Microsoft announces debt offerings

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 29, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the pricing of its offering of $13 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches:

  • $1.75 billion of 1.300 percent notes due November 3, 2018
  • $2.25 billion of 2.000 percent notes due November 3, 2020
  • $1.00 billion of 2.650 percent notes due November 3, 2022
  • $3.00 billion of 3.125 percent notes due November 3, 2025
  • $1.00 billion of 4.200 percent notes due November 3, 2035
  • $3.00 billion of 4.450 percent notes due November 3, 2045
  • $1.00 billion of 4.750 percent notes due November 3, 2055

Microsoft intends to use the net proceeds from the offering 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 November 3, 2015.

The joint book-running managers for the offering are J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., Wells Fargo Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. The co-managers for the offering are CastleOak Securities, L.P., Loop Capital Markets LLC, MFR Securities, Inc., Mischler Financial Group, Inc., Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. and The Williams Capital Group, L.P.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by calling J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 1 (212) 834-4533; by calling Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. toll-free at 1 (800) 294-1322; by calling Wells Fargo Securities LLC toll-free at 1 (800) 645-3751 or by emailing wfscustomerservice@wellsfargo.com; by calling Barclays Capital Inc. toll-free at 1 (888) 603-5847 or by emailing barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; by calling Citigroup Global Markets Inc. toll-free at 1 (800) 831-9146 or by emailing prospectus@citi.com; by calling Goldman, Sachs & Co. toll-free at 1 (866) 471-2526 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; by calling HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. toll-free at 1 (866) 811-8049; or by contacting any of the other underwriters of the offering.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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