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February 22, 2004 | Michael Cieply and James Bates, Times Staff Writers
Robert Matschullat sports his share of boardroom and takeover battle scars. Now he's picking up more at Walt Disney Co. Eleven years ago, the longtime investment banker was part of a palace coup at investment bank Morgan Stanley. Later, as Seagram Co.'s chief financial officer, he was immersed in a flurry of acquisitions as the company moved from liquor into entertainment.
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February 22, 2004 | Michael Cieply and James Bates, Times Staff Writers
Robert Matschullat sports his share of boardroom and takeover battle scars. Now he's picking up more at Walt Disney Co. Eleven years ago, the longtime investment banker was part of a palace coup at investment bank Morgan Stanley. Later, as Seagram Co.'s chief financial officer, he was immersed in a flurry of acquisitions as the company moved from liquor into entertainment.
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BUSINESS
April 21, 1986
Robert W. Matschullat was named a managing director in charge of investment banking activities of Morgan Stanley & Co., San Francisco.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Clorox Co., the maker of household bleach and Glad trash bags, said Chief Executive Gerald Johnston was retiring after having a heart attack March 1. The company also said fiscal third-quarter profit fell on higher raw-material costs. Net income declined to $101 million, or 72 cents a share, from $118 million, or 76 cents, a year earlier. Sales rose 7% to $1.16 billion, the Oakland-based company said.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Seagram Co. said fiscal second-quarter earnings fell 13% as revenue declined at its spirits and wine division. The beverage, liquor and entertainment company said net income fell to $161 million, or 43 cents a share, for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with profit from operations of $185 million, or 43 cents a share, a year earlier. Seagram sells wines and spirits, fruit juices under the Tropicana and Dole labels, and owns 80% of film, music and theme-park company Universal Studios Inc.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Clorox Co., the largest U.S. household-bleach maker, said Wednesday that it had named Gerald Johnston its chairman, consolidating its leadership 19 months after he was promoted to chief executive. Johnston, 57, has been with Clorox for 23 years. He succeeded Robert Matschullat, who was designated the board's presiding director. Oakland-based Clorox had split the roles of chairman and CEO so that Johnston could focus on business strategy.
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November 2, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Fox Entertainment Group Inc. and Hollywood Entertainment Corp. said they have settled a dispute in which Fox accused Hollywood of cheating it out of more than $5 million in fees on Fox videos. Fox's Los Angeles-based 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment unit had sued alleging that Rentrak Corp., which leases Fox videos to retailers such as Hollywood, under-reported Hollywood's video sales and rentals. In a statement, Wilsonville, Ore.-based Hollywood, the No. 2 video-rental chain in the U.S.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Seagram Co. said Robert Matschullat, a key figure in its transformation from a beverage maker to one of the world's biggest entertainment companies, will resign as vice chairman and chief financial officer next year. Matschullat, who will leave in June after four years with Seagram, said he is resigning to pursue other interests. He will be replaced as CFO in January by Brian Mulligan, co-chairman of Seagram's Universal Pictures unit. Matschullat will remain a consultant to Edgar Bronfman Jr.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1996
MCA Inc. parent Seagram Co. named former Capital Cities/ABC executive Joseph M. Fitzgerald as vice president of investor relations. Fitzgerald, previously vice president of investor relations at Cap Cities, will report to Seagram Vice Chairman Robert W. Matschullat. Separately, Seagram moved Maureen Hannan, former senior director of corporate planning, to its investor relations team.
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December 2, 2004 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Reflecting growing confidence in Walt Disney Co.'s financial outlook, company directors on Wednesday gave shareholders an early holiday gift: their first annual dividend increase in six years. The annual cash dividend, payable Jan. 6, was raised 14% to 24 cents a share. The move had been expected since Chief Executive Michael Eisner declared earlier this year that he would recommend an increase.
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