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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Has Filed a Class Action Against Microsoft Corporation and Certain Officers -- MSFT

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:MSFT) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, and docketed under 13-cv-12266, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Microsoft between April 18, 2013 and July 18, 2013 both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against the Company and certain of its officers and directors as a result of alleged violations of the federal securities laws pursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

If you are a shareholder who purchased Microsoft securities during the Class Period, you have until October 11, 2013 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, x237. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.

Microsoft is the world's largest software company, primarily as a result of its near-monopoly Windows personal computer ("PC") operating system software and its Microsoft Office collection of productivity programs. In addition, the Company produces a wide range of software for desktop computers and servers and is active in Internet search with its Bing search engine; the video game market with its Xbox and Xbox 360 products; the digital services market with its Microsoft Network, or MSN; and in mobile phones via its Windows Phone operating system.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business and operations. Specifically, Defendants: (a) employed devices, schemes, and artifices to defraud; (b) made untrue statements of material fact and/or omitted to state material facts necessary to make the statements made not misleading; and (c) engaged in acts, practices, and a course of business which operated as a fraud and deceit upon the purchasers of the Company's common stock during the Class Period.

On July 18, 2013, Microsoft issued a press release announcing that its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 had been adversely impacted by a $900 million charge related to a write-down in the value of its Surface RT inventory. In truth, however, the value of such inventory was materially impaired by March 31, 2013.

On this news, Microsoft shares fell $4.04 approximately 11.4% to close at $31.40 per share on July 18, 2013.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and San Diego, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 70 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.

CONTACT: Robert S. Willoughby Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP rswilloughby@pomlaw.comSource:Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP