decision to split and merge the media company with Discovery Inc.,
said a person familiar with his words.
Mr. Kilar’s future as head of WarnerMedia has been called into question after AT&T and Discovery unveiled their plans last week. He was not kept informed of the ongoing deal, people familiar with the matter said. Mr Kilar said he would re-evaluate his options next year.
Mr Kilar added, “I think we have some work to do, and next year’s work can and should be extremely rewarding as the world continues to see what we are capable of doing.”
AT&T CEO John Stankey said in a statement Thursday, “Jason’s leadership and abilities have been at the heart of positioning WarnerMedia for renewed growth, and I am delighted with what we will see during the course. of his second year at the helm. ”
Neither AT&T nor Discovery commented on Mr. Kilar’s future with the company when the deal was announced. The companies said they plan to close the deal, pending regulatory approval, in mid-2022.
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