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Sumner Redstone to miss CBS shareholders meeting due to declining health

Sumner Redstone to miss CBS shareholders meeting due to declining health
CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone said Thursday that he will not be able to attend CBS' annual shareholders meeting on May 21. The media mogul, pictured here in February 2013, has been in declining health. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone will not attend the company's annual shareholders meeting next week in New York because of his declining health.

The billionaire, who controls both CBS and Viacom, lives in Beverly Hills. He turns 92 later this month and has struggled with mobility issues in recent years.

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CBS' investors meeting is scheduled for May 21.

"I had been planning on attending CBS's 2015 Annual Meeting, but unfortunately will not be able to travel to New York for the event this year," Redstone said in a statement released Thursday. "I hope to attend next year's meeting."

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Redstone also missed the Viacom shareholders meeting earlier this year in Palm Beach.

CBS shares closed down 8 cents to $59.64 on Thursday. CBS shares are up nearly 8% this year.

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