Jerry Miller Named President and CEO of Van Kampen

New York —

Jerry Miller has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Van Kampen Investments Inc., effective immediately, the company announced today.

Mr. Miller, 46, succeeds Michael Kiley, who has announced his intention to resign from the Firm to pursue other opportunities.  He joins Van Kampen with 24 years of experience in the financial services industry, including a succession of leadership roles in both asset management and wealth management.

Mr. Miller has served since 2006 as Central Division Director for Morgan Stanley’s Global Wealth Management Group, overseeing offices in 23 states.  From 2002 to 2006, he was Chief Operating Officer of the global proprietary business of Merrill Lynch Investment Management (MLIM), where he had primary responsibility for sales, marketing and key account coverage activities worldwide, and joint responsibility for the retail separate accounts group.

Mr. Miller joined Merrill Lynch in 1984 as a financial advisor, and held a succession of management positions culminating in that of Northeast District Director, overseeing 1,000 FAs in 53 offices.  He began his career in institutional equity sales at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

“We are delighted to welcome Jerry to Van Kampen.  He is a proven leader in wealth management, and during his tenure at MLIM, the business achieved significant distribution growth and product innovation across all asset classes,” said Stuart Bohart, Co-Head, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, of which Van Kampen is a subsidiary.

About Van Kampen

Van Kampen Investments Inc. is one of the nation’s largest investment management companies, with approximately $122 billion in assets under management or supervision, as of December 31, 2007.  With roots in money management dating back to 1927, Van Kampen Investments Inc. has helped nearly four generations of investors achieve their financial goals.  For more information, visit Van Kampen Investment Inc.’s website at www.vankampen.com.

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