Gevity Acquires TeamStaff HR Outsourcing Portfolio

        Gevity Adds More Than 1,500 New Clients with Approximately                         16,000 Worksite Employees  Clients Benefit from Seamless Transition, Expanded Services, and Technology             TeamStaff to Focus on Growing Core Healthcare Staffing Business                    Acquisition Immediately Accretive to Gevity     BRADENTON, Fla., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gevity (Nasdaq: GVHR), the nations leading provider of outsourced human capital management solutions and TeamStaff, Inc, (Nasdaq: TSTF), a premier business outsourcing provider and the second largest U.S. based allied healthcare staffing service, today jointly announced that Gevity has acquired TeamStaff's Human Resource Outsourcing client portfolio and other assets for $9.5 million in cash, of which $2.5 million will be placed in escrow.  Final settlement is contingent on achieving a certain level of retention of the former TeamStaff clients.  Gevity Chairman and CEO Erik Vonk and TeamStaff CEO T. Kent Smith each believe that this transaction positively impacts all stakeholders. Gevity can take advantage of its infrastructure capacity, while TeamStaff will be able to focus on its core businesses. Clients and their employees will experience a seamless transition, and will benefit from the full depth of Gevity's services and web-enabled technology. In addition, a number of TeamStaff associates have joined the Gevity team with recognition of their prior service.  Mr. Vonk added, "The transaction is fully supported by the member companies of the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) as well as the health and benefits partners of both companies, including Aetna and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. We are completely prepared to assimilate this new portfolio into the Gevity family. Today each of our new clients is being personally welcomed and will instantly be able to capitalize on the benefits of our new relationship. Due to the strong similarity of the client profile to Gevity's current base, AIG will provide immediate coverage for all TeamStaff worksite employees.  The transaction will not affect the terms of Gevity's current workers' compensation program. To provide optimal convenience, existing health, welfare, and benefits plans will remain in place for TeamStaff clients, without interruption, change in terms, or policy modifications."    Significant Opportunity for Gevity  The acquired TeamStaff portfolio is comprised of more than 1,500 clients with approximately 16,000 worksite employees with concentrations in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Georgia, and Florida.  Mr. Vonk commented, "This is a particularly exciting moment in Gevity's progress. We are recognizing the first signs of organic growth in our portfolio, which is now augmented by an acquisition that is immediately accretive to our bottom line. Consistent with our strategy, the two forces combined accelerate top line growth and further improve our profitability."    New Strategic Direction for TeamStaff  Mr. Smith commented, "We are pleased that TeamStaff's PEO clients will continue to be well served following this transaction by the industry leader in the sector. We are especially pleased that Gevity has determined to retain TeamStaff's sales force as well as those TeamStaff personnel who provided day-to-day service to our former clients and their employees. From the TeamStaff perspective, the sale of our PEO operation paves the way for us to pursue a strategy that I believe offers our company the greatest opportunity for growth and profitability going forward. At the core of this strategy is the further expansion and development of our Medical Staffing division, TeamStaff Rx."  Mr. Smith continued, "The staffing market for allied healthcare is highly fragmented and estimated to be over $1.5 billion. Healthcare technicians and related support personnel are expected to be among the fastest growing segments in the labor market. TeamStaff Rx is currently the number two allied health care staffing company in the country. TeamStaff Rx is prepared to expand its leadership in this market. As a result of this sale, TeamStaff can now aggressively grow TeamStaff Rx by adding measurably to its sales force as well as expanding its new Vendor Integration Program (VIP) service offering. TeamStaff Rx unveiled its new VIP offering at the ASTRO Tradeshow in Salt Lake City this past October, assuming a leadership position in the Allied Health segment, as well as the Medical Staffing industry as a whole, for providing vendor management solutions."  "The sale not only provides additional capital for internal growth," noted Smith, "but allows TeamStaff Rx to begin to look at acquisitions to broaden client penetration.  In addition to the immediate cash from the sale, nearly an additional $4.5 million in cash and $3.5 million in debt capacity should be freed up over the next few years as our workers' compensation program winds down."  Mr. Smith commented, "We plan to redeploy these assets to grow our business and enhance shareholder value."    About Gevity  As the nation's leading provider of outsourced human capital management solutions, Gevity helps businesses find, develop and manage their people, retain their best employees, manage the paperwork, and protect their businesses. These services are provided through specific offerings, such as recruiting assistance, training, benefits administration, payroll processing and related paperwork management, and regulatory compliance.  Gevity's business solutions are delivered through professional consultation and leading-edge technology, embodied in Gevity Central, an online HR and payroll community designed for business owners, managers, and employees.    About TeamStaff  Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, TeamStaff serves clients and their employees throughout the United States as a full-service provider of payroll services and medical staffing solutions.  TeamStaff's TeamStaff Rx unit provides allied health professionals and nurses to physicians' offices and medical facilities throughout the United States on a temporary or permanent basis and offers programs and services designed to assist medical facilities in managing their temporary medical staffing costs. DSi Payroll Services, TeamStaff's payroll processing division, provides customized payroll management and tax filing services to select industries, such as construction and general contracting.    A copy of this press release can be found at www.gevityhr.com and www.teamstaff.com.    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Contacts:     Gevity     Anne-Marie Megela     Senior Director, Investor Relations     1-800-2GEVITY or +1-800-243-8489, ext 4672     annemarie.megela@gevityhr.com       TeamStaff     T. Kent Smith     President and CEO     732-748-1700   ksmith@teamstaff.com     SOURCE  Gevity HR /CONTACT:  Anne-Marie Megela, Senior Director, Investor Relations of Gevity HR, +1-800-2GEVITY or +1-800-243-8489, ext 4672, or annemarie.megela@gevityhr.com; or T. Kent Smith, President and CEO of TeamStaff, +1-732-748-1700, or ksmith@teamstaff.com/        /Web site:  http://www.gevityhr.com                 http://www.teamstaff.com /   (GVHR TSTF)  CO:  Gevity HR; TeamStaff, Inc ST:  Florida IN:  CPR HEA SU:  TNM -0- Nov/17/2003 14:16 GMT    
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