Filed by IHS Inc.

Pursuant to Rule 425 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and

deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended

Subject Company: IHS Inc.

(Commission File No. 001-32511)


To: All IHS and Markit Colleagues

From: Jerre Stead and Lance Uggla

Subject: Merger Integration Update | A Message from Jerre Stead and Lance Uggla



Dear Colleagues,

We are making impressive progress toward bringing our two great companies together into a global information, analytics and solutions powerhouse – a company unlike any other.

This week we held a very productive meeting in New York City with 40 Markit and IHS colleagues – 20 from each company – responsible for integration planning and execution. The team, along with BCG, the global management consulting firm assisting with the integration, worked in close partnership and with enthusiasm and focus, to prepare action plans that will turn our opportunities into reality.

We met as a group and also as dedicated work streams focused on: Facilities and Procurement; Finance; Human Resources; Information Technology; Legal; Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Relations; Revenue Opportunities; and Sales Operations and Customer Care. Over the two days, we were able to establish strong relationships with each other and to work collaboratively on our planning for “Day 1,” the day we emerge as IHS Markit.

Smart and efficient integration planning is crucial for us to be able to move forward quickly and effectively, upon closing of the merger. The two days were hard work, but the team has embraced the challenge and is dedicated to ensuring a successful merger. We could not be more pleased to see our integration teams become one team. At the end of the second day, we were even more convinced about the power of this combination.

A key element of our integration work is communicating and engaging with you consistently. Integration often means change, and we understand that there will be times when some of you will feel unsettled. We will share information as frequently as possible to keep you updated on our progress. Your input is also critical to the success of this merger and, with that in mind, we will soon invite you to participate in a survey so you can share your views about culture and what IHS and Markit can become together.

As the team works on integration planning, please stay focused on achieving our 2016 objectives. As always, thank you for the amazing work you do every day to serve our customers, communities, colleagues and shareholders.

Jerre Stead

IHS Chairman & CEO

Lance Uggla

Markit Chairman & CEO

Where You Can Find Additional Information

In connection with the proposed transaction, on June 6, 2016 Markit filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form F-4 that includes a joint proxy statement of IHS and Markit. IHS and Markit may also file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF IHS AND MARKIT ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE

PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these materials and other documents filed with the SEC by IHS and Markit through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of IHS or Markit at the following:



15 Inverness Way East

Englewood, CO 80112

Attention: Investor Relations

+1 303-397-2969



4th Floor, Ropemaker Place,

25 Ropemaker St., London England EC2 9LY

Attention: Investor Relations:

+44 20 7260 2000

Participants in the Solicitation

IHS, Markit, and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information regarding IHS’s directors and executive officers, and their direct or indirect interests in the transaction, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in IHS’s Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2015 and its proxy statement filed on February 24, 2016, which are filed with the SEC. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of Markit, and their direct or indirect interests in the transaction, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in Markit’s 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015, and Markit’s proxy statement filed on Form 6-K on March 28, 2016, which are filed with the SEC. A more complete description is available in the registration statement on Form F-4 and the joint proxy statement/prospectus.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote of approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” “will,” “would,” “target,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, such as statements about the consummation of the proposed transaction and the anticipated benefits thereof. These and other forward-looking statements, including the failure to consummate the proposed transaction or to make or take any filing or other action required to consummate such transaction on a timely matter or at all, are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, (i) the completion of the proposed transaction on anticipated terms and timing, including obtaining shareholder or stockholder (as applicable) and regulatory approvals, anticipated tax treatment, unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, expansion and growth of the combined company’s operations and other conditions to the completion of the merger, (ii) the ability of IHS and Markit to integrate the business successfully and to achieve anticipated synergies, risks and costs, (iii) potential litigation relating to the proposed transaction that could be instituted against IHS, Markit or their respective directors, (iv) the risk that disruptions from the proposed transaction will harm IHS’s and Markit’s business, including current plans and operations, (v) the ability of IHS or Markit to retain and hire key personnel, (vi) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger, (vii) continued availability of capital and financing and rating agency actions, (viii) legislative, regulatory and economic developments, (ix) potential business uncertainty, including changes to existing business relationships, during the pendency of the merger that could affect IHS’s and/or Markit’s financial performance, (x) certain restrictions during the pendency of the merger that may impact IHS’s or Markit’s ability to pursue certain business opportunities or strategic transactions and (xi) unpredictability and severity of catastrophic events, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism or

outbreak of war or hostilities, as well as management’s response to any of the aforementioned factors. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the proposed merger, are more fully discussed in the joint proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement on Form F-4 filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger. While the list of factors presented here is, and the list of factors presented in the registration statement on Form F-4 are, considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Consequences of material differences in results as compared with those anticipated in the forward-looking statements could include, among other things, business disruption, operational problems, financial loss, legal liability to third parties and similar risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on IHS’s or Markit’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations, credit rating or liquidity. Neither IHS nor Markit assumes any obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws.