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Participants
Debbie Hancock Senior Vice President of Investor Relations
Rich Stoddart Interim Chief Executive Officer
Deb Thomas Chief Financial Officer
Chris Cocks President and Chief Operating Officer, Wizards of the Coast & Digital Gaming
Eric Nyman Chief Consumer Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Hasbro Consumer Products
Darren Throop Chief Executive Officer, eOne
Steph Wissink Jefferies
Eric Handler MKM Partners
Arpine Kocharyan UBS
Jaime Katz Morningstar
Fred Whiteman Wolf Research
Gerrick Johnson BMO Capital Markets
Michael Ng Goldman Sachs
Drew Crum Stifel
Alok Patel Berenberg
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Operator

Good morning. Welcome to the Hasbro Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all parties will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] Today's conference is being recorded.

If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. like the I'd Ms. over time, this to call turn to At Hancock, Investor of Vice Debbie President Relations. Senior go Please ahead.

Debbie Hancock

Thank you. Good morning, everyone.

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Operator

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Steph Wissink

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Rich Stoddart

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Steph Wissink

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Deb Thomas

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Steph Wissink

very much. Thank you

Operator

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Eric Handler

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Rich Stoddart

Yes. Thanks for question, the Eric.

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Chris Cocks

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Eric Handler

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Rich Stoddart

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Chris Cocks

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Eric Handler

you very Thank Great. much.

Operator

is question with with next question. from your proceed The the Arpine line of UBS. Kocharyan Please

Arpine Kocharyan

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Deb Thomas

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Arpine Kocharyan

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Deb Thomas

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Arpine Kocharyan

Thank you much. very

Operator

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Jaime Katz

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Deb Thomas

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Jaime Katz

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Deb Thomas

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Darren Throop

season Yes, Big Yes. November. PEPPA was theaters Moonshine Yellowjackets got Dog X. We've got got coming more The Thanks. the X. coming quarter, product through mentioned, second quarter. PIG Sure, children's Deb. as this We've fourth We've lots to delivery. Rookie of Season in the Clifford: We've for the we've got delivery, deliveries Season animation of Red through deliveries got

activity throughout of we've delivering a producing year. lot that lot of got So, the this we've programming been a

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and against for I content that also programs brands. there's got the TRANSFORMERS. development, you'll and some portfolio. instance, call, over was TRANSFORMERS, think planned before brands those other developed animated regards, across Hasbro in streams entire it And multiple We've Meaning for film production. coming the got in for entertainment mentioned there's like see feature XX being in a in we've

XXXX deliveries, and strong said, the those year spend see planned but lot a in through as that XXXX. fourth XXXX as supporting coming for investment quarter, And content well. So, Deb looks very to be you'll a very,

Jaime Katz

Thank you.

Operator

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Fred Wightman

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Deb Thomas

morning Good Fred.

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Fred Wightman

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Deb Thomas

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Fred Whiteman

Great. Thank you.

Operator

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Gerrick Johnson

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Deb Thomas

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Gerrick Johnson

Great. Thank Deb. you,

Operator

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Michael Ng

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Rich Stoddart

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Michael Ng

thoughts Thank all the you for Chris.

Operator

of the next question. Drew is Crum your line from with Stifel. proceed coming question Our with Please

Drew Crum

Thanks. Hasbro the And and our condolences to team. Brian's family

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With can for Products were the specifically, forecasting still year, language more mid-single-digits up level? offer at segment is something achievable? you guess for that XX% you the any precision Consumer there more to I XX% the see previously you this is year, is growth

Deb Thomas

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Eric Nyman

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Drew Crum

you. Thank

Operator

from is with Alok line proceed question next with your Please of Berenberg. Patel Our the question.

Alok Patel

guys Thanks effect a consumers versus can to the materialized price that of expectations? Hi. some bit the be taking room an question. and little supposed they on some were if there my you was And retailers? in of increases comment for the strong, QX? cost more How to with to on I is wondering pass the up have POS

Rich Stoddart

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the And pricing of so seeing we're that impact in full really QX.

that? add to have I Deb, anything if you So to know don't

Deb Thomas

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Alok Patel

That’s I have. Thanks. Got all you.

Operator

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