asked how they'd slept the night before. Robert W. Pittman replied energetically that he'd barely slept a wink, working late to close the deal and still running high on adrenaline. Richard D. Parsons, after a beat, responded, "I slept like a log."
September 7, 2005 |
Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Richard Parsons, under the gun from financier Carl Icahn to boost the media conglomerate's stock price, received a vote of confidence Tuesday from the world's fifth-richest man. "We have full trust and confidence in Mr. Parsons," Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said in an interview from Paris. Alwaleed owns about 1% of New York-based Time Warner. Separately, Alwaleed also reiterated his support for another media chief, News Corp.
February 21, 2003 |
Richard D. Parsons' young reign as chairman and chief executive of AOL Time Warner Inc. is showing signs of lingering strain where he least needs it: among the officer corps that keeps his huge operating divisions running. Parsons, who has headed the media giant for less than a year and became chairman only a month ago, last week gathered his 150 top managers for a two-day retreat that was supposed to consign intra-company rivalries to the past.
January 13, 2001 |
Even as the celebratory champagne flowed Friday, executives at the newly created AOL Time Warner began the sobering task of leading the world's largest entertainment and media conglomerate. After a yearlong government review, America Online, the No. 1 Internet firm, and Time Warner, the world's leading entertainment company, closed their $99-billion deal late Thursday night, the biggest corporate merger in U.S. history.
December 6, 2001 |
In a move that stunned the entertainment world, Gerald Levin announced Wednesday that he will retire in May as chief executive of AOL Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media company. Levin's successor will be his longtime deputy, Richard Parsons, 53, who became co-chief operating officer in January 2000 as part of Time Warner's merger with AOL. Levin chose Parsons over Robert Pittman, former America Online president, who has shared the COO title since the landmark merger in January.
December 4, 1994 |
Richard Parsons pokes his head out of a conference room and asks if he can have a few more minutes before a scheduled interview. He's got a few loose ends to wrap up here at Dime Bancorp--a proposed merger must still be closed--before he can discuss his next career move. In nearly two dozen years of work, Parsons has already led three lives--as a government policy-maker, lawyer and bank company chairman. He starts a new one in February when he becomes second in command at Time Warner Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1990
Regarding Dana Parsons' column on the perceived fears of Santa Ana librarians who claim intimidation from the department head Rob Richard: Parsons' writing confuses me. If he had to face the wrath of a managing editor or publisher, perhaps he would empathize with those who are fearful for their livelihood. WILLIAM E. HARPER El Monte
December 12, 2008 |
Time Warner Inc. named Chief Executive Jeffrey Bewkes to the additional role of chairman, in line with a succession plan outlined by current Chairman Richard Parsons earlier this year. Parsons, 60, will step down Dec. 31, Time Warner said. Bewkes, who became CEO in January, had a contract that allowed him to retire if he didn't become chairman after one year.