Microsoft Announces Quarterly Earnings Release Date

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 3, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. will publish fiscal year 2013 first-quarter financial results after the close of the market on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 on the Microsoft Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/investor/. A live webcast of the earnings conference call will be made available at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on the Microsoft Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/investor/.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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Bill Koefoed, general manager, Investor Relations, Microsoft, (425) 706-4400

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