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Students are to go to the Thomson One site and find the prospectus filed on December 19, 2008, by Walt Disney Company (ticker symbol, DIS). This prospectus can be accessed under the filings table and look for PROSP under filling type. Read the prospectus in preparation for completing this assignment.

You are to write a report that answers the following:

Indicate the type of debt did Disney offers to the public for sale and discuss the various approaches Disney incorporated to ensure successful marketability of these securities.

List the dollar amount of debt Disney proposed to sell to the public. Indicate whether this amount has increased or decreased from 2008 to 2010. Discuss some potential causes of this increase or decrease.

Determine the percentage of the sales price Disney nets after discounts and commissions. Indicate whether this amount as decreased or increased from 2008 to 2010. Discuss some potential causes of this increase or decrease.

Indicate what Disney stated they would use the proceeds for from the sale of securities. Discuss whether or not Disney was able to use those funds for the reasons stated in the prospectus. If not should Disney be held accountable by their investors? Why or Why not?

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• Indicate the type of debt did Disney offers to the public for sale and discuss the various approaches Disney incorporated to ensure successful marketability of these securities.

Walt Disney has made an offer to issue unsecured and unsubordinated debt known as senior debt securities. The subordinated obligations are also known by subordinated debt securities. The subordinated debt can be part of senior subordinated debt, subordinated obligations or junior subordinated debt and will have ranks as prescribed in the prospectus. Debt securities will be raised as original issue discount securities. These will be marketed at discounts and way below their principal value. If the maturity value of any originally issued discounted security gets accelerated then the amount so payable will be calculated in the order determined and demonstrated in prospectus....

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