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Participants
Lowell Singer The Walt Disney Co.
Robert A. Iger The Walt Disney Co.
Christine M. McCarthy The Walt Disney Co.
Benjamin Daniel Swinburne Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
Jessica Jean Reif Cohen Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michael B. Nathanson MoffettNathanson LLC
Alexia S. Quadrani JPMorgan Securities LLC
Marci L. Ryvicker Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Todd Michael Juenger Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC
Steven Cahall RBC Capital Markets LLC
Kannan Venkateshwar Barclays Capital, Inc.
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Operator

Hello, and welcome to the Second Quarter 2018 Walt Disney Company Earnings Conference Call. My name is Michelle, and I will be your operator for today's conference. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. Please note that today's conference is being recorded. the to turn now would call Mr. over I of Singer, Senior Relations. President Vice Lowell Investor begin. may you Sir,

Lowell Singer

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Robert A. Iger

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Christine M. McCarthy

Thanks, everyone. good Bob, afternoon, and

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Lowell Singer

question. first for we're Operator, ready the Thanks, Christine.

Operator

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Robert A. Iger

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Benjamin Daniel Swinburne

helpful. That's you. Thank

Lowell Singer

next Operator, question, please. Ben. Thanks,

Operator

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Jessica Jean Reif Cohen

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Robert A. Iger

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Christine M. McCarthy

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Jessica Jean Reif Cohen

you. Thank

Lowell Singer

Thanks, question, Jessica. please. Operator, next

Operator

Thank you, sir. And the next Nathanson question from comes Michael MoffettNathanson. from

line Your open. is

Michael B. Nathanson

I Bob, Thanks. you. have two for

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Robert A. Iger

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Michael B. Nathanson

Thank Bob. you,

Lowell Singer

you. please. question, Michael, thank next Operator,

Operator

question from Alexia from comes Next JPMorgan.

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Alexia S. Quadrani

very Thank Hi. much. you

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Robert A. Iger

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Christine M. McCarthy

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Alexia S. Quadrani

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Christine M. McCarthy

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Alexia S. Quadrani

right. you much. All Thank very

Lowell Singer

please. Thanks, question, Alexia. Operator, next

Operator

Marci Thank you. And Wells the question next Ryvicker from Fargo. from comes

line open. Your is

Marci L. Ryvicker

two have I questions. Thanks.

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Robert A. Iger

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Marci L. Ryvicker

you. Thank

Lowell Singer

question, Marci. next Thanks, Operator, please.

Operator

Todd Next with Juenger from Bernstein. question Sanford comes

open. is Your line

Todd Michael Juenger

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Christine M. McCarthy

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Robert A. Iger

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Todd Michael Juenger

Very helpful. Thanks.

Robert A. Iger

the question. for thanks Todd,

Lowell Singer

you, Thank Operator, Okay. next please. question, Todd.

Operator

question from in Cahall Steven comes next Royal Bank The from of the Canada. queue

Steven Cahall

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Robert A. Iger

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Steven Cahall

Thank you.

Lowell Singer

we'll question. John, thank more you for Operator, take the one question.

Operator

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is Your line open.

Kannan Venkateshwar

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Robert A. Iger

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Christine M. McCarthy

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Kannan Venkateshwar

All right. Thank you.

Lowell Singer

Kannan. Thanks,

Lowell Singer

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Operator

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