Morgan Stanley Announces Pricing of $2.2 Billion Common Stock Offering
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that it has priced a public offering of approximately 80.2 million shares of common stock to the public at $27.44 per share for total gross proceeds of approximately $2.2 billion. The underwriter will have a 30-day option to purchase approximately up to an additional 4.0 million shares of common stock from Morgan Stanley.
China Investment Corporation has agreed to purchase 44.7 million shares of common stock at the public offering price. In addition, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) has agreed to purchase 16.0 million shares of common stock at the public offering price. The closing of the MUFG purchase will occur a few days after the closing of the public offering upon the effectiveness of the registration of the offering with the Financial Services Agency of Japan.
While approval for repayment has not been granted, Morgan Stanley believes that upon completion of this capital raise it will have satisfied the criteria for fully redeeming the TARP preferred capital and expects to redeem it before the end of June.
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