Morgan Stanley Cuts Stake in Meito Sangyo to Zero

Morgan Stanley (MS) Japan Securities Co. cuts its stake in Meito Sangyo Co. (2207) to zero from 5.28 percent, according to a filing today with Japan's Ministry of Finance.

Morgan Stanley and its affiliate, Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment Trust Management Co. also cut its holdings in 14 other companies, according to separate filings. *=Group Total.

Company Name:                      Azel Corp.
Ticker Code:                       1872 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     3,677,709
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 5.36%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.87%

Company Name:                      Meito Sangyo Co.
Ticker Code:                       2207 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     0
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 0.00%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.28%

Company Name:                      Nippon Meat Packers Inc.
Ticker Code:                       2282.0 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     8,826,429
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.86%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.14%

Company Name:                      Ariake Japan Co.
Ticker Code:                       2815 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     2,284,423
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.96%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        8.27%

Company Name:                      Natoco Co.
Ticker Code:                       4627 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:             *Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment
                                   Trust Management Co.
 Shares Owned:                     318,200
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.34%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.50%

Company Name:                      Nippon Sheet Glass Co.
Ticker Code:                       5202 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     27,066,348
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.04%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.45%

Company Name:                      Hirano Tecseed Co.
Ticker Code:                       6245 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                  *Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment
                                   Trust Management Co.
 Shares Owned:                     265,000
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 1.72%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.35%

Company Name:                      Ebara Corp.
Ticker Code:                       6361 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     19,465,963
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.60%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.73%

Company Name:                      Miyachi Corp.
Ticker Code:                       6885 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     785,670
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.53%
     Previous Percentage Owned:    7.57%

Company Name:                      Zuken Inc.
Ticker Code:                       6947 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                  *Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment
                                   Trust Management Co.
 Shares Owned:                     793,870
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 2.85%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        8.35%

Company Name:                      GMB Corp.
Ticker Code:                       7214 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                  *Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment
                                   Trust Management Co.
 Shares Owned:                     348,600
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 6.69%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        7.79%

Company Name:                      Siix Corp.
Ticker Code:                       7613 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     1,033,120
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.10%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.22%

Company Name:                      A&D Co.
Ticker Code:                       7745 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     879,231
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 3.94%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.05%

Company Name:                      Gentosha Inc.
Ticker Code:                       7843 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                  *Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment
                                   Trust Management Co.
 Shares Owned:                     601
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 1.67%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        6.36%

Company Name:                      NTT Urban Development Corp.
Ticker Code:                       8933 JP
Report obligation incurred:        Oct. 31
Shareholder:                 *Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co.
 Shares Owned:                     132,745
 Percentage of Outstanding Shares: 4.03%
 Previous Percentage Owned:        5.03%

To contact the reporters on this story: Akihito Fukuda in Tokyo at afukuda@bloomberg.net; or Hisato Shiba at hshiba1@bloomberg.net

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