Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to Lead Executive Compensation Best Practices Panel at Equilar 2011 Executive Compensation Summit

New York —

NEW YORK, June 10, 2011 – Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that it will lead a key session on equity compensation at the upcoming Equilar 2011 Executive Compensation Summit1 on June 13–15, 2011 in Carlsbad, California.  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney provides stock plan services to nearly 2.5 million participants at more than 500 corporations globally, including more than 20 percent of the Fortune 500.

Christopher Dohrmann, an Executive Director with Global Stock Plan Services at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, will moderate a panel on key issues relating to equity compensation and their global implications.  “Different markets and cultures create unique provisions when determining appropriate performance incentives for employees.  Based on our broad global experience with stock plan clients, our goal is to provide insights and examples of best industry practices culled from around the world,” Mr. Dohrmann says.

The Equilar 2011 Executive Compensation Summit is a three-day conference that features informative panels with top speakers, networking opportunities, training and focused roundtable discussions on today's top executive compensation issues and emerging best practices.  Equilar, Inc. is a leading provider of executive compensation data and research.

“We are thrilled to have Chris Dohrmann of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, one of our platinum sponsors, as a featured presenter.  Chris will lead a moderated forum on equity plan effectiveness, a timely discussion designed to help our attendees more efficiently navigate the complex world of equity compensation,” said David Chun, CEO of Equilar.

Mr. Dohrmann is a seasoned professional, well skilled in equity compensation issues, with over 30 years of experience in stock plan systems, product development, sales and client management.  Mr. Dohrmann has been at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for the last 15 years and is currently responsible for Client Management Solutions and Sales Support.

Other panel members include Lisa Bridges, Director, Executive Compensation at Dell Inc.; Bill Dunn, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Allison McBride, Manager, Executive Compensation at International Paper.2

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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1 Equilar is not affiliated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

2 Guest speakers are neither an employee nor affiliated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. 

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