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Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on November 19, 2013.








6201 15TH AVENUE





      Meeting Information
       Meeting Type:         Annual Meeting
       For holders as of:    September 13, 2013
       Date:    November 19, 2013        Time:    8:00 a.m., PT
       Location:    Meydenbauer Center
                           11100 NE 6th Street
                           Bellevue, Washington


                    Meeting live via the Internet-please visit




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                Voting Items                           


The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” EACH





Election of Directors: (The Board recommends a vote
FOR each nominee)





1.     Steven A. Ballmer


2.     Dina Dublon


3.     William H. Gates III


4.     Maria M. Klawe


5.     Stephen J. Luczo


6.     David F. Marquardt


7.     Charles H. Noski


8.     Helmut Panke


9.     John W. Thompson




10.   Approve material terms of the performance criteria under

        the Executive Officer Incentive Plan

        (The Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal)


11.   Advisory vote on executive compensation

        (The Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal)


12.   Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent
auditor for fiscal year 2014

        (The Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal)