Current Report

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  FORM 8-K

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) November 13, 2017

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Item 7.01    Regulation FD Disclosure.

On November 16, 2017, Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”) announced in a blog on its website at that it will turn off all in-game purchases for the Star Wars Battlefront II title until further notice.  This change is not expected to have a material impact on EA’s fiscal year 2018 financial guidance.

A copy of the blog posting is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 8.01    Other Events.

New Transfer Agent and Registrar

On November 13, 2017, EA appointed Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (“Computershare”), as its transfer agent and registrar.  Registered stockholders of EA can reach Computershare with any questions at 1-800-736-3001 (international callers 1-781-575-3100), or by email at

Executive Officer Stock Trading Plan

On November 14, 2017, Mala Singh, EA’s Chief People Officer, established a pre-arranged stock trading plan as part of managing her EA equity holdings. This plan accords with the guidelines of Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and EA’s policies regarding stock transactions by directors, executive officers and other employees. Sales under Ms. Singh’s 10b5-1 plan may take place periodically beginning December 14, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Transactions under Ms. Singh’s 10b5-1 plan will be disclosed publicly through appropriate filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
EA Blog Posting from  dated November 16, 2017.


Exhibit No.


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.

November 17, 2017
/s/ Jacob J. Schatz
Jacob J. Schatz
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Exhibit 99.1

Subject: An Update on Star Wars Battlefront II
Author: Oskar Gabrielson, GM, DICE

Thank you to everyone in our community for being the passionate fans that you are.

Our goal has always been to create the best possible game for all of you - devoted Star Wars fans and game players alike. We’ve also had an ongoing commitment to constantly listen, tune and evolve the experience as it grows.  You’ve seen this with both the major adjustments, and polish, we have made over the past several weeks.

But as we approach the worldwide launch, it's clear that many of you feel there are still challenges in the design. We’ve heard the concerns about potentially giving players unfair advantages. And we’ve heard that this is overshadowing an otherwise great game. This was never our intention. Sorry we didn’t get this right.

We hear you loud and clear, so we’re turning off all in-game purchases. We will now spend more time listening, adjusting, balancing and tuning. This means that the option to purchase crystals in the game is now offline, and all progression will be earned through gameplay. The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we’ve made changes to the game. We’ll share more details as we work through this.

We have created a game that is built on your input, and it will continue to evolve and grow. Star Wars Battlefront II is three times the size of the previous game, bringing to life a brand new Star Wars story, space battles, epic new multiplayer experiences across all three Star Wars eras, with more free content to come. We want you to enjoy it, so please keep your thoughts coming. And we will keep you updated on our progress.