Platts to Announce 2008 Top 250 Global Energy Companies

    The Ranking, In Its 7th Year, To Be Unveiled At 3rd Annual Top 250 Global
    Energy Companies Asia Leadership Awards Dinner

    NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /CNW/ -- Platts, the world's leading energy information
provider and a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP), will
announce its annual Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies in Singapore on
October 20, 2008.
    The Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies ranking, now in its seventh
year, measures corporate leadership by examining each company's performance
and tracks the changes in ranks of regional energy companies as they
increasingly assume a greater role in global energy sustainability.
    The underlying data are derived from the Compustat(R) database, which is
compiled and maintained by Standard & Poor's (like Platts, a division of The
McGraw-Hill Companies.) All ranked companies have assets greater than (U.S.)
two billion dollars. Energy companies are grouped according to their Global
Industry Classification Standard (GICS(R)) code.
    The top performers will be announced at the third annual Platts Top 250
Global Energy Companies Asia Leadership Awards Dinner and Executive Summit at
the St. Regis Hotel in Singapore. Some 200 energy executives, largely from the
Asia-Pacific region, are expected to attend. For the third year, Logical
Information Machines (LIM) is the key sponsor. LIM provides data, analytics
and research to the energy and financial sectors. Its customers are among the
world's largest hedge funds, mutual funds, banks and energy concerns.
    In addition to announcing the Platts Top 250 Energy Companies globally,
Platts will recognize the Top 10 Asian Energy Companies, the Top 10
Fastest-Growing Asian Energy Companies, and the Top Asian Energy Companies in
each of eight industry segments as follows:

    -- Diversified utilities
    -- Exploration and production
    -- Electric utilities
    -- Gas utilities
    -- Integrated oil and gas companies
    -- Refining and marketing
    -- Independent power producers
    -- Coal and consumable fuel companies
    Attendance at the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies Asia Awards
Dinner is open to all companies with business interests in Asia or to top
energy companies worldwide.  For additional information, a list of last year's
Platts Top 250 rankings, or to reserve attendance, visit Credentialed media may attend the Awards Dinner
as guests with advance registration at .
Television cameras are permitted.
    Additional sponsorships for this year's event are still available. For
details, please visit .
    About Platts:
    Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP), is a leading
global provider of energy and metals information. With nearly a century of
business experience, Platts serves customers across more than 150 countries.
From 17 offices worldwide, Platts serves the oil, natural gas, electricity,
nuclear power, coal, petrochemical and metals markets. Platts' real-time news,
pricing, analytical services, and conferences help markets operate with
transparency and efficiency. Traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry
leaders depend upon Platts to help them make better trading and investment
decisions. Additional information is available at
    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
    Note to Editors: List of 2007 Winners
    In 2007, the Platts Top 250 ranked ExxonMobil Corporation as #1 globally
and PetroChina Co. Ltd as #1 in the Asia/Pacific Rim region.  China Resources
Power Holdings of Hong Kong was Asia's #1 Fastest Growing Company.  In 2007
India and China had seven companies each in the Top 250 ranking. China had 4
companies in the ranks of the Top 250's Fastest Growing Energy Companies.

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