Media Advisory - J.D. Power and Associates to Release 2008 Initial Quality Study Results at the Detroit Athletic Club on Wednesday, June 4

    TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - J.D. Power and Associates will announce the
results of its 2008 Initial Quality Study (IQS) at a press conference on
Wednesday, June 4 at the Detroit Athletic Club.
    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 study results from noon to 1 p.m. David
Sargent, vice president of automotive 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.
    Attending media 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.
    Media unable to attend the press conference can join via Web
conferencing. The Web address for the press conference is The conference
number is PH4994020 and the pass code is "IQS." For the audio portion of the
conference, please dial 1-866-617-1526 (if calling from outside North America,
please call the media contacts below for the dial-in number by country) and
use the pass code "IQS." Web conference participants are encouraged to dial
and login 15 minutes prior to the start of the press conference.

    About J.D. Power and Associates

    Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a
global marketing information services company operating in key business
sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement,
training and customer satisfaction. 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 J.D. Power and
Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

    About The McGraw-Hill Companies

    Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP) 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

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For further information: Jordana Wolch, Cohn & Wolfe, (647) 259-3303

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