Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Provides Statement Regarding Offer for Codemasters Group Holdings plc by Codex Games Limited, an Indirect Subsidiary of Electronic Arts Inc.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today noted the announcement by Codex Games Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Electronic Arts Inc. (“Electronic Arts”) of a firm intention to make an offer for Codemasters Group Holdings plc (“Codemasters”) at 604 pence in cash for each Codemasters share held (the “Electronic Arts Offer”) and the announcement by the Board of Codemasters to change its recommendation from the acquisition of Codemasters by Take-Two in favor of the Electronic Arts Offer.
Take-Two is considering its position in relation to Codemasters and a further announcement will be made when appropriate.
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Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. We develop and publish products principally through Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, and Social Point. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
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Henry A. Diamond
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