This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEF 14A filed Apr 22, 2009.
ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
This proxy statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation by the Board of Directors ("Board") of Activision Blizzard, Inc., a Delaware corporation, of proxies from holders of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.000001 per share ("Common Stock"). The proxies being solicited will be used at the annual meeting of our stockholders to be held on Friday, June 5, 2009, at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90210, at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time, and at any adjournment or postponement of such meeting (the "Annual Meeting"). We will be mailing a notice regarding the Internet availability of these proxy materials (containing instructions on how to access the proxy materials and vote shares through the Internet) to stockholders on or prior to April 24, 2009. All references to "we," "us," "our," and "Activision Blizzard" in this proxy statement mean Activision Blizzard, Inc.
Except where otherwise indicated, all references to our Common Stock in this proxy statement reflect the two-for-one split of our Common Stock that was paid on September 5, 2008 to stockholders of record as of August 25, 2008.
On July 9, 2008, a business combination (the "Combination") by and among Activision, Inc., Sego Merger Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision, Inc., Vivendi S.A. ("Vivendi"), VGAC LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vivendi ("VGAC"), and Vivendi Games, Inc. ("Vivendi Games"), a wholly owned subsidiary of VGAC, was consummated. In connection with the consummation of the Combination, Activision, Inc. was renamed Activision Blizzard, Inc. and we changed our fiscal year end from March 31st to December 31st. For accounting purposes, the Combination is treated as a "reverse acquisition," with Vivendi Games deemed to be the acquirer. As a result of the reverse acquisition accounting, our financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2008 cover the full calendar year from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. (Please refer to our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 for more information). However, much of the information contained in this proxy statement, including compensation related disclosure, covers the nine month period from April 1, 2008 (the first day of Activision, Inc.'s fiscal year that began prior to consummation of the Combination) to December 31, 2008.