This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEFA14A filed Dec 19, 2007.
Planning for the Integration
I am committed to communicate with you regularly on the progress of the transaction. Youll soon be able to receive information about our planning for the future of Activision Blizzard through regular integration updates, which we will begin to send in January.
While the actual integration of the two companies wont begin until after the deal closes, weve selected two individuals to spearhead the planning effort over the next several months:
· Ann Weiser, Chief Human Resources Officer of Activision, and
· Bruce Hack, current Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi Games.
While Ann and Bruce are responsible for designing the process by which we will integrate the two companies, Activisions senior leaders will be directly responsible for making the final decisions. We will strive to take advantage of our combined strengths, minimize
business and organization disruptions, and be guided by our company OGSP (objectives, goals, system strategies, plans).