Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 20, 2020

Hasbro, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Rhode Island
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (401) 431-8697

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act.

Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.50 par value per share
The NASDAQ Global Select Market

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Item 8.01  Other Events.

On August 20, 2020, Brian D. Goldner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, Inc. (“Hasbro”), sent an email to Hasbro employees informing them of a course of medical treatment he is receiving.  A copy of his email is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


/s/ Deborah Thomas  
    Name: Deborah Thomas  
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Financial Officer)
Date: August 20, 2020      

Exhibit 99.1

Global Employees
Brian Goldner
August 20, 2020
Update from Brian Goldner

To my friends and colleagues at Hasbro,

I wanted you all to know that I am receiving a course of medical treatment subsequent to one of my recent follow-up doctor’s appointments.  I have had these follow-up appointments regularly since my treatment in 2014. The course of medication I am receiving now may cause me to lose my hair for a brief period of time.

I’m feeling great, the doctors say my prognosis is excellent and I plan to continue to actively fulfill my duties and responsibilities as Hasbro’s Chairman and CEO without interruption. I have discussed this with Hasbro’s Board of Directors who have been extremely supportive.

I appreciate your partnership as we continue to build Hasbro into the leading global play and entertainment company, and look forward to seeing you either virtually on Teams or in the office soon.