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Covington Advises Bear Stearns in $1.4B Equifax Acquisition

February 16, 2007

NEW YORK, NY, February 16, 2007 — Equifax Inc. and TALX Corporation announced on February 14, 2007 that Equifax will acquire TALX in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $1.4 billion, including the assumption of debt. Covington & Burling LLP advised Bear Stearns & Co. in the deal, which is expected to close in the late second or early third quarter of 2007. Bear Stearns acted as financial advisor to Equifax.

Bear Stearns is a leading global investment banking, securities trading and brokerage firm.

The Covington corporate team included partner Stephen Infante and associate Marcus Weiss of the firm’s New York office.

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