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News Feb 24, 2016

Shearman & Sterling Advises Electronic Arts on Offering of Senior Notes

Shearman & Sterling represented Electronic Arts Inc., a leading developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of game software and content, in connection with a public offering of $600,000,000 principal amount of  3.700%  senior notes due 2021 and $400,000,000 principal amount of 4.800% senior notes due 2026. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as joint book-running managers.

The Shearman & Sterling team advising Electronic Arts Inc. included partners Richard Alsop (New York-Capital Markets), Larry Crouch (Menlo Park-Tax) and Richard Hsu (Menlo Park- IP Transactional); and associates Hillary Bailey (New York-Corporate), Erica Kassman (New York-Corporate), Ryan Bray (Menlo Park-Tax), Kyle Phillips (Menlo Park-Tax), Benjamin Petersen (Menlo Park-IP Transactional), Chen Ye (Menlo Park-Capital Markets), Mark Langer (Menlo Park-IP Transactional) and David Ling (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA).