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IHS Markit Brings Bond Pricing Data to Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's Market Transparency Platform

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IHS
Markit
(NASDAQ:INFO), a world leader in critical information,
analytics and solutions, today announced that its benchmark yield curve
for AAA-rated municipal bonds is now available to investors through the
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's (MSRB) Electronic Municipal
Market Access (EMMA®) platform.

The free EMMA
website
is designated by the Securities and Exchange Commission as
the official repository for data and disclosures on more than one
million municipal securities.

"MSRB's EMMA website is now in its 10th year of providing free public
access to municipal market data, documents and tools that support a fair
and efficient market," said Lynnette Kelly, MSRB president and CEO. "We
are excited to further enhance investor access to benchmarking and
analytical tools with the addition of the IHS Markit yield curve to the
EMMA website."

"Investors rely upon yield curves to measure market performance, and we
are proud to join forces with MSRB to make IHS Markit data available to
the public," said Frank Dos Santos, executive director and Americas head
of business strategy for fixed income pricing at IHS Markit. "As a
leading provider of municipal bond pricing data, IHS Markit strongly
supports the MSRB mission in promoting market transparency and providing
investors with a wealth of historical data."

The IHS Markit municipal bond yield curve consists of tax-exempt general
obligation bonds with a 5 percent coupon and 10-year call date from
AAA-rated state governments. IHS Markit has broad expertise across U.S.
municipal markets and prices more than 1.1 million municipal bonds daily.

In addition, IHS Markit provides independent fixed income pricing and
liquidity data for risk management, price verification, compliance and
trading workflows. The firm's 100-plus fixed income evaluators and
best-in-class pricing solution cover more than 2.5 million corporate and
sovereign bonds, municipal bonds, securitized products, bank loans and
CDS.

About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)

IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) is a world leader in critical information,
analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive
economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information,
analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and
government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep
insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has
more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent
of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial
institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to
sustainable, profitable growth.

IHS Markit is a registered trademark of IHS Markit Ltd. and/or its
affiliates. All other company and product names may be trademarks of
their respective owners © 2018 IHS Markit Ltd. All rights reserved.

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