SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 5, 2013
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
1221 Avenue of the Americas,
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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In connection with a previously disclosed investigation by the Civil Division of the Department of Justice ("DOJ") of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"), the DOJ filed a civil complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on February 4, 2013 against The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (the "Company") and S&P alleging violations of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 regarding S&P's ratings in 2004-2007 on certain U.S. collateralized debt obligations and S&P’s rating models for certain structured finance products. S&P was notified of related state lawsuits. The Company and S&P believe the allegations are without merit and intend to vigorously defend such litigation.
A press release announcing the filing of the complaint was issued by the Company on February 5, 2013, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and hereby incorporated by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: February 5, 2013
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