Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Signs Kaye Thomas and myStockOptions.com to Contribute to Equity Compensation eNewsletter

Noted authors and industry experts will provide content on equity compensation issues to stock plan participants

New York —

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that it has reached an agreement with two industry experts to provide content for Your Equity, an eNewsletter for employees of the Firm’s corporate stock plan clients.  Your Equity will feature content from Kaye Thomas, author of several books on tax and equity compensation, and from myStockOptions.com, an independent online source of expertise on stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, employee stock purchase plans and performance shares.

In addition to equity compensation issues, Your Equity covers other topics of interest, from education funding to retirement planning to lifestyle.  Thomas and myStockOptions.com join a lineup of contributors that includes Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money and other publications, as well as exclusive proprietary content from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

“Our corporate clients often ask us for participant education that will increase their employees’ appreciation and understanding of equity compensation plans.  We also know from our wealth management clients that individuals with equity compensation want help understanding how it fits into their overall financial picture.  Your Equity is part of our continuing efforts to provide that understanding,” said Julian Clark, Managing Director and Head of Global Stock Plan Services at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

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