Microsoft Announces Debt Offerings

                      Microsoft Announces Debt Offerings

PR Newswire

REDMOND, Wash., April 25, 2013

REDMOND, Wash., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced
the pricing of its offerings of €550 million of senior unsecured notes and
$1.950 billion of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following
tranches:

  o€550 million of 2.625 percent notes due May 2, 2033
  o$450 million of 1.000 percent notes due May 1, 2018
  o$1 billion of 2.375 percent notes due May 1, 2023
  o$500 million of 3.750 percent notes due May 1, 2043

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Microsoft intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings 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 May 2,
2013.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the euro-denominated offering may be
obtained by contacting Merrill Lynch International at 222 Broadway, New York,
NY 10038, by emailing dg.prospectus_requests@baml.comor by calling toll-free
at 1 (800) 294-1322; or The Royal Bank of Scotland plc at 135 Bishopsgate,
London EC2M 3UR or by calling toll-free at 1 (866) 884-2071; or by contacting
any of the other underwriters of the euro-denominated offering.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the U.S. dollar-denominated offering may
be obtained by contacting Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
at 222 Broadway, New York NY 10038, by emailing
dg.prospectus_requests@baml.comor by calling toll-free at 1 (800) 294-1322;
or RBS Securities Inc. at 600 Washington Boulevard, Stamford CT 06091, or by
calling toll-free at 1 (866) 884-2071; or by contacting any of the other
underwriters of the U.S. dollar-denominated offering.

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

SOURCE Microsoft Corp.

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