McGraw Hill Financial Announces New 50 Million Share Buyback Authorization

  McGraw Hill Financial Announces New 50 Million Share Buyback Authorization

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec.4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors of McGraw Hill
Financial (NYSE: MHFI) today authorized the company to repurchase up to 50
million shares or approximately 18 percent of the company's outstanding
shares.

"Our new share repurchase authorization demonstrates our ongoing commitment to
maximizing shareholder value, and underscores the strength of our financial
position and the confidence we have in our prospects," said Douglas Peterson,
president and chief executive officer of McGraw Hill Financial. "Since the
beginning of 2011, we have returned more than $4 billion to shareholders in
the form ofcash dividend payments and share repurchases."

There are currently less than 1 million shares remaining under the company's
2011 authorization to buy back up to 50 million shares. Under this
authorization, the company has repurchased shares at an average price of
$48.64.

Today's authorization will permit the company to buy back shares in 2014 as
well as conduct future repurchases.

Shares will be repurchased from time to time on the open market, subject to
market conditions, or through privately negotiated transactions.

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.

Investor Relations: http://investor.mhfi.com

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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; and the health of the economy.

Contacts:

Jason Feuchtwanger
Director, Corporate Media Relations
212-512-3151
jason.feuchtwanger@mhfi.com

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

SOURCE McGraw Hill Financial

Website: http://www.mhfi.com
 
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