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MSCI Equity Indices February 2013 Index Review



  MSCI Equity Indices February 2013 Index Review

Business Wire

GENEVA -- February 13, 2013

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 February
2013 Quarterly 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
US Equity Indices, the MSCI US REIT Index, as well as the MSCI China A
Indices. All changes will be made as of the close of February 28, 2013. 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: Four securities will be added to and two
securities will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Index. The only addition to the
MSCI World Index is Japan Exchange Group. The three additions to the MSCI
Emerging Markets Index are People’s Insurance Co H (China), New China Life
Insurance H (China) and Greentown China Holdings (China).

MSCI Global Small Cap Indices: There will be one addition to and twelve
deletions from the MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index.

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

MSCI Global All Cap Indices: There will be no additions to and 7 deletions
from the MSCI World All Cap Index.

MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices: As part of the Quarterly Index Reviews,
securities added to or deleted from the MSCI Global Standard Indices are added
to or deleted from the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices. At the February
2013 Index Review, People’s Insurance Company H (China) will be added to both
the MSCI Global Value Index and MSCI Global Growth Index with a VIF (Value
Inclusion Factor) of 0.5 and a GIF (Growth Inclusion Factor) of 0.5
respectively. Japan Exchange Group (Japan), New China Life Insurance H (China)
and Greentown China Holdings (China) will be added to the MSCI Global Growth
Index.

MSCI Frontier Markets Indices: There will be no additions to or deletions from
the MSCI Frontier Markets Index.

The MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Index will have no additions and one
deletion.

MSCI Global Islamic Indices: Thirty three securities will be added to and 24
will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index. The three largest additions
to the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index are Qualcomm (USA), Abbvie (USA) and Express
Scripts (USA). There are five additions to and one deletion from the MSCI Gulf
Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries ex Saudi Arabia IMI Islamic Index.

MSCI US Equity Indices: There will be no additions to or deletions from the
MSCI US Large Cap 300 Index.

There will be no securities added to and two securities will be deleted from
the MSCI US Mid Cap 450 Index.

Two securities will be added to and no securities will be deleted from the
MSCI US Small Cap 1750 Index. The additions to the MSCI US Small Cap 1750
Index are Allscripts Healthcare and Donnelley (Rr) & Sons.

There will be no additions to and no deletions from the MSCI US Micro Cap
Index.

For the MSCI US Investable Market Value Index, there will be one addition and
no deletions or downward changes in VIF. For the MSCI US Investable Market
Growth Index, there will be no additions or upward changes in GIF, and one
deletion.

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

MSCI China A Indices: There will be no additions to and no deletions from the
MSCI China A Indices.

The results of the February 2013 Quarterly Index Review of the MSCI Pan-Euro
and MSCI Euro Indices as well as 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 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; IPD
real estate information, indices and 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 March 31, 2012, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg in
September, 2012

For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at www.msci.com

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None of the Information constitutes an offer to sell (or a solicitation of an
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any trading strategy. You cannot invest in an index.

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
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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.

Contact:

Media Enquiries:
Jo Morgan, MSCI, London + 44.20.7618.2224
Kristin Meza, MSCI, New York + 1.212.804.5330
Sally Todd | Christian Pickel, MHP Communications, London + 44.20.3128.8515
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