IHS Announces Intent to Acquire R.L. Polk & Co., A Global Leader in Automotive Information Solutions

  • Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Acquisition Details Set for Monday, June 10, 8:00 a.m. (EDT)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--()--IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of critical information and analytics, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire R.L. Polk & Co., a recognized leader in providing automotive information and analytics solutions. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

A conference call and webcast with IHS leadership to discuss details of the intent to acquire R.L. Polk & Co. will be conducted Monday, June 10 at 6:00 a.m. MDT/8:00 a.m. EDT. To hear the live event, open to investors and the news media, visit the IHS website at http://investor.ihs.com and log on at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

Supplemental materials regarding the transaction will be posted to the IHS website at http://investor.ihs.com at least one hour in advance of the June 10 conference call and webcast. A replay of the June 10 webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event. To access the webcast recording, visit http://investor.ihs.com.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)

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 to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. 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 more than 6,700 people in 31 countries around the world.

About R.L. Polk & Co. (www.polk.com)

Polk is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. The organization collects and interprets global data, and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help customers understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, conquest new business and gain a competitive advantage. Polk helps automotive manufacturers and dealers, automotive aftermarket companies, finance and insurance companies, advertising agencies, media companies, consulting organizations, government agencies and market research firms make good business decisions. A privately held global firm, Polk is based in Southfield, Michigan with operations in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

CARFAX (www.carfax.com) is R.L. Polk & Co.’s vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. CARFAX created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and maintains the largest vehicle history database ever assembled, comprising over 11 billion vehicle records from more than 75,000 data sources across North America. Over the past five years, CARFAX expanded operations to key countries in Europe.

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Contacts

IHS News Media Contact:
IHS Inc.
Dan Wilinsky, +1-303-397-2468
dan.wilinsky@ihs.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
IHS Inc.
Andy Schulz, +1-303-397-2969
andy.schulz@ihs.com

Release Summary

IHS Announces Intent to Acquire R.L. Polk & Co.; Conference Call and Webcast To Discuss Acquisition Details Set for Monday, June 10, 8 am EDT

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Contacts

IHS News Media Contact:
IHS Inc.
Dan Wilinsky, +1-303-397-2468
dan.wilinsky@ihs.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
IHS Inc.
Andy Schulz, +1-303-397-2969
andy.schulz@ihs.com