Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announced a public offering of 41,499,689 shares of its common stock by Vivendi S.A. The offering and sale of shares owned by Vivendi S.A. are being made in accordance with the agreements entered into in connection with the transactions previously announced on July 25, 2013. The offering is expected to close and settle on May 28, 2014. The company will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by the selling stockholder. The last reported sale price of the company’s common stock on May 20, 2014 was $20.83 per share.
Barclays and Credit Suisse are acting as joint bookrunning managers and underwriters for the offering.
A shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) relating to the offering of the common stock has previously been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has become effective. Before investing, you should read the prospectus and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information about Activision Blizzard and this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at: www.sec.gov.
Alternatively, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from: Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com, (888) 603-5847; or Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Attention: Prospectus Department, firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1-800-221-1037.This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. About Activision Blizzard Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world’s largest and most profitable independent interactive entertainment publishing company. It develops and publishes some of the most successful and beloved entertainment franchises in any medium, including Call of Duty®, Skylanders™, World of Warcraft®, StarCraft® and Diablo®.