August 6 – August 13, 2009 Edition

McGraw-Hill Pays Stock Dividend

NEW YORK, NY/Authorlink News/08/05/09–Graw-Hill Companies last week approved a regular quarterly cash dividend on the Corporation’s common stock. The dividend of $0.225 is payable on September 10, 2009, to shareholders of record on August 26, 2009.

The McGraw-Hill Companies has paid a dividend each year since 1937 and is one of fewer than 30 companies in the S&P 500 that has increased its dividend annually for the last 36 years. The annualized rate of $0.90 per share, which includes a 2.3% increase approved by the Board in January of 2009, represents an average compound annual dividend growth rate of 10.1% since 1974.

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands including Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2008 were $6.4 billion. Additional information is available at