Microsoft announces debt offerings

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 9, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced the pricing of its offering of $10.75 billion of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches:

  • $1.50 billion of 1.850 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2020
  • $1.50 billion of 2.375 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2022
  • $2.25 billion of 2.700 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2025
  • $1.50 billion of 3.500 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2035
  • $1.75 billion of 3.750 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2045
  • $2.25 billion of 4.000 percent notes due Feb. 12, 2055

Microsoft intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, funding for working capital, capital expenditures, repurchases of capital stock, acquisitions, and repayment of existing debt.  The offerings are expected to close on Feb. 12, 2015.

The joint book-running managers for the offering are Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., RBS Securities Inc., and Wells Fargo Securities LLC. The co-managers for the offering are CastleOak Securities L.P., Drexel Hamilton LLC, Lebenthal & Co. LLC, Loop Capital Markets LLC, Samuel A. Ramirez & Co. Inc. and The Williams Capital Group L.P.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by calling Barclays Capital Inc. toll-free at 1 (888) 603-5847 or by emailing; by calling Citigroup Global Markets Inc. toll-free at 1 (800) 831-9146 or by emailing; by calling Goldman, Sachs & Co. toll-free at 1 (866) 471-2526 or by emailing; by calling HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. toll-free at 1 (866) 811-8049; by calling J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at (212) 834-4533; by calling Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. toll-free at 1 (800) 294-1322; by calling RBS Securities Inc. toll-free at 1 (866) 884-2071; by calling Wells Fargo Securities LLC toll-free at 1 (800) 645-3751 or by emailing; or by contacting any of the other underwriters of the offering.

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

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