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TALX Clarifies Information Regarding SEC Investigation
ST. LOUIS, Jul 1, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TALX Corporation (NASDAQ: TALX) filed its 10-K effective today and disclosed the following: "The Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an investigation into our August 2001 secondary offering of common stock and second fiscal quarter 2001 financial results. We are cooperating fully with the investigation, and have voluntarily produced documents requested by the Commission and have made our employees available for interviews or testimony upon request. We believe that there is no basis for any action by the Commission."

The inquiries by the SEC cover substantially the same matters involved in the previously disclosed class action suits against the company.

William W. Canfield, chairman and chief executive officer, stated, "We are cooperating fully with the Commission. The SEC has made no allegations against the Company or any of its officers, directors, or personnel. Furthermore, we believe that there is no basis for any action by the Commission."

TALX Corporation is a leading Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) for payroll data-centric services. TALX holds a leadership position in two key employment-related services - automated employment and income verification services via The Work Number(R) and unemployment cost management services through The Frick Company and the unemployment cost management business of Gates McDonald. TALX is also a leading provider of automated benefits enrollment services and a provider of automated time entry service. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, TALX Corporation's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market(R) under the symbol TALX. For more information about TALX Corporation call 314-214-7000 or access the company's Web site at

Statements in this news release expressing the beliefs and expectations of management regarding the outcome of the SEC investigation are forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the actual outcome to be materially different from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements.

CONTACT:          TALX Corp., St. Louis
                  Craig N. Cohen, 314/214-7000

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