Spencer Neumann, who was abruptly put on leave by Activision Blizzard Inc. and then fired from his job as CFO, had a provision in his contract that barred him from negotiating with other potential employers.

Activision, the maker of “Call of Duty” and other video games, said on New Year's Eve it was firing Neumann for a cause unrelated to the company's financial reporting. Netflix Inc. said Wednesday that Neumann would be its new CFO. He replaces David Wells, who held the post for the last eight years and said in August he would be stepping down.

Neumann's contract with Activision included a “covenant not to shop” for employment outside the company, except during the last six months of his contract, which ran through April 2020. On Wednesday, Activision reappointed Dennis Durkin as CFO.

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