Date: September 28, 2005

ROY DISNEY’S COMPANY BUYS MAJORITY STAKE IN GLOBETROTTERS

Burbank, Calif.-based Shamrock Holdings, headed up by Roy Disney, has purchased an 80 percent stake in the Harlem Globetrotters, with the intention of increasing international visibility for the team, and expanding merchandising, licensing and sponsorships worldwide, according to the company. Mannie Jackson, who has owned the team since 1993, retains 20 percent ownership and the Chairman and ...

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