The McGraw-Hill Companies Declares Quarterly Dividend

Oct 29, 2010, 09:22 ET from The McGraw-Hill Companies

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today approved a regular quarterly cash dividend on the Corporation's common stock.  The dividend of $0.235 is payable on December 10, 2010, to shareholders of record on November 26, 2010.

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 37 years.  The annualized rate of $0.94 per share, which includes a 4.4% increase approved by the Board in January of 2010, represents an average compound annual dividend growth rate of 9.9% since 1974.

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Release issued: October 29, 2010

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