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Activision CEO on Hot Seat Poised for $375 Million in Sale (1)

Jan. 19, 2022, 1:08 PM

Last year, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick received a 50% pay cut. This year, he’s up for a $375.3 million windfall.

That’s the amount the video-game executive stands to receive before taxes when Microsoft Corp. completes its $68.7 billion deal to buy Activision. It’s a remarkable payout for a leader whose recent tenure has been marked by employee complaints over sexism, a hostile work culture and mismanagement of assault claims.

Read more: Microsoft Buys Scandal-Tainted Activision in Bet on Metaverse

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As recently as November, Kotick, 58, was the target of employee walkouts and petitions demanding his ...