Microsoft Declares Quarterly Dividend

REDMOND, Wash. — June 21, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share. The dividend is payable September 14, 2006 to shareholders of record on August 17, 2006. The ex-dividend date will be August 15, 2006.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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