MSCI Equity Indices February 2013 Index Review

Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:09pm EST

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GENEVA--(Business Wire)--
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 basis1; 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

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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.

Media Enquiries:
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