Recent Securities and Exchange Commission Filings
According to a Apple, Inc. 8-K, Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has resigned from the board of directors of Apple, Inc.
It has been an extraordinary privilege to have served on the Apple board for 8 years, and I have the utmost respect for Tim Cook, his team at Apple, and for my fellow board members. Apple is one of the world’s most admired companies, known for the quality and integrity of its products and its people, and I am forever grateful to have served as a member of the company’s board.
Robert Iger’s Statement on Resigning from Apple, Inc.’s Board of Directors
Bob has been an exemplary board member for nearly eight years, and for as long as he has led Disney he has been one of Apple’s most trusted business partners. He is a dedicated, visionary CEO and a role model for an entire generation of business leaders. More than anything, Bob is our friend. He leads with his heart and he has always been generous with his time and advice. While we will greatly miss his contributions as a board member, we respect his decision and we have every expectation that our relationship with both Bob and Disney will continue far into the future.
Disney is launching streaming video service Disney+ on Nov. 12, which will compete with Apple’s Apple TV+ service, scheduled to become available on Nov. 1, which would be the catalyst for this resignation since the companies will directly compete in the streaming space starting later in this year.