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WILLIAM H. STRONG, FORMER HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT BANKING AT SALOMON BROTHERS, JOINS MORGAN STANLEY

 NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Morgan Stanley Group Inc. (NYSE: MS) announced today that William H. Strong has joined the Firm as a managing director based in Chicago. Mr. Strong will have responsibility for Morgan Stanley's corporate finance activities in all of the Firm's domestic branch offices. Mr. Strong was formerly head of international investment banking at Salomon Brothers. Among his responsibilities will be those held by Doug Gray, head of corporate finance in Chicago. Mr. Gray had previously announced that he will become an Advisory Director of the Firm this summer and ultimately intends to return to industry.
 "Bill Strong is a well known and broadly experienced investment banker. He is a valuable addition to the Firm and we are delighted he has joined us," said Morgan Stanley Chairman Richard B. Fisher and President Robert F. Greenhill. "We appreciate all Doug Gray has done to enhance our Midwest presence and to build solid client relationships for the Firm, and we are confident that Bill can continue to build on that momentum."
 At Salomon Brothers, Mr. Strong managed investment banking functions and offices in Asia, Australia, Canada, Japan, Latin America and Europe. His role included responsibility for corporate finance coverage of corporations and financial institutions, infrastructure finance, merger and acquisition activities, equity and fixed income capital markets functions, real estate finance and privatizations.
 "Bill's ability to develop strong client relationships will serve us well in the Chicago area and across the United States," said Robert W. Matschullat, head of Morgan Stanley's worldwide investment banking division. "He combines international experience with a strong knowledge of the domestic markets and relationships at high levels with many U.S. corporations. I look forward to working with him and to his contributions to building Morgan Stanley's business."
 Mr. Strong joined Salomon in 1979 where he held increasingly senior positions, including co-head of the mergers and acquisitions department in New York. He graduated from Purdue University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Northwestern University in 1976 with a Master of Management degree. He is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers Inc., the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.
 Morgan Stanley is a major global financial services firm with offices in the world's principal financial centers.
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