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One of the world's leading independent publishers

December 2, 2007 (Santa Monica, Calif. and Paris, France) - Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) and Vivendi (Euronext Paris: VIV) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine Vivendi Games, Vivendi's interactive Cheap WOW Gold business -- which includes Blizzard Entertainment's? Globe Of Warcraft?, the world's #1 multi-player online role-playing game franchise -- with Activision, creating the world's largest pure-play online and console game publisher. The new company, Activision Blizzard, is expected to have approximately $3.8 billion in pro forma combined calendar 2007 revenues and the highest operating margins of any major third-party video game publisher. On closing of the transaction, Activision will be renamed Activision Blizzard and will continue to operate as a public company traded on NASDAQ under the ticker ATVI.

Activision, one of the world's leading independent publishers of interactive entertainment, is best known for its top- selling franchises, including Guitar Hero?, Call of Duty? and the Tony Hawk series, as well as Spider-ManTM, X-MenTM, Shrek?, James BondTM and TRANSFORMERSTM. Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, has projected calendar 2007 revenues of $1.1 billion, operating margins of over 40% and approximately $520 million of operating profit. Blizzard owns the #1 multi-player online role-playing game franchise, Globe Of Warcraft, which currently has over 9.3 million subscribers worldwide. Blizzard's World Of Warcraft, Warcraft?, StarCraft? and Diablo? games WOW Gold for four of the top-five best-selling PC game titles of all time. Vivendi Games also owns popular franchises, including Crash BandicootTM and SpyroTM. Pro forma for calendar 2007, Activision Blizzard expects to generate approximately 70% of its revenues from owned franchises.