SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
May 11, 2005
The Walt Disney Company
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
|500 South Buena Vista Street
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
|Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits|
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 11, 2005, the Registrant issued a press release relating to its results for the quarter and six months ended April 2, 2005. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99(a).
The Registrant believes that certain statements in the earnings release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are made on the basis of managements views and assumptions regarding future events and business performance as of the time the statements are made. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Registrants filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Registrants annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2004.
This information furnished under Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition, including the exhibit related thereto, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any disclosure document of the Company, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such document.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99(a) Press release of May 11, 2005.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|The Walt Disney Company
|By:||/s/ Roger J. Patterson|
|Roger J. Patterson|
|Vice President, Counsel|
Dated: May 11, 2005