Morningstar, Inc. to Announce Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year 2012 Financial Results on Feb. 13

Morningstar, Inc. to Announce Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year 2012 Financial Results
                                  on Feb. 13

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN) today
announced that it plans to report its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012
financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. The
company does not hold analyst conference calls; however, investors may submit
written questions to Morningstar at investors@morningstar.com.

About Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in
North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive
line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and
institutions. Morningstar provides data on more than 385,000 investment
offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with
real-time global market data on more than 8 million equities, indexes,
futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign
exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management
services through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries and has
approximately $195 billion in assets under advisement and management as of
Sept. 30, 2012. The company has operations in 27 countries.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is used in
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are
based on our current expectations about future events or future financial
performance. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that
are, to different degrees, uncertain, and often contain words such as "may,"
"could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "seek," "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "predict," "potential," or "continue." These statements involve
known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the events we
discussed not to occur or to differ significantly from what we expected. For
us, these risks and uncertainties include, among others, general industry
conditions and competition, including current global financial uncertainty;
the impact of market volatility on revenue from asset-based fees; damage to
our reputation resulting from claims made about possible conflicts of
interest; liability for any losses that result from an actual or claimed
breach of our fiduciary duties; financial services industry consolidation;
liability related to the storage of personal information about our users; a
prolonged outage of our database and network facilities; challenges faced by
our non-U.S. operations; and the availability of free or low-cost investment
information. A more complete description of these risks and uncertainties can
be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including
our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. If any of
these risks and uncertainties materialize, our actual future results may vary
significantly from what we expected. We do not undertake to update our
forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events.

©2013 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Media Contact: Nadine Youssef, 312-696-6601 or nadine.youssef@morningstar.com
Investors: Please submit questions to investors@morningstar.com.

SOURCE Morningstar, Inc.

Website: http://www.morningstar.com