SHARED PERFORMANCE STOCK AWARD AGREEMENT UNDER
THE MICROSOFT CORPORATION 2001 STOCK PLAN
(Executive Officer Agreement)
Award Number <<GrantIdentifier>>
1. Award of Target Shared Performance Stock Awards . Microsoft Corporation (the “Company”), in the exercise of its sole
discretion pursuant to the Microsoft Corporation 2001 Stock Plan (the “Plan”), does on <<GrantDate>> (the “Award Date”)
hereby award to <<FullName>> (the “Awardee”) <<shares granted quantity>> target Shared Performance Stock Awards (target
“SPSAs”) upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Award Agreement.
Target SPSAs are used solely to calculate the number of actual SPSAs awarded to Awardee in accordance with this Award
Agreement, and do not create any separate rights or entitlements. ACTUAL SPSAs ARE CALCULATED FOLLOWING THE
END OF THE COMPANY’S FISCAL YEAR 2008 AS SET FORTH IN APPENDIX A , AND BASED ON ANY ADJUSTMENTS
IN TARGET SPSAs DUE TO EMPLOYMENT CHANGES AS DESCRIBED THE SPSA ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES
(EXECUTIVE OFFICERS) REFERENCED IN SECTION 3(b) BELOW.
SPSAs represent the Company’s unfunded and unsecured promise to issue Common Shares at a future date, subject to the
terms of this Award Agreement and the Plan. Awardee has no rights under the SPSAs other than the rights of a general
unsecured creditor of the Company.
Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Award Agreement shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Plan.
2. Calculation of SPSAs . Following the end of FY08, Awardee’s actual SPSAs will be calculated by multiplying the target
SPSAs by the SPI Percentage, rounded up to the nearest whole number. In calculating the number of actual SPSAs, target
SPSAs will be determined after taking into account any adjustments due to employment changes, as described in the SPSA
Administrative Policies (Executive Officers) referenced in Section 3(b) below. The SPI Percentage is calculated as set forth in
3. Vesting Schedule and Conversion of SPSAs; Adjustments u