Underscores The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Commitment to Helping India Drive Economic Growth, Job Creation and Market Development.  SME Ratings from India’s Largest Credit Rating Agency Will Help Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Save More Than US$125 Million in Interest Costs

MUMBAI, India, March 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Harold McGraw III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies, today presented CRISIL’s 10,000th SME rating certificate to Vardhaman Technology Private Limited, a computer hardware company. The event was hosted by Ms. Roopa Kudva, managing director and chief executive officer of CRISIL Ltd.

CRISIL’s SME ratings help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) gain affordable access to the capital they need to grow their businesses and create jobs. The McGraw-Hill Companies owns Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the world’s foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research, data and valuations, and is the majority stakeholder of CRISIL, India’s largest credit rating agency.   Source:  McGraw-Hill Companies Press Release

BIIA Newsletter April I – 2010 Issue