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MSCI Completes February 2014 ASR Agreement
|By Business Wire
|May 12, 2014 04:49 PM EDT
MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support
tools worldwide, announced today that it received 0.6 million shares of
its common stock on May 5, 2014 in connection with the settlement of the
$100.0 million accelerated share repurchase agreement (“ASR”) it entered
into on February 6, 2014. MSCI repurchased a total of 2.3 million shares
as part of the February 2014 ASR. The settlement of the February 2014
ASR marked the completion of the $300.0 million share repurchase
authorization approved by the Company’s Board of Directors in December
2012. As part of that authorization, MSCI repurchased a total of 7.7
million shares of its common stock.
On February 4, 2014, the Board of Directors authorized management to
repurchase shares of the Company’s common stock with an aggregate value
of up to $300.0 million. This authorization will be available for use
from time to time at management’s discretion. No shares have been
repurchased under this authorization to date.
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 basis1; 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
For further information on MSCI, please visit our website at www.msci.com
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with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 28,
2014, and in quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form
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