If you are the shareholder of record as of the Record Date, you are entitled to the current dividend. To qualify as such, you would have had to make your share purchase(s) on or prior to March 27, 2018. If you purchased your shares on or after March 28, 2018, you are not entitled to the current dividend.
Direct Registration is a method of recording shares of stock for registered shareholders in book-entry form. Brokers already use a book-entry form of ownership. Direct Registration book-entry means that your security is registered in your name on the books of Activision Blizzard's transfer agent, Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, without the need for a physical certificate. Shares held in book-entry form have all the traditional rights and privileges as shares held in certificate form. If you are a shareholder of record and are interested in holding your shares via Direct Registration, please contact Broadridge toll free by dialing 800-685-4509, or by visiting their website at http://www.shareholder.broadridge.com/atvi/. Broadridge’s representatives will be available to assist you from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, Eastern Time, from Monday through Friday.
We are unable to provide tax advice. Each shareholder should consult a tax advisor as to the particular consequences of the cash dividend to such shareholder under U.S. federal, state and local, and/or foreign tax laws.
Please call Activision Blizzard Investor Relations at 310-255-2000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .