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Participants
Lowell Singer SVP, IR
Robert Iger Chairman & CEO
Christine McCarthy Senior EVP & CFO
Ben Swinburne Morgan Stanley
Alexia Quadrani JPMorgan
Michael Nathanson MoffettNathanson
Doug Mitchelson Credit Suisse
Jessica Reif Ehrlich Bank of America Merrill Lynch
John Hodulik UBS
Jason Bazinet Citigroup
Dan Salmon BMO Capital Markets
Steven Cahall Wells Fargo
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to The Walt Disney Company's Fiscal Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants’ lines are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers’ presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions]. Please be advised that today's conference is being recorded. Instructions]. [Operator

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Robert Iger

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Christine McCarthy

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Ben Swinburne

Great, thank you.

Lowell Singer

question Thank you, Operator, next Ben. please.

Operator

you. Thank

Alexia Quadrani JPMorgan. with Our next from comes question

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Alexia Quadrani

so Hi, much. thank you

may. on Just the two if streaming questions I side,

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Robert Iger

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Alexia Quadrani

very you Thank much.

Lowell Singer

for the Operator, questions. thanks Alexia, please. next question

Operator

Thank you.

comes next Michael MoffettNathanson. Our from with Nathanson question

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Michael Nathanson

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Robert Iger

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Michael Nathanson

a Thanks lot.

Lowell Singer

Thanks, question Michael. Operator, next please.

Operator

Thank you.

Our with next question comes from Doug Mitchelson Credit Suisse.

Your line is now

open.

Doug Mitchelson

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Robert Iger

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Christine McCarthy

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Doug Mitchelson

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Christine McCarthy

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Lowell Singer

Thanks, please. Doug. question next Operator,

Operator

Thank you.

Lynch. with from next Our question Reif Ehrlich Jessica Merrill of America Bank comes

is Your line now open.

Jessica Reif Ehrlich

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Robert Iger

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Jessica Reif Ehrlich

Thank you.

Lowell Singer

Operator, the for questions. please. next thanks question Jessica,

Operator

Thank you.

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John Hodulik

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John Hodulik

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Robert Iger

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Lowell Singer

question John, for questions. the Hey, thanks Operator, next please.

Operator

Thank you.

Bazinet Citi. from question Our with next Jason comes

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Jason Bazinet

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Robert Iger

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Jason Bazinet

Okay. Thank you.

Robert Iger

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Jason Bazinet

sense. makes very you That Thank much.

Lowell Singer

please. question next Operator, Jason. Thanks,

Operator

you. Thank

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Dan Salmon

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Lowell Singer

for time Thanks. Dan. have question. one Okay. we Operator, more

Operator

Thank you.

Wells Our question Fargo. comes comes with Steven from Cahall from final

now open. Your line is

Steven Cahall

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Robert Iger

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Lowell Singer

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