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Microsoft proposes election of new board members

Staff writer | Redmond, Wa., USA | October 20, 2015
Sandra PetersonOctober 20, 2015, Redmond, Wa., USA - Microsoft Corp. announced the nominations of Sandra Peterson and Padmasree Warrior to its board.
Both are accomplished business leaders with significant experience directly relevant to Microsoft’s strategic vision and business strategies. They will be presented for election at the company’s annual shareholders meeting on December 2, 2015.

Ms. Peterson has served as the group worldwide chairman and member of the executive committee of Johnson & Johnson since December 2012.

Ms. Peterson previously served as chairman of the board of management of Bayer CropScience AG (a subsidiary of Bayer AG) from 2010 to 2012 and, before that, as a member of Bayer CropScience AG’s board of management from July 2010 through September 2010.

Before that, she served as executive vice president and president, Medical Care, Bayer HealthCare LLC, from 2005 to 2010, group president of government for Medco Health Solutions Inc. (formerly Merck-Medco) from 2003 to 2004, senior vice president of Medco’s health businesses from 2001 through 2003, and senior vice president of marketing for Merck-Medco Managed Care LLC from 1999 to 2001.

She serves on the board of Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

Ms. Warrior served as strategic Advisor to Cisco Systems Inc., a global networking equipment provider, from June to September 2015.

Before that, she was chief technology and strategy officer from July 2012 to June 2015 and served as chief technology officer, senior vice president engineering and general manager global enterprise segment from 2010 to 2012.

She joined Cisco in 2008 as the chief technology officer.

Before joining Cisco, Ms. Warrior served in various executive roles at Motorola Inc., a mobile device and telecommunications company, from 1999 to 2007, most recently as executive vice president and chief technology officer from 2003 to 2007.

She currently serves on the board of directors of The Gap Inc., a retail apparel company, and Box Inc., a cloud-based, mobile-optimized enterprise content collaboration platform.

Microsoft also announced that Dr. Maria Klawe, president, Harvey Mudd College, has decided not to seek re-election and will leave the board of directors at the expiration of her current term, following the annual shareholders meeting in December.