The statements contained in this presentation that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The company generally uses words such as “outlook”, “will”, “remains”, “to sell”, “plans”, “believes”, “may”, “expects”, “intends”, and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions that a number of important factors could cause Activision Blizzard's actual future results and other future circumstances to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, sales levels of the Company’s titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, any further difficulties related to World of Warcraft in China, the Company’s ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms, declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of our products, competition from the used game market, adoption rate and availability of new hardware (including peripherals) and related software, industry competition and competition from other forms of entertainment, rapid changes in technology, industry standards, and customer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as music, first-person action, and massively multiplayer online games, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against us, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors and third-party developers, including the ability to attract, retain and develop key personnel and developers which can create high quality “hit” titles, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities. These important factors and other factors that potentially could affect the Company’s financial results are described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2008 and subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company’s assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after today, February 10th, 2010, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
For a full reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP numbers and for more detailed information concerning the Company’s financial results for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2009, please refer to the Company’s earnings release dated February 10th, 2010.