Former EA Sports Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson is now CEO of EA, following John Riccitiello's resignation
"In the short term, our mission is crystal clear: We are 100 percent focused on delivering our FY14 business plan," Wilson writes
. "We have made strong progress in the first half of the fiscal year, establishing financial discipline and continuing to create a slate of fantastic games for current and next-generation consoles, mobile and PC. But now we've got to finish the job – execute in Q3 and Q4 and deliver on the promises we made to our fans and our shareholders."
Wilson lists three areas he'll focus on as CEO of EA: "continued transformation for our digital future, delivering amazing games and services across platforms, and Instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth."
As CEO, Wilson's base salary
is $800,000, with a target bonus of 150 percent of that base amount. He has an option to purchase 1 million shares of common stock in EA. As CEO in 2011, Riccitiello's base salary
was also $800,000. Interim CEO Larry Probst received a $1.03 million salary
during EA's leadership downtime this year.
Wilson has been with EA since 2000. He recently held the spotlight at the Xbox One event in May to announce Microsoft's "special relationship
" with EA Sports.