SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): June 21, 2023
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
2701 Olympic Boulevard, Building B
|(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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading Symbol||Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered|
|Common Stock, par value $.000001 per share||ATVI||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
(a) On June 21, 2023, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) to vote on six proposals described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on May 1, 2023 (the “Proxy Statement”).
(b) A summary of each proposal on which the Company’s shareholders voted at the Annual Meeting, and the final, certified voting results with respect to that proposal reported by the Company’s independent inspector of election, a representative of American Election Services, LLC, are set forth below.
Proposal 1: The Company's shareholders elected each of the following nine nominees as a director to serve for a one-year term expiring at the Company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their respective successors are duly elected or appointed and qualified or until their earlier death, resignation, or removal, and the voting results were as follows:
|Reveta Bowers||587,835,086 ||10,990,861 ||1,603,764 ||69,308,032 |
|Kerry Carr||596,751,049 ||2,067,398 ||1,611,264 ||69,308,032 |
|Robert Corti||551,690,578 ||47,108,398 ||1,630,735 ||69,308,032 |
|Brian Kelly||568,243,089 ||30,306,259 ||1,880,363 ||69,308,032 |
|Robert Kotick||584,651,042 ||14,138,989 ||1,639,680 ||69,308,032 |
|Barry Meyer||584,791,260 ||14,010,513 ||1,627,938 ||69,308,032 |
|Robert Morgado||529,371,137 ||69,426,743 ||1,631,831 ||69,308,032 |
|Peter Nolan||589,123,612 ||9,679,475 ||1,626,624 ||69,308,032 |
|Dawn Ostroff||588,393,187 ||10,430,372 ||1,606,152 ||69,308,032 |
Proposal 2: The Company's shareholders approved, by means of a non-binding, advisory vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement, and the voting results were as follows:
Proposal 3: The Company’s shareholders approved, by means of a non-binding, advisory vote, each year as the frequency of future advisory votes to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement, and the voting results were as follows:
|1 Year||2 Years||3 Years||Abstain||Broker Non-Vote|
Proposal 4: The Company’s shareholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023, and the voting results were as follows:
Proposal 5: The Company’s shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal regarding ratification of termination pay, and the voting results were as follows:
Proposal 6: The Company’s shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal regarding adoption of a freedom of association and collective bargaining policy, and the voting results were as follows:
Withdrawn Proposal: With respect to the shareholder proposal regarding preparation of a report about the Company’s efforts to prevent abuse, harassment, and discrimination, because the proponent withdrew the proposal as announced by the Company in its Supplement to the Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on June 12, 2023, the proposal was not presented or voted on at the Annual Meeting, and any votes cast in regard to the proposal were not tabulated or reported.
(d) On June 21, 2023, following the Annual Meeting, the Company’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution providing that the Company will hold an advisory vote of shareholders on executive compensation at each annual meeting of shareholders of the Company until the next required shareholder vote on the frequency of shareholder votes on executive compensation.
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: June 21, 2023
|ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC.|
|/s/ Luci Altman|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, |
|Corporate Governance and|