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EA Expects Sharp Growth  Video game publisher Electronic Arts says it expects fiscal 2009 profit and sales to grow sharply, fueled by upcoming games EA Extends Tender Deadline  Video game publisher has again extended the deadline for its $2 billion tender offer to buy smaller rival Take-Two EA again extends Take-Two deadline
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EA buying Playfish in $300 million deal  Video game giant Electronic Arts was paying $275 million in cash and $25 million set aside for employee retention to acquire social gaming site EA makes another stab at online gaming  In its first week of sales the Sims 3 sold 1.4 million copies, the biggest hit for the best-selling franchise EA Drops Take-Two Bid
Electronic Arts falls as new 2016 outlook disappoints  The company's 1-quarter results were stronger than expected and EA raised its profit and revenue guidance for the rest of the fiscal year EA stays in-house with new CEO


year 2015 Top ^

Jul.30


year 2013 Top ^

Sep.17
  Electronic Arts announced that its new CEO will be a young executive from its own ranks, the head of its EA Sports division, Andrew Wilson


year 2009 Top ^

Nov.9
Jun.29


year 2008 Top ^

Aug.18
  Electronic Arts is abandoning its $2 billion hostile takeover of in the hopes of sealing a deal through friendly negotiations

Jul.29
Jul.21
May.19
  Video game publisher Electronic Arts has for a third time extended the deadline for its $2 billion tender offer to buy smaller rival Take-Two
Apr.18 EA extends tender offer for Take-Two
  Electronic Arts extended the deadline of its tender offer in its continuing $2 billion bid to buy the New York video gamer maker
Mar.29   EA extends Take-Two bid  Electronic Arts extended its hostile $2 billion bid for the rival by a week, giving itself an extra time to try to sway Take-Two's shareholders Mar.26 Take-Two Board Rejects EA Bid
  Grand Theft Auto publisher told its shareholders to reject a $2 billion buyout bid from rival Electronic Arts, saying it's not enough
Feb.24 Electronic Arts offers $2b for gaming rival  EA was pushing ahead with a bid to take over upstart Take-Two Interactive Software, despite rebuffs from the smaller company

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May.8   Electronic Arts Losses Broaden 56%  Industry-wide disruptions caused by new gaming consoles. The game publisher surpassed tepid expectations on Wall Street Feb.1   Electronics Arts Beats Estimates  EA is benefiting from brisk holiday sales of video games used on Sony's new Playstation 3

year 2006 Top ^

May.4   Electronic Arts Posts Loss  Game publisher has signaled the year ahead will be challenging amid the shift to new game consoles

year 2005 Top ^

Jul.27   Poor first-quarter showing for EA  Electronic Arts lost $58 million in the first quarter because of sluggish sales Jan.18 Electronic Arts, ESPN sign 15-year deal  Video game publishing giant get exclusive rights to use the sports network's brand and content in games

year 2004 Top ^

Feb.5   EA, Marvel Sign Game Development Deal  Video game publisher Electronic Arts has signed a deal with comic book publisher to develop a series of fighting games

year 2001 Top ^

Oct.24   EA.com cuts one-third of staff  Company continues to lose money. Up to 250 people will lose their jobs


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