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2015 Annual Report
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Microsoft Corporation 2015 Final Proxy Voting Results
Published: December 2, 2015
We held our Annual Shareholders Meeting on December 2, 2015. There were 7,986,669,912 share of common stock entitled to be voted. 7,051,529,229 shares were voted in person or by proxy.
 
There were 3 items of business acted upon by shareholders. For more information on the proposals, see the Company’s Proxy Statement dated October 19, 2015, which you may view here. The following table summarizes the vote threshold required for passage of each proposal and the effect of abstentions and uninstructed shares held by brokers.
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Item Votes Required for Approval Abstentions Uninstructed Shares

Election of Directors

Majority of shares cast

Not voted

Not voted

Advisory vote on executive compensation

Majority of shares cast

Not voted

Not voted

Ratification of Independent Auditor

Majority of shares cast

Not voted

Discretionary vote

The final voting results for the proposals were as follows:
Election of Directors
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  Vote
Results
% Votes
For
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes

William H. Gates III

Re-elected

93.9%

5,625,658,353

362,768,492

5,132,842

1,057,969,542

Teri L. List-Stoll

Re-elected

99.9%

5,977,498,068

6,997,871

9,063,748

1,057,969,542

G. Mason Morfit

Re-elected

99.5%

5,621,121,524

25,802,075

346,636,088

1,057,969,542

Satya Nadella

Re-elected

99.8%

5,974,741,688

14,113,043

4,704,956

1,057,969,542

Charles H. Noski

Re-elected

93.7%

5,608,255,166

379,746,283

5,558,238

1,057,969,542

Helmut Panke

Re-elected

97.9%

5,860,794,675

126,038,850

6,726,162

1,057,969,542

Sandra E. Peterson

Elected

99.9%

5,979,822,941

8,450,977

5,285,769

1,057,969,542

Charles W. Scharf

Re-elected

99.9%

5,981,567,340

6,487,251

5,505,096

1,057,969,542

John W. Stanton

Re-elected

98.6%

5,900,413,397

86,697,704

6,448,586

1,057,969,542

John W. Thompson

Re-elected

93.5%

5,598,159,878

389,959,400

5,440,409

1,057,969,542

Padmasree Warrior

Elected

94.2%

5,639,996,304

347,887,392

5,675,991

1,057,969,542

Management Proposals
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Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
Vote Results % Votes
For
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes

Approved

72.7%

4,337,449,090

1,632,398,240

23,712,357

1,057,969,542

Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Independent Auditor
Vote Results % Votes
For
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes

Approved

93.9%

6,610,751,472

430,515,314

10,262,443

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