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Mattel® Launches New Card Game Silicon Valley Startups™
Dec 10, 2018
Inspired by the Game Play, Brand Partners with ABC Shark Tank's Daymond John to Fund $50,001 to the "Best of the Worst" Startup Pitch EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) launches Silicon Valley Startups, a hilarious card game that pits "Entrepreneurs"
Barbie® honors Savannah Guthrie And Hoda Kotb As Role Models With One-Of-A-Kind Dolls
Nov 11, 2018
TODAY Show Co-hosts Celebrated as Part of the Barbie Shero Program to Inspire the Next Generation of Girls EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Nov. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: MAT) -  Today, Barbie ® honors journalists Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb as role models, or "Sheroes," for breaking boundaries to
Hot Wheels Selects Fan's Custom Car To Be Immortalized As Die-Cast Toy And Sold In 2019
Oct 31, 2018
The 2JetZ, a futuristic hot rod, is unveiled as the winner of the first Hot Wheels Legends Tour, the world's largest traveling car show in partnership with Walmart EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot Wheels announced Luis Rodriguez and his 2JetZ custom car as the winner of the
Mattel Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Oct 25, 2018
- Third quarter Net Sales of $1.44 billion. - North America Net Sales increased by 4%; Gross Sales increased by 6%; highest sales growth in North America since Q4 2015. - Recaptured position as the #1 toy company globally in each of the last four months through September, per NPD.
Mattel Expands Role Of Board Member And Global Toy Industry Veteran Soren T. Laursen To Executive Director
Oct 10, 2018
- Mr. Laursen held a variety of leadership roles at The LEGO Group for more than 25 years, including serving as President of LEGO Systems for over a decade, and was most recently CEO of TOP-TOY, the largest retailer of toys and children's products in the Nordic region - As Executive Director, Mr.
Barbie Pushes Global Initiative To Champion Girls' Limitless Potential With "Dream Gap Project"
Oct 09, 2018
Ahead of International Day of the Girl, Brand Announces Commitment to Combat Gender Bias EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --   (NASDAQ: MAT) –  Today, Barbie® announces the Dream Gap Project , a multi-year global initiative to raise awareness around limiting factors that prevent girls
Mattel Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results Conference Call
Oct 04, 2018
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its third quarter 2018 financial results on Thursday, October 25, 2018 , at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time . Following this, Mattel will host a conference call and webcast at
Mattel's First Global Day Of Play Brings The Power Of Play To Thousands Of Children
Sep 18, 2018

More than 1,000 Mattel Employees Will Volunteer in Support of Hospitals, Schools and Other Children's Organizations Around the World EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced its first-ever Global Day of Play, a companywide, global community

Mattel Elects Dr. Judy Olian To Board Of Directors
Sep 13, 2018

- Dr. Judy Olian, the ninth President of Quinnipiac University and former Dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, brings expertise in transformation processes and managing complex people-driven organizations. - Mattel's Board of Directors now includes 10 directors, five of whom have joined

Thomas & Friends Launches Collaboration With the United Nations to Inspire the Next Generation of Global Citizens
Sep 07, 2018

The collaboration was launched today at the United Nations Headquarters in a roundtable event supported by Actress, Filmmaker and Activist Olivia Wilde New Thomas & Friends Season 22 "Big World! Big Adventures!" Debuts Today on Nickelodeon to Explore Themes, From Gender Equality to Clean Water,

Mattel Launches New Theatrical Film Division
Sep 06, 2018

ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED PRODUCER ROBBIE BRENNER JOINS AS HEAD OF MATTEL FILMS - New theatrical film division to develop motion pictures based on Mattel's iconic franchises - Robbie Brenner, producer of Dallas Buyers Club, appointed to oversee new division EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Sept.

UNO® Holds Title as #1 Games Property in the United States*
Sep 04, 2018

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- UNO® is once again the number-one games property in the U.S. exclusive of collector card games, according to latest NPD Group U.S. Retail Tracking Report [1] . By introducing new games and leveraging partnerships, the card game continues to see

Mattel Launches Global Franchise Management Group To Extend Mattel Brands To Consumer Products, Content Distribution, Digital Gaming
Aug 30, 2018

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT FRANCHISE VETERAN, JANET HSU, TO LEAD NEWLY FORMED ORGANIZATION - Janet Hsu will oversee a newly-created Global Franchise Management organization, complementing Mattel's toy business, to extend the company's brands to new commercial opportunities - New division to unify

Mattel Promotes Steve Totzke to Chief Commercial Officer
Aug 16, 2018

- Longtime Mattel leader Steve Totzke to oversee unified global commercial organization - Latest step in Mattel's ongoing strategy to realign teams and resources towards key, high-growth, areas EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc.

Mattel Elects Adriana Cisneros And Roger Lynch To Board Of Directors
Aug 13, 2018

- Ms. Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros, brings expertise in media and entertainment, digital advertising and content, as well as deep experience in the Latin American technology market. - Mr. Lynch, President and CEO of Pandora, is a recognized leader in digital content, social media, online marketing,

Mattel Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Jul 25, 2018

- Worldwide net sales of $841 million in the second quarter. - Barbie® and Hot Wheels® continue strong momentum; Barbie gross sales up 12% and Hot Wheels gross sales up 21%, despite impact of Toys "R" Us™ liquidation. - Net sales decline driven by Toys "R" Us liquidation.

Mattel Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results Conference Call
Jul 02, 2018
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 , at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time . Following this, Mattel will host a conference call and webcast at
Mattel, Inc. Announces Pricing of Private Offering of Senior Notes due 2025
May 23, 2018
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) (" Mattel " or the "Company") announced today that it has priced the previously announced offering of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "New Notes").
Mattel, Inc. Announces $500 Million Additional Private Offering of Senior Notes due 2025
May 21, 2018
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) (" Mattel " or the "Company") announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $500,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 6.750% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "New Notes").
Mattel Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Apr 26, 2018
- Worldwide net sales down 4% as reported. - Worldwide gross sales up 2%, excluding impact of Toys "R" Us liquidation. - Key Power Brand momentum remains strong, with Barbie® and Hot Wheels® up double digits. - Results reflect $87 million operating income impact from Toys "R" Us liquidation,
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