EA Electronic Arts

Filed: 10 Feb 21, 5:13pm





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 9, 2021




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware 0-17948 94-2838567

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


209 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City, California 94065-1175
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(650) 628-1500

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Common Stock, $0.01 par value EA NASDAQ Global Select Market

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Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On February 9, 2021, Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc., as representatives of the underwriters named in Schedule 1 thereto (together, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which EA agreed to issue and sell to the Underwriters $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 1.850% Senior Notes due 2031 (the “2031 Notes”) and $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.950% Senior Notes due 2051 (the “2051 Notes” and, together with the 2031 Notes, the “senior notes”) pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration Statement No. 333-250800) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as supplemented by the preliminary prospectus supplement filed with the SEC on February 9, 2021 and the final prospectus supplement filed with the SEC on February 10, 2021 (the “Registration Statement”). The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

EA incorporates by reference the exhibit filed with this Report into the Registration Statement, pursuant to which the senior notes were registered.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits






1.1  Underwriting Agreement, dated February 9, 2021, among Electronic Arts Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc., as representatives of the underwriters named in Schedule 1 thereto.
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Date: February 10, 2021  By: 

/s/ Jacob J. Schatz

   Jacob J. Schatz
   Executive Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary