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Preschoolers Discover 21st Century Skills At Fisher-Price Think-a-Thon, With Host Mayim Bialik
Sep 28, 2016
LOS ANGELES , Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Los Angeles preschoolers joined actress, author, neuroscientist and mom, Mayim Bialik at the first-ever Fisher-Price Think-a-Thon, an event aimed to inspire little learners to be big thinkers. The event showcased toys from the new Fisher-Price
American Girl® Debuts 1960s Melody Ellison To Its BeForever Lineup
Aug 25, 2016

--Civil Rights Era Character and Motown Fan Encourages Girls to Lift Their Voices for Positive Change--

Mattel Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
Jul 20, 2016

Second Quarter Highlights [1]<br>- Worldwide net sales down 3% as reported, and down 1% in constant currency; worldwide gross sales down 4% as reported, and down 1% in constant currency.<br>- Fisher-Price&#174; worldwide gross sales up 3% as reported, and up 6% in constant currency; Wheels worldwide gross sales up 1% as reported, and up 8% in constant currency; Barbie&#174; worldwide gross sales up 23% as reported, and up 24% in constant currency.<br>- Reported operating loss of $11.7 million, compared to reported operating income of $0.6 million in the prior year, and adjusted operating income of $6.2 million, compared to adjusted operating income of $18.8 million in the prior year.<br>- Reported loss per share of $0.06, compared to reported loss per share of $0.03 in the prior year; and adjusted loss per share of $0.02, compared to adjusted earnings per share of $0.01 in the prior year.<br>Capital Deployment<br>- Board declared a 2016 third quarter cash dividend of $0.38 per share, which is flat compared to the third quarter of 2015.

Mattel Awarded Highly Coveted Jurassic World License
Jul 19, 2016

NBCUniversal Brand Development Names Mattel Master Toy Licensee Following Competitive Review

Mattel Announces Timing Of Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results Conference Call
Jun 29, 2016
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2016 financial results on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time . Following this, Christopher Sinclair , Chairman and Chief Executive
American Girl Debuts WellieWishers™ -- A New Content And Doll Lifestyle Brand For Younger Girls Ages 5 To 7
Jun 23, 2016

--First-Ever Animated Series, Early Chapter Books, and Digital Play Experiences Help Teach Girls Lifelong Lessons in Friendship--

American Girl's 2016 Girl Of The Year® Stars In All-New Movie Adventure
May 27, 2016

AMERICAN GIRL: LEA TO THE RESCUE

Mattel Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
Apr 20, 2016

First Quarter Highlights[1]<br>- Worldwide gross sales down 1% in constant currency, and down 6% as reported.<br>- Global retail sales closely aligned with shipping, up 2% year-to-date[2].<br>- Fisher-Price worldwide gross sales up 9% in constant currency, and 3% as reported; Hot Wheels worldwide gross sales up 11% in constant currency, and 4% as reported; Barbie worldwide gross sales flat in constant currency, and down 3% as reported.<br>- Adjusted operating loss of $36.0 million, compared to adjusted operating loss of $14.6 million in the prior year, and reported operating loss of $49.1 million, compared to reported operating loss of $54.5 million in the prior year.<br>- Adjusted loss per share of $0.13, which reflects the negative impact in currency exchange rates of $0.07, compared to adjusted loss per share of $0.08 in the prior year; and reported loss per share of $0.21, which reflects the negative impact from changes in currency exchange rates of $0.13 (including $0.06 per share related to Venezuela currency devaluation), compared to reported loss per share of $0.17 in the prior year.<br>Capital Deployment<br>- Board declared a 2016 second quarter cash dividend of $0.38 per share, which is flat compared to the second quarter of 2015.

Fisher-Price Names Jonathan Adler "Creative Director," Evolving The Brand With Modern Design
Apr 04, 2016
NEW YORK , April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  Today, Fisher-Price, a leader in early childhood development and one of Mattel, Inc.'s leading brands, announced the appointment of renowned potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler as Creative Director. This appointment furthers the brand's business
Landmark Naming-Rights Deal Set To Expire At Midnight As Alaska State Capital Changes Name Back From Uno To Juneau
Apr 01, 2016

Juneau Charity Benefits from Stunt Which Highlighted the "Wild" Side of Alaska and Customizable UNO Wild Cards

Juneau, Alaska And UNO Agree To Landmark Naming-Rights Deal
Apr 01, 2016

First-of-Its-Kind State Capital Name Change Promotes "Wild" Side of Alaska

Mattel Announces Timing of First Quarter 2016 Financial Results Conference Call
Mar 31, 2016
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its first quarter 2016 financial results on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time . Following this, Christopher Sinclair , Chairman and Chief
American Girl® Expands Into Construction Space For First Time With Premium Mega Bloks® Playsets For Girls
Mar 21, 2016

-Girl of the Year&#8482;-Inspired Building Sets to be Sold Via Toys "R" Us this Spring-

Fisher-Price Debuts A New Film Linking Playtime To Learning Starting From Birth
Mar 15, 2016

Real families shared their child's story of development

Mattel To Host Q&A Session With Securities Analysts
Feb 05, 2016
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to host a live Q&A session with securities analysts on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern time . The Q&A session will last approximately one hour, and will be led by
Mattel Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2015 Financial Results And Declares Quarterly Dividend
Feb 01, 2016

Fourth Quarter Highlights [1]<br>- Worldwide gross sales up 3% in constant currency, and down 4% as reported.<br>- Barbie worldwide gross sales up 8% in constant currency, and 1% as reported; Fisher-Price worldwide gross sales up 13% in constant currency, and 8% as reported; Hot Wheels worldwide gross sales up 28% in constant currency, and 18% as reported.<br>- Adjusted operating income of $310.5 million, compared to $265.1 million in the prior year, and reported operating income of $294.1 million, compared to $237.0 million in the prior year, up 59% in constant currency, and 24% as reported.<br>- Adjusted earnings per share of $0.67, compared to $0.49 in the prior year (including discrete tax items in both periods), and reported earnings per share of $0.63, compared to $0.44 in the prior year. Adjusted and reported earnings per share reflect the negative impact from changes in currency exchange rates of $0.18.<br>Full Year Highlights [1]<br>- Worldwide gross sales up 1% in constant currency, and down 6% as reported.<br>- Barbie worldwide gross sales down 1% in constant currency, and 10% as reported; Fisher-Price worldwide gross sales up 7% in constant currency, and 1% as reported; Hot Wheels worldwide gross sales up 22% in constant currency, and 11% as reported.<br>- Adjusted operating income of $640.3 million, compared to $765.3 million in the prior year and reported operating income of $540.9 million, compared to $653.7 million in the prior year, up 9% in constant currency, and down 17% as reported.<br>- Adjusted 2015 earnings per share of $1.31, compared to prior year earnings per share of $1.71 (including discrete tax items in both periods), and reported 2015 earnings per share of $1.08, compared to prior year earnings per share of $1.45. Adjusted and reported earnings per share reflect the negative impact from changes in currency exchange rates of $0.41.<br>Capital Deployment<br>- Board declared a 2016 first quarter cash dividend of $0.38 per share, which is flat compared to the first quarter of 2015.

Mattel And Disney Consumer Products Announce Renewed Agreement For Disney*Pixar's Cars Franchise
Jan 27, 2016

Disney*Pixar's Cars 3 Is Scheduled to Hit Theatres June 16, 2017

Mattel Announces Upcoming Events
Jan 12, 2016
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its fourth quarter and year-end financial results for the 2015 fiscal year on Monday, February 1, 2016 at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time .  Following this, Christopher
American Girl's 2016 Girl Of The Year™ Dives Into Adventure And Helps Girls See Life Through A New Lens
Jan 01, 2016

-- Collaboration with World Wildlife Fund&#174; to Help Protect Animals and Their Habitats--

American Girl Brings Girls And Their Families Together For A Holiday Season Filled With Kindness And Generosity
Nov 09, 2015
MIDDLETON, Wis. , Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --   In an effort to bring more joy and friendship to thousands of girls and their families in need this holiday season, American Girl, a premium brand for girls and subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. ( NASDAQ : MAT), is launching several new charitable programs
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