These excerpts taken from the ATVI 10-K filed May 30, 2008.
Sources of Liquidity
As of March 31, 2008, our primary source of liquidity is comprised of $1,396.3 million of cash and cash equivalents and $53.0 million of short-term investments. Over the last two years, our primary sources of liquidity have included cash on hand at the beginning of the year and cash flows generated from continuing operations. We have also generated cash flows from the issuance of our common stock to employees through the exercise of options, which is described in more detail below in "Cash Flows from Financing Activities." We have not utilized debt financing as a significant source of cash flows. However, we do have available at certain of our international locations credit facilities, which are described below in "Credit Facilities," that can be utilized if needed.
Following the closing of our proposed business combination with Vivendi Games, Inc. (see Note 20 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8), Activision Blizzard, Inc. ("Activision Blizzard") will commence a cash tender offer for up to 146.5 million of its shares at $27.50 per share. If the tender offer is fully subscribed, the aggregate consideration will be approximately $4.028 billion. Under the terms of the business combination agreement ("BCA"), we and Vivendi S.A. ("Vivendi") have agreed the purchase of the shares tendered in the tender offer will be funded as follows: (a) the first $2.928 billion of the aggregate consideration will be funded by Activision Blizzard with proceeds from the share purchase described in Note 20 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8, available cash on hand and, if necessary, borrowings made under one or more new credit facilities; (b) if the aggregate consideration is more than $2.928 billion, Vivendi has agreed to purchase from Activision Blizzard, at a purchase price of $27.50 per share, additional newly issued shares of Activision Blizzard common stock in an amount equal to the lesser of (x) $700.0 million and (y) the excess of the aggregate consideration over $2.928 billion, which amount will be used to fund the amount of the aggregate consideration that is in excess of $2.928 billion; and (c) if the aggregate consideration exceeds $3.628 billion, Activision Blizzard will fund the additional amount of the aggregate consideration that is in excess of $3.628 billion (up to the maximum aggregate consideration of $4.028 billion) through borrowings made under the new credit facilities issued by Vivendi (see below and Note 21 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8.)
On April 29, 2008, we, acting on behalf of Activision Blizzard, entered into a senior unsecured credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement") with Vivendi. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement cannot be effected until the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the business combination agreement described above (the "Transactions.") After the closing of the Transactions, among other things, the Company's name will be changed to Activision Blizzard.
After the closing of the Transactions, the Credit Agreement will provide Activision Blizzard with (i) a term loan credit facility (the "Tranche A Facility") in an aggregate amount of up to $400.0 million to be applied to fund that portion of the post-closing tender offer consideration in excess of
$3.628 billion as set forth in the BCA, (ii) a term loan credit facility (the "Tranche B Facility") in an aggregate amount of up to $150.0 million to be applied to repay certain indebtedness of Vivendi Games after the closing in accordance with the terms of the BCA, and (iii) a revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility," and collectively with the Tranche A Facility and the Tranche B Facility, the "New Credit Facilities") in an aggregate amount of up to $475.0 million to be used after the closing of the Transactions for general corporate purposes. In the event the BCA terminates prior to the closing of the Transactions, the New Credit Facilities will terminate effective on the same date (see Note 21 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8).
We believe that we have sufficient working capital ($1,423.3 million at March 31, 2008), as well as proceeds available from our international credit facilities, to finance our operational requirements for at least the next twelve months, including purchases of inventory and equipment, the funding of the development, production, marketing and sale of new products, the acquisition of intellectual property rights for future products from third parties and the completion of the tender offer in connection with the combination with Vivendi Games.
Sources of Liquidity