IHS Receives Hart-Scott-Rodino Approval for Acquisition of R.L. Polk; Closing Scheduled for Week of July 15

  IHS Receives Hart-Scott-Rodino Approval for Acquisition of R.L. Polk;
  Closing Scheduled for Week of July 15

Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- July 3, 2013

IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of critical information and
analytics, has been granted early termination of the waiting period under the
Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and plans to close its
acquisition of R.L. Polk & Co. during the week of July 15, subject to the
satisfaction of customary closing conditions. IHS announced its intention to
acquire R.L. Polk & Co., a recognized leader in providing automotive
information and analytics solutions, on June 9, 2013.

IHS will provide more information about the acquisition and its plans
regarding R.L. Polk & Co. in a conference call that will be announced
following the closing.

R.L. Polk & Co. consists of two divisions – Polk and CARFAX – that provide
actionable market intelligence, powerful tools and analytics and extensive
vehicle history data. The combination of R.L. Polk with IHS Automotive will
create a comprehensive capability that will significantly enhance customers’
insights and decision processes across the full vehicle lifecycle with
analytics from product planning through manufacturing, sales and into
automotive aftermarkets.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in
critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and
governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the
comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery
methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed
and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly
traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in
Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth
and employs more than 6,700 people in 31 countries around the world.

About R.L. Polk & Co. (www.polk.com)

Polk is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing
solutions. The organization collects and interprets global data, and provides
extensive automotive business expertise to help customers understand their
market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, conquest new business
and gain a competitive advantage. Polk helps automotive manufacturers and
dealers, automotive aftermarket companies, finance and insurance companies,
advertising agencies, media companies, consulting organizations, government
agencies and market research firms make good business decisions. A privately
held global firm, Polk is based in Southfield, Michigan with operations in
Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain,
the United Kingdom and the United States.

CARFAX (www.carfax.com) is R.L. Polk & Co.’s vehicle history expert for used
car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. CARFAX created the Vehicle
History Report in 1986 and maintains the largest vehicle history database ever
assembled, comprising over 11 billion vehicle records from more than 75,000
data sources across North America. Over the past five years, CARFAX expanded
operations to key countries in Europe.

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IHS Inc.
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