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L. Keith Graves appointed as Chief Accounting Officer of TALX
ST. LOUIS, Dec 20, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALXE), a leading business process outsourcer of human resources and payroll services, today announced that its board of directors appointed L. Keith Graves as chief accounting officer.

"The separation of the chief financial officer and chief accounting officer positions is a continuation of the steps that we have taken to improve corporate governance," said William W. Canfield, president and chief executive officer. Canfield continued, "This step allows for a better distribution of financial responsibilities and further segregates the preparation and review processes."

Graves, managing director of finance, controller, has been with TALX for five years. Previously, he worked for five years at Bank of America (formerly Boatmen's Bancshares, Inc.), where he served as vice president and controller of the investment banking division. Before that, Graves spent three years in the audit division of the St. Louis office of KPMG LLP. He is a CPA, and earned his Bachelor's of Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1989.

    About TALX Corporation
TALX Corporation is a leading business process outsourcer of human resources and payroll services. TALX holds a leadership position in two key employment-related services -- automated employment and income verification services via The Work Number(R) services and unemployment cost management services via UC eXpressSM. TALX also provides paperless payroll services, W-2 services, automated benefits enrollment and automated time entry services. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, TALX empowers user to complete transactions independently utilizing available multimedia including Web, interactive voice response, speech recognition, fax and e-mail. TALX Corporation common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol TALX. For more information about TALX Corporation, call 314-214-7000 or access the company's Web site at www.talx.com

Statements in this press release expressing the expectations of management may be forward-looking and involve uncertainties. TALX risk factors are detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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