MSCI and IPD Confirm Advanced Discussions Regarding MSCI's Potential Acquisition of IPD

  MSCI and IPD Confirm Advanced Discussions Regarding MSCI's Potential
  Acquisition of IPD

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LONDON -- October 03, 2012

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, and IPD Group Limited (“IPD”) confirmed today that they are
engaged in exclusive advanced discussions regarding MSCI's potential
acquisition of IPD.

There can be no assurances that any agreement will be reached or that a
transaction will be completed.

We will have no further comment until an agreement is reached or the
discussions are terminated.


About MSCI

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to
investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension
funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and
performance analytics, and governance tools.

The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with
approximately USD 7 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a
worldwide basis1; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and
performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk
analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening,
analysis and ratings; ISS governance research and outsourced proxy voting and
reporting services; FEA valuation models and risk management software for the
energy and commodities markets; and CFRA forensic accounting risk research,
legal/regulatory risk assessment, and due‐diligence. MSCI is headquartered in
New York, with research and commercial offices around the world. MSCI#IR

^1As of June 30, 2011, based on eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg data.

For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at

About IPD

IPD is dedicated to the objective measurement of the commercial real estate
market. It is the world’s number one provider of real estate performance
analysis for funds, investors, managers and occupiers. IPD offers a range of
services that include research, reporting, benchmarking, conferences and
indices. IPD’s indices are the basis for the developing commercial property
derivatives market.

IPD operates in over 30 countries including most of Europe, the US, Canada,
South Africa, Australia and Asia including Japan. Its databases hold details
of 60,000 individual assets valued close to $2 trillion. IPD had revenues of
approximately £30.5 million for the twelve month period ending June 30, 2012.

IPD has approximately 325 employees and is headquartered in London, with
offices around the world.

For further information on IPD, please visit

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