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Proxy
Statement
TIMELINE OF FISCAL 2013 COMPENSATION DECISIONS
Committee
Board of
Directors
November 2011
Selection of peer group for fiscal 2013 compensation
benchmarking
Approved
Not Applicable
February 2012
Fiscal 2013 compensation benchmarking
Reviewed
Not Applicable
May/June 2012
NEOs' fiscal 2013 salaries, target bonuses, annual
equity awards and retention awards (other than CEO)
Approved
Not Applicable
June 2012
Former CEO's fiscal 2013 salary, target bonus, and
annual equity award
Recommended
Approved
September 2012
Former CEO's supplemental performance-based
equity grant
Reviewed
Approved
March 2013
Former CEO's Separation Agreement
Reviewed
Approved
March 2013
Executive Chairman compensation
Reviewed
Approved
May 2013
NEOs' bonus awards for fiscal 2013
Approved
Not Applicable
Selection of Peer Group
To assess market compensation practices, each year the Committee selects a group of comparable companies
("peer group") to use as a reference for compensation decisions. As we compete for talent across various
industries, our peer group comprises companies across related industries with comparable revenue, market
capitalization, geographic markets, financial performance and/or expected growth rates. In the third quarter of
fiscal 2012 (November 2011), the Committee selected the following peer group to use as a reference for fiscal
2013 compensation decisions.
FISCAL 2013 PEER GROUP
Videogame
Technology/Internet
Entertainment
Toys/Games
Activision Blizzard
Adobe Systems
Discovery Communications
Hasbro
Take-Two Interactive
Expedia
Lions Gate Entertainment
Mattel
Zynga
IAC/Interactive Corp.
Intuit
Salesforce.com
Symantec
Yahoo!
In the third quarter of fiscal 2013 (November 2012), this peer group was re-assessed to determine if any changes
were appropriate for benchmarking fiscal 2014 compensation decisions. As a result of this assessment, the
following modifications were made to the peer group:
Removals: Take-Two Interactive was removed as it no longer had comparable revenue.
Additions: Autodesk and LinkedIn Corporation were added, as they are San Francisco Bay Area software
companies that directly compete with us for executive talent. AMC Networks Inc. and Priceline were also
added, as they are similarly sized companies in the entertainment and technology/internet industries, who
also compete with EA for executive talent.
Compensation Benchmarking
In February 2012, Compensia conducted a comprehensive analysis of our executive compensation programs
using publicly available information on our peer group, data from the Radford High Technology Executive
Compensation Survey and data from the Croner Software Games Survey. The analysis included a comparison of
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