$970 Million Prepaid Natural Gas Transaction

Represented Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (“MSCG”) in its role as gas supplier, receivables purchaser and interest rate swap provider and Morgan Stanley in its role as guarantor of MSCG’s obligations in a prepaid natural gas transaction financed with more than $970 million in municipal bonds issued by The Southeast Alabama Gas Supply District. This transaction required an intersection of disciplines between physical commodities, financial derivatives and tax law.