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IHS Inc. Announces Secondary Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) today announced the commencement of a secondary public offering of 3,478,261 shares of its Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, by Conscientia Investment Limited, the selling stockholder. The selling stockholder also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 521,739 shares. IHS will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares in the offering.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. is the sole bookrunning manager for the offering. BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as lead manager for the offering, and RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as co-managers.

IHS has filed a registration statement, including a prospectus and a preliminary prospectus supplement, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering to which this news release relates. Prospective investors should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents that IHS has filed with the SEC for more complete information about IHS and the offering. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at or by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866) 471-2526, facsimile: (212) 902-9316, email: [email protected].

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “seek,” “believe,” “project,” “predict,” “estimate,” “expect,” “continue,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “might,” “should,” “will,” the negative of these terms, and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. A detailed discussion of some of the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from the forward-looking statements is described under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, along with our other filings with the SEC.

Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

About IHS

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis, and flexible delivery methods of IHS. IHS's aim is to embed its solutions within the entire spectrum of its customers’ organization, enabling executive level capital deployment strategies and following decision-making activities throughout their organizations to front-line employees tasked with managing their company’s complex core daily operations. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs approximately 8,000 people in more than 31 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2014 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

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