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What To Do If an Event is Occurring with Your Stock Plan

We recently sent you an email informing you of an important update(s) to your StockPlan Connect account. Following, please find instructions for accessing StockPlan Connect and taking action on the alert(s) outlined in your email.

Update Your Expiring W-8BEN

Click here to update your expiring Form W-8BEN:

  • Enter your account User Name and Password (set up during registration)

  • Click on the Profile link under your name to navigate to the Tax Information tab and click the blue “Update” button on the right; you may also click through to this page from an Alert

  • Update your information, if necessary, in the Tax Information tab

  • If you are unable to certify online, please download a copy of Form W-8BEN from the Forms Library, which you can access from StockPlan Connect’s global navigation bar

  • If you are a non-U.S. individual and have a U.S. address on file, in addition to the W-8BEN certification you will need to provide additional documentation. You can download the “Additional Documentation Certificate Cover Sheet” from the Forms Library

Complete Missing Tax Documentation (Forms W-9 or W-8BEN)

Click here to certify your tax form:

  • Enter your account User Name and Password

  • There are multiple ways to access the Tax Certification process:

    • At the end of the Registration process

    • From an alert:

      • Click the “Certify” button to the right of the “Missing Tax Documentation” Alert

    • From a reminder message upon logging in

    • Directly from your Profile

      • Click on the Profile link under your name to navigate to the Tax Information tab and click the blue “Certify” button on the right

  • Enter any missing information, including your tax address and identity questions, in the Tax Information tab

  • If you are unable to certify online, please download the appropriate Form W-9 or W-8BEN from the Forms Library, which you can access from StockPlan Connect’s global navigation bar

  • If you are a non-U.S. individual and have a U.S. address on file, in addition to the W-8BEN certification you will need to provide additional documentation. You can download the “Additional Documentation Certificate Cover Sheet” from the Forms Library

Exercise Your Stock Option Grant(s) Before They Expire

Click here to access Morgan Stanley’s stock plan website, where you can view the details of your expiring stock option grant(s) and exercise them online:

  • Enter your User Name and Password
  • On the Overview page, scroll down to the Stock Options table or click on the Stock Options jump link near the top of the page
  • Click on the Grant Number to be taken to that particular grant’s detail page
  • Click on the “Exercise Grants” button in the upper right corner to exercise prior to expiration

Please note: if your expiration date falls on a day when the stock market is closed, you must exercise the grant(s) by or before the market close of the business day prior to the expiration date. Always review your company-plan documents for the expiration date of your grant(s) and other important information.

View the Details of Your Recent Stock Option Grant

Click here to review and/or accept the stock options that your company has recently granted to you:

  • Enter your User Name and Password

  • On the Overview page, scroll down to the Stock Options table or click on the Stock Options jump link near the top of the page

    • You can review or accept the grant at this stage by clicking the “Review” or “Accept” button in the Status column on the far right side of the table

  • To view the grant’s vesting date and other details, you can click on the Grant Number (indicated by blue hyperlink text)

    • If you have not yet reviewed or accepted the grant, you can do so at this stage by clicking the “Review” or “Accept” buttons in the upper right corner of the grant’s detail page

View the Details of Your Recent Restricted Stock Award

Click here to review and/or accept the restricted stock that your company has recently awarded you:

  • Enter your User Name and Password

  • On the Overview page, scroll down to the Restricted Shares and Units table or click on the Restricted Shares and Units jump link near the top of the page

    • You can review or accept the award at this stage by clicking the “Review” or “Accept” button in the Status column on the far right side of the table

  • To view the award’s vesting date and other details, click on the Award Number (indicated by blue hyperlink text)

    • If you have not yet reviewed or accepted the award, you can do so at this stage by clicking the “Review” or “Accept” buttons in the upper right corner of the award’s detail page

View the Details of Your Upcoming Grant Vesting

Click here to accept your stock option grant(s), which are about to vest:

  • Enter your User Name and Password

  • There multiple ways that you can accept your stock option grant(s):

    • On the Overview page, scroll down to the Stock Options table or click on the Stock Options jump link near the top of the page—click on the “Accept” button in the Status column on the far right side of the table

    • From the Alerts drop-down menu, click on the “Accept” button to the right of the alert for the grant in question

    • From the Grant Detail page, click on the ”Accept” button in the upper right corner

  • Follow the instructions outlined on the Grant Acceptance page, which include reading and acknowledging the grant agreement and entering your StockPlan Connect password as your electronic signature

  • Click the “Accept Grant” button in the bottom right corner

View the Details of Your Upcoming Award Vesting

Click here to accept your restricted stock award(s), which are about to vest:

  • Enter your User Name and Password

  • There multiple ways that you can accept your restricted stock award(s):

    • On the Overview page, scroll down to the Restricted Shares and Units table or click on the Restricted Shares and Units jump link near the top of the page—click on the “Accept” button in the Status column on the far right side of the table

    • From the Alerts drop-down menu, click on the “Accept” button to the right of the alert for the award in question

    • From the Award Detail page, click on the ”Accept” button in the upper right corner

  • Follow the instructions outlined on the Award Acceptance page, which include reading and acknowledging the award agreement and entering your StockPlan Connect password as your electronic signature

  • Click the “Accept Award” button in the bottom right corner

View the Details of Your Vested Award(s)

Click here to access StockPlan Connect, where you can find out how many shares have been released, their current value, taxes withheld, and other details about your restricted stock award(s):

  • Enter your User Name and Password

  • On the Overview page, scroll down to the Restricted Shares and Units table or click on the Restricted Shares and Units jump link near the top of the page

  • View your vested holdings in the Restricted Shares and Units table, or click on the Award Number (indicated by blue hyperlink text) to view the vesting details for that particular award

  • You can model transactions using the “Model” button in the upper right corner of the Overview and details screens

  • You can place a trade by clicking on the “Sell Shares” button in the upper right corner of the Overview and details screens

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