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Our Board of Directors is soliciting proxies for the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The proxy materials,
including this Proxy Statement and our Annual Report, proxy card and voting instructions, contain important
information for you to consider when deciding how to vote on the matters brought before the meeting. Please
read them carefully.
The Board of Directors has set June 10, 2013 as the record date for the meeting. Stockholders who owned
common stock on that date are entitled to notice of the meeting, and to attend and vote at the meeting, with each
share entitled to one vote. There were 306,085,055 shares of common stock outstanding on the record date.
In accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"),
we are providing stockholders with access to our proxy materials by providing such documents on the internet.
The Notice of 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Proxy Statement, our 2013 Annual Report and form of
proxy were distributed and/or made available via the internet to stockholders on or about June 14, 2013.
Stockholders will have the ability to access the proxy materials on a website referred to in the Notice of Internet
Availability of Proxy Materials (the "Notice") or request a printed set of the proxy materials be sent to them, by
following the instructions in the Notice.
The proxy card provides instructions on how to inform us to send future proxy materials to you electronically by
email. If you choose to receive future proxy materials by email, you will receive an email next year with
instructions containing a link to those materials and a link to the proxy voting site. Your election to receive proxy
materials by email will remain in effect until you terminate it. We encourage you to choose to receive future
proxy materials by email. Doing so will allow us to provide you with the information you need in a more timely
manner, will save us the cost of printing and mailing documents to you, and will help conserve natural
In this Proxy Statement:
"EA", "we", "our" and "the Company" mean Electronic Arts Inc.
"2000 Equity Plan" and "Equity Plan" mean EA's 2000 Equity Incentive Plan.
"2000 Purchase Plan" and "Purchase Plan" mean EA's 2000 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Holding shares in "street name" means your EA shares are held in an account at a bank, brokerage firm or
other nominee.
"Common stock" means EA's common stock, as described in EA's current Amended and Restated
Certificate of Incorporation.
"Fiscal 2014", "fiscal 2013", "fiscal 2012", "fiscal 2011", "fiscal 2010" and "fiscal 2009" refer to EA's
fiscal years ending or ended (as the case may be) on March 31, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009,
respectively. For simplicity of disclosure, fiscal periods are referred to as ending on a calendar month
end, even though our fiscal year is reported on a 52- or 53-week period that ends on the Saturday nearest
March 31. Our results of operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 contained 52 weeks and
ended on March 30, 2013.
We use "independent auditors" to mean an independent registered public accounting firm.
"Annual Report" and "2013 Annual Report" mean our annual report for the fiscal year ended March 31,
In this Proxy Statement, we may make forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial
performance of the Company. Statements including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate" or "expect"
and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject
to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or actual future results to differ materially from those set
forth in the forward-looking statements. Please refer to Electronic Arts' latest Annual Report for a discussion of
important factors that could cause actual events or actual results to differ materially from those discussed in this
Proxy Statement. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Proxy Statement; we assume
no obligation to, and do not necessarily intend to, update these forward-looking statements.