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Jobs makes appareance at Disney meeting [u]

updated 03:20 pm EDT, Tue March 10, 2009

Jobs re-elected to Disney

(Update with MarketWatch retraction) Steve Jobs made an appearance at a Disney shareholders' meeting Tuesday morning, reports indicate. The Apple CEO is said to have been re-elected to the Disney board at the meeting, following a renomination process which took place in January. The entire previous board has in fact been re-elected, with no shareholder raising an objection to any of the candidates.

Jobs' appearance alone is considered significant, as the executive has been on medical leave since January, and did not appear at a recent shareholder meeting for his own company. He was nevertheless re-elected to the Apple board as well, which along with the Disney vote is thought to be a sign of confidence in a recovery from illness. Jobs' condition has so far been described only as a "hormonal imbalance," and no eyewitness accounts from the Disney meeting have emerged.

Jobs has a presence on the Disney board due to his association with Pixar, which he reigned over until Disney swallowed the studio in 2006. He subsequently became the largest individual shareholder in Disney, holding 7 percent of the company. The iTunes Store has long featured Pixar content, such as shorts, movies and soundtracks.

Update: In a terse message, MarketWatch -- the originator of stories on Jobs' appearance -- now claims the CEO did not appear in person. MacNN will provide more information as it becomes available.




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  1. cwsmith

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Good news.

    This is good for everyone: Disney, Pixar, Apple, and of course Mr. Jobs.

    Looking forward to your return in June, Steve.

  1. kurros

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    incorrect headline

    Jobs did not appear at the Disney shareholder meeting.

  1. digiprod

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Sorry BUT NO

    Wish it was true, but it is NOT!

  1. Mrjinglesusa

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Market Watch needs to...

    ...get their sh*t together.

    [DIS, AAPL] Apple Chairman Jobs appears at Disney annual meeting
    1:12 PM ET, Mar 10, 2009

    [DIS, AAPL] CORRECT: Apple Chairman Steve Jobs not at Disney meeting
    2:31 PM ET, Mar 10, 2009

    So which is it Market Watch? He's either there or not there. It's not that difficult.

  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Magic

    He's there, but he's not there... really what they mean is, he was there in the hearts of the shareholders.

  1. jamiec

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: Magic

    The Disney shareholders just didn't clap their hands hard enough.

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    In addition to...

    ...the Reality Distortion Field, Steve Jobs apparently also has a cloaking device. :-)

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    How can he appear

    at a meeting if he's lying home in bed wasting away as the rumors usually have it. The rumors say that Steve is not coming back and he might not make it to June.

  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    He's Not Walt Disney...

    He's Walt Disease-ney.

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