The McGraw-Hill Companies Increases Dividend 9.8%

Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:15am EST

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Commitment to Building Shareholder Value Continues
NEW YORK,  Jan. 30, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The
McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today approved a 9.8% increase in the regular
quarterly cash dividend on the Corporation's common stock.   

"The Board's action underscores the strength of our business and our bright
prospects as we prepare to launch McGraw Hill Financial," said  Harold McGraw
III, chairman, president and CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies. "Adding  10 cents
 to the dividend  marks four  decades of steady cash divided increases and
demonstrates our ongoing commitment to maximizing value for shareholders."

The McGraw-Hill Companies has paid a dividend each year since 1937 and is one of
fewer than 25 companies in the S&P 500 that has increased its dividend annually
for the last 40 years.

The quarterly dividend will increase from  $0.255  to  $0.28  per share. The
dividend will be payable on  March 12, 2013, to shareholders of record on 
February 26, 2013. The new annualized dividend rate of  $1.12  per share
represents an average compound annual dividend growth rate of 9.6% since 1974.  


About The McGraw-Hill Companies:
The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), a financial intelligence and education
company, signed an agreement to sell its McGraw-Hill Education business to
investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC in  November
2012. Following the sale closing, expected in early 2013, the Company will be
renamed McGraw Hill Financial (subject to shareholder approval) and will be a
powerhouse in benchmarks, content and analytics for the global capital and
commodity markets. The Company's leading brands will include: Standard & Poor's,
S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, Crisil, J.D. Power and
Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and Aviation Week. The Company will have
approximately 17,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Additional information
is available at  www.mcgraw-hill.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:  
Statements in this news release that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future
performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult
to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from
what is expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. In particular,
the sale transaction described is subject to certain risks and uncertainties,
including the ability of the buyer to obtain financing, as well as risks
relating to any unforeseen liabilities, losses, declines in economic performance
or future prospects. More detailed information about factors that may affect our
performance may be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which can be
obtained at its website at  http://www.sec.gov. We undertake no obligation to
publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

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 Media Relations Contacts:                             Investor Relations Contact:             
 
Patti Rockenwagner                                   
Chip Merritt                           
 
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications  
Vice President, Investor Relations     
 
(212) 512-3533 (office)                              
(212) 512-4321                         
 
patti_rockenwagner@mcgraw-hill.com                   
chip_merritt@mcgraw-hill.com           
 Jason Feuchtwanger                                                                            
 
Director, Corporate Media Relations                                                          
 
(212) 512-3151 (office)                                                                      
 
(347) 419-4169 (cell)                                                                        
 
jason_feuchtwanger@mcgraw-hill.com                                                           


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