This excerpt taken from the ATVI 8-K filed Aug 15, 2008.
FOR TWO-FOR-ONE STOCK SPLIT
Santa Monica, CA August 15, 2008 Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that the record date for its previously announced two-for-one stock split will be August 25, 2008. The stock split will be effected by the issuance of a stock dividend of one additional share of our common stock for each share of our common stock issued and outstanding as of the close of business on August 25, 2008.
Upon completion of the split, the number of Activision Blizzards common shares outstanding will be approximately 1.3 billion. The additional shares will be mailed or delivered on or about September 5, 2008, by the companys transfer agent, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Trading will begin on a split-adjusted basis on September 8, 2008.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online, PC and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.