MSCI Inc. Appoints Robert Ashe to Board of Directors

  MSCI Inc. Appoints Robert Ashe to Board of Directors

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 2, 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 that Mr. Robert G. Ashe has
joined the MSCI Inc. Board of Directors, effective December 2, 2013. Mr. Ashe
will serve on the Audit Committee.

Mr. Ashe retired from IBM in 2012 as the General Manager of the Business
Analytics division. Prior to joining IBM, he was the Chief Executive Officer
of Cognos, a provider of business intelligence and performance management
software that was acquired by IBM in 2008. Before becoming the Chief Executive
Officer, Mr. Ashe held a number of other key roles at Cognos, including
President, Chief Corporate Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Vice
President of Research & Development. In addition to serving on the MSCI Board,
he also serves on the boards of Halogen Software (TSX:HGN) and ServiceSource
International Inc. (NASDAQ:SREV). He is a Chartered Accountant.

“Rob’s appointment underscores MSCI’s commitment to having a strong,
independent and experienced board,” said Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of
MSCI Inc. “He brings a long and successful track record in the software and
analytics industry to MSCI’s Board of Directors. I am confident that Rob’s
insight will be of significant value to our management team as we seek to
build upon our position as a leading provider of best-in-class investment
decision support tools to clients around the world.”

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 $7.5 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. MSCI#IR

^1As of March 31, 2013, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg on
July 31, 2013

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

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