REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
Board of Directors, through the Audit Committee, has appointed KPMG LLP as EA's independent auditors for
the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. The Audit Committee and the Board of Directors believe that KPMG
LLP's long-term knowledge of EA and its subsidiaries is valuable to the Company as discussed further below.
Representatives of KPMG LLP have direct access to members of the Audit Committee and the Board of
Directors. We expect one or more representatives of KPMG LLP to attend the Annual Meeting in order to
respond to appropriate questions from stockholders.
otherwise. The Board of Directors has determined to submit this proposal to the stockholders as a matter of good
corporate practice. If the stockholders do not ratify the appointment, the Audit Committee will review their future
selection of auditors. Even if the appointment is ratified, the Audit Committee may, in its discretion, direct the
appointment of different independent auditors at any time during the year if they determine that such a change
would be in the best interests of the Company and the stockholders.
controls over financial reporting (including quarterly reviews of financial statements included in the
Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q), and services normally provided by the independent auditors in
connection with regulatory filings. This category also includes consultation on matters that arose during, or as
a result of the audit or review of financial statements, statutory audits required for our non-US subsidiaries,
and services associated with our periodic reports and other documents filed with the SEC and foreign filings,
as well as Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance consultation.
related to the performance of the audit or review of the Company's financial statements and are not reported
under "Audit Fees." These services may include employee benefit plan audits, accounting consultations in
connection with transactions, and merger and acquisition due diligence. In fiscal year 2013, these fees relate to
acquisition-related financial due diligence. In fiscal year 2012, these fees related to acquisition-related
financial due diligence and services rendered in connection with the issuance of 0.75% Convertible Senior
Notes due 2016.
returns, and transfer pricing documentation, as well as planning and advice, which consists primarily of
technical tax consulting and acquisition-related tax due diligence.