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Microsoft Announces Debt Offerings

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:
  • €550 million of 2.625 percent notes due May 2, 2033
  • $450 million of 1.000 percent notes due May 1, 2018
  • $1 billion of 2.375 percent notes due May 1, 2023
  • $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.com or 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.com or 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. 

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