Morgan Stanley Pledges Up to $2.5 Million to Superstorm Sandy Relief Effort and Establishes Employee Giving Program

Firm will Match Employee Contributions to American Red Cross up to $2.5 Million and Make Minimum Donation of $1 Million

New York —

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that it has established a charitable giving effort to support people and communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy.  The Firm will match every dollar of its employees’ contributions to the American Red Cross’s relief operations up to the level of $2.5 million, and it will make a minimum contribution to the Red Cross of $1 million.

“Superstorm Sandy has wrought devastation in many of the communities where our colleagues, friends, families and clients live and work,” said James Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley.  “As a Firm, we must be part of the solution to the damage and hardship that has occurred, so we are encouraging our employees to contribute to Red Cross relief efforts.  We commend the Red Cross for its vital work to help affected communities get back on track.”

Morgan Stanley is committed to supporting communities in need.  The Firm also provides a yearly $250,000 gift to the Red Cross's Annual Disaster Giving Program, which releases immediate funds for short-term relief in all disaster situations.

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.  The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.  For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

 

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