SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2018
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On May 14, 2018, MSCI Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing the proposed issuance of $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026 (the notes) in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The notes will mature in November 2026. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference.
The notes are being offered only to (i) persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) certain non-U.S. persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and therefore may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This report does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes, nor shall it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Exhibit 99.1||Press release dated May 14, 2018, titled MSCI Launches Private Offering of $500 Million Senior Notes Due 2026|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 14, 2018
/s/ Henry A. Fernandez
Henry A. Fernandez
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer