SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 Activision Blizzard
Inc's chief executive, Robert Kotick, was awarded a
cash bonus of $7.9 million for 2013 as part of the videogame
publisher's incentive plan, according to a regulatory filing on
The board granted him a cash bonus equivalent to 374 percent
of his $2.1 million base salary last week, the filing said.
Kotick, 50, is one of the top-paid CEOs in the United
States. He received total compensation of $64.9 million,
including performance-based stock awards that vest over five
years on a base salary of $2 million in 2012.
Kotick has been a director and CEO of Activision since
February 1991, and in July 2008 he became CEO of Activision
Blizzard following the merger of Activision with Vivendi Games.
Last July, the company known for its blockbuster "Call of
Duty" and "Skylanders" games said Kotick would shell out $50
million of his own money in an $8.2 billion deal to buy back
most of French conglomerate Vivendi's stake.
Kotick, also a board member of Coca-Cola Co, was paid
$8.33 million in 2011 by Santa Monica, California-based