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Walt Disney Board Elects Orin Smith as Independent Lead Director

March 13, 2012

Walt Disney Co. (DIS) said its board elected Orin C. Smith, a former chief executive officer of Starbucks Corp. (SBUX), to serve as independent lead director.

Disney, which held its annual meeting today in Kansas City, Missouri, announced the appointment in an e-mailed statement.

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