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Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)


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Activision Blizzard, Inc.

3100 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
United States
310-255-2000
http://www.activisionblizzard.com

SectorTechnology
IndustryMultimedia & Graphics Software
Full-time employees9,400

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedAge
Mr. Robert A. KotickChief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director8.13MN/A54
Mr. Dennis DurkinChief Financial Officer and Treasurer1.75M1.11M46
Mr. Thomas TipplChief Operating Officer3.79M1.37M50
Mr. Michael MorhaimeChief Exec. Officer of Blizzard Entertainment Inc and Pres Blizzard Entertainment Inc6.71M27.08M49
Mr. Riccardo ZacconiExec. Officer and Chief Exec. Officer of King Digital Entertainment Limited8.25M659.91k50
Amounts are as of 31 December 2016, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. 'Pay' is salary, bonuses, etc. 'Exercised' is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.

Description

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes games for video game consoles, personal computers (PC), mobile devices, and online social platforms. The company operates through three segments: Activision Publishing, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and King Digital Entertainment. The company develops, publishes, and sells interactive software products and entertainment content through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content. It also publishes subscription-based massive multiplayer online role-playing games; and strategy and role-playing games. In addition, the company maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games. Further, it engages in creating original film and television content; and provides warehousing, logistics, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, game specialty stores, and consumers through third-party distribution and licensing arrangements in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Activision Blizzard, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

Corporate governance

Activision Blizzard, Inc.’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 April 2017 is 9. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 10; Shareholder rights: 3; Compensation: 10.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.