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AXA Advisors to Use Morningstar Advisor Workstation

CHICAGO, Aug 07, 2002 – Morningstar, Inc., a global investment research firm, today announced that AXA Advisors, LLC, a subsidiary of AXA Financial Inc., has selected the Morningstar® Advisor WorkstationSM, a customizable set of online investment planning tools, and is making it available to more than 7,000 affiliated financial professionals.

Greg Ver Beek, vice president of Morningstar institutional sales, said, "AXA Advisors is dedicated to providing its financial professionals with the most technologically advanced client support tools, and the Workstation will be a great addition to the resources offered through its program." 

Morningstar has provided AXA Advisors with a customized version of the Morningstar® Advisor WorkstationSM. The customized Workstation is composed of a research module to analyze and compare the full universe of mutual funds, variable annuities, and individual stocks, an asset allocation tool to help create portfolios with the appropriate target asset mixes, as well as an NASD-compliant hypothetical illustration tool which automates the creation of presentation materials in an attractive, client-ready format. 

"Morningstar's Advisor Workstation is an important tool that allows advisors to easily add real value to the client relationship. Our advisors have embraced it, and the response has exceeded our expectations. We're also pleased with Morningstar's flexibility and its ability to customize the Workstation to our unique specifications, which lets us add value at the firm level," said Erik Mosholt, vice president of AXA. 

About Morningstar, Inc. 
Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a global investment research firm. Morningstar supplies a variety of products and services to professional investment advisors, including Morningstar® Advisor WorkstationSM, Morningstar® Principia® investment management software, Morningstar Mutual Funds SM, the annual Morningstar Investment Conference, and the Morningstar Professional Education Series.

With nearly 90,000 registered users, Morningstar's Web site for advisors, Morningstar Advisor.com offers Morningstar Reports on more than 40,000 stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds and variable annuity subaccounts. The site's Due Diligence Center provides answers from fund managers to most frequently asked questions, plus research reports, economic updates, and other educational materials. 

About AXA Advisors, LLC
AXA Advisors, LLC is a leading provider of financial services for consumers and businesses, working with clients to help them define and meet their financial goals. AXA Advisors, LLC is a subsidiary of AXA Financial, Inc., whose affiliates and subsidiaries include The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States; Alliance Capital Management L.P.; Sanford C. Bernstein; and its premier wholesale distribution organization, AXA Distributors, LLC. AXA Financial is a member of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection and wealth management. AXA's operations are diverse geographically, with major operations in Western Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific region. AXA had $802 billion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2001 and reported revenues of $67 billion for the full year 2001. 

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