Activision Blizzard Announces New Call of Duty In-Game Purchase to Support Veteran Hiring

More Than 3,400 Veterans Placed in High-Quality Careers Through
In-Game Program To-Date

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced an expansion of its
in-game program that supports the Call of Duty™ Endowment’s nationwide
effort to help veterans find high-quality careers. Launching today for
PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, the Call of Duty™ Endowment (C.O.D.E.) Brass
Personalization Pack for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®
includes a full suite of exclusive content: Player Card,
Universal Weapon Camo, Universal Reticle and Emblem.

The pack will be available for a suggested retail price of $4.99 in the
in-game store and the Sony and Microsoft online stores. One hundred
percent of Activision Publishing’s net proceeds from the purchase of the
C.O.D.E. Brass Pack will go directly to the most effective charities
that combat veteran unemployment. More than 3,400 veterans have been
placed in high quality jobs through the in-game program to-date.

Raven is honored to partner with the Endowment,” said Raven Software
Studio Head Brian Raffel. “We believe this new pack offers a great way
for our players to support veterans while taking their in-game
experience to a new level.”

The Endowment is a non-profit, public benefit corporation co-founded in
2009 by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. With a mission to identify
and fund the best and most effective employment-focused veteran-serving
organizations, the Endowment’s original goal was to identify and fund
best-in-class organizations to place 25,000 veterans in jobs by the end
of 2018. The Endowment met that goal two years early, reaching 31,000
placements in 2016, with a six-month retention rate of 88 percent. The
Endowment’s new goal is to place a total of 50,000 veterans into
high-quality jobs by 2019.

Through our previous personalization pack and calling card programs,
the Call of Duty® community contributed over $2.1 million to help 3,400
veterans secure good jobs,” said Endowment Executive Director Dan
Goldenberg. “Employment is vital to providing stability when
transitioning from military to civilian life. Raven, Infinity Ward,
Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games, Sony and Microsoft continue to be
indispensable partners in this effort, as the in-game program would not
be possible without their generosity and commitment. We are grateful for
their continued support.”

About Activision Blizzard:

Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world’s most
successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight
hundreds of millions monthly active users around the world through
franchises including Activision’s Call of Duty®, Destiny
and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®,
Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®,
and Heroes of the Storm®, and King’s Candy Crush™, Pet
™, Bubble Witch™ and Farm Heroes™. The company
is one of the Fortune “100 Best Companies To Work For®.” Headquartered
in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations
throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. More
information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on
the company’s website,

About the Call of Duty Endowment:

The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit, public benefit corporation
co-founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The Endowment
helps veterans find high quality careers by supporting groups that
prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value
vets bring to the workplace. For more information about the Call of Duty
Endowment, please visit

ACTIVISION and CALL OF DUTY are trademarks of Activision Publishing,
Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their
respective owners.


For the Call of Duty Endowment
Lauren Condoluci, 212-843-8493