The McGraw-Hill Companies Increases Dividend 9.8%

              The McGraw-Hill Companies Increases Dividend 9.8%

Commitment to Building Shareholder Value Continues

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013

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

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

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 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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Senior Vice President, Marketing and             Vice President, Investor
Communications                                   Relations

(212) 512-3533 (office)                          (212) 512-4321     

Jason Feuchtwanger

Director, Corporate Media Relations

(212) 512-3151 (office)

(347) 419-4169 (cell)

SOURCE The McGraw-Hill Companies

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