NEW YORK, January 4, 2001 — Joseph Berkery, President of Berkery, Noyes & Company, announced today that his firm represented Mayfield Publishing Company in its sale to The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MHP) The transaction was completed on January 3, 2001. Mayfield Publishing Company, of Mountain View, California, is a mid-sized publisher of college textbooks in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

Berkery, Noyes & Company specializes in investment banking for the information, publishing and communications industries. Among the recent transactions completed by Berkery Noyes are the following: Reed Elsevier’s divestiture of Springhouse Corporation to Wolters Kluwer, the acquisition of K.G. Saur Verlag by The Thomson Corporation’s Gale Group, and John Wiley & Sons purchase of selected higher education textbooks from Pearson Education.

Berkery, Noyes & Company clients range from small firms, often seeking a buyer, to most of the major international information companies, who use the firm’s expertise in locating, analyzing and negotiating with acquisition candidates as well as in managing divestitures. The firm operates with a staff of twenty-two professionals serving the publishing industry from offices in New York, Boston, San Francisco and Frankfurt, Germany.