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July 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Microsoft hit hard by slumping PC market, lukewarm Windows 8 reception, weak Surface RT sales

[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times July 19, 2013.] Microsoft CFO Amy Hood (Photo from Microsoft) Microsoft missed big in the fourth-quarter earnings it reported Thursday — hit especially hard on the sales side by the slumping PC market and on the profit side by a write-down in the inventory…


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May 17, 2013 at 7:55 PM

New Microsoft CFO’s compensation package disclosed

New Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood is getting about 186,000 shares of Microsoft stock as part of her compensation package, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At today’s share price, that comes to about $6.5 million. Part of the stock award will vest over three years; the remaining will…


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May 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Microsoft names Business division CFO Amy Hood new company CFO

Amy Hood has been named as Microsoft’s new CFO. (Photo from Microsoft) [Read the full, updated story here.] Amy Hood, most recently CFO of Microsoft’s Business division, has been named Microsoft’s new chief financial officer. Hood, 41, becomes CFO effective immediately, according to a news release from Microsoft. Hood is the first woman to hold the position…


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