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Microsoft Corporate Profile and Organizational Structure Overview

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Microsoft Corporate Profile and Organizational Structure Overview Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft was founded as a partnership on April 4, 1975, by William H. Gates III and Paul G. Allen, and incorporated on June 25, 1981. Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., the company operates subsidiary offices in more than 60 foreign countries and employs nearly 44,000 people worldwide. For more information about Microsoft's operations, see the Fast Facts page. (Available online at www.microsoft.com/presspass/inside_ms.asp) Building on the popularity of the Windows operating system and the Office productivity suite, Microsoft is now focused on developing technology for the next-generation Internet. The company's .NET platform will enable businesses to collaborate to offer an unprecedented range of integrated and customized solutions -- solutions that enable their customers to act on information wherever and whenever they need it. Microsoft's organizational structure supports the company's increased focus on software services. The company is currently structured around the following core groups: The Personal Services Group (PSG), headed by Group Vice President Bob Muglia, focuses on making it easier for consumers and businesses to connect online and to deliver software as a service on a variety of devices. ...read more.

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Vigil, Corporate Vice President, Consumer Strategy and Partnerships Deborah Willingham, Senior Vice President, Human Resources If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft(r) Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/ on Microsoft's corporate information pages. Microsoft is a publicly owned company and its operations can be divided into seven segments: Client, Server and Tools, Information Worker, Microsoft Business Solutions, MSN, Mobile and Embedded Devices, and Home Entertainment. Share Value See: www.microsoft.com/msft/stock.mspx Major Shareholders Jarislowsky Fraser Limited Northstar Capital Management Pacific Crest Securities Wells Fargo Private Client Services John Hancock Technology Fund Peter Schroeder Victory Capital Management McAdams Wright Ragen Employees As of June 2003, the company employed approximately 55,000 people in 85 countries and regions. Of these, only 26% are female53. "None of the company's employees is subject to collective bargaining agreements," declared Microsoft in 2001. Despite this, "the Company believes relations with its employees are excellent54." In the early 90s, Microsoft admitted to the IRS that it had misclassified a number of employees as temp workers when they should have been cited as full-time workers. This led a group of temporary workers, angered over Microsoft's indefinite use of their services during the 90s, to file a class-action lawsuit against the company on the grounds that it was withholding full-time benefits and pay while working them like full-time employees. ...read more.

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where he earns $1,483,334. He is also director at General Mills, Inc. and the Public Service Enterprise Group. Gilmartin serves on many lobby groups and pro-business groups. He is President of pharmaceutical industry lobbyists, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations, and is on the Executive Committee for the Council on Competitiveness and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. He is also a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable. David F. Marquardt (age 54)69 Has served as a director of the Company since 1981. Marquardt is a founding general partner of August Capital, a venture capital firm formed in 1995, and has been a general partner of various Technology Venture Investors entities, which are private venture capital limited partnerships, since August 1980. He is a director of Netopia, Inc., Seagate Technology, Inc., Tumbleweed Communications Corp., and various privately held companies. Back to top Advisers Auditors: Deloitte & Touche LLP Public Relations: Waggener-Edstrom70 Subsidiaries These include: Below are what would be considered the most significant subsidiaries: Microsoft Asia, Ltd. (Incorporated: Nevada, USA) Microsoft Business Solutions ApS (Incorporated: Denmark) Microsoft Capital Group, L.P. (Incorporated: Nevada, USA) Microsoft E-Holdings, Inc. (Incorporated: Nevada, USA) Microsoft Finance Company Limited (Incorporated: Ireland) Microsoft Ireland Capital Limited (Incorporated: Ireland) Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited (Incorporated: Ireland) Microsoft Licensing, Inc. (Incorporated: Nevada, USA) Microsoft Manufacturing B.V. (Incorporated: Netherlands) Microsoft T-Holdings, Inc. (Incorporated: Nevada, USA) MSLI, GP (Incorporated: Nevada, USA) Round Island, LLC (Incorporated: Nevada, USA) Round Island One Limited (Incorporated: Ireland) ...read more.

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