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gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, Ayhwev3pXRcmGKRGBjQoHd6pEeZRwM5Yo8kk/T8RXlSh0nY9L2YpfdiPkWbIbbHr aV2UJ27JRz4lf6ql6IcGDA== 0000891836-00-000082.txt : 20000214 0000891836-00-000082.hdr.sgml : 20000214 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000891836-00-000082 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20000211 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: THOMSON MULTIMEDIA CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001080259 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: HOUSEHOLD AUDIO & VIDEO EQUIPMENT [3651] IRS NUMBER: 000000000 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G SEC ACT: SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-58081 FILM NUMBER: 535959 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 46 QUAI A LE GALLO STREET 2: 92100 CITY: BOULOGNEFRANCE STATE: I0 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 46 QUAI A LE GALLO CITY: BOULOGNE FRANCE STATE: I0 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MICROSOFT CORP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000789019 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE [7372] IRS NUMBER: 911144442 STATE OF INCORPORATION: WA

FISCAL YEAR END: 0630 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: ONE MICROSOFT WAY #BLDG 8 STREET 2: NORTH OFFICE 2211 CITY: REDMOND STATE: WA ZIP: 98052 BUSINESS PHONE: 4258828080 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: ONE MICROSOFT WAY - BLDG 8 STREET 2: NORTH OFFICE 2211 CITY: REDMOND STATE: WA ZIP: 98052-6399 SC 13G 1 SCHEDULE 13G UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 SCHEDULE 13G UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 THOMSON multimedia (Name of Issuer) COMMON SHARES (Title of Class of Securities) 885118109 (CUSIP Number) DECEMBER 31, 1999 (Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement) Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed: [ ] Rule 13d-1 (b)

[ ] Rule 13d-1 (c) [X] Rule 13d-1 (d) ROBERT A. ESHELMAN GENERAL COUNSEL, FINANCE AND OPERATIONS ONE MICROSOFT WAY REDMOND, WASHINGTON 98052-6399 (425) 882-8080 (Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications) *The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page. The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

SCHEDULE 13G - ----------------------CUSIP No. 885118109 - -----------------------

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________________________________________________________________________________ 1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS Microsoft Corporation S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON 91-1144442 ________________________________________________________________________________ 2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP* (a) [_] (b) [_] ________________________________________________________________________________ 3. SEC USE ONLY

________________________________________________________________________________ 4. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION State of Washington ________________________________________________________________________________

5. SOLE VOTING POWER 8,891,008 _________________________________________________________________ NUMBER OF 6. SHARED VOTING POWER SHARES BENEFICIALLY -0OWNED BY _________________________________________________________________ EACH 7. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER REPORTING PERSON 8,891,008 WITH _________________________________________________________________ 8. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER -0________________________________________________________________________________ 9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 8,891,008 ________________________________________________________________________________ 10. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES* [_] ________________________________________________________________________________ 11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9) 7.1% ________________________________________________________________________________ 12. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON* CO ________________________________________________________________________________

Item 1(a). Name of Issuer. THOMSON multimedia. Item 1(b). Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices.

46, quai A. Le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne, France. Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing. Microsoft Corporation. Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence. One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052-6399, Attention: General Counsel, Finance and Operations. Item 2(c). Citizenship. State of Washington. Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities. Common Shares. Item 2(e). CUSIP Number. 885118109 Item 3. Item 4. Not applicable. Ownership. (a) Amount beneficially owned: 7.1% (b) Percent of class: 7.1% (c) Number of shares as to which such person has:

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(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 8,891,008 (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: Not applicable.

(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition: 8,891,008 (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: Not applicable. Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of the Class. Not applicable. Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person. Not applicable. Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company. Not applicable. Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group. Not applicable. Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group. Not applicable. Item 10. Certification.

Not applicable.

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SIGNATURE After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct. Dated: February 9, 2000 MICROSOFT CORPORATION

By: /s/ Robert A. Eshelman -------------------------------Name: Robert A. Eshelman Title: Assistant Secretary

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