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Morgan Stanley to Buy Back $20 Billion in Stock; Raises Dividend by 7.5 Cents

NEW YORK — Morgan Stanley said it will increase its quarterly common stock dividend to $0.925 per share from the current $0.85 per share, beginning with the common stock dividend expected to be declared by the Firm’s Board of Directors in the third quarter of 2024.

In addition, the Firm’s Board of Directors reauthorized a multi-year common equity share repurchase program of up to $20 billion, without a set expiration date, beginning in the third quarter of 2024. The share repurchases will be exercised from time to time at prices the Firm deems appropriate, subject to various considerations, including current market conditions, the Firm’s capital position and future economic and earnings outlook.

Ted Pick, Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley, said, “These results demonstrate continued execution of a clear and consistent strategy to raise, manage and allocate capital for clients. We are raising our dividend by 7.5 cents for the third year in a row reflecting the durability of Morgan Stanley’s business model.”