Microsoft Promotes Robert Youngjohns to Senior Vice President and President, North America Sales & Marketing

REDMOND, Wash. — March 18, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the promotion of Robert Youngjohns from Corporate Vice President to the role of Senior Vice President and President, North America Sales & Marketing. Youngjohns’ promotion is recognition of his proven ability to lead the sales team and improve customer satisfaction since he joined the company in December 2007.

Robert Youngjohns

“Today’s promotion is a testament to Robert’s strong team leadership and relentless dedication to our customers,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer, Microsoft. “Not only have he and his team delivered strong results, he has also helped our customers realize the full potential of our solutions.”

Youngjohns is a respected business leader with more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and strategic business development. Before joining Microsoft, Youngjohns held leadership positions at Callidus Software Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc. and IBM Corp.

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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