MSCI Completes Sale of ISS

  MSCI Completes Sale of ISS

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- April 30, 2014

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, announced today that it has completed the sale of
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), its wholly-owned subsidiary
comprising MSCI’s Governance segment, to Vestar Capital Partners for total
cash consideration of $367 million, subject to customary post-closing

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.

For equity investors, MSCI’s flagship performance and risk tools include: the
MSCI indexes with approximately $8 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to
them on a worldwide basis^1; Barra factor models, portfolio risk and
performance analytics; and ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research
screening, analysis and ratings. MSCI is also a leading provider of
multi-asset class risk management tools including RiskMetrics multi-asset
class market and credit risk analytics; Barra multi-asset class factor models,
portfolio risk and performance analytics. MSCI also provides IPD real estate
information, indexes and analytics for investors in and managers of commercial
real estate. MSCI also offers 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 September 30, 2013, as reported on January 31, 2014 by eVestment,
Lipper and Bloomberg

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MSCI Inc. Contact:
W. Edings Thibault, MSCI, New York
+ 1.212.804.5273
Media Inquiries:
Jo Morgan, MSCI, London
+ 44.20.7618.2224
Kristin Meza, MSCI, New York
+ 1.212.804.5330
Sally Todd | Christian Pickel, MHP Communications, London
+ 44.20.3128.8100
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