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. 
  In connection with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Reform Act"), Gevity HR, Inc. and
TeamStaff, Inc (the "Companies" or "Company") are hereby providing cautionary
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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 
-0-                             11/17/2003 
/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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