Singapore Minister of State for Trade & Industry to Deliver Keynote at Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies Awards Dinner

    NEW YORK, Aug. 29 /CNW/ -- Platts (, one of the
world's leading energy information providers and a division of The McGraw-
Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP), along with this year's sponsor, Logical
Information Machines (LIM), will announce its annual Platts Top 250 Global
Energy Companies rankings on September 13, 2007.  The awards will be presented
during the Top 250 Asia Awards Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore.
The awards dinner will also feature a keynote address by Mr. Lee Yi Shyan,
Singapore's Minister of State for Trade and Industry.
    "Asian company representation in the Platts Top 250 has held above 20
percent the last couple years and continues to grow," says Platts President
Victoria Chu Pao. "Our gala awards ceremony will celebrate the innovation and
tremendous business performance of Asia's top energy companies. We're
particularly honored that Mr. Lee Yi Shyan will be delivering the keynote
speech on Asia's growing influence in the global energy arena."
    Prior to his governmental role, Mr. Lee spearheaded external business
ties with Singapore-based companies and the expansion of international
business in Singapore. In 2001, as CEO of International Enterprise (IE)
Singapore, Mr. Lee recreated the former Singapore Trade Development Board to
IE Singapore through a series of new customer segmentations, organization
structure, business processes and developing business networks between
Singapore and China, India and Indonesia to grow and internationalize
Singapore-based businesses overseas.
    The Asia-focused rankings to be announced at this year's Top 250 event
include the following: Platts Top 15 Asian Energy Companies; the Platts Top
Ten Fastest-Growing companies in Asia; and the Platts 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
    In addition, for the first time in the six years of the rankings, Platts
will honor the world's Fastest-Growing Energy Companies, which are pulled from
the Top 250 Global Energy Companies and then ranked on each company's
compounded revenue growth over a three-year period.
    Platts Top 250 list measures companies' financial performance using four
key metrics: asset worth, revenues, profits and return on invested capital
(ROIC). All companies on the list have assets greater than US$2 billion. The
underlying data come from a database - Compustat(R)- compiled and maintained
by Standard & Poor's, which, like Platts, is a division of The McGraw-Hill
    Attendance at the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies Asia Awards
Dinner is open to all companies with business interests in Asia or with 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. Television cameras are permitted.
    Additional sponsorships for this year's event are still available. For
details, please contact Vicki Peterson at or
    About LIM:
    Logical Information Machines (LIM) provides data, analytics and research
to the energy and financial sectors. LIM's customers are among the world's
largest hedge funds, mutual funds, banks and energy concerns. Recently, LIM
won the "Ease of Use" category in the 2007 User Choice Awards from Energy Risk
    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 14 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 2006 were $6.3 billion. Additional information is available at

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