Equifax Announces Planned Retirement of Chief Legal Officer; Appoints Named
Executive as Successor
ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2012
ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX), today
announced the following change to its Senior Leadership Team to facilitate the
company's ongoing transformation and growth of its core and emerging
oEffective December 31, 2012, Kent E. Mast (age 69), after a successful
45-year career will retire as Corporate Vice President & Chief Legal
Officer. Mast joined Equifax in 2000 and has served for almost 13 years
as the company's general counsel. His affiliation with the company in
varying internal and external counsel capacities dates back to August,
1968. Since 2000, Mast's leadership responsibilities have included: Legal
Services; Global Sourcing; Security and Compliance; Mergers & Acquisition
support; Intellectual Property; Government and Legislative Relations; and
Corporate Governance and Privacy functions. Mast held two terms as
chairman of the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) and served as a
director for that organization for 12 years. He is also a member of
various sections and committees of the American Bar Association and is
past Chairman of the Antitrust Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
oEffective January 1, 2013, assuming Mast's role as Corporate Vice
President & Chief Legal Officer is John J. Kelley, III (age 52). Kelley
is currently Senior Partner at King & Spalding and a member of that
firm's Corporate Practice Group. He brings to Equifax deep expertise in
the areas of corporate finance transactions and securities matters, SEC
reporting and disclosure requirements, corporate governance, and mergers
and acquisitions. As well, Kelley has chaired his firm's Corporate
Practice Group and served two terms on its Policy Committee. Among other
leadership responsibilities, Kelley played a central role in King &
Spalding's creation, together with Tapestry Networks, of the Lead Director
Network that discusses how to improve corporate performance and earn the
trust of shareholders through more effective board leadership.
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"This important leadership change is part of a carefully planned transition
and we are gratified that Kent will continue to be an active member of our
senior leadership team through year-end," said Chairman and CEO Richard F.
Smith. "We thank Kent for his numerous contributions and warmly welcome 'J.'
as he is known, to the Equifax leadership team."
Equifaxis a global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions,
providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with information they can
trust. We organize and assimilate data on more than 500 million consumers and
81 million businesses worldwide, and use 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 and has investments in 17 countries
and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX. For more
information, please visit www.equifax.com.
Contact: Tim Klein, +1-404-885-8555, +1-404-771-2029 (wireless),
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