MSCI Completes Acquisition of IPD Group

  MSCI Completes Acquisition of IPD Group

Business Wire

LONDON -- November 30, 2012

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, announced today that its subsidiary, MSCI Limited, has
completed its acquisition of IPD Group Limited.

"The closing of the IPD acquisition marks a significant step forward in our
ambition to provide investment decision support tools to institutional
investors across all major asset classes,” said Henry Fernandez, Chairman and
CEO, MSCI Inc. “The acquisition of IPD greatly expands our coverage of private
markets globally by adding the largest provider of commercial real estate
information, indices and analytics. We are excited to pursue the tremendous
growth opportunities that IPD brings.”

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 close to
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. MSCIIR#

^1As of March 31, 2012, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg in
September 2012

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

About IPD

IPD is a global real estate information business operating in 32 countries.
With more than 320 employees it provides institutional investors, fund
managers, occupiers, lenders, advisors and researchers with objective
benchmarks and market indices. Its detailed databases cover some USD 1.4
trillion of property investments. IPD was founded in London in 1985.

For further information on IPD, please visit

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None of the Information constitutes an offer to sell (or a solicitation of an
offer to buy), any security, financial product or other investment vehicle or
any trading strategy.

MSCI’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Institutional Shareholder Services,
Inc. (“ISS”) is a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Advisers
Act of 1940. Except with respect to any applicable products or services from
ISS (including applicable products or services from MSCI ESG Research
Information, which are provided by ISS), none of MSCI’s products or services
recommends, endorses, approves or otherwise expresses any opinion regarding
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strategies and none of MSCI’s products or services is intended to constitute
investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any
kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

The MSCI ESG Indices use ratings and other data, analysis and information from
MSCI ESG Research. MSCI ESG Research is produced by ISS or its subsidiaries.
Issuers mentioned or included in any MSCI ESG Research materials may be a
client of MSCI, ISS, or another MSCI subsidiary, or the parent of, or
affiliated with, a client of MSCI, ISS, or another MSCI subsidiary, including
ISS Corporate Services, Inc., which provides tools and services to issuers.
MSCI ESG Research materials, including materials utilized in any MSCI ESG
Indices or other products, have not been submitted to, nor received approval
from, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or any other
regulatory body.

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brands and product names are the trademarks, service marks, or registered
trademarks of MSCI or its subsidiaries in the United States and other
jurisdictions. The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) was
developed by and is the exclusive property of MSCI and Standard & Poor’s.
“Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)” is a service mark of MSCI and
Standard & Poor’s.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate
to future events or to future financial performance and involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause MSCI’s actual
results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially
different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or
achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some
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forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond MSCI’s control
and that could materially affect actual results, levels of activity,
performance, or achievements. Such risks, uncertainties and factors include,
but are not limited to: the risk that a condition to closing of the proposed
acquisition of IPD may not be satisfied; the failure to consummate or delay in
consummating the proposed acquisition for other reasons; MSCI’s ability to
achieve the synergies and value creation contemplated by the proposed
acquisition; MSCI’s ability to promptly and effectively integrate IPD’s
business; and the diversion of management time on acquisition-related issues.

Other factors that could materially affect MSCI’s actual results, levels of
activity, performance or achievements can be found in MSCI's Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 29, 2012, and in MSCI’s
quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the
SEC. If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if MSCI’s and
IPD’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary
significantly from what we projected. Any forward-looking statement in this
release reflects MSCI’s and IPD’s current views with respect to future events
and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions
relating to MSCI’s and IPD’s operations, results of operations, growth
strategy and liquidity. MSCI and IPD assume no obligation to publicly update
or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result
of new information, future events, or otherwise.


MSCI, New York
Edings Thibault, + 1 212-804-5273
Media Enquiries
MSCI, London
Jo Morgan, + 44.20.7618.2224
IPD, London
Christina Cudworth, + 44.20.7336.9312
MSCI, New York
Kristin Meza, + 1 212-804-5330
MHP Communications, London
Sally Todd | Christian Pickel, + 44.20.3128.8515
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