Media Alert: Microsoft to Comment on European Commission Announcement

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Oct. 7, 2009

What: Today the European Commission announced its decision to market test a set of measures that Microsoft Corp. has offered to address competition law issues relating to Internet Explorer and Windows, and also welcomed Microsoft’s updated proposals concerning interoperability.

Brad Smith, Microsoft senior vice president and general counsel, will host a press teleconference call at 4 a.m. PDT on Oct. 7, 2009, to discuss the implications of today’s news.

When: Oct. 7, 2009; 4 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Where: To connect to the conference call please use one of the dial-in numbers listed below:

Passcode: “Microsoft”

R.S.V.P.: No R.S.V.P. required

When you call in, you will automatically go to “music on hold,” and the first available operator will ask you for your name and company. Please stay on the line (do not put your phone on hold) until an operator acknowledges you.

To help ensure the conference call starts on time, please call 15 minutes in advance.

Participant Dial-In Numbers

*Access to your conference call will be either of the numbers listed, dependent on the participants’ local telecom provider.

Restrictions may exist when accessing freephone/toll free numbers using a mobile telephone.

Instant Replay Plus Information:

Replays are generally available one hour after a call ends. This replay will be available for 30 days.

Phone: Toll-free: 800-871-1323

Toll: 203-369-3841

Passcode: 6589

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