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EQUIFAX POSTS 12 PERCENT INCREASE IN THIRD QUARTER REVENUES

 ATLANTA, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced that revenues for the three months ended Sept. 30 increased by 12 percent over the prior year period, hitting a third quarter record level of $312 million.
 Earnings per share before unusual charges increased 20 percent over the prior year to $.33 on a 21 percent increase in operating profit.
 Equifax Chairman and Chief Executive Officer C.B. Rogers Jr. said, "Equifax's strong revenue and operating profit performance during the third quarter is a continuation of the impressive year-to-date results." He added, "Acquisition revenue contributed to the revenue gain; however, our higher margin Credit Information Services segment continues to provide excellent revenues and operating profit gains."
 Chief Financial Officer Donald U. Hallman said: "Our trailing 12 months revenues of $1.19 billion and earnings per share before unusual charges of $1.19 are at record levels. The record earnings were achieved in spite of an additional tax expense of $.01 per share taken in the third quarter due to the retroactive federal corporate tax rate increase."
 Equifax had previously announced that it was intensifying its legal case against the California State Lottery Commission and would take a third quarter charge against earnings of $48 million pretax ($.41 per share after tax) to write down the assets of its subsidiary, High Integrity Systems, Inc. and accrue for related costs. Equifax believes that it has a strong legal position and ultimately will recover these costs. After the write down, the loss per share is $.09 for the third quarter.
 Equifax is the leading provider of information for consumer financial transactions. The company provides information services and automated systems that help customers grant credit, insure lives and property, select new employees, authorize checks at the point of sale, process credit card transactions, market products, control health care costs and complete other transactions that benefit the economy, business and consumers. Established in Atlanta in 1899, Equifax employs more than 12,000 people throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
 EQUIFAX INC.
 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
 (in thousands, except per share amounts)
 (Unaudited)
 3rd quarter 1993 1992
 Operating revenue $311,787 $278,310
 Income (loss) before provision for
 income taxes:
 Operating income bef. unusual item $ 45,238 $ 37,314
 Unusual item (see note below) (48,438) ---
 Operating income (loss) (3,200) 37,314
 Other income, net 941 1,580
 Interest expense (3,507) (859)
 Income (loss) before income taxes (5,766) 38,035
 Provision for income taxes 692 15,761
 Net income (loss) $ (6,458) $ 22,274
 Net income (loss) per common share $ (.09) $ .27
 Average number of shares
 outstanding 74,993 82,284
 9 months 1993 1992
 Operating revenue $886,145 $830,924
 Income (loss) before provision for
 income taxes:
 Operating income bef. unusual item $117,312 $ 99,593
 Unusual item (see note below) (48,438) ---
 Operating income (loss) 68,874 99,593
 Other income, net 2,599 5,232
 Interest expense (7,351) (3,155)
 Income (loss) before income taxes 64,122 101,670
 Provision for income taxes 29,213 42,331
 Net income (loss) $ 34,909 $ 59,339
 Net income (loss) per common share $ .46 $ .72
 Average number of shares
 outstanding 75,100 82,227
 NOTE: In the third quarter 1993, the company incurred an unusual expense of $48,438 ($30,939 after tax or $.41 per share) to write down the assets of its subsidiary, High Integrity Systems, Inc. and accrue for costs related to litigation with the California State Lottery.
 -0- 10/20/93
 /CONTACT: Marietta Edmunds Zakas, V.P., Investor Relations of Equifax, 404-885-8304/
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