Standard & Poor's Announces Change to U.S. Index

Friday, April 4, 2008 General News J E 4
NEW YORK, April 3, 2008 ZOLL Medical Corp.(Nasdaq: ZOLL) will replace Triad Guaranty Inc. (Nasdaq: TGIC) in the S&PSmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday, April 7, 2008. As oftoday's close of trading, Triad Guaranty had a market capitalization ofapproximately $39 million, ranking 600th in the index.

Standard & Poor's will monitor this transaction, and post any relevantupdates on its website:

ZOLL Medical develops technologies that help advance the practice ofresuscitation; it markets products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation,fluid replacement, and ventilation. Headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, thecompany will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS (Global IndustryClassification Standard) Health Care Equipment Sub-Industry index.

Additions to and deletions from an S&P equity index do not in any wayreflect an opinion on the investment merits of the companies concerned.

About Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), isthe world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, includingindependent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research anddata. With approximately 7,500 employees, including wholly-owned affiliates,located in 21 countries, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world'sfinancial infrastructure, and has played a leading role for more than 140years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feelmore confident about their investment and financial decisions. For moreinformation, visit

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a leading globalinformation services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financialservices, education and business information markets through leading brandssuch as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Powerand Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries.Sales in 2007 were $6.8 billion. Additional information is available at is a summary of the change: S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX - April 7, 2008 COMPANY GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR GICS SUB-INDUSTRY ADDED ZOLL Medical Health Care Health Care Equipment DELETED Triad Guaranty Financials Thrifts and Mortgage Finance

SOURCE Standard & Poor's


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