Microsoft 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) February 17, 2012
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(d) On February 17, 2012, the Microsoft Corporation Board of Directors appointed John E. Thompson, age 62, to the Microsoft Board of Directors. Mr. Thompson is Chief Executive Officer and a director of Virtual Instruments Corporation, a private company. He is also a director of United Parcel Service, Inc. The press release announcing his appointment is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
Mr. Thompson will receive the same compensation as other non-employee Microsoft directors, consisting of:
Mr. Thompson and Microsoft have entered into the standard Microsoft director indemnification agreement, whereby Microsoft agrees to indemnify, defend and hold its directors harmless from and against losses and expenses incurred as a result of their board service, subject to the terms and conditions provided in the agreement.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
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