J.D. Power and Associates to Release 2012 Initial Quality Study Results At the Detroit Athletic Club on Wednesday, June 20

TROY, Mich., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- J.D. Power and Associates will announce the results of its 2012 Initial Quality Study (IQS) at a press conference on Wednesday, June 20 at the Detroit Athletic Club.

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Held in conjunction with the Automotive Press Association, the press conference will begin with registration at 11 a.m. ET, followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the revealing of IQS results from noon to 1 p.m. ETThe IQS results are embargoed until 1 p.m. ET.

David Sargent, vice president of global vehicle research at J.D. Power and Associates, will present the IQS findings. 

Considered the benchmark study for new-vehicle quality in the automotive industry, the study highlights the three highest-ranked vehicles in each of the car and light-truck segments; the three highest ranked assembly plants in North/South America, Asia Pacific and Europe; and full nameplate rankings.

Media unable to attend the press conference can join via Web conferencing.  The Web address for the press conference is https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mman/join?id=Z7RG4R&role=attend (no pass code is required, but if it does not populate automatically use: Z7RG4R)

For the audio portion of the conference, please dial 1-877-928-0463 (from outside North America, dial 1-210-406-3144) and use the pass code "6538084."  Web conference participants are encouraged to dial and log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the press conference.

Media attending the press conference in Detroit should park in the DAC garage.  Additionally, the DAC requires men to wear coats and ties, while women should wear appropriate business attire. Denim is not allowed.

For more information, please contact:

Syvetril Perryman; Westlake Village, Calif.; (805) 418-8103; media.relations@jdpa.com
John Tews; Troy, Mich.; (248) 680-6218; media.relations@jdpa.com

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About J.D. Power and Associates
Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services company providing performance improvement, social media and customer satisfaction insights and solutions.  The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies
McGraw-Hill announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide. McGraw-Hill Financial's leading brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Indices, Platts energy information services and J.D. Power and Associates. With sales of $6.2 billion in 2011, the Corporation has approximately 23,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

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