Shareholder Outreach and our Corporate Governance Cycle
Effective corporate governance includes regular, constructive conversations with our shareholders. We actively engage
with our shareholders as part of our annual corporate governance cycle described below.
An important component of transparency is communicating governance policies and practices to all shareholders and other
stakeholders. With over 4.2 million Microsoft shareholders, both direct dialogue and ‘one-to-many’ communications
are necessary to provide the scale to reach all shareholders.
Independent members of our Board and members of senior management conduct outreach to a cross-section of shareholders
owning approximately 45% of our outstanding shares. Our CEO, Satya Nadella, remains committed to investing time with
our shareholders to maintain transparency and better understand their perspectives, including by participating in
our quarterly earnings calls and other forums.
Director Video Series
director video series provides all stakeholders with insight about our Board. The series features interviews with members
of our Board and provides an informal opportunity for our directors to discuss their own approaches to their role
as a director at Microsoft.
Microsoft On The Issues
We regularly post policy blogs on
Microsoft on the Issues, covering topics ranging from the latest in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
to privacy, cybersecurity, online safety, jobs, and education. Follow the Microsoft on the Issues blog via social
media handles @MSFTIssues and @MSFTNews.