MSCI Small Cap Index to Be Rebalanced

August 29, 2001 ( - Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) is changing the criteria for inclusion in its MSCI Small Cap Country Indices.

The rebalancing will be based on the revised MSCI Small Cap Methodology.

The methodology broadens the eligible company market capitalization range from $200 million to $800 million up to $200 million to $1.5 billion and free float adjusts the market capitalization of each constituent.

In addition, the MSCI Greece Small Cap Index will be added to the MSCI Small Cap Index Series, reflecting the reclassification of Greece as a developed market index in April.

The revised MSCI Small Cap Methodology and the complete pro forma MSCI Small Cap Index constituent list will be available on MSCI’s Web site as of September 4, 2001.

The changes will come into effect in a single phase after the close of trading on Friday, September 28, 2001.