This excerpt taken from the ATVI 8-K filed Apr 30, 2008.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated into this Item 2.03 by reference.
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