Shareholders question Disney chair's moves
Some Disney shareholders may seek to remove Chairman George Mitchell from the media giant's board, cutting one of the last key links to the Michael Eisner regime, The Post has learned.
In December, Mitchell did an about-face and said he would not step down from the board at the 2006 annual meeting, despite Disney rules requiring directors to resign once they turn 72, Mitchell's current age.
The Post reported last week that last year Mitchell withheld a lukewarm evaluation of current chief Bob Iger — then just a candidate to replace Eisner as CEO — from the rest of the board, a development that could spark major proxy advisory firms to call for his removal. The annual meeting will be held March 10 at The Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif.