Microsoft Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Shares

Microsoft Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Shares

REDMOND, Wash., February 16, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has declared a dividend of $0.549 per share of its 2-3/4 percent Convertible Exchangeable Principal-Protected Preferred Shares, Series A, to holders of record on March 2, 1998. The dividend will be paid on March 16, 1998.

In December 1996, Microsoft issued $1 billion of Convertible Exchangeable Principal-Protected Preferred Shares.

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