Morgan Stanley Shareholder Rights Plan Policy

Morgan Stanley will submit the adoption of any stockholder rights plan to a stockholder vote before it acts to adopt a rights plan; providedhowever, that the Board may act on its own to adopt a rights plan without first submitting such action to a stockholder vote if the Board in the exercise of its fiduciary duties determines that such submission would not be in the best interest of stockholders under the circumstances then existing.

If a stockholder rights plan is adopted without first submitting such action to a stockholder vote, the stockholder rights plan will be submitted to a stockholder vote within 12 months following its adoption.