Assignment 2: Thomson One – Business School Edition – Walt
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 three to six (3-6) page report that answers the
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
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
The format of the report is to be as follows:
Typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one inch
margins on all sides, APA format.
Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by
In addition to the three to six (3-6) pages required, a title page
is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the
assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and
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