Buena Vista Home Entertainment Announces Global Reorganization

BURBANK, August 15: As part of a wide-ranging reorganization
at Disney’s home entertainment operations, Buena Vista Home Entertainment and
Buena Vista Home Entertainment International will be integrated into one global
division, Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment (BVWHE), headed up by Bob

In making the announcement, Chapek, the president of BVWHE,
stated, "With the rapidly changing landscape facing the home entertainment
industry, we need to embrace not only new technologies but the global nature of
our business as well. This new organization addresses the need for global
strategies and allows for market customization."

Chapek will lead BVWHE along with Pat Fitzgerald, the
executive VP of worldwide sales, distribution and trade marketing; Gordon Ho,
the executive VP of worldwide marketing, creative content and business
development; Richard Ramsey, the VP of worldwide human resources and
communications; and Kristin McQueen, the senior VP of worldwide business and
legal affairs. In addition, Bill Segil has taken on the newly created position
of senior VP of worldwide operations. Andy Siditsky has been named senior VP of
worldwide creative services and DVD production. Eric Maehara will serve as VP
of worldwide communications.

In addition to the worldwide team, the new division will
incorporate regional teams to manage day-to-day operations in the markets. The
three regions include North America, Asia Pacific/Latin America and
Europe/Middle East and Africa. Lori MacPherson has been named the new GM for
North America; Daniel Solnicki has taken on the role of GM for Asia Pacific and
Latin America; and Julie Sneddon continues in her position as GM for Europe,
the Middle East and Africa.