McGraw Hill Financial Increases Stake in CRISIL to 67.8%

           McGraw Hill Financial Increases Stake in CRISIL to 67.8%

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2013

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:
MHFI) today announced it has added to its investment in CRISIL Limited, a
global analytical company and India's leader in credit ratings and research,
increasing its stake to 67.8% from 52.8%.

As part of the voluntary tender offer announced in June 2013, McGraw Hill
Financial acquired 10,623,059 equity shares from shareholders of CRISIL, which
represents 15.1% of the total equity shares outstanding. The tender period
began July 24, 2013 and concluded August 6, 2013.

"We have enjoyed a very productive long-term relationship with CRISIL, which
has been enormously successful, and our new investment underscores the
confidence we have in CRISIL's future," said Harold McGraw III, Chairman,
President and CEO of McGraw Hill Financial.

The cash offer of INR 1210 per share values the transaction at approximately
INR 12.9 billion or $214 million (based on prevailing exchange rates). McGraw
Hill Financial financed the transaction with existing cash resources.

The offer represented a premium of 29% to the closing share price on May 31,
2013, and a premium of 12% to CRISIL's all-time closing high on the National
Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) prior to the offer being announced.

CRISIL and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services first signed an affiliation
agreement in 1996. The relationship was further strengthened in 1997 when
McGraw Hill Financial acquired its initial equity stake in CRISIL. In 2005,
McGraw Hill Financial became CRISIL's majority shareholder.

About McGraw Hill Financial
McGraw Hill Financial is a leading financial intelligence company providing
the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit
ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. The Company's
iconic brands include: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ,
S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power, and McGraw Hill
Construction. The Company has approximately 17,000 employees in 27 countries.
Additional information is available at www.mhfi.com

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About CRISIL Limited
CRISIL is a global analytical company providing ratings, research, and risk
and policy advisory services. We are India's leading ratings agency. We are
also the foremost provider of high-end research to the world's largest banks
and leading corporations. Additional information is available at
www.crisil.com.

Forward-looking Statements
The forward-looking statements in this news release involve risks and
uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors,
including worldwide economic, financial, liquidity, political and regulatory
conditions; the health of debt (including U.S. residential mortgage-backed
securities and collateralized debt obligations) and equity markets, including
possible future interest rate changes; the health of the economy; the
successful marketing of competitive products; and the effect of competitive
products and pricing.

Contacts:

Jason Feuchtwanger
Director, Corporate Media Relations
McGraw Hill Financial
212-512-3151 (office)
347-419-4169 (cell)
jason.feuchtwanger@mhfi.com

Lisa Coory
Senior Director
Head of Communications, Asia-Pacific
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
852-2533-3520 (office)
852-6323-0176 (cell)
lisa.coory@standardandpoors.com

Chip Merritt
Vice President, Investor Relations
McGraw Hill Financial
212-512-4321
chip.merritt@mhfi.com 

Issued: New York, August 18, 2013; Mumbai, August 19, 2013

SOURCE McGraw Hill Financial

Website: http://www.mhfi.com