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MSCI Inc. Announces Secondary Offering of its Common Stock

Jul 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK, Jul 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MXB) announced today that it filed a preliminary prospectus in connection with the commencement of a secondary offering of 23,000,000 shares of its class A common stock by Morgan Stanley. The secondary offering is pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 8, 2008. Morgan Stanley also expects to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 3,450,000 shares of MSCI Inc.'s class A common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. MSCI Inc. will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares of its class A common stock.

Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering. Banc of America Securities LLC, William Blair & Company, Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Merrill Lynch & Co. are acting as co-managers.

A preliminary prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is available on its website,

Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may also be obtained when available from:

Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated
180 Varick Street
New York, New York 10014
Attention: Prospectus Department

UBS Investment Bank
Prospectus Department
299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171
Phone: (888) 827-7275

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any offer of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About MSCI Inc.

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. MSCI Inc. products include indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios.

The company's flagship products are the MSCI International Equity Indices, which are estimated to have over US $3 trillion benchmarked to them, and the Barra risk models and portfolio analytics, which cover 56 equity and 46 fixed income markets. MSCI Inc. is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world. Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm, is the majority shareholder of MSCI Inc. MXB#IR


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