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Ron Meyer Renews NBCUniversal Contract Through 2021

New deal keeps executive in Vice Chairman role for five more years

Ron Meyer has renewed his contract with NBCUniversal, which will keep the executive in his current Vice Chairman role through 2021.

The new five-year contract comes ahead of his current contract’s expiration in 2017. Meyer will continue to report to NBCU President and CEO Steve Burke.

Since his transition from the head of the studio to Vice Chairman in 2013, Meyer has been an advisor to Universal’s Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Jeff Shell and Universal Pictures President Donna Langley. Additionally, he oversees Universal theme parks worldwide as well as the studio’s lot in Los Angeles.

At TheWrap’s The Grill in 2014, Meyer described his then-new role, which, he pointed out, did not amount to semi-retirement.

“When I became Vice Chairman, people were wishing me well on my retirement. I’ve got 3 1/2 years left on my contract!” he said two years ago onstage to Jason Blum. “My job didn’t change that much, but it did give me broader responsibilities. I’m still involved with motion pictures and theme parks, but I’m also able to be involved with news people, including the morning people and the late-night people. It broadened the portfolio and I enjoy it.”