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EQUIFAX BOARD RAISES DIVIDEND, AUTHORIZES $75 MILLION SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

 ATLANTA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced that its board of directors approved an increase in the company's regular quarterly dividend of one cent to 14 cents per share.
 The dividend is payable March 15 to shareholders of record Feb. 22. The board also authorized the company to repurchase up to $75 million in shares of its own common stock over a two-year period.
 Commenting on the dividend increase, Equifax Chairman and CEO C.B. Rogers Jr., said: "The decision to increase our regular quarterly cash dividend was based principally on the company's strong 1992 earnings performance and the outlook for 1993. This increase is consistent with Equifax's financial strategy that is dedicated to ensuring that our shareholders receive a fair return on their investment. It also marks the start of our 80th consecutive year in which Equifax has paid a cash dividend, and it is the 8th year in the last 10 that the board has voted to increase the amount paid per share. We are proud of this record."
 The open-market share repurchase authorization follows the company's fourth quarter 1992 self-tender offer in which Equifax offered to repurchase up to 10.5 million shares. The offer, which expired on Dec. 15, 1992, enabled the company to buy back 6.6 million shares at $19.25 per share. The new share repurchase program will permit Equifax to complete the recapitalization it began last year.
 Donald U. Hallman, Equifax's CFO, explained: "While we consider last year's tender offer successful in terms of its impact on shareholder value, our original intent was to lower our cost of capital by adding about $200 million of debt to our capital structure. The open market share repurchase program provides Equifax with the facility to complete our recapitalization plan as market conditions permit and within a reasonable time frame."
 Equifax Inc. is the leading provider of information and information services for consumer financial transactions. Established in 1899 in Atlanta, Equifax today employs over 12,000 people throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The company provides information services and automated systems that help its customers grant credit, insure lives and property, select new employees, authorize checks at the point of sale, process credit card transactions, control health care costs, market products and complete other transactions that benefit the economy, business, and consumers. Revenues for the year ending Dec. 31, 1992 were more than $1.1 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Richard F. Wacht, vice president, Investor Relations of Equifax, 404-885-8304/
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