level positions against similar positions in our peer group. Each compensation element was evaluated against
peer group compensation at multiple percentile levels, including the 50
similarly sized technology companies. Compensia provided the Committee with their findings in February 2012
to be used as a reference for making compensation decisions for fiscal 2013.
recommendations for each of our NEOs for fiscal 2013 (other than the CEO). These decisions were made after
consideration of the following factors, where applicable:
step in this process was a fiscal 2012 performance review, which was conducted by the Nominating and
Governance Committee of the Board of Directors, taking into consideration the Company's financial and
operational performance, as well as Mr. Riccitiello's individual performance. That review was provided to the
Committee, which then developed compensation recommendations for Mr. Riccitiello with the assistance of
Compensia. The compensation recommendations and performance review were then presented to the Board,
which subsequently approved Mr. Riccitiello's fiscal 2013 base salary, target cash bonus opportunity, and equity
award. In September 2012, the Committee, assisted by Compensia, developed a recommendation for a
supplemental performance-based equity award for Mr. Riccitiello. The recommendation was presented to the
Board of Directors, which then approved the award to be granted in October 2012.
Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Probst was previously employed by the Company from 1984 to
September 2008 and served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer from May 1991 until April 2007.
of Directors approved an annual base salary of $1,030,000 for Mr. Probst. This is consistent with the base salary
paid to Mr. Riccitiello, our former CEO. In addition, the Board reserved the option to award Mr. Probst a one-
time discretionary bonus, with the amount, if any, to be determined at the end of his term.
development activities including product development, worldwide product management of packaged goods and
online offerings for EA SPORTS, EA Games, Maxis, PopCap and our All Play studios. Mr. Gibeau was
promoted into this role in August 2011.