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These guys are incredible !! This was at a time when Microsoft looked as though it would be broken up by the courts with a subsequent huge loss in stock value. Talk about deserting the sinking ship - and all the time this insider selling was going on the Board was making soothing noises about the strength of the Microsoft case and how unlikely it was that the US Government and State Governments would win !!
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Harmy

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16449660

$2,401,316,250.00
Here's what Bill Gates himself dumped between
January and November last year:
6-Nov-01 1,000,000 MSFT Sold at $62.64 --
$64.74/Share.Proceeds of $63,403,750.
5-Nov-01 2,000,000 MSFT Sold at $62.68 --
$63.80/Share.Proceeds of $126,675,200.
2-Nov-01 2,000,000 MSFT Sold at $61.26 --
$62.50/Share.Proceeds of $123,509,000.
1-Nov-01 2,500,000 MSFT Sold at $60.01 --
$62.15/Share.Proceeds of $152,509,625.
31-Oct-01 1,500,000 MSFT Sold at $58.50 --
$60.29/Share.Proceeds of $89,448,500.
30-Oct-01 800,000 MSFT Sold at $58.30 --
$59.30/Share.Proceeds of $47,049,150.
29-Oct-01 200,000 MSFT Sold at $59.81 --
$61.22/Share.Proceeds of $12,156,250.
31-Jul-01 1,050,000 MSFT Sold at $66.67 --
$67.15/Share.Proceeds of $70,259,750.
30-Jul-01 650,000 MSFT Sold at $65.75 --
$66.74/Share.Proceeds of $43,086,900.
26-Jul-01 2,000,000 MSFT Sold at $65.98 --
$67.15/Share.Proceeds of $133,507,025.
25-Jul-01 3,000,000 MSFT Sold at $65.70 --
$67.15/Share.Proceeds of $199,670,000.
24-Jul-01 1,000,000 MSFT Sold at $65.85 --
$67.75/Share.Proceeds of $66,823,900.
30-Apr-01 1,000,000 MSFT Sold at $67.70 --
$68.93/Share.Proceeds of $68,424,700.
27-Apr-01 4,450,000 MSFT Sold at $66.30 --
$69.50/Share.Proceeds of $300,903,000.
26-Apr-01 2,000,000 MSFT Sold at $68.50 --
$70.08/Share.Proceeds of $139,529,000.
25-Apr-01 1,000,000 MSFT Sold at $68.25 --
$69.66/Share.Proceeds of $68,819,800.
24-Apr-01 5,000 MSFT Sold at
$57.58/Share.Proceeds of $287,900.
24-Apr-01 995,000 MSFT Sold at $67.22 --
$69.98/Share.Proceeds of $67,849,310.
5-Feb-01 1,000,000 MSFT Sold at $60.38 --
$62.82/Share.Proceeds of $61,349,550.
2-Feb-01 1,000,000 MSFT Sold at $60.81 --
$62.62/Share.Proceeds of $61,535,100.
1-Feb-01 1,000,000 MSFT Sold at $61.00 --
$62.38/Share.Proceeds of $61,752,900.
31-Jan-01 500,000 MSFT Sold at $61.06 --
$63.19/Share.Proceeds of $31,168,740.
30-Jan-01 500,000 MSFT Sold at $63.00 --
$63.69/Share.Proceeds of $31,639,950.
29-Jan-01 3,000,000 MSFT Sold at $63.81 --
$64.50/Share.Proceeds of $192,090,000.
26-Jan-01 1,500,000 MSFT Sold at $62.44 --
$64.19/Share.Proceeds of $94,432,250.
25-Jan-01 1,500,000 MSFT Sold at $61.81 --
$62.94/Share.Proceeds of $93,435,000.
TOTAL insider sales of MSFT stock from Jan 25 thru
Nov 6, 2001 by Bill Gates............$2,401,316,250.00
(Compiled by "Shorty" at capitolstool.com)

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