Microsoft Offers Virtual Meeting to Increase Shareholder Participation at Annual Meeting

As a technology leader, Microsoft is committed to supporting and adopting new technology applications that enhance the company’s operations, provide value to its shareholders, and promote forward-thinking corporate governance practices.

This year, in conjunction with our upcoming Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in Bellevue, Wash. on Nov. 28, Microsoft will host a Virtual Shareholder Meeting so that shareholders of record can vote and ask questions online during the meeting in real time. We value input from all our shareholders and feel it is important to offer those who cannot attend the annual meeting in person an opportunity to participate.

As in previous years, the shareholder question and answer session will include both questions asked by attendees and questions submitted in advance. Shareholders can submit questions in advance by emailing ASM@microsoft.com or through the Shareholder Forum available through the proxy voting platform, www.proxyvote.com.

A transcript, a video replay of the Annual Meeting and vote results will be available on the Investor Relations website after the meeting.

You can provide feedback about your annual meeting experience at ASM@microsoft.com.