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Activision’s CEO Is Looking at $375 Million Payday in Microsoft Sale

  • Bobby Kotick took pay cut last year before misconduct claim
  • California sued the video-game company over ‘frat boy’ culture
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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.