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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 14A

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MICROSOFT CORPORATION

SHAREHOLDERS OF RECORD AS OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 28, 2018

 

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1)  Complete and return your voting instruction form in the envelope provided.

 

 

TO VOTE, MARK BLOCKS BELOW IN BLUE OR BLACK INK AS FOLLOWS:  E51530-TBD

 

              
 

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Shareholders Meeting. The following materials are available at www.proxyvote.com: Notice and Proxy Statement and Annual Report

 

 

               
                  
     

PLEASE “X” HERE ONLY IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND
THE MEETING AND VOTE THESE SHARES IN
PERSON
 
 
 
     
 The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals:              
 1. Election of Directors: (The Board recommends a vote FOR each nominee)    For       Against       Abstain               For       Against       Abstain   
  01.  William H. Gates lll             12.   John W. Stanton           
  02.  Reid G. Hoffman              13.   John W. Thompson           
  03.  Hugh F. Johnston              14.   Padmasree Warrior           
  04.  Teri L. List-Stoll            2.    

Advisory vote to approve named executive officer
compensation

(The Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal)

 
 

 

         
  05.  Satya Nadella            3.    

Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our
independent auditor for fiscal year 2019

(The Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal)

 
 

 

         
  06.  Charles H. Noski            
NOTE:Such other business as may properly come before
the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
 
 
   
  07.  Helmut Panke                
  08.  Sandra E. Peterson              
  09.  Penny S. Pritzker                
  10.  Charles W. Scharf                
  11.  Arne M. Sorenson                
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Meeting Information

   

 

Meeting Type:           Annual Meeting

   For holders as of:      September 26, 2018
   Date:    November 28, 2018        Time:    8:00 a.m. PT
  Location:  Meydenbauer Center
    11100 NE 6th Street
    Bellevue, Washington
    

 

Meeting live via the Internet-please visit

     

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You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above.

 

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online atwww.proxyvote.com, scan the QR Barcode on the reverse side, or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

 

We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

 

   

See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.

 

     


   Before You Vote

  

How to Access the Proxy Materials

 

  

 

Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:

  NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT                      ANNUAL REPORT
  

 

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Vote By Mail:You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card.

 


 Voting Items              

 

 The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” EACH OF THE FOLLOWING NOMINEES, “FOR” PROPOSAL 2, and “FOR” PROPOSAL 3.  
 1.  Election of Directors: (The Board recommends a vote FOR each nominee)  2.  

Advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation

(The Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal)

   

01.

 

02.

 

03.

 

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05.

 

06.

 

07.

 

08.

 

09.

 

10.

 

11.

 

12.

 

13.

 

14.

  

William H. Gates lll

 

Reid G. Hoffman

 

Hugh F. Johnston

 

Teri L. List-Stoll

 

Satya Nadella

 

Charles H. Noski

 

Helmut Panke

 

Sandra E. Peterson

 

Penny S. Pritzker

 

Charles W. Scharf

 

Arne M. Sorenson

 

John W. Stanton

 

John W. Thompson

 

Padmasree Warrior

  3.  

Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent auditor for fiscal year 2019

(The Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal)

   
     
   
     
   
     
     
     

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