This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEFA14A filed Dec 5, 2007.
Great, thank you. Just one question left, please, and its for Jean-Bernard. Jean-Bernard, this is a fairly innovative deal structure, where youre giving a public quote to what you could argue is an underappreciated asset within the Vivendi portfolio. Do you think a structure like this could be replicated for other assets that are underappreciated, or is it just really sort of specific to games?
Well, Paul, I think this indeed pretty innovative. And I think for Vivendi it brings a lot of benefits. I think it does unlock the value of Blizzard. It does give a public measurement of the performance of the new company of Activision Blizzard. Its I think a great use of our financial flexibility and it demonstrates we are very committed to the games industry and to the entertainment industry as a whole.