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Updated: March 26, 2007
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Corporate AddressCorporate Address
Important DatesImportant Dates
Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors
Microsoft's BusinessesMicrosoft's Businesses
Operation CentersOperation Centers
Microsoft SubsidiariesMicrosoft Subsidiaries
Revenue and HeadcountRevenue and Headcount
Employment InformationEmployment Information
Real Estate PortfolioReal Estate Portfolio
About MicrosoftAbout Microsoft

Corporate Address

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
USA
Tel: (425) 882-8080
Fax: (425) 706-7329
Web site: http://www.microsoft.com

Important Dates

Important Dates
DateEvent

1975

Microsoft founded

Jan. 1, 1979

Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bellevue, Washington

June 25, 1981

Microsoft incorporates

Aug. 12, 1981

IBM introduces its personal computer with Microsoft's 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0

Feb. 26, 1986

Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington

March 13, 1986

Microsoft stock goes public

Aug. 1, 1989

Microsoft introduces earliest version of Office suite of productivity applications

May 22, 1990

Microsoft launches Windows 3.0

Aug. 24, 1995

Microsoft launches Windows 95

Dec. 7, 1995

Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to supporting and enhancing the Internet

June 25, 1998

Microsoft launches Windows 98

Feb. 17, 2000

Microsoft launches Windows 2000

June 22, 2000

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer outline Microsoft's .NET strategy for Web services

May 31, 2001

Microsoft launches Office XP

Oct. 25, 2001

Microsoft launches Windows XP

Jan. 15, 2002

Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to Trustworthy Computing

Nov. 7, 2002

Microsoft and partners launch Tablet PC

Jan. 16, 2003

Microsoft declares annual dividend

April 24, 2003

Microsoft launches Windows Server 2003

Oct. 21, 2003

Microsoft launches Microsoft Office System

July 20, 2004

Microsoft announces plans to return up to $75 billion to shareholders in dividends and stock buybacks

June 15, 2006

Microsoft announces that Bill Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role in the company in July 2008, Ray Ozzie is named chief technology officer and Craig Mundie chief research and strategy officer

July 20, 2006

Microsoft announces a new $20 billion tender offer and authorizes an additional share-repurchase program of up to $20 billion over five years

Jan. 30, 2007

Microsoft launches Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System to consumers worldwide

Board of Directors

(Last Updated: March 26, 2007)

Board of Directors

Steven A. Ballmer

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation

James I. Cash Jr., Ph.D.

Former James E. Robison Professor, Harvard Business School

Dina Dublon

Former Chief Financial Officer, JPMorgan Chase

William H. Gates III

Chairman, Microsoft Corporation

Raymond V. Gilmartin

Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.

Reed Hastings

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Netflix, Inc.

David F. Marquardt

General Partner, August Capital

Charles H. Noski

Former Vice Chairman, AT&T Corporation

Dr. Helmut Panke

Former Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG

Jon A. Shirley

Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft's Businesses

(Last Updated: March 2, 2007)

Microsoft Business Divisions

Microsoft Platforms & Services Division

Includes the Windows Business Group, the Server & Tools Group, and the Online Services Group

Microsoft Business Division

Includes the Information Worker Group, the Microsoft Business Solutions Group, and the Unified Communications Group

Microsoft Entertainment & Devices Division

Includes the Home & Entertainment Group and the Mobile & Embedded Devices Group

Operation Centers

(Last Updated: May 5, 2005)

Operation Centers
RoleLocation

Licensing, Manufacturing, Operations and Logistics

Dublin, Ireland

Manufacturing

Humacao, Puerto Rico, USA

Licensing and Operations

Reno, Nevada, USA

Operations and Logistics

Singapore

Microsoft Subsidiaries

(Last Updated: Aug. 2, 2006)

Microsoft Corporation has subsidiary offices located in the following countries and regions:

Microsoft Subsidiaries

Algeria

Ecuador

Latvia

Russia

Argentina

Egypt

Lebanon

Saudi Arabia

Armenia

El Salvador

Lithuania

Senegal

Australia

Estonia

Luxembourg

Serbia & Montenegro

Austria

Finland

Macau

Singapore

Azerbaijan

France

Macedonia

Slovakia

Bahrain

Germany

Malaysia

Slovenia

Bangladesh

Greece

Malta

South Africa

Belgium

Guatemala

Mauritius

Spain

Bermuda

Honduras

Mexico

Sri Lanka

Bolivia

Hong Kong

Morocco

Sweden

Brazil

Hungary

Namibia

Switzerland

British Virgin Islands

Iceland

Netherlands

Taiwan

Bulgaria

India

New Zealand

Thailand

Cameroon

Indonesia

Nigeria

Trinidad & Tobago

Canada

Iraq

Norway

Tunisia

Cayman Islands

Ireland

Oman

Turkey

Chile

Israel

Pakistan

Ukraine

China

Italy

Panama

United Arab Emirates

Colombia

Jamaica

Paraguay

United Kingdom

Costa Rica

Japan

Peru

Uruguay

Côte d'Ivoire

Jordan

Philippines

Venezuela

Croatia

Kazakhstan

Poland

Vietnam

Cyprus

Kenya

Portugal

Zimbabwe

Czech Republic

Korea

Qatar

Denmark

Kuwait

Romania

Dominican Republic

Revenue and Headcount

(Last Updated: June 30, 2006)

Microsoft's worldwide headcount and revenue growth for the past 10 fiscal years are summarized below:

Headcount & Revenue Growth
Fiscal Year Ending*
Head Count*
Net Revenue (US$)*
Growth*
Net Income (US$)*
Growth*

June 30, 2006

71,172

$44.28B

11%

$12.60B

3%

June 30, 2005

61,000

$39.79B

8%

$12.25B

50%

June 30, 2004

57,086

$36.84B

14%

$8.17B

8%

June 30, 2003

54,468

$32.19B

13%

$7.53B

29%

June 30, 2002

50,621

$28.37B

12%

$5.35B

-28%

June 30, 2001

48,030

$25.30B

10%

$7.35B

-22%

June 30, 2000

39,170

$22.96B

16%

$9.42B

21%

June 30, 1999

31,575

$19.75B

29%

$7.79B

73%

June 30, 1998

27,055

$15.26B

28%

$4.49B

30%

June 30, 1997

22,232

$11.94B

32%

$3.45B

57%

June 30, 1996

20,561

$9.05B

49%

$2.20B

51%

Employment Information

(Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2007)

Current Employment Headcount
LocationEmployees

Worldwide

76,539

USA

46,691

Puget Sound (Washington State)

35,053

Reported Gender Breakout (USA)
GenderEmployeesPercentage

Male

35,026

75%

Female

11,657

25%

Not Specified

8

0%

Reported Age Breakout (USA)
Age Range1EmployeesPercentage

29 or Under

8,529

18.3%

30-39

22,669

48.6%

40+

15,491

33.2%

1Average age: 36.8 years.
Functional Breakout (Worldwide)
RoleEmployees

Business Group

36,683

Sales & Marketing Support Group

36,727

Operations Group

3,129

Real Estate Portfolio

(Last Updated: March 1, 2007)

Owned
LocationTotal Square FeetNo. of Sites

Puget Sound

8,499,162

78

Other US

532,890

3

International

882,659

5

SUBTOTAL:

9,914,711

86

Leased
LocationTotal Square FeetNo. of Sites

Puget Sound

2,854,958

38

Other US

2,901,358

98

International

7,350,325

326

SUBTOTAL:

13,286,641

429

TOTAL PORTFOLIO
LocationTotal Square FeetNo. of Sites

Puget Sound

11,354,120

116

Other US

3,434,248

101

International

8,412,894

331

GRAND TOTAL:

23,201,262

548

About Microsoft

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

MS-DOS, .NET, Office XP, 2007 Office system, Windows, Windows Server, Windows 3.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.



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