Activision Blizzard, Inc.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 06/14/2012 18:45:55)
FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public
Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

SARNOFF RICHARD
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Activision Blizzard, Inc. [ ATVI ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC., 3100 OCEAN PARK BOULEVARD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

6/12/2012
(Street)

SANTA MONICA, CA 90405
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $0.000001 per share   6/12/2012     A    11000   (1) A $0   85000   (2) D  
 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Director Stock Options   $11.69   6/12/2012     A      22000         (3) 6/12/2022   Common Stock, par value $0.000001 per share   22000   $0   22000   D  
 

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  This grant was for 11,000 restricted stock units of the Company, each representing the right to receive one share of the Company's common stock, which will vest in four equal installments on each of September 12, 2012, December 12, 2012, March 12, 2013 and June 12, 2013.
( 2)  Following the transactions reported on this Form 4, Mr. Sarnoff held (a) 74,000 shares of the Company's common stock, (b) 11,000 restricted stock units, each representing the right to receive one share of the Company's common stock.
( 3)  These options will vest with respect to one-fourth of the shares on each of September 12, 2012, December 12, 2012, March 12, 2013 and June 12, 2013.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SARNOFF RICHARD
C/O ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC.
3100 OCEAN PARK BOULEVARD
SANTA MONICA, CA 90405
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Signatures
/s/ Richard Sarnoff 6/14/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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