Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is Lead Sponsor of ShareComp 2011

Second annual online conference for equity compensation professionals expected to draw hundreds from around the world

New York —

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that it is the platinum sponsor of ShareComp 2011, a global "virtual" conference to be held on Wednesday, February 23 for professionals in the equity compensation industry.  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney provides stock plan services to 2.5 million participants at more than 500 corporations globally, including 25 percent of the Fortune 500.

"ShareComp provides a way for our global corporate clients to hear about best practices and stay on top of industry developments.  We're looking forward to providing even more information to help them manage their stock plans efficiently and for the greatest benefit of their employees," said Julian Clark, Managing Director in Global Stock Plan Services at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

"ShareComp offers all the features of a physical conference, without requiring travel costs and time out of the office.  More than 1,100 professionals from 700 companies have registered so far, and we expect many more before the conference date," said Dan Walter, Partner at Virtual Conference Partners, LLC, the organizer of ShareComp 2011.

Keynote speakers this year include Alexy Armitage, Head of Employee Share Ownership at ifs ProShare, and Ira Kay, Managing Director at Pay Governance, LLC.  Aegis Frumento, Head of Executive Financial Services at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, will present on insider trading and corporate governance.  In addition, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will host online forums on the practical considerations of U.S. share plans, cost basis reporting and retirement eligibility.  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Stock Plan Services staff in London, New York and San Francisco will be available to answer questions and provide information to conference attendees.

To address a global audience, the 16-hour interactive conference will begin on February 23, 2011 at 9 a.m. GMT and run until 1 a.m. GMT on February 24, 2011.  Attendees can access presentations and all other conference materials for one year after the live conference takes place.  Please visit www.sharecomp2011.com for more information.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a global leader in wealth management, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services.  For further information about Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, please visit www.morganstanleysmithbarney.com.

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