Microsoft Announces Debt Offering

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 22, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the pricing of its offering of $4.75 billion of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches:

  • $1 billion of 0.875 percent notes due Sept. 25, 2013

  • $1.75 billion of 1.625 percent notes due Sept. 25, 2015

  • $1 billion of 3.000 percent notes due Oct. 1, 2020

  • $1 billion of 4.500 percent notes due Oct. 1, 2040

Microsoft intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include funding for working capital, capital expenditures, repurchases of stock and acquisitions. The offering is expected to close on Sept. 27, 2010.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering is available from Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC or any of the other underwriters of the offering.

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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