Equifax Reports HigherEarnings

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ATLANTA - (04/24/06) – Credit bureau Equifax Inc.reported a 7% rise in first quarter earnings to $62.9 million, or48 cents a share, due to it’s core North American creditreporting business. Total revenues were up 9% to $374 million,while revenue for the North American operation was up 8% to $208million for the quarter, compared to the first quarter last year.Revenue for the company’s personal solutions unit, whichprovides credit reports directly to consumers, was up 3%, to $31million for the first quarter.

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