Thomas F. Chapman was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Equifax Inc.

Mr. Chapman, 54, was executive vice president in charge of the financial services group. He succeeded Daniel W. McGlaughlin as president. C.B. "Jack" Rogers Jr. remains chairman of the company.

Mr. McGlaughlin, who remains chief executive of Equifax, was named vice chairman of the Atlanta-based company.

Mr. Chapman's promotion coincides with the spinoff of ChoicePoint, Equifax's insurance business. Equifax has been trimming down to focus on its core businesses, which include credit reporting, credit card processing, and risk management.

Mr. Chapman's responsibilities will essentially remain the same, because Equifax now consists only of the financial services unit that he ran for five years. He is responsible for the strategic direction and daily operations of Equifax, a $1.3 billion company with operations in more than 40 countries.

He joined the company in 1990 as senior vice president in charge of credit reporting sales and marketing.

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