Microsoft names Corporate Vice President Amy Hood as new Microsoft chief financial officer

   Microsoft names Corporate Vice President Amy Hood as new Microsoft chief
                              financial officer

Former CFO for the Microsoft Business Division succeeds outgoing CFO Peter

PR Newswire

REDMOND, Wash., May 8, 2013

REDMOND, Wash., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced
that Amy Hood was named Microsoft chief financial officer, succeeding outgoing
CFO Peter Klein who will remain at Microsoft through the end of June to ensure
a smooth transition. Hood becomes CFO effective immediately.


"Amy brings the right talents and experiences to the role as we continue to
strengthen our focus on devices and services," said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's
chief executive officer. "She has been an instrumental leader in the Microsoft
Business Division (MBD), helping lead the transition to services with Office
365 and delivering strong financial and operational management throughout her
time on the business."

Hood, 41, joined Microsoft in December 2002 and currently serves as CFO of
MBD, overseeing all financial strategy, management and reporting for the $24.1
billion business. During her time as CFO of MBD, Hood was also deeply involved
in the strategy development and overall execution of the company's successful
acquisitions of Skype and Yammer. Previously, Hood served as chief of staff in
the Server and Tools group, then ran the strategy and business development
team in MBD before becoming CFO of the division in January 2010.

"I'm excited to step into this role and look forward to working closely again
with our investors and shareholders," Hood said. "Peter has built a
world-class finance team, and I am set up well to continue the company's
strong discipline around costs and focus on driving shareholder value."

Before joining Microsoft as a part of the investor relations group, she worked
at Goldman Sachs in various roles including investment banking and capital
markets groups. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University
and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University.

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software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their
full potential.

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