MSCI Equity Indices August 2013 Index Review

  MSCI Equity Indices August 2013 Index Review

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GENEVA -- August 14, 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 August
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
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 August 30, 2013. These changes have been posted
in the Index Review section of the MSCI Size Indices web page on MSCI’s web
site at: http://www.msci.com/products/indices/size/standard/index_review.html

MSCI Global Standard Indices: Seven securities will be added to and three
securities will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Index. There will be two
additions to and one deletion from the MSCI World Index. The additions are
Tesla Motors (US) and Michael Kors Holdings (US). Of the five additions to the
MSCI Emerging Markets Index, the three largest additions measured by full
company market capitalization are Mediclinic International (South Africa),
Matahari Department (Indonesia) and Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services
(India). There will be two deletions from the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

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

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

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

MSCI Global Value and Growth Indices: At the August 2013 Quarterly Index
Review, Michael Kors Holdings (US) and Matahari Department (Indonesia) will be
added to the MSCI ACWI Value Index and the MSCI ACWI Growth Index, each with a
Value Inclusion Factor of 0.5 and a Growth Inclusion Factor of 0.5. There will
be no other additions to the MSCI ACWI Value Index, while Tesla Motors (US),
Mediclinic International (South Africa) and Estacio Participacoes ON (Brazil)
will be the three largest additions to the MSCI ACWI Growth Index.

MSCI Frontier Markets Indices: There will be one addition to and no deletions
from the MSCI Frontier Markets Index. The addition to the MSCI Frontier
Markets Index is Habib Bank (Pakistan).

There will be no additions to or deletions from the MSCI Frontier Markets
Small Cap Index.

MSCI Frontier Emerging Markets Index: There will be no changes in the country
composition of the MSCI Frontier Emerging Markets Index, as part of the MSCI
Frontier Emerging Markets Index Annual Country Review, coinciding with the
August 2013 Quarterly Index Review.

MSCI Global Islamic Indices: Thirty one securities will be added to and 27
securities will be deleted from the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index. The three largest
additions to the MSCI ACWI Islamic Index are Hennes & Mauritz B (Sweden),
Continental (Germany) and British Land Co (UK). There are three additions to
and no deletions from the MSCI Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries ex
Saudi Arabia IMI Islamic Index.

MSCI US Equity Indices: There will be one security added to and no securities
deleted from the MSCI US Large Cap 300 Index. The addition to the MSCI US
Large Cap 300 Index is Pioneer Natural Resources.

No securities will be added to and three securities will be deleted from the
MSCI US Mid Cap 450 Index. The three deletions from the MSCI US Mid Cap 450
Index are Pioneer Natural Resources, McDermott International and Verifone
Systems.

Two securities will be added to and no securities will be deleted from the
MSCI US Small Cap 1750 Index. The two additions to the MSCI US Small Cap 1750
Index are McDermott International and Verifone Systems.

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

For the MSCI US Investable Market Value Index, there will be one addition and
no deletions. There are also no downward changes in Value Inclusion Factors.
For the MSCI US Investable Market Growth Index, there will be no additions or
upward changes in Value Inclusion Factors and one downward change in Growth
Inclusion Factors.

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

MSCI China A Indices: There will be three additions to and two deletions from
the MSCI China A Index. The three additions to the MSCI China A Index are
China Minmetals Rare A, Guangdong Advertising A and Fujian Longking Co A.
There will be two additions to and three deletions from the MSCI China A Small
Cap Index.

The results of the August 2013 Quarterly 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 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; and
FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and
commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and
commercial offices around the world.

^1As of September 30, 2012, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg on
January 31, 2013

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