SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueAct Capital Management, L.P. announced today that it has sold 18.65 million shares of Microsoft Corporation in brokers' transactions through the NASDAQ.
ValueAct Capital's President G. Mason Morfit said, "Due in part to the performance of the Microsoft's stock in the fourth quarter, our position in the Company has exceeded 20% of our overall portfolio. We have sold 18.65 million shares over the past few days for portfolio management purposes. After the sale, Microsoft will continue to be one of our top positions and, subject to being re-elected at the Company's annual meeting on December 2nd, 2015, I will continue to serve on the board of directors. Over time, we will continue to manage our portfolio of investments as appropriate given market conditions and other relevant factors."
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About ValueAct Capital
ValueAct Capital is an investment management firm founded in 2000 with assets under management of approximately $18 billion. ValueAct Capital's investment strategy combines intensive due diligence, a concentrated number of investments, and active, constructive involvement in the value creation at those investments.
SOURCE ValueAct Capital Management, L.P.