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Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 12, 2021 (April 12, 2021)



Microsoft Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Washington   001-37845   91-1144442
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington   98052-6399
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

(425) 882-8080



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, $0.00000625 par value per share   MSFT   NASDAQ
2.125% Notes due 2021   ​MSFT   NASDAQ
3.125% Notes due 2028   MSFT   NASDAQ
2.625% Notes due 2033   MSFT   NASDAQ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐




Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On April 12, 2021, Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) issued a press release announcing that it had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Microsoft will acquire Nuance Communications, Inc. (“Nuance”) for $56.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion, inclusive of Nuance’s net debt. The full text of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

On and after April 12, 2021, representatives of Microsoft and Nuance will present information about the transaction to various investors. The presentation will include the slides attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated by reference herein.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



99.1    Press Release, dated April 12, 2021
99.2    Investor Presentation


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.


Date: April 12, 2021      

/s/ Keith R. Dolliver

      Keith R. Dolliver
      Assistant Secretary