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Pricing Adjustment in Response to Continuing Strengthening of Australian Dollar

24 February, 2003 | Archived Post
Prices to fall in MarchSYDNEY, Australia, Monday, February 24, 2003

Abstract:
In October 2001 Microsoft implemented a monthly review of our price lists in relation to the exchange rate. This means that if the Australian dollar rises or falls & remains stable over a 2 month period, Microsoft will adjust its pricing (either upwards or downwards) to reflect the revised exchange rate. Under this new process Microsoft Australia has made one price increase in August 2001 and over the last 8 months made three price decreases.

Press Release:
Given the strengthening of the Australian dollar we will again be reducing the price of our volume licensing business application software, operating systems, server software and development tools by approximately 3.5% from 1st March, 2003. Retail games, home productivity, learning and hardware products will be excluded from this price decrease as they were not included in previous price increases. Some Government & Education volume licensing skus will also not be affected, as we move all volume licensing price lists into alignment with global pricing.

Customers with fixed price Enterprise Agreements or Software Assurance, signed prior to the 1st March 2003 will not be affected by this change.

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