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Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
United States
425-882-8080
http://www.microsoft.com

SectorTechnology
IndustryBusiness Software & Services
Full-time employees1,24,000

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedAge
Mr. Satya NadellaCEO & Non-Independent Director5.68MN/A50
Mr. Bradford L. Smith LCAPres, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer2.69MN/A58
Mr. William Henry Gates IIICo-Founder, Technology Advisor & Non-Independent DirectorN/AN/A62
Ms. Amy E. HoodExec. VP & CFO3.05MN/A45
Ms. Margaret L. JohnsonExec. VP of Bus. Devel.2.63MN/A55
Amounts are as of 31 December 2016, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.

Description

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products. The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; patent licensing, Windows Internet of Things, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Corporate governance

Microsoft Corporation’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 August 2017 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 3.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.