Activision Blizzard Catches Flack Over CEO’s $200M Bonus

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick’s huge perk amidst the recently announced lay-off of 190 employees has received criticism from both gamers and the CtW Investment Group. CtW is not only one of Activision-Blizzard’s investors, it is also a corporate watchdog. They have the mission of holding “directors accountable for irresponsible and unethical corporate behavior”. Kotick’s bonus is part of the “Shareholder Value Creation Incentive” provision in his employment contract. The company holds that the bonus is justified by the rise in the company’s stock price. Activision’s share price has incr…

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