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By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Dawn Chmielewski

(Reuters) – Activist investor Nelson Peltz on Thursday ended his quest for a board seat at Walt Disney (NYSE:) Co after Chief Executive Bob Iger laid out plans to fix the home of Mickey Mouse that inspired Wall Street to push the stock price higher.

“The proxy fight is over. This is a win for all shareholders,” a spokesperson for Peltz’s Trian Fund Management said on Thursday.

The decision, first reported by CNBC, came only hours after Iger announced earnings that topped Wall Street expectations and announced a corporate restructuring that addresses many of Peltz’ criticisms.

Disney’s stock price climbed 3.6% in Thursday trading. The stock has risen nearly 30% since the start of the year.

Trian owns a nearly $1 billion stake in Disney and had criticized the company for a bungled succession planning, overpaying for new assets and runaway costs.

He was trying to rally shareholders to vote him onto Disney’s board, arguing that he had the experience, after sitting on 11 boards, to help turn the company around. Disney disagreed and said he did not have the skills needed to aid the media conglomerate.

Iger, who returned to the top job in November, on Wednesday dazzled Wall Street on his first earnings call since replacing Bob Chapek, who was fired in last year after the company in November reported a 66% drop in quarterly profit.

Iger addressed points Peltz had raised in his proxy battle and said Disney is cutting 7,000 jobs and reorganizing into three divisions – an entertainment unit encompassing film, television and streaming, a sports-focused ESPN unit and one with parks, experiences and products.


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