Just yesterday, Activision Blizzard shareholders voted to adopt a report Investigation of the company’s anti-harassment efforts. While the company itself is “carefully considering” this, shareholders also gave the green light to nominees for the board of directors, which included crappy CEO Bobby Kotick. So great that Kotick stays on the board for another year despite continued efforts employee, other shareholdersand even right-wing groups to see him away. I mean, Kotick was even accused Continuing the company’s toxic cultureso why anyone would want to work with him is beyond me.
You may have missed the news as it was not part of the main press release announcing the company’s results Annual general meeting of shareholders. If you check this document, Kotick’s name does not appear once. That’s pretty sweet considering his name is almost inseparable from the company. But if you look the official legal language submitted on June 21, see Kotick appearing under the first suggested item. And oh, what an item it is.
Under “Item 5.07 Submission of Matters for a Vote by Securityholders” the entire company – at which all 647,887,763 votes were “represented personally or by proxy” – was asked to approve the nominated director for another full one-year term on the AGM next year.
An alarming majority of 533,703,580 voted to remain on the board, with only 62,597,199 opposed and some 2,162,178 abstained. Robert Kotick has been approved to remain on the board until 2023. Really cool I think.
Regarding the report that would document Activision Blizzard’s ongoing containment efforts Workplace Abuse and Sexual Misconduct, the proposed item received an overwhelming majority of support from everyone in the company. 379,308,934 voted in favor while 183,876,515 voted against. 35,277,508 abstained completely. Still, Activision Blizzard is only “carefully” reviewing the report for now. kotaku in a previous statement that the company “remains strongly committed to providing a respectful, welcoming workplace for all colleagues.”
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I do not get it. How could Bobby Kotick a man who was reportedly involved in (if not directly responsible for) the ongoing problems at Activision Blizzard, stay on the board? Don’t people have eyes and ears? Or does money speak in tongues? You would think that there would supposedly be any consequences Threatening to kill an assistant over voicemail, supposedly covering Reports of sexual harassmentand so a lot of more. But no, it appears to be Bobby Kotick could also Remain CEO of Activision Blizzard even after the acquisition of Microsoft. If there was a god, he would do it have now reached a verdict. Think that answers that.
https://kotaku.com/activision-blizzard-ceo-bobby-kotick-vote-board-directo-1849093322 Bobby Kotick will remain on the Activision Board for another year