Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer, While Hasbro Stock Worth Increases

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (left) with Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner (right) at the GI Joe Retaliation premier. Photo thanks to Zimbio.

A bit of humbling news on Hasbro’s Brian Goldner appeared yesterday. However, it may not be as bad as it seems.

After losing some ground in after-hours trading Wednesday night, shares of Hasbro ticked up to $50.45 a share in early trading Thursday morning following the company’s disclosure that Brian Goldner, president and chief executive officer, has been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

Hasbro (HAS:Nasdaq) disclosed Goldner’s medical condition in a public filing with federal regulators after the close of trading on Wednesday.

Pawtucket-based Hasbro also filed a letter from Goldner to employees and shareholders, dated Wednesday, that said his recent health reports showed “no current presence of the disease” and was told his prognosis was excellent. He said he would continue to fulfill his duties on a full-time basis without interruptions.

“Out of an abundance of caution and following the latest breakthroughs in medical treatment, I will participate in one additional round of chemotherapy this year,” Goldner wrote. “I will likely temporarily lose my hair for a period of months, and I wanted you to know so you would not be surprised when you see me.”

Goldner, 51, has been CEO since 2008.

I’ve never met the man, but to me it’s a little bit humbling when someone in power is effected by something that can happen to yourself. While things are looking good, my prayers go out to him and his family as they combat this disease.

Story thanks to Providence Journal

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