This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEFA14A filed Dec 5, 2007.
The forward-looking statements in this call are based upon information available to Activision as of the date of this call and Activision assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect.
These statements are just guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and may cause actual results to differ materially from our current expectations. All financial information relating to Activision, Vivendi Games, and Blizzard Entertainment included in todays presentation, including pro forma estimates for calendar year 2007 and projections for future periods represent the companies respective estimates and projections and were not prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
These estimates exclude the impact of expenses related to [equity]-based compensation and related tax benefits, potential one-time restructuring charges of up to $100 million that may be incurred in connection with the transaction and the potential impact from non-cash intangible amortization resulting from purchase price accounting.
In addition, these estimates assume continued net revenue growth, as well as expense reductions and other synergies that may or may not be realized. Estimates for future periods are subject to significant inherent uncertainties, which increase with periods farther into the future. Actual results may differ materially and are subject to risks, including the risks described in the cautionary note on page two of todays presentation.