Microsoft Investor Gains Momentum as the Fastest-Growing Free Personal-Investing Site on the Web

REDMOND, Wash. —
, Feb. 11, 1997 — Microsoft® Investor 2.0, launched just four months ago, has become the fastest-growing free personal-investing site on the Web. Investor has seen an average monthly growth rate of 74 percent and receives more than 700,000 hits per day representing more than 75,000 users. In addition, Investor was recently named one of the top 100 Web sites by PC Magazine. With an additional URL, ( , personal investors can now find and access Investor’s comprehensive offerings more quickly and easily than ever before.

Investor enables users to take advantage of the power of the Internet to create and track multiple portfolios, access the latest news, create historical charts and access online trading through Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. (Fidelity Investments will be accessible soon.) In addition, through Internet technologies such as Active X
Controls and server-side scripting, Investor offers users a rich and customizable online investing experience.

Investor remains a core property on MSN
, The Microsoft Network, at ( . Microsoft Investor also provides financial content and services for Microsoft Money, MSNBC, the Microsoft Web site and the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web site.

Microsoft, ActiveX and MSN are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

The Microsoft Network is operated by Microsoft Corp. on behalf of Microsoft Network LLC.

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