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Standard & Poor’s is a leading provider of financial market intelligence.  The world’s foremost source of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data, Standard & Poor’s is an essential part of the world’s financial infrastructure.  For more than 150 years, Standard & Poor’s provides financial decision-makers with the intelligence they need to feel confident about their decisions.

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Key Executives:

Douglas L. Peterson, President, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Yu-Tsung Chang, Executive Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Ratings Services

Paul A. Coughlin, Executive Managing Director, Global Analytics & Operations

Christian M. Dinwoodie, Executive Managing Director, Market Development

Edward J. Haran, Senior Vice President, Finance

Donald R. Howard, Executive Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer

Yann Le Pallec, Executive Managing Director, EMEA Ratings Services

Catherine J. Mathis, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Sheila M. O' Neill, Vice President, Human Resources, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services 

Adam H. Schuman, Executive Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer

Paul Sheard, Executive Managing Director, Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economic and Research

Joseph D. Sniado
, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer


55 Water Street
New York, NY 10041
Phone: 1-212-438-2000


In 1860, Henry Varnum Poor published his “History of Railroads and Canals of the United States.” A founder of the financial information industry, Mr. Poor was a proponent of “the investor’s right to know.” In 1941, Standard Statistics merged with Poor’s Publishing Company creating Standard & Poor’s. Standard & Poor’s history dates back to 1860.  It was acquired by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. in 1966.  Today, more than 150 years later, Standard & Poor’s is the pre-eminent global provider of financial market intelligence and is still delivering on that original mission.
About The McGraw-Hill Companies:

The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), a financial intelligence and education company, signed an agreement to sell its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC in November 2012. Following the sale closing, expected in early 2013, the Company will be renamed McGraw Hill Financial (subject to shareholder approval) and will be a powerhouse in benchmarks, content and analytics for the global capital and commodity markets. The Company's leading brands will include: Standard & Poor's, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, Crisil, J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and Aviation Week. The Company will have approximately 17,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Additional information is available at