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MSCI Appoints Chief Responsibility Officer

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

MSCI Inc. (MSCI), a leading provider of indexes, portfolio construction, risk management tools and services for global investors, announced today that Diana Tidd has been appointed Chief Responsibility Officer, effective immediately.

As Chief Responsibility Officer, Ms. Tidd will work closely with MSCI’s senior leadership team to guide and communicate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies for the firm, as well as oversee the governance structure for the Company’s ESG practices. This will include how MSCI can further reduce its environmental impact and carbon footprint through its business strategy.

In this newly created position, Ms. Tidd will continue to serve in her current role as Head of Index and member of the MSCI Executive Committee, reporting to Baer Pettit, President of MSCI.

“MSCI has a wealth of experience as an ESG leader from a research and index perspective, and we have reached a stage in the company’s evolution where we need to better communicate how we follow the principles we have established,” said Henry A. Fernandez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Diana has established the MSCI ESG Indexes as recognized industry leaders with asset owners and asset managers. Her appointment underscores MSCI’s long-term commitment to the environment, sound social practices, such as diversity and inclusion, talent development and employee engagement, and best-in-class corporate governance structures.”

Ms. Tidd joined MSCI in 1999 and as Head of Index is responsible for all aspects of product management and business strategy for the MSCI indexes. During her tenure at MSCI, Ms. Tidd has served in a variety of roles, including Head of Americas Client Coverage. Prior to joining MSCI, she worked at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and started her career at Bankers Trust Co.

Ms. Tidd is Co-President of Women in ETFs (WE) and serves on the Board of Directors of WE and West Africa Village Education (WAVE). She is also a founder of MSCI’s global Women’s Leadership Forum. Ms. Tidd graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University and received a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University.

About MSCI

For more than 45 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research.

Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research.

MSCI serves 99 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.

For more information, visit us at www.msci.com.

For more information, visit us at www.msci.com/esg-indexes

Forward-Looking Statements

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Other factors that could materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements can be found in MSCI's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 26, 2018 and in quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K filed or furnished with the SEC. If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from what MSCI projected. Any forward-looking statement in this press release reflects MSCI's current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to MSCI's operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. MSCI assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

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