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Mattel Mourns the Passing of Former Chairman and CEO Bryan G. Stockton

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 8:42pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) mourns the tragic passing of Bryan G. Stockton, former Chairman and CEO of Mattel.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) mourns the tragic passing of Bryan G. Stockton, former Chairman and CEO of Mattel.
  • Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel said, We are saddened by the news of Bryans sudden passing.
  • Bryan was a beloved leader at Mattel whose many contributions to the toy industry will live on for years to come.
  • Stockton spent 15 years at Mattel, including serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2015 and Chairman from 2013 to 2015.

Barbie® Unveils 2020 Campaign Team Set to Encourage All Girls to Raise Their Voice

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 12:00pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the Barbie 2020 Campaign Team set to expose girls to public leadership roles and pique their interest in shaping the future.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the Barbie 2020 Campaign Team set to expose girls to public leadership roles and pique their interest in shaping the future.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200728005341/en/
    Barbie Unveils 2020 Campaign Team Set to Encourage All Girls to Raise Their Voice (Photo: Business Wire)
    With seven runs for office since 1992, Barbie has a long history of showing girls they can and should be in office.
  • The set highlights dolls of different ethnicities, including a Black candidate, to remind all girls they can lead from the polls to the podium.
  • The Barbie Campaign Team, sold as a set, is available for $39.99 from major online retailers starting today.

Diana S. Ferguson Appointed to Mattel Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:05pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today that Diana S. Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer of Cleveland Avenue LLC, has been appointed to the Companys Board of Directors effective July 21, 2020.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today that Diana S. Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer of Cleveland Avenue LLC, has been appointed to the Companys Board of Directors effective July 21, 2020.
  • Diana is a highly experienced executive who brings a proven track record of corporate financial management and strategic planning to our Board, said Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel.
  • I look forward to working with Ynon and the rest of the Board on the transformation journey that is well under way, said Ferguson.
  • Ferguson is a member of the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications, where she serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee and chairs the Compensation Committee.

Mattel Films and Universal Pictures to Develop Live-Action Feature Film Based on Wishbone™

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Universal Pictures announced today plans to develop a live-action motion picture Wishbone based on the hit television series from the nineties about the iconic Jack Russell terrier.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Universal Pictures announced today plans to develop a live-action motion picture Wishbone based on the hit television series from the nineties about the iconic Jack Russell terrier.
  • Wishbone is the first theatrical film collaboration between Mattel Films and Universal Pictures and the ninth Mattel Films project in development.
  • Mattel Films will produce Wishbone alongside Academy Award-winner Peter Farrelly (Green Book, Theres Something About Mary).
  • Robbie Brenner, executive producer, and Kevin McKeon, supervising producer, will lead the project for Mattel Films, and Lexi Barta, director of development, will oversee the project for Universal Pictures.

Mattel, Nelvana and 9 Story All Turn to Future Today for Distribution of Content

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:43pm

Were thrilled to partner with Future Today to distribute Mattel content to their expansive network, said Andrea Carpenter, Senior Director of Entertainment & Content Distribution, Mattel.

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  • Were thrilled to partner with Future Today to distribute Mattel content to their expansive network, said Andrea Carpenter, Senior Director of Entertainment & Content Distribution, Mattel.
  • Kids are now consuming more content than ever before, across multiple platforms and devices, said Mellany Masterson, Head of Nelvana Enterprises.
  • Future Today has been a great partner since its launch in 2006, providing engaging entertainment to kids of all ages in a safe environment.
  • We are thrilled to work with a growing group of the highest quality kids content providers, said David DiLorenzo, EVP of Kids & Family at Future Today.

Mattel Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:05pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Following this, Mattel will host a conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
  • The conference call will be webcast on Mattel's Investor Relations website, https://investors.mattel.com/ .
  • Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

Experiential Marketing Experts Affected by COVID-19 Launch Playhaus Designs to Bring Fun Creative Builds and Purposeful Play to Your Bedroom, Backyard or Basement

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Dara Frank and Elizabeth Santana are proud to announce the launch of Playhaus .

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  • NEW YORK, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Dara Frank and Elizabeth Santana are proud to announce the launch of Playhaus .
  • Playhaus is a design and fabrication studio specializing in room takeover custom imaginative play builds as well as build your own kits to provide new play areas for kids and adults.
  • The Playhaus out of the box kits are also safe and consist of designs you won't see anywhere else."
  • Playhaus is a new venture from Dara Frank and Elizabeth Jenkins, two experiential marketing experts having built conference activations pre-COVID-19 for American Express, Mattel and Netflix.

Mattel Announces Anthony DiSilvestro to Be Next Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 9:05pm

DiSilvestro will report to Ynon Kreiz, Mattels Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • DiSilvestro will report to Ynon Kreiz, Mattels Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
  • DiSilvestro joins Mattel with nearly four decades of financial and leadership experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Campbell Soup Company, a role he held from 2014 to 2019.
  • His leadership and financial expertise will benefit Mattel as we continue to position the Company for growth.
  • I look forward to working with Anthony to transform Mattel into an IP-driven, high-performing toy company and create long-term shareholder value."

Mattel Unveils #ThankYouHeroes Program From Barbie® Supporting First Responders Children’s Foundation

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200513005235/en/
    Mattel Unveils #ThankYouHeroes Program Supporting First Responders Childrens Foundation (Graphic: Business Wire)
    With 200 careers and counting, Barbie has always celebrated role models to show girls they can be anything.
  • When an eligible Barbie career doll or playset is purchased between May 14-17, the brand will donate a doll to the First Responders Childrens Foundation to be gifted to these heroes families to inspire play*.
  • As Barbie has always highlighted role models to inspire the limitless potential in the next generation, we are proud to launch a program celebrating the real-life heroes working on the front lines and supporting their families through the First Responders Childrens Foundation, said Lisa McKnight, SVP and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls, Mattel.
  • "First Responders Children's Foundation is excited to deploy Barbie to first responder families across the country during a time when their children are in need of a little joy in their lives," said Jillian Crane, President of First Responders Children's Foundation.

 Mattel and Warner Music Group Announce Exclusive Global Distribution Partnership

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive, multi-year global music licensing agreement with Warner Music Group (WMG)s Arts Music division as the sole distributor of Mattels current catalog of more than 1,000 songs from brands including Barbie, Thomas & Friends, Hot Wheels, American Girl, and Fisher-Price.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive, multi-year global music licensing agreement with Warner Music Group (WMG)s Arts Music division as the sole distributor of Mattels current catalog of more than 1,000 songs from brands including Barbie, Thomas & Friends, Hot Wheels, American Girl, and Fisher-Price.
  • WMGs Arts Music division will unlock our substantial library of music to help us broaden our reach across digital and streaming platforms.
  • Mattel is a leading global childrens entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products.
  • With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than 1.4 million copyrights worldwide.