American Stock Transfer, Microsoft's transfer agent, administers a direct stock purchase plan and a dividend reinvestment
program for the company. To find out more about these programs you may contact AST directly at (800) 285-7772, Option
1, between the hours of 5 A.M. and 5 P.M. Pacific Time, Monday through Fridays. Alternatively, you can view the program
online by going to
AST's Web site.