MSCI Equity Indices November 2012 Index Review

  MSCI Equity Indices November 2012 Index Review

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GENEVA -- November 14, 2012

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics
and corporate governance services, announced today the results of the November
2012 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indices – including the MSCI
Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indices, as well as
the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices, the MSCI Frontier Markets and MSCI
Frontier Markets Small Cap Indices, the MSCI Global Islamic and MSCI Global
Islamic Small Cap Indices, the MSCI Pan-Euro and MSCI Euro Indices, the MSCI
Frontier Emerging Markets Indices, the MSCI US Equity Indices, the MSCI US
REIT Index, as well as the MSCI China A Indices. All changes will be
implemented as of the close of November 30, 2012. These changes have been
posted on MSCI’s web site at
http://www.msci.com/products/indices/size/standard/index_review.html.

MSCI Global Standard Indices: Fifty-one securities will be added to and 61
securities will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Index. The three largest
additions to the MSCI World Index measured by full company market
capitalization are Swire Properties (Hong Kong), Lennar Corp A (US) and Ziggo
(Netherlands). The three largest additions to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index
measured by full company market capitalization are Ambev ON (Brazil), Banco
Bradesco ON (Brazil), and Haitong Securities Co H (China).

MSCI Global Small Cap Indices: There will be 284 additions to and 335
deletions from the MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index.

MSCI Global Investable Market Indices: There will be 261 additions to and 322
deletions from the MSCI ACWI IMI.

MSCI Global All Cap Indices: There will be 340 additions to and 243 deletions
from the MSCI World All Cap Index.

MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices: For the MSCI ACWI Value Index, the
largest additions or style changes from growth to value will be Microsoft Corp
(US), Cisco Systems (US) and Bank Nova Scotia (Canada). For the MSCI ACWI
Growth Index, the largest additions or style changes from value to growth will
be Abbott Laboratories (US), Nestle (Switzerland) and United Technologies Corp
(US).

MSCI Frontier Markets Indices: There will be three additions to and eleven
deletions from the MSCI Frontier Markets Index. The three additions to the
MSCI Frontier Markets Index are Raysut Cement Co (Oman), Unique Hotel Resorts
(Bangladesh) and Apranga (Lithuania).

There will be 28 additions to and 26 deletions from the MSCI Frontier Markets
Small Cap Index.

Following a deterioration of liquidity in the Ukrainian, Romanian and
Lithuanian equity markets, Ukraine will be reclassified from the “Average
Liquidity” to the “Very Low Liquidity” category, Romania will be reclassified
from the “Average Liquidity” to the “Low Liquidity” category, and Lithuania
will be reclassified from the “Low Liquidity” to the “Very Low Liquidity”
category.

MSCI Global Islamic Indices: Forty one securities will be added to and 49 will
be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index. The three largest additions to
the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index are Hennes & Mauritz B (Sweden), Kraft Foods Group
(US) and Coach (US). There is one addition to and five deletions from the MSCI
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries ex Saudi Arabia IMI Islamic Index.

MSCI US Equity Indices: There will be eleven securities added to and eight
securities deleted from the MSCI US Large Cap 300 Index. The three largest
additions to the MSCI US Large Cap 300 Index measured by full company market
capitalization are Liberty Global A, Liberty Global C and Sherwin-Williams Co.

Twenty eight securities will be added to and 22 securities will be deleted
from the MSCI US Mid Cap 450 Index. The three largest additions to the MSCI US
Mid Cap 450 Index measured by full company market capitalization are Diamond
Offshore Drilling, Clorox Co and Forest Laboratories.

Seventy eight securities will be added to and 46 securities will be deleted
from the MSCI US Small Cap 1750 Index. The three largest additions to the MSCI
US Small Cap 1750 Index measured by full company market capitalization are
Nationstar Mortgage Holding, Splunk and Groupon A. There will be 37 additions
to and 26 deletions from the MSCI US Micro Cap Index.

For the MSCI US Investable Market Value Index, there will be 201 additions or
upward changes in Value Inclusion Factor (VIFs), and 229 deletions or downward
changes in VIFs. For the MSCI US Investable Market Growth Index, there will be
257 additions or upward changes in Growth Inclusion Factors (GIFs), and 183
deletions or downward changes in GIFs.

MSCI US REIT Index: There will be five additions to and no deletions from the
MSCI US REIT Index.

MSCI China A Indices: There will be 12 additions to and 49 deletions from the
MSCI China A Index. The three largest additions to the MSCI China A Index are
BYD Co A, Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing and Media A and Western Securities A.
There will be 148 additions to and four deletions from the MSCI China A Small
Cap Index.

The results of the November 2012 Semi-Annual Index Review of the MSCI Pan-Euro
and MSCI Euro Indices and the MSCI Global Islamic Small Cap Indices have also
been posted on MSCI’s web site at www.msci.com.

                                    -Ends-

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 basis^1; 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.

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

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