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Disney CEO Bob Iger to extend tenure past 2019 -WSJ

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger will likely extend his tenure past 2019 to facilitate integration of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets with the company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Disney is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. http://on.wsj.com/2AzJIrp (Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)