ATLANTA and ST. LOUIS, April 9: Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) and TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX) today announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission has declared effective the S-4 Registration Statement concerning their planned merger. The S-4 filing contains the Prospectus/Proxy Statement for the previously announced transaction in which Equifax will acquire TALX. The Prospectus/Proxy Statement will be mailed to TALX shareholders on or about April 13, 2007. The merger is subject to the approval of TALX shareholders, who will vote at a special meeting in St. Louis on May 15, 2007, among other customary closing conditions.
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 www.talx.com.
Source: Equifax Inc.
CONTACT: David Rubinger, Equifax Inc., +1-404-885-8555, email@example.com; Pam Stevens, TALX Corporation, +1-314-214-7235, firstname.lastname@example.org
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