Eighth Annual Microsoft CEO Summit:”Transforming Information Into Impact”

, May 17, 2004 —

Who: More than 100 CEOs from the top global 1000 companies, joined by senior executives from Microsoft Corp.

When: May 20–21, 2004; Bill Gates’ keynote address to take place at 9:30 a.m. PDT on Thursday, May 20

Where: Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., campus

What: The Microsoft®
CEO Summit is a business- and technology-oriented event developed specifically for CEO-level business leaders. It provides a forum in which participants can explore high-level, top-of-mind issues, including the business implications of shifting geopolitical power structures, the need for business agility in light of the economic climate, and leadership strategies and technological innovations that can help companies boost productivity.

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates will deliver a keynote address on Thursday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. PDT. Invited members of the media will not have direct access to the event, but Gates’ keynote address will be viewable via live webcast. Portions of the address will be made available to the broadcast media later in the day via satellite feed.

R.S.V.P.: Members of the media interested in viewing the live webcast of Gates’ speech will be required to respond to one of the media contacts listed below.

For more information, press only:

Luisa Vacca, Waggener Edstrom, (425) 638-7000, luisav@wagged.com
Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom, (503) 443-7070, rrt@wagged.com

For more information, broadcast, radio and still photographers only:

Media Relations, Global Communications and Television, (212) 339-9920, mediarelations@gctv.com

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