Microsoft to File Remedy Response Wednesday

SAN FRANCISCO (05/30/2000) - Lawyers for Microsoft Corp. plan to file their response tomorrow to the U.S. Department of Justice's final proposal for remedies in the government's antitrust case against the software maker.

Once it is filed, Microsoft will post the response on its Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/, Jim Cullinan, a Microsoft spokesman, said today.

Microsoft's response will set the stage for U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson to enter his remedy ruling, perhaps as early as Thursday. The government has proposed breaking Microsoft into two separate companies and also wants Jackson to impose behavioral remedies on the software maker to stop its anticompetitive behavior. Microsoft has vehemently opposed the breakup plan.

Microsoft, in Redmond, Washington, can be reached at +1-425-882-8080 or at http://www.microsoft.com/. The DOJ, in Washington, D.C., can be reached via the Internet at http://www.usdoj.gov/.

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