Microsoft Corporation 2012 Annual Report

Investor Relations

Investor Relations

You can contact Microsoft Investor Relations at any time to order financial documents such as annual reports and Form 10-Ks free of charge.

Call us toll-free at (800) 285-7772 or outside the United States, call (425) 706-4400. We can be contacted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time to answer investment oriented questions about Microsoft.

For access to additional financial information, visit the Investor Relations website online at:

Our e-mail is

Our mailing address is:
Investor Relations
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington 98052-6399

Annual Meeting

8:00 a.m. Pacific Time November 28, 2012
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, Washington 98004

Proof of Ownership Required

You are entitled to attend the Annual Meeting only if you are a shareholder as of the close of business on September 14, 2012, the record date, or hold a valid proxy for the meeting. In order to be admitted to the Annual Meeting, you must present proof of ownership of Microsoft stock on the record date.

  • The Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials
  • A proxy card
  • Legal proxy provided by your bank, broker, or nominee
  • Voting instruction card
  • If you received your proxy materials by email, a printout of the email
  • Brokerage statement or letter from a bank or broker indicating ownership on September 14, 2012

Any holder of a proxy from a shareholder must present the proxy card, properly executed, and a copy of the proof of ownership. Shareholders and proxy holders must also present a form of photo identification such as a driver's license or passport. We reserve the right to deny entry to any person who does not present identification or refuses to comply with our security procedures.

Registered Shareholder Services

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST), our transfer agent, can help you with a variety of shareholder related services including:

  • Change of address
  • Lost stock certificates
  • Transfer of stock to another person
  • Additional administrative services

AST also administers a direct stock purchase plan and a dividend reinvestment program for the company.

To find out more about these services and programs you may contact AST directly at 800-285-7772, option 1 between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Fridays, or visit AST online at:

You can e-mail the transfer agent at:

You can also send mail to the transfer agent at:
Microsoft Corporation
c/o American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
P.O. Box 2362
New York, NY 10272-2362

Shareholders can sign up for electronic alerts to access the annual report and proxy statement online. The service gets you the information you need faster and also gives you the power and convenience of online proxy voting. To sign up for this free service, visit the Annual Report site on the Investor Relations website at:

Corporate Citizenship

Our mission is to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. As the world's largest software company, Microsoft helps to create social and economic opportunities wherever we work, live, and do business. Our technology innovations, our people, our partnerships, and our day-to-day business contribute to the prosperity of communities and the sustainability of the planet. Our commitment to good corporate citizenship reflects our belief that social and economic opportunity go hand in hand. When individuals, communities, and governments thrive, so do we.

For more about Microsoft's corporate citizenship, including the annual report, please visit the website at: