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21/11/2023

The Walt Disney Company Appoints Senior VP And CFO

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Hugh F. Johnston has been named Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Walt Disney Company effective 04 December.

Johnston is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo, where he has held numerous leadership positions during a highly successful 34-year career with the multinational food and beverage giant.

As Disney's Chief Financial Officer, Johnston will report directly to Iger and will lead the company's worldwide finance organization, which includes corporate real estate, corporate strategy and business development, enterprise controllership, enterprise technology, financial planning and analysis, global product and labor standards, global security, investor relations, risk management, tax, and treasury.

"Disney is such a storied company, with the most beloved brands in the world and a strong financial foundation to support the company of the future that Bob and his team are building," Johnston said. "Very few companies have withstood the test of time that Disney has, making the company as rare as it is special. I share Bob's enthusiasm for Disney’s future, and I am incredibly excited to join this management team in this moment of opportunity and possibility."

Johnston joined PepsiCo in 1987, and has held a variety of roles, including Executive Vice President, Global Operations, PepsiCo; President, Pepsi-Cola North America; Senior Vice President, Transformation, PepsiCo; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PepsiCo Beverages and Foods; and Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, PepsiCo. Johnston also served as Vice President, Retail at Merck & Co. from 1999 until 2002, when he rejoined PepsiCo.

www.thewaltdisneycompany.com
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