On 18th July, Jason Glen Cahilly, former chief strategic and financial officer of the US National Basketball Association (NBA), joined Carnival Corp’s boards.
The announcement was made following the quarterly meeting of the boards held the day before in Venice.
Cahilly (pictured), who has more than 20 years of financial experience in the sports, communications, media and entertainment industries, will serve in a non-executive capacity on Carnival Corp’s 11-member boards of directors. He will also serve on the audit committees.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jason as an exceptional addition to our boards of directors,” said Micky Arison, Carnival Corp chairman. “Jason brings extensive leadership experience to Carnival and valuable expertise in a wide variety of areas. We look forward to working with him closely and gaining insights from his unique perspective as we continue growing demand for our 10 global brands.”
Most recently, Cahilly served as NBA chief strategic and financial officer, where he was responsible for setting strategic priorities and direction globally, following 12 years at Goldman, Sachs, where he served as a partner and the global co-head of media and telecommunications, as well as a member of the firm’s Internet Investment Committee.
Following the board meeting, Carnival Corp also announced that it had declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share. The company’s boards approved a record date for the quarterly dividend of 25th August, 2017, and a payment date of 15th September, 2017.
Holders of Carnival Corp’s common stock and Carnival plc ADSs will receive the dividend payable in US dollars. The dividend for Carnival plc ordinary shares will be payable in US dollars or sterling. In the absence of instructions or elections to the contrary, holders of Carnival plc ordinary shares will automatically receive the dividend in sterling.