Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc. (“MSIM”), the investment adviser to Morgan Stanley China A Share Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CAF) (the “Fund”), announced today that James Cheng, a portfolio manager of the Fund, will retire effective December 31, 2012. Gary Cheung, a Vice President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Company (“MSIM Company”), the sub-adviser to the Fund, will continue to be primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund’s portfolio upon Mr. Cheng’s retirement. The change in portfolio management team does not affect the investment objective of the Fund, nor the way in which the Fund’s portfolio is managed.
The Board of Directors has also approved the creation of a committee of independent Directors to consider a range of issues unique to closed-end funds.
The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that seeks capital growth by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 80 percent of its assets in A-shares of Chinese companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. The Fund’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CAF.”
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