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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Hosts Go Red Women's Leadership Breakfast In Special Recognition of National Wear Red Day

Jan 31, 2011

New York —

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that, in partnership with the American Heart Association - Westchester and Fairfield counties, and the Go Red For Women® Movement, it will be hosting a Go Red Women's Leadership Breakfast at the Firm's Westchester campus on Friday, February 4, National Wear Red Day.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature keynote speaker, Carla Harris, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Head of the Emerging Manager Platform and the author of Expect to Win.

As Head of the Emerging Manager Platform, Carla Harris and her team seek to identify and provide capital, as well as strategic advice and infrastructure solutions, to emerging asset managers, with a specific emphasis on minority and women-owned asset managers.  Ms. Harris also acts as Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation.  During her twenty-year career on Wall Street, Harris has executed the IPO's for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and Redback, as well as the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex, one of the largest biotechnology offerings in U.S. history.

"Heart disease is the number one killer of women.  We're therefore pleased to be a part of the campaign to raise awareness and to empower women to take charge of their heart health," said Michelle Oroschakoff, Managing Director, Chief Administrative Officer, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Go Red For Women® captures the energy, passion and the spirit power of women to band together and speak out against a silent killer.  Designed to celebrate the power and authentic voice of women, their influence and strength in numbers, Go Red For Women® is gaining momentum as more and more leaders are lending their voice to the American Heart Association's call for action and change.  A "Go Red" woman is passionate and empowered and this new Go Red Women's Leadership Series is designed to foster her success by providing exclusive professional development, education, inspiration and networking opportunities.

The event will take place on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. at the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Headquarters: 2000 Westchester Ave. Auditorium, Purchase, NY 10077.  Reservations are required for security access, and limited seating is available.  Please R.S.V.P. to

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Go Red For Women®, powered by the American Heart Association's research,

educates and connects millions of women of all ages. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we continue to fight this No. 1 killer by helping women turn simple choices into life-saving actions. Whether it's eating healthier, exercising more, reducing our cholesterol, or quitting smoking, Go Red helps women make these choices for themselves and each other.

About American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases - America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers - we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health.

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