This excerpt taken from the MS 8-K filed Jan 14, 2009.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On January 13, 2009, Morgan Stanley (Morgan Stanley) and Citigroup Inc. (Citi) issued a joint press release announcing that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine Morgan Stanleys Global Wealth Management Group and Citis Smith Barney, Quilter in the U.K., and Smith Barney Australia into a new joint venture to be called Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. Also on January 13, 2009, representatives of Morgan Stanley and Citi made a presentation to investors regarding the transaction. A copy of this presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 hereto.
The information in Item 7.01 and Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 of Item 9.01 is being furnished, not filed. Accordingly, the information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 of Item 9.01 will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by Morgan Stanley under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference.