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Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) CEO Bob Kotick on Q2 2014 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)

Q2 2014 Earnings Call

August 05, 2014 4:30 pm ET

Executives

Kristin Mulvihill Southey – Former Vice President of Investor Relations

Robert A. Kotick – Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Dennis Durkin – Chief Financial Officer

Eric Hirshberg – Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing, Inc

Michael Morhaime – Chief Executive Officer of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc and President Blizzard Entertainment, Inc

Analysts

A. Justin Post – BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Brian J. Pitz – Jefferies LLC, Research Division

Daniel Ernst – Hudson Square Research, Inc.

Michael Hickey – The Benchmark Company, LLC, Research Division

Stephen Ju – Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Colin A. Sebastian – Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Michael J. Olson – Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

Neil A. Doshi – CRT Capital Group LLC, Research Division

Arvind Bhatia – Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division

Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Activision Blizzard’s Quarter 2 2014 Results Conference Call. Today’s call is being recorded. At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn the call over to Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer, Ms. Kristin Southey. Please go ahead.

Kristin Mulvihill Southey – Former Vice President of Investor Relations

Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us today for Activision Blizzard’s second quarter 2014 conference call.

With me today are Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard; Thomas Tippl, COO of Activision Blizzard; Dennis Durkin, CFO of Activision Blizzard; Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing; and Mike Morhaime, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment.

I would like to remind everyone that during this call, we will be making statements that are not historical facts. These are forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties.

A number of important factors could cause the company’s actual future results and other future circumstances to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements, including the factors discussed in the Risk Factors section of our SEC filings, including our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is on file with the SEC, and those indicated on the slide that is showing.

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