As a consequence of the firm’s annual shareholder assembly yesterday (June 21), Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has been efficiently re-elected to the board of directors for an additional 12 months.
A current report discovered no widespread harassment inside Activision Blizzard between September 2016 and December 2021, regardless of the bosses of PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo, the firm’s shareholders and over 1,300 of its staff calling for Kotick’s removing Alongside that, a report claims Kotick knew of numerous sexual misconduct allegations for years with out telling anybody.
Activision Blizzard has additionally mentioned it can “carefully consider” whether or not to proceed with a proposed report into how they deal with alleged office harassment after two-thirds of shareholders voted to approve the concept. The firm usually are not obliged to act on the vote, because it was non-binding, and the board of directors beforehand suggested shareholders not to approve the report, stating as an alternative that it will moderately dedicate time to immediately addressing staff’ issues as an alternative of creating one other report.
In the official submitting,over 553 million voted to re-elect Kotick as CEO of Activision Blizzard, with solely 63 million voting in opposition to him. This vote will permit Kotick to serve yet one more 12 months as CEO of the firm, until he resigns or is eliminated. Once the finalisation of the acquisition by Microsoft takes place, this may very well be a chance.
Other outcomes of the shareholder assembly included 88 per cent of these current approving government compensation and 95 per cent voting in opposition to including an worker consultant to the Activision Blizzard board of directors.
In different information, EA Dice has confirmed it isn’t engaged on any recreation that isn’t Battlefield-related, because it has “no time” for the rest.