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Mattel Unveils Plan to Reinvent Company and Deliver Enhanced and Sustainable Growth
Jun 14, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc.  (NASDAQ: MAT) today unveiled its strategic growth plan during the company's Investor Day event in New York City . Chief Executive Officer Margo Georgiadis and members of the management team presented the strategic plan, a roadmap for
Mattel And Fosun Announce New Joint Venture In China To Launch Child Development Clubs
Jun 14, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), a global leader in learning and development through play, today announced the signing of an agreement to form a new joint venture with Fosun Group, subject to Chinese regulatory approvals.
Mattel Elects Ynon Kreiz To Its Board Of Directors
Jun 13, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) announced today that Ynon Kreiz , 52, has been elected to serve on its Board of Directors, effective June 13, 2017 . Mr. Kreiz brings more than 20 years of experience as a leader, operator and investor in the media and
Mattel To Host Investor Day In New York City
May 09, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , May 9, 2017 / PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc.  (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that the company's management team will host securities analysts for a strategic business overview during its Investor Day in New York City on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time .
American Girl Debuts New Contemporary Character "Z" Yang,™ A Filmmaker Who Tells Stories Through Her Own Creative Lens
Apr 27, 2017

--Original Live-Action "Z" Special, An American Girl Story: Summer Camp Friends for Life, Premieres June 9 on Amazon Prime Video--

Mattel Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
Apr 20, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First Quarter Highlights 1 Worldwide net sales and gross sales down 15% as reported and in constant currency. Lower sales in North America and Europe , partially offset by strong performance in Asia Pacific (net sales and gross sales up 17% as
Mattel Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results Conference Call
Mar 29, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc.  (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its first quarter 2017 financial results on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time. Following this, Margo Georgiadis, Chief Executive Officer; Richard
Mattel Wins Toy Of The Year Award For DC Super Hero Girls™ in the Action Figure Category
Feb 21, 2017

DC Super Hero Girls is the Groundbreaking Franchise from Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, in Partnership with Mattel, to Introduce the First-Ever Action Figures for Girls

Mattel And Babytree Form Strategic Partnership In China
Feb 16, 2017

Companies Join Forces to Create Childhood Learning and Development Platform

American Girl Gives Girls More Characters And More Stories To Love In 2017!
Feb 14, 2017

-- First up is Tenney&#8482;, a Singer-Songwriter Who Will Strike a Chord with Girls Everywhere--<br>--And, Oh Boy! Meet Logan, Tenney's Bandmate and American Girl's First 18" Boy Doll--

Mattel And Alibaba Group Form Global Strategic Partnership
Feb 14, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and HANGZHOU, China , Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), the leading global childhood play and development company, today announced a new strategic partnership with Alibaba Group ( NYSE : BABA), the world's largest online and mobile commerce company.
Mattel Announces Upcoming Events
Feb 08, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that the company's management team will host securities analysts for a business overview, followed by a tour of Mattel's toy gallery at the 2017 American International Toy Fair.
Mattel Reports Full Year And Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
Jan 25, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Year Highlights 1 Worldwide net sales down 4% as reported, and down 2% in constant currency; worldwide gross sales down 3% as reported, and flat in constant currency. Excluding Disney Princess®, worldwide gross sales up mid-single digits as
Mattel Names Margaret H. Georgiadis as Chief Executive Officer, Effective February 8, 2017
Jan 17, 2017

Christopher A. Sinclair to Serve as Executive Chairman; Richard Dickson to Continue as President and Chief Operating Officer

American Girl's 2017 Girl of the Year™ Inspires Girls To Find Their Creative Voices And Speak Out To Make A Difference
Dec 29, 2016

-Free Scholastic Classroom Program Helps Students Learn the Power of Poetry-

Mattel Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
Oct 19, 2016

Third Quarter Highlights[1]<br>- Worldwide net sales flat as reported, and up 2% in constant currency; worldwide gross sales flat as reported, and up 1% in constant currency.<br>- Fisher-Price&#174; worldwide gross sales up 6% as reported, and up 8% in constant currency; Wheels worldwide gross sales up 6% as reported and in constant currency; Barbie&#174; worldwide gross sales up 16% as reported, and up 17% in constant currency.<br>- Reported operating income of $317.4 million, compared to reported operating income of $300.8 million in the prior year, and adjusted operating income of $324.1 million, compared to adjusted operating income of $317.4 million in the prior year.<br>- Reported earnings per share of $0.68, compared to reported earnings per share of $0.66 in the prior year; and adjusted earnings per share of $0.70, compared to adjusted earnings per share of $0.70 in the prior year.<br>Capital Deployment<br>- Board declared a 2016 fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.38 per share, which is flat compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.

American Girl® Brings Joy To Every Girl This Holiday Season
Oct 18, 2016

-New Dolls, Books, Movies, and Accessories Offer Hours of Meaningful Play-

American Girl® Debuts First-Ever Animated Series--Episodes Based On New WellieWishers™ Line For Younger Girls
Oct 12, 2016

Amazon Prime Video to be the exclusive premium subscription home for the new 26-episode series available for Prime members to enjoy at no additional cost to their membership--the first episode of the series will be available for free to all Amazon customers on October 14

Mattel Expands Presence In South Korea
Oct 11, 2016

Company Forges Strategic Relationships with Leading Korean Toy Companies

Mattel Announces Upcoming Events
Oct 05, 2016
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its third quarter 2016 financial results on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time . Following this, Christopher Sinclair , Chairman and Chief Executive
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