The statements contained in this presentation that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The company generally uses words such “outlook,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “might,” “remains,” “to be,” “plans,” “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “intends,” "anticipates," "estimate," “future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," “upcoming” 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, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Blizzard’s titles, increasing concentration of titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment and market conditions within the video game industry, Activision Blizzard’s ability to predict consumer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as first-person action and massively multiplayer online games and preferences among competing hardware platforms, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, changing business models including digital and used games, competition, including from used games and other forms of entertainment, possible declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, adoption rate and availability of new hardware (including peripherals) and related software, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, litigation risks and associated costs, the effectiveness of Activision Blizzard’s restructuring efforts, protection of proprietary rights, 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 that 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 and potential challenges associated with geographic expansion. These important factors and other factors that potentially could affect the Company’s financial results are described in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. 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 the original date of this presentation, May 9, 2011, 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 quarter ended March 31, 2011, please refer to the Company’s earnings release dated May 9, 2011, which is available on our website, www.activisionblizzard.com.
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