Meeting With Governor Highlights Microsoft Chief Financial Officer’s Visit To Fargo Campus

FARGO, N.D., Sept. 24, 2003 — John Connors, chief financial officer at Microsoft Corp., met with North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven Tuesday as part of Connors’ recent visit to Microsoft’s Fargo campus. The early afternoon meeting, held in the Horizon Building at the Fargo campus, followed a morning of meetings and conversations with team members and leaders in Fargo.

Connors and Doug Burgum, senior vice president of Microsoft®
Business Solutions, met for an hour with Hoeven and two of his top aides, and discussed their mutual commitment to the development of the local technology industry. During that meeting, Connors reaffirmed Microsoft’s commitment to North Dakota. The Fargo campus is Microsoft’s largest concentration of people and investment dollars in one location outside its Redmond, Wash., home office and is the headquarters for Microsoft Business Solutions, one of the company’s seven business groups. Connors and Burgum hosted an executive round table that same day in the afternoon, with more than 20 business, government and academic leaders from North Dakota, to continue the discussion on the state’s economic outlook.

As senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer at Microsoft, Connors is responsible for the company’s finances, investor relations, administration, corporate services, procurement and real estate. In addition, Connors is responsible for the Global Operations & Technology Group.

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