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EQUIFAX CONTINUED ON HIGH ROAD IN '92; LOOKS FORWARD TO '93

 ATLANTA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) continued to take the high road in consumer and customer service amid votes of confidence from its stockholders and Wall Street analysts during 1992.
 The company is the leading provider of information for consumer financial transactions and has been recognized not only for its business performance, but also for its initiatives on behalf of consumers in the '90s.
 "Nineteen ninety-two saw Equifax solidify its position as the prefered steward of consumer information," said C.B. Rogers, Jr., chairman and CEO. Articles about Equifax appeared in Fortune and Business Ethics Review featuring the consumer and privacy-oriented initiatives implemented by Rogers.
 The company's major accomplishments for 1992 include:
 -- Successful first full-year of operation for the Equifax Information Service Center, which handled more than 5 million calls from consumers and improved services to 60,000 credit services customers.
 -- Publication of the Harris-Equifax Consumer Privacy Survey 1992, the second annual update to the 1990 Equifax Report on Consumers in the Information Age. The results of these annual surveys are used extensively in discussions of privacy and fair information practices throughout the United States and in Europe.
 -- Appointment of John A. Baker, senior vice president, to the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board.
 -- Finalization of an agreement with an association of 18 states attorneys general, formalizing the company's commitment to continue consumer-oriented and accuracy enhancement measures.
 -- Work with Congress throughout the year on modernization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. (Although the legislation did not pass in '92, Equifax played a leadership role in helping define reasonable standards and is working with the consumer reporting industry to implement most of those standards voluntarily.)
 -- Acquisition of Health Economics Corporation of Dallas; a 20 percent interest in Transax Financial Services, Ltd, in the UK, as part of Equifax Europe; and the Credit Bureau of Cabarrus-Stanly in Concord, N.C.
 -- Increased stock price from $15.875 to $20.625, or 29.9 percent, against the Dow Jones Industrials increase of 4.17 percent. Market capitalization closed the year up at $1,563,000,000 compared to the 1991 close of $1,304,000,000. The gain of more than $250 million in market capitalization was achieved in spite of a stock repurchase of more than 6.55 million shares in December.
 -- Nomination of Equifax for the Business Enterprise Award by noted consumer advocate Dr. Mary Culnan, Georgetown University, who said, "Equifax has demonstrated vision and a commitment to social responsibility and has clearly differentiated itself from its competitors."
 -- Ranked number 41 overall out of 325 in the Corporate Reputation Survey conducted by Inside PR magazine, and number 23 in Social Responsibility in the same survey.
 Equifax pledges in 1993 to continue its privacy and consumer initiatives so that new developments in technology and information use are positive for its customers, the economy and consumers.
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 /CONTACT: David Mooney, public relations manager, corporate public affairs of Equifax, 404-885-8117, or, home, 404-985-4418/


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