Employee Update Regarding Houston Office Closures due to Rita

New York —

Morgan Stanley's facilities in Houston will be open for business on Monday, September 26, with the exception of the Beaumont Branch. However, the City of Houston is implementing a voluntary, phased approach to returning to the city as follows:

  • People residing in the northwest quadrant (west of 45, north of 10) can return on Sunday, September 25
  • People residing in the southwest quadrant (west of 45, south of 10) can return on Monday, September 26
  • People residing in the Westside of Houston (east of 45, north of 10) can return on Tuesday, September 27

Employees are urged to comply with the phased reentry into the city and all other instructions issued by local officials. Once employees can safely reach their homes and the office, they should feel free to return to work. All Investment Management and Institutional Securities employees are asked to contact the Discover Call Center at (877) 587-1602 to confirm your status and location. Any employee requiring special assistance during this period should contact the Security Command Center at (212) 761-1111. The Command Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Employees are urged to check this hotline regularly throughout the weekend for updates on the Firm's recovery efforts.