Equifax CIO Webb Receives Top Industry Award For Second Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Chief Information Officer David C. Webb has been named to the International Data Group CIO Magazine's 2013 CIO 100 for the second consecutive year. The awards program celebrates 100 organizations that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value.

Webb has a strong reputation using technology as a management strategy for business growth as evidenced by his selection as the CIO 100 award recipient for the second consecutive year.

At Equifax, Webb is responsible for the global technology and strategy operations and support for delivery of the company's innovative information solutions. Webb ushered in a new approach to 'big data', one that would allow Equifax IT engineers to crunch hundreds of terabytes in a matter of seconds using new indexing technology. In addition, he led efforts to create a unified platform. A 30-year veteran of the IT and financial services industries, Webb joined Equifax in 2010.

About the CIO 100 Awards : The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100.

To be selected, applicants must show not only that they have executed their project well but also that they have done so in uncommon, innovative ways: pioneering a new technology, applying a familiar technology to a new purpose, setting the bar higher for their competitors. And they must demonstrate business value, not just IT benefits.

Complete coverage of the 2013 CIO 100 awards is online at CIO.com and in the August issue of CIO magazine.

About CIO Magazine: CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise. The award-winning CIO portfolio— CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO executive programs, CIO custom solutions, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com .

About Equifax Inc. Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide, and uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to create and deliver customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 18 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. In 2013, Equifax was named a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 50 company, was #3 in Fortune's Most Admired list in its category, and was named to InfoWeek 500 as well as the Fintech 100. For more information, please visit www.equifax.com

For further information: Cameron Smith, (404) 353-3931, cameron.smith@equifax.com or Tim Klein, Media Relations, (404) 885-8555, tim.klein@equifax.com
CONTACT: Cameron Smith         (404) 353-3931         cameron.smith@equifax.com                  Tim Klein, Media Relations         (404) 885-8555         tim.klein@equifax.com

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