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Hasbro Says It’s Focused on Own Strategy Amid Mattel Merger Talk

Feb. 9, 2016, 5:00 AM

Hasbro Inc. Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner, responding to a question about the company’s merger plans, said the toymaker is focused on its own strategy, though it would consider “adding on acquisitions.”

“We continue to remain open to ideas that enhance our strategic brand blueprint, but we’re very focused on executing our own strategy,” Goldner said on a Feb. 8 conference call after he was asked if Hasbro would consider a “transformative” deal. “We have looked from time to time to round that out, to build our capabilities.”

Bloomberg News reported last week that Hasbro and Mattel Inc. held recent ...