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MOODY’S CORPORATION       Meeting Information

Meeting Type:        Annual Meeting

For holders as of:  March 02, 2009

Date: April 28, 2009 Time: 9:30 AM EST



7 World Trade Center at

250 Greenwich Street

New York, New York 10007






John Sample




You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.


This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).


We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.


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1.  Annual Report    2.  Notice & Proxy Statement


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            Voting Items            


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal(s).
1.    Election of Directors
01    Ewald Kist
02    Henry A. McKinnell, Jr., Ph.D.
03    John K. Wulff
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal(s).
2    Ratification of the appointment of independent registered public accounting firm for 2009.
The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST the following proposal(s).
3    Stockholder proposal to adopt a policy that the chairman of the Company’s board of directors be an independent director.
4    Stockholder proposal to adopt a policy requiring senior executives to retain a significant percentage of Company shares until two years following termination of their employment.



            Voting Items Continued             


The Board of Directors does not have a recommendation for voting on the following proposal(s).
   — Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.