Microsoft announces debt offerings

REDMOND, Wash. Dec. 3, 2013 Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the pricing of its offerings of €3.5 billion of senior unsecured notes and $3.25 billion of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches:

·      €1.75 billion of 2.125 percent notes due Dec. 6, 2021

·      €1.75 billion of 3.125 percent notes due Dec. 6, 2028

·      $1.25 billion of 1.625 percent notes due Dec. 6, 2018

·      $1.50 billion of 3.625 percent notes due Dec. 15, 2023

·      $500 million of 4.875 percent notes due Dec. 15, 2043

Microsoft intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, funding for working capital, capital expenditures, repurchases of capital stock, acquisitions and repayment of existing debt. The offerings are expected to close on Dec. 6, 2013.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the euro-denominated offering may be obtained by calling Barclays toll-free at 1 (888) 603-5847 or by emailing barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; by calling HSBC Bank plc toll-free at 1 (866) 811-8049; by calling J.P. Morgan Securities plc collect at +44-207-134-2468; by calling Wells Fargo Securities International Limited toll-free at 1 (800) 326-5897; or by contacting any of the other underwriters of the euro-denominated offering.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the U.S. dollar-denominated offering may be obtained by calling Barclays toll-free at 1 (888) 603-5847 or by emailing barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; by calling HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. toll-free at 1 (866) 811-8049; by calling J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at (212) 834-4533; by calling Wells Fargo Securities, LLC toll-free at 1 (800) 326-5897; or by contacting any of the other underwriters of the U.S. dollar-denominated offering.

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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