REDMOND, Wash. — June 15, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 8, 2005 to shareholders of record on Aug. 17, 2005. The ex-dividend date will be Aug. 15, 2005.
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