ATLANTA and ST. LOUIS, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Equifax Inc.
(NYSE: EFX) and TALX Corporation (Nasdaq: TALX) jointly announced today the
expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust
Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with the proposed merger
of TALX with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equifax.
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The expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period satisfies one of
the conditions to Equifax's acquisition of TALX. Consummation of the merger
remains subject to other customary closing conditions, including approval of
the merger by shareholders of TALX at a meeting to be held May 15, 2007.
Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust.
A global leader in information solutions, we leverage one of the largest
sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and
proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich both the
performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.
Customers have trusted Equifax for over 100 years to deliver innovative
solutions with the highest integrity and reliability. Businesses -- large and
small -- rely on us for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio
management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, and much
more. We empower individual consumers to manage their personal credit
information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Inc. employs approximately
5,000 people in 14 countries through North America, Latin America and Europe.
Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500(R) Index. Our common stock
is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX.
TALX Corporation, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading provider of
human resource and payroll-related services and holds a leadership position in
automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax
management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients, including three-fourths of
Fortune 500 companies, with Web-based services focused in three employment-
related areas: hiring, pay reporting, and compliance. Hiring services
include assessments and talent management, paperless new hires, and tax
credits and incentives. Pay reporting services include electronic time
tracking, paperless pay, and W-2 management. Compliance services include
employment and income verifications through The Work Number, unemployment tax
management, and I-9 management. The company's common stock trades in the
Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol TALX. For more information about
TALX Corporation, call 314-214-7000 or access the company's Web site at
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed transaction, a registration statement of
Equifax has been filed with the SEC. Equifax and TALX shareholders are
encouraged to read the registration statement and any other relevant documents
filed with the SEC, including the proxy statement/prospectus that will be part
of the registration statement, because they will contain important information
about Equifax, TALX, and the proposed transaction. The final proxy
statement/prospectus will be mailed to shareholders of TALX. Investors and
security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration
statement and proxy statement/prospectus (when available) as well as other
filed documents containing information about Equifax and TALX, without charge,
at the SEC's web site (http://www.sec.gov). Free copies of Equifax's SEC
filings are also available on Equifax's website (http://www.equifax.com) and
free copies of TALX's SEC filings are also available on TALX's website
(http://www.talx.com). Free copies of Equifax's filings also may be obtained
by directing a request to Equifax, Investor Relations, by phone to
(404) 885-8000, in writing to Jeff Dodge, Vice President-Investor Relations,
or by email to email@example.com. Free copies of TALX's filings may be
obtained by directing a request to TALX Investor Relations, by phone to
(314) 214-7252, in writing to Janine A. Orf, Director of Finance, or by email
This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of
securities in any jurisdiction in which such solicitation or sale would be
unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of
Participants in the Solicitation
Equifax, TALX and their respective directors and executive officers may be
deemed, under SEC rules, to be participants in the solicitation of proxies
from TALX's shareholders with respect to the proposed transaction.
Information regarding the directors and executive officers of Equifax is
included in its definitive proxy statement for its 2006 Annual Meeting of
Shareholders filed with the SEC on April 12, 2006. Information regarding the
directors and officers of TALX is included in the definitive proxy statement
for TALX's 2006 Annual Meeting of Shareholders filed with the SEC on July 24,
2006. More detailed information regarding the identity of potential
participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by securities holdings
or otherwise, are set forth in the registration statement and proxy
statement/prospectus and other materials filed with the SEC in connection with
the proposed transaction.
SOURCE Equifax Inc.
CONTACT: David Rubinger of Equifax Inc., +1-404-885-8555,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Pam Stevens of TALX Corporation,
/Web site: http://www.equifax.com