Seattle, Wash., July 23, 1998 — Wall Street comes to Seattle today – and to your PC – as Microsoft’s annual Financial Analyst Meeting convenes at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Seattle’s central waterfront. Listen in live throughout the day (at http://www.microsoft.com/msft/ ) as Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates, newly appointed President Steve Ballmer and other Microsoft executives share their thoughts about the company’s current performance and their strategies for the future.
Microsoft’s annual Financial Analyst Meeting provides the investment community with an overview of Microsoft’s technology, products and strategies. It is an opportunity for financial and industry analysts, institutional investors and business media to interact directly with senior Microsoft executives and to gain valuable insight into the company’s future direction. The meeting is designed to help analysts appreciate both the challenges and opportunities of Microsoft’s business and to give them a solid foundation from which to evaluate the company’s financial position during the coming year.
Besides Gates and Ballmer, several other Microsoft executives will be participating in today’s meeting, including Greg Maffei, chief financial officer; Bob Herbold, executive vice president and chief operating officer; Jeff Raikes, group vice president, sales and support; Paul Maritz, group vice president, platforms and applications; Pete Higgins, group vice president, interactive media group; and Carla Lewis, senior director, investor relations.