The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the issuer, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling toll-free 1-800-584-6837.
For more information about the underlying stock, including historical performance information, see the accompanying preliminary terms.
The risks set forth below are discussed in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section in the accompanying preliminary terms. Please review those risk factors carefully prior to making an investment decision.
Risks Relating to an Investment in the Securities
●The securities do not guarantee the return of any principal.
●You will not receive any contingent quarterly coupon for any quarterly period where the determination closing price is less than the downside threshold price.
●The contingent quarterly coupon, if any, is based solely on the determination closing price or the final share price, as applicable.
●Investors will not participate in any appreciation in the price of the underlying stock.
●The automatic early redemption feature may limit the term of your investment to approximately three months. If the securities are redeemed early, you may not be able to reinvest at comparable terms or returns.
●The market price will be influenced by many unpredictable factors.
●The securities are subject to our credit risk, and any actual or anticipated changes to our credit ratings or credit spreads may adversely affect the market value of the securities.
●As a finance subsidiary, MSFL has no independent operations and will have no independent assets.
●Investing in the securities is not equivalent to investing in the common stock of Bank of America Corporation.
●The securities will not be listed on any securities exchange and secondary trading may be limited.
●The rate we are willing to pay for securities of this type, maturity and issuance size is likely to be lower than the rate implied by our secondary market credit spreads and advantageous to us. Both the lower rate and the inclusion of costs associated with issuing, selling, structuring and hedging the securities in the original issue price reduce the economic terms of the securities, cause the estimated value of the securities to be less than the original issue price and will adversely affect secondary market prices.
●The estimated value of the securities is approximately $9.794 per security, or within $0.35 of that estimate, and is determined by reference to our pricing and valuation models, which may differ from those of other dealers and is not a maximum or minimum secondary market price.
●Hedging and trading activity by our affiliates could potentially adversely affect the value of the securities.
●The calculation agent, which is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley and an affiliate of MSFL, will make determinations with respect to the securities.
●The U.S. federal income tax consequences of an investment in the securities are uncertain.
Risks Relating to the Underlying Stock
●No affiliation with Bank of America Corporation.
●We may engage in business with or involving Bank of America Corporation without regard to your interests.
●Governmental regulatory actions, such as sanctions, could adversely affect your investment in the securities.
●The antidilution adjustments the calculation agent is required to make do not cover every corporate event that could affect the underlying stock.
You should review carefully the discussion in the accompanying preliminary terms under the caption “Additional Information About the Securities–Tax considerations” concerning the U.S. federal income tax consequences of an investment in the securities, and you should consult your tax adviser.