Activision Blizzard, Inc.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 12/07/2015 15:52:50)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  December 7, 2015

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-15839

 

95-4803544

(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

3100 Ocean Park Boulevard,

 

 

Santa Monica, CA

 

90405

(Address of Principal Executive
Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (310) 255-2000

 

 

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

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Item 7.01.                                         Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

On December 7, 2015, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (“ Activision Blizzard ”) has, through its wholly owned subsidiary ABS Partners C.V., jointly with King Digital Entertainment plc, an Irish public limited company (“ King ”), dispatched proposals to the holders of convertible securities (for example, stock options) of King in accordance with the requirements of Rule 15 of the Irish Takeover Rules, together with the form of acceptance for each proposal (the “ Proposal Documents ”), in connection with the previously announced proposed acquisition of King by ABS Partners C.V., pursuant to a scheme of arrangement under Chapter 1 of Part 9, and a related capital reduction under Sections 84 and 85, of the Irish Companies Act of 2014.  A copy of the Proposal Documents, and an announcement regarding the posting of the Proposal Documents, have been made available by Activision Blizzard free of charge, subject to certain restrictions relating to persons in restricted jurisdictions, on activisionblizzard.acquisitionoffer.com.  None of the information contained on, or that may be accessed through the website identified in this report is part of, or incorporated into, this report.  The website address in this report is intended to be an inactive textual reference only.

 

Statements Required by the Irish Takeover Rules

 

The directors of Activision Blizzard, Inc. and the sole manager of ABS Partners I, LLC (in its capacity as the general partner of ABS Partners C.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., formed for the purpose of acquiring King) accept responsibility for the information contained in this Form 8-K.  To the best of the knowledge and belief of the directors of Activision Blizzard and the sole manager of ABS Partners I, LLC (in its capacity as the general partner of ABS Partners C.V.) (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information contained in this Form 8-K is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.

 

A copy of this communication will be made available by Activision Blizzard free of charge, subject to certain restrictions relating to persons in restricted jurisdictions, on activisionblizzard.acquisitionoffer.com by no later than 12 noon ET/New York time on December 8, 2015.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: December 7, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Chris B. Walther

 

 

Chris B. Walther

 

 

Chief Legal Officer

 

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