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BARNETT TECHNOLOGIES WINS IRS AWARD

 BARNETT TECHNOLOGIES WINS IRS AWARD
 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Barnett Technologies,


Inc., an affiliate of Barnett Banks, Inc. (NYSE: BBI), is one of six companies in the nation receiving the first IRS Commissioner's Quality Supplier Award today.
 Barnett Technologies won the award because it filed more than 500,000 error-free documents for tax years 1989 and 1990. The documents included customer reporting of IRAs, mortgage interest paid, and income such as interest and dividends.
 "This award exemplifies Barnett's commitment to excellence in providing accurate and timely information to our customers," said Louis Sipka, Barnett's director of tax planning, who spearheaded the magnetic filing program.
 John Devlin, director of the IRS information program, said, "This is an outstanding achievement, considering the large volume of information returns transmitted without any formatting or validity errors." Devlin said accurate transmissions help taxpayers file more accurate and timely returns, thereby reducing the overall burden to taxpayers.
 "Everyone in the Barnett organization is committed to Barnett achieving a leadership position in service quality," said Jonathan Palmer, chief executive of Barnett Technologies and chief technology executive of Barnett Banks, Inc. "New information technology tools such as those used in electronic filing will help us get there."
 Palmer attended a ceremony today in Washington, D.C., where Fred Goldsmith, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, presented awards.
 Barnett Technologies provides operating and information systems services for Barnett Banks, Inc. and its affiliates. With $32.3 billion in assets and 593 offices in Florida and Georgia, Barnett Banks, Inc. is Florida's leading financial institution and the 21st-largest in the United States. Its stock (BBI) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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 /CONTACT: Carole Perkins of Barnett Technologies, Inc., 904-464-6454 (office) or 904-241-8536 (home)/
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