Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Monday January 18, 2016

Vivendi Sells Activision Blizzard Shares

Vivendi today announced that it unwound the hedge on its remaining 41.5 million Activision Blizzard shares (representing 5.7% of the video game publisher’s common shares) and sold its entire position to a financial institution for net proceeds of US$1.1 billion (approximately آ€1 billion). The unwinding of this hedge allows Vivendi to recover a cash deposit of US$0.4 billion. The decision to implement these transactions was taken in view of the evolution of the Activision Blizzard stock price. The hedge was set up in June 2015 and covered 100% of the value of the Activision Blizzard shares, denominated in US dollars. It was accomplished using a zero-cost collar with a maximum term of 18 months.

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