October 23 – October 30, 2008 Edition

To Release Q3
Earnings Next Week

NEW YORK (–The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) will announce its third quarter 2008 results before the start of NYSE trading on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 and will be available for downloading from


Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert J. Bahash, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call that morning at 8:30 AM Eastern Time. The presentation will be open to all interested parties and will be available by Webcast and by telephone. Discussions may include forward-looking information. Additional information presented during the call may be made available on the Investor Presentations page at The prepared remarks and slides will also be available for downloading from the Investor Relations Website's Investor Presentations archive several hours later.


Beginning with this quarter's earnings call, the Webcast will integrate the audio and synchronized presenters' slides in a single interface. The Webcast will be available live and in replay at


Telephone access is available for those who would like to listen only (no slides) or to ask a question during the question-and-answer session. Domestic participants may call (888) 323-5423; international participants may call +1 (415) 228-5016 (long distance charges will apply). The passcode is McGraw-Hill and the conference leader is Harold McGraw III. A recorded telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the meeting concludes and will remain available until November 27, 2008. Domestic participants may call (888) 433-2210; international participants may call +1 (203) 369-3151 (long distance charges will apply). No passcode is required.


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 such as 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 2007 were $6.8 billion. Additional information is available at