Notice of Annual Shareholders Meeting and Proxy Statement 2021 November 30, 2021 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time Virtual Meeting Site: ”As we pursue our mission and opportunities ahead, we also recognize our increased responsibility in a world that will require much more from technology to address its most pressing challenges. To help people and organizations everywhere achieve more, we are focused on supporting inclusive economic opportunity, protecting fundamental rights, committing to a sustainable future, and earning the trust of our customers and the world.” Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO Microsoft Corporation (“Company”) works to conduct business in ways that are principled, transparent, and accountable to our shareholders and other key stakeholders. We believe doing so generates long-term value. As we work to help everyone achieve more, we are committed to improving our world and reporting our progress. Focus for Societal Impact Fundamental to Microsoft’s mission is realizing our enormous opportunities to create technology that benefits everyone on the planet, as well as the planet itself. As we think about our societal impacts, our current areas of focus include: Trust in technology Inclusive economic growth Fundamental rights of people Sustainability Note About Forward-Looking Statements This Proxy Statement includes estimates, projections, statements relating to our business plans, objectives, and expected operating results that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements may appear throughout this report, including the Proxy Summary and Part 2 – Named Executive Officer Compensation. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. We describe risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially in “Risk Factors,” “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk,” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of our Forms 10-K and 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise. This Proxy Statement includes several website addresses and references to additional materials found on those websites. These websites and materials are not incorporated by reference herein. Letter from our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer October 14, 2021 Dear Shareholder, On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 2021 Annual Shareholders Meeting of Microsoft Corporation (“Annual Meeting”), on November 30, 2021, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time. This year’s Annual Meeting will be held in a virtual format through a live webcast. We will provide the webcast of the Annual Meeting at In addition, you will have the option to view the Annual Meeting through Microsoft Teams at A transcript with video and audio of the entire Annual Meeting will be available on the Microsoft Investor Relations website after the meeting. For further information on how to participate in the meeting, please see Part 5 – Information About the Meeting on page 83 in this Proxy Statement. The Notice of 2021 Annual Shareholders Meeting and this Proxy Statement contain details of the business to be conducted during the Annual Meeting. Whether or not you participate in the Annual Meeting, it is important that your shares be represented and voted. We urge you to promptly vote and submit your proxy (1) via the Internet, (2) by phone, or (3) if you received your proxy materials by mail, by signing, dating, and returning the enclosed proxy card or voting instruction form in the envelope p

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