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Special Meeting of Shareholders

S&P Global announced on March 11, 2021 that its shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the Company's proposed transaction with IHS Markit at a special meeting of the Company's shareholders. Approximately 99% of votes cast were in favor of the transaction.

IHS Markit shareholders also overwhelmingly voted to approve the combination with S&P Global at a special meeting of its shareholders held separately on March 11, 2021.

S&P Global and IHS Markit are continuing to work toward closing the transaction and, as of June 8, 2021, now expect the transaction to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, which remains subject to the receipt of the required regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

Related Press Releases:
S&P Global Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Merger with IHS Markit
S&P Global and IHS Markit to Merge in All-Stock Transaction Valuing IHS Markit at $44 Billion, Powering the Markets of the Future

How to Attend
the Virtual Meeting



To access the virtual Special Meeting online, go to http://www.meetingcenter.io/289582186. Shareholders are required to enter a unique 15-digit control number along with the meeting password: SPGI2021. See below for instructions on “How to Locate or Obtain Your 15-digit Control Number”.

  • Join as a "Shareholder" (requires control number and meeting password): Shareholders are required to enter a unique 15-digit control number and the meeting password, which is SPGI2021. This option enables shareholder-only features, including the ability to vote and submit written questions during the Special Meeting.
  • Join as a "Guest": Guests will be in "listen-only" mode and cannot vote or submit questions during the meeting.

How to Locate or Obtain
Your 15-digit Control Number



  • Registered shareholders received their unique 15-digit control number with the proxy materials that were mailed or e-mailed, based on their mailing preferences. This number is in a circled area on the printed proxy card or is identified as a control number in an e-mail. Shareholders must log in using this control number in order to vote and submit questions online during the virtual special meeting.
  • Beneficial owners who wish to vote or submit questions at the Special Meeting will need to allow time for the following steps in order to obtain their 15-digit control number:
    • Request a valid legal proxy from your bank, broker or other intermediary for shares held in "street name" a soon as possible.
    • Submit proof of the legal proxy to Computershare at legalproxy@computershare.com no later than 5 p.m. ET on March 8, 2021.
    • Please include "Legal Proxy" in the subject line, attach the legal proxy and provide your name and email address in the email.
    • You will receive a reply email from Computershare with your unique 15-digit control number required to vote and submit questions online during the Special Meeting.

How to Vote Shares



Whether or not you plan to attend the virtual Special Meeting, we urge you to submit your vote in advance.

REGISTERED SHAREHOLDERS AND 401(K) & ESPP PARTICIPANTS

Voting available until 10:00 a.m. ET on March 11, 2021. 401(k) Plan participants must vote by 5:00pm on March 9, 2021.

  • Internet: www.investorvote.com/spgispecial
  • Telephone: Call toll-free 1-800-652-8683 on a touch-tone telephone.
  • Mail: Mail your proxy card to Computershare using the return envelope supplied in the mailing.

BENEFICIAL OWNERS

Voting available until 11:59pm ET on March 10, 2021.

  • Internet: www.proxyvote.com
  • Telephone: Call the toll-free number on the proxy card sent by your broker.
  • Mail: Mail your voting form to your broker using the return envelope supplied in the mailing.

How to Submit Shareholder Questions


Shareholders of record may submit questions before or during the Special Meeting. All questions should comply with the meeting’s posted Rules of Conduct.

  • Before: To submit questions before the Special Meeting, please email your question(s) to the Corporate Secretary at corporate.secretary@spglobal.com no later than March 10, 2021. Please include “Special Meeting Question” in the subject line and provide your name and proof of stock ownership or 15-digit control number.
  • During: To submit questions during the Special Meeting, please log into the meeting as a shareholder using your 15-digit control number (as described above) and follow the instructions on the virtual meeting website.