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Date Filed : May 26, 2023


Free Writing Prospectus to Preliminary Terms No. 9,216

Registration Statement Nos. 333-250103; 333-250103-01

Dated May 26, 2023; Filed pursuant to Rule 433

Morgan Stanley


5-Year SPX Market-Linked Notes

This document provides a summary of the terms of the notes. Investors must carefully review the accompanying preliminary terms referenced below, product supplement, index supplement and prospectus, and the “Risk Considerations” on the following page, prior to making an investment decision.

Summary Terms


Morgan Stanley Finance LLC


Morgan Stanley

Issue price:

$1,000 per note

Stated principal amount:

$1,000 per note

Pricing date:

June 16, 2023

Original issue date:

June 22, 2023 (3 business days after the pricing date)

Maturity date:

July 6, 2028



Underlying index:

S&P 500® Index (SPX)

Payment at maturity:

The payment due at maturity per $1,000 stated principal amount will equal:

$1,000 + supplemental redemption amount, if any.

In no event will the payment due at maturity be less than the stated principal amount or greater than the maximum payment at maturity

Supplemental redemption amount:

(i) $1,000 times (ii) the index percent change times (iii) the participation rate, provided that the supplemental redemption amount will not be less than $0 or greater than $560 per note.

Participation rate:


Maximum payment at maturity:

$1,560 per note (156% of the stated principal amount)

Index percent change:

(final index value – initial index value) / initial index value

Initial index value:

The index closing value on the pricing date

Final index value:

The index closing value on the determination date

Determination date:

June 30, 2028, subject to postponement for non-index business days and certain market disruption events


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Preliminary terms:


1All payments are subject to our credit risk

Hypothetical Payout at Maturity1


Change in Underlying Index

Return on Notes








































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 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.

Underlying Index

For more information about the underlying index, including historical performance information, see the accompanying preliminary terms.

Risk Considerations

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 Notes

The notes do not pay interest and may not pay more than the stated principal amount at maturity.

The appreciation potential of the notes is limited by the maximum payment at maturity.

The market price of the notes will be influenced by many unpredictable factors.

The notes 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 notes.

As a finance subsidiary, MSFL has no independent operations and will have no independent assets.

The estimated value of the notes is approximately $952.20 per note, or within $55.00 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.

The amount payable on the notes is not linked to the value of the underlying index at any time other than the determination date.

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 notes in the original issue price reduce the economic terms of the notes, cause the estimated value of the notes to be less than the original issue price and will adversely affect secondary market prices.

Investing in the notes is not equivalent to investing in the underlying index.

The notes will not be listed on any securities exchange and secondary trading may be limited.

The calculation agent, which is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley and an affiliate of MSFL, will make determinations with respect to the notes.

Hedging and trading activity by our affiliates could potentially adversely affect the value of the notes.

Risks Relating to the Underlying Index

Governmental regulatory actions, such as sanctions, could adversely affect your investment in the notes.

Adjustments to the underlying index could adversely affect the value of the notes.

Tax Considerations

You should review carefully the discussion in the accompanying preliminary terms under the caption “Additional Information About the Notes –Tax considerations” concerning the U.S. federal income tax consequences of an investment in the notes, and you should consult your tax adviser.


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