Activision Blizzard Q2 2009 Earnings Call Transcript

Aug. 05, 2009 7:53 PM ETActivision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
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Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Q2 2009 Earnings Call August 5, 2009 4:30 PM ET

Executives

Kristin Southey - Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer

Robert A. Kotick - President, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Tippl - Chief Financial Officer

Michael J. Griffith - President & Chief Executive Officer of Publishing Unit

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

Analysts

Tony Gikas - Piper Jaffray

Jeetil Patel - Deutsche Bank

Ben Schacter - Analyst

Brian Pitz - Analyst

Heath Terry - FBR Capital

Jess Lubert - Analyst

Shawn Milne - Janney Montgomery

Ralph Schackart - William Blair

Operator

Good afternoon. My name is Philip and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the second quarter CY 2009 financial results conference call. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to turn the call over to Kristin Southey. Madam, you may begin your conference.

Kristin Southey

Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today for Activision Blizzard's second quarter calendar ’09 conference call. As always, I will start today’s call with a review of our Safe Harbor disclosure, followed by comments from Bobby Kotick, CEO; Thomas Tippl, Chief Corporate Officer and CFO; Mike Griffith, President and CEO of Activision Publishing; and Mike Morhaime, Chief Executive Officer of Blizzard Entertainment.

I would like to remind everyone that statements will be made during this call that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The company cautions that a number of important factors could cause Activision Blizzard's actual future results and other future circumstances to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements.

Such factors include without limitation sales levels of the company’s

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