Microsoft declares quarterly dividend

REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 3, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share. The dividend is payable March 12, 2015, to shareholders of record on Feb. 19, 2015. The ex-dividend date will be Feb. 17, 2015.

The board also amended the Microsoft Corporate Governance Guidelines to make clear its commitment to diversity on the board by actively seeking out highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool from which board nominees are selected.

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