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Executives & Employees
Board of Directors
Paths
Owners & Shareholders
Insider Transactions
Recent Transactions
Transaction Advisors
Advisors & Consultants
Clients
Financials
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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Investments
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Awards & Honors

Equifax, Inc.

OVERVIEW

Date Founded
1899
Headquarters
1550 Peachtree Street, Nw, Atlanta, GA 30309-2468
Type of Company
Public
Employees (Worldwide)
9,500
Industries
Accounting & Financial Services

Consumer Finance

Retail & Commercial Banking

Other Business & Consulting Services

IT Consulting & Services

Advertising & Marketing
Company Description
Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. A global leader in information solutions, we leverage one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Customers have trusted Equifax for over 100 years to deliver innovative solutions with the highest integrity and reliability. Businesses — large and small — rely on us for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, and much more. We empower individual consumers to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Inc. employs approximately 7,000 people in 15 countries through North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500® Index. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX.
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Executives & Employees See more


Chief Executive Officer

Corporate Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Interim Chief Information Officer

Chief People Officer & Senior Vice President

Chief Transformation Officer

Interim Chief Security Officer

President, Asia-Pacific

President, International

President-United States Information Solutions
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Board of Directors


Co-Founder at MSouth Equity Partners LLC

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Thomson Reuters Corporation

Director-Corporate Law Study Center at Yale University - Yale Law School

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Citrix Systems, Inc.

Former Chairman-Southeast at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Time Warner Cable, Inc.

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Former Area Managing Partner, Southeast Area at Ernst & Young LLP

Group President, Kimberly-Clark International at Kimberly-Clark Corp.
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Owners & Shareholders

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Capital Research & Management Co.'s International Investors division invests primarily in the stocks of large-cap growth-oriented companies across practically all sectors. Although they invest internationally, most of their investments are in the stocks of North American companies.
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Farallon Capital Management (FCM) seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through the use of fundamental, bottom-up analysis. The firm pursues a variety of investment strategies on an opportunistic basis including: credit investments, value investments, merger arbitrage, real estate-related investments and direct investments. Investments are evaluated independently on a fundamental basis. The firm invests globally with a focus on both developed and emerging markets. They make investments in public and private debt and equity securities, as well as direct investments in private companies and real estate. They place emphasis on the preservation of capital. In addition to risk management analytics, the firm manages risk mainly through rigorous research and analysis.
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Cantillon Capital Management seeks long term capital appreciation by investing in a globally diversified portfolio of equities and equity-related securities, including securities of emerging markets issues which are listed or traded on recognized exchanges. The firm believes that there is a direct relationship between a company's long term sustainable financial productivity (SFP) and its intrinsic value. Financial productivity is a measure of the profits a company generates for a given level of investment in the business. Cantillon strives to generate positive rates of return by investing in companies which generate high levels of SFP and whose listed securities trade at a discount to their intrinsic value. The firm manage the portfolios with the principal investment objective of seeking long-term capital appreciation by investing in a globally diversified portfolio of equities and equity-related securities, including securities of emerging markets issues which are listed or traded on recognized exchanges. Cantillon’s investments primarily include , equities and equity-related securities which are listed or traded on a recognized exchange, including common and preferred stock, exchange-traded options on equities, equity warrants and convertible securities (e.g. convertible bonds) in all countries, including emerging markets issues. The firm may also invest in corporate and government fixed-income securities (investment grade, high yield and not rated), spot and forward currency contracts, reverse repurchase agreements for efficient portfolio management, and ETFs, that offer exposure to industries, regions or emerging stock markets.
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TimesSquare Capital Management is a fundamental research-oriented, growth equity investment management firm that specializes in Small-Cap, Small/Mid Cap, Mid-Cap, and concentrated growth equity strategies for institutional investors. The firm seeks build diversified portfolios of growth stocks that generate excellent risk-adjusted returns. Proprietary fundamental research drives their disciplined, bottom-up process of selecting companies that meet their definition of a superior growth business. TimeSquare's investment strategies include: US Small-Cap Growth (market-cap $100 million to $3 billion); US Small/Mid-Cap Growth (market-cap $300 million to $7 billion); US Mid- Cap Growth (market-cap $1.6 billion to $20 billion); US All-Cap Growth; US FOCUS Growth (market-cap $1.5 billion to $30 billion); and International Small-Cap (market-cap $5 billion or less). In general, TimesSquare looks for a targeted range of price appreciation potential generally over a 12 to 18 month investment horizon. The firm may also consider the probability of retaining/widening margins; proportion of recurring revenues; strength of balance sheet; barriers to entry and competitive landscape; management track record; and market visibility.
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FPP is a value-oriented manager which focuses on absolute, as well as relative performance. Through their funds they generally seek to invest in quality companies that are temporarily out of favor with the market which have the potential of doubling the investment in two to three years with little risk. The firm constructs relatively conservative portfolios comprised of companies able to sustain earnings and cashflow growth in a variety of economic conditions. They try to identify future micro-economic trends and focus on companies benefiting from these trends before they become widely apparent to Wall Street. FPP aims to invest in businesses where it is possible to fully understand the fundamentals. They seek to invest in regions where the economic growth is robust and sustainable or where growth prospects are improving. They have the discipline to sell when everything looks positive and is reflected in the company's valuation. The Findlay Park American Fund aims to deliver long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of quoted US, Canadian and Latin American companies. They seek to beat the performance of the Russell 1000 Net 30% Total Return Index each year, creating value for investors by compounding the outperformance.The Findlay Park Latin American Fund invests in high quality, privately owned companies with strong franchises and strong balance sheets, aiming to achieve as high a return as possible over the long term, while attempting to minimize portfolio risk.
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Insider Transactions

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Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President & Controller

Recent Transactions

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Equifax, Inc., Equifax Consumer Services LLC purchase ID Watchdog Inc.
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Equifax, Inc., Equifax Chile SA purchase Mapcity.com Chile SA
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Equifax, Inc. purchases Veda Group Ltd.
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Equifax, Inc. purchases TDX Group Ltd. from Blenheim Chalcot Management Ltd., Investcorp Technology Investment Group
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Equifax, Inc. purchases TrustedID, Inc. from Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC, Opus Capital Ventures LLC, University Venture Fund - Utah
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Transaction Advisors

Companies ▾
Accountant
Advised on Equifax, Inc. purchases Consumer Information Solutions Group from R.L. Polk & Co.
Accountant
Advised on Equifax, Inc. purchases Naviant, Inc.
Investment Advisor
Advised on Equifax, Inc. purchases APPRO Systems, Inc.
Legal Advisor
Advised on Equifax, Inc. purchases TrustedID, Inc. from Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC, Opus Capital Ventures LLC, University Venture Fund - Utah
Investment Advisor
Advised on Equifax, Inc. purchases Equifax Workforce Solutions
People ▾
Legal Advisor
Advised on Equifax, Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC purchase CSC Credit Services, Inc. /Credit Services Business from Computer Sciences Corp.
Legal Advisor
Advised on Equifax, Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC purchase CSC Credit Services, Inc. /Credit Services Business from Computer Sciences Corp.
Legal Advisor
Advised on Equifax, Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC purchase CSC Credit Services, Inc. /Credit Services Business from Computer Sciences Corp.
Legal Advisor
Advised on Equifax, Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC purchase CSC Credit Services, Inc. /Credit Services Business from Computer Sciences Corp.
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Advisors & Consultants

People ▾
Legal Advisor
1976 - Current

Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Advisor

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Equifax, Inc.
Legal Advisor

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
Advisor

Partner at Ernst & Young LLP
Advisor

Former Vice President of IBM's Intel Server Division for the Asia-Pacific at International Business Machines Corporation
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Clients

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   Hoffman Estates, IL
CDK Global, Inc. provides integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. It operates through following segments: Retail Solutions North America, Advertising North America and CDK International. The Retail Solutions North America segment provides technology based solutions, including automotive website platforms, that help automotive retailers, OEMs, and other industry participants manage the acquisition, sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, and repair and maintenance of vehicles. The Advertising North America segment provides advertising solutions; including management of digital advertising spend, for OEMs and automotive retailers. The CDK International segment provides technology based solutions in countries outside of the United States and Canada. The company was founded on September 30, 2014 and is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL.
   Duluth, GA
Primerica, Inc. engages in the distribution of financial products to middle income households. It operates through the Term Life Insurance; and Investment and Savings Products Segments. The Term Life Insurance segment includes underwriting profits on its in-force book of term life insurance policies, net of reinsurance, which are underwritten by its life insurance company subsidiaries. The Investment and Savings Products segment includes mutual funds and variable annuities distributed through licensed broker-dealer subsidiaries and includes segregated funds, an individual annuity savings product. The company was founded by Arthur L. Williams, Jr. on February 10, 1977 and is headquartered in Duluth, GA.
   Chantilly, VA
Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) is a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. We are recognized as the preferred partner of major financial institutions in North America, providing custom identity management solutions. Intersections has protected more than 35 million consumers since 1996. Our partnerships with the ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center and The Center for Identity at The University of Texas provide a real benefit to our partners as we continue to identify trends, work closely with law enforcement and the financial community, and research and develop innovative solutions for our partners and their valuable customer base.
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Key Stats and Financials as of 2016

Market Capitalization
$13.2B
Total Enterprise Value
$16.9B
Earnings Per Share
$4.04
Revenue
$3.14B
Net Profit
$489M
Total Debt
$2.67B
Total Equity
$2.72B
Enterprise Value Sales
5.38x
TEVNet Income
34.61x
Debt TEV
0.16x
EBITDA
$1.12B
EBITDAMargin
35.58%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
15.12x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
10.93%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
9.92%
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Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$50K - $100K
2014
The Mision of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
$1,000 - $1,499
2013
Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. It is composed of the following academic units: a College of Allied Health, a College of Arts and Humanities, a College of Bible and Ministry, a College of Business Administration, a College of Education, a College of Nursing, a College of Pharmacy, a College of Sciences; and graduate and professional programs in business, education, marriage and family therapy, ministry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and theology. The University serves a diverse, coeducational student body from across the United States and around the world, although the primary constituency for students and financial support is the fellowship of the churches of Christ. The board of trustees, the administration and the faculty believe that the freedom to pursue truth and high academic achievement is compatible with the Christian principles to which the University is committed. The faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, and to their role as models of Christian living. The University community seeks to provide an environment that both supports students and challenges them to realize their full potential. Thus, Harding's mission is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals.
$250 - $499
2012
$500 - $999
2012
Financial Executives International enhances member professional development through peer networking, career planning services, conferences, publications and special reports, and research. Its members include Chief Financial Officers, Vice Presidents of Finance, Treasurers, and Controllers. The company was founded in December 1931 and is headquartered in Morristown, NJ.
$100 - $249
2011
Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. It is composed of the following academic units: a College of Allied Health, a College of Arts and Humanities, a College of Bible and Ministry, a College of Business Administration, a College of Education, a College of Nursing, a College of Pharmacy, a College of Sciences; and graduate and professional programs in business, education, marriage and family therapy, ministry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and theology. The University serves a diverse, coeducational student body from across the United States and around the world, although the primary constituency for students and financial support is the fellowship of the churches of Christ. The board of trustees, the administration and the faculty believe that the freedom to pursue truth and high academic achievement is compatible with the Christian principles to which the University is committed. The faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, and to their role as models of Christian living. The University community seeks to provide an environment that both supports students and challenges them to realize their full potential. Thus, Harding's mission is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals.
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Political Donations

$250
2014
Representative from the 54th District at Georgia House of Representatives
$1,000
2014
Representative from Alabama's 7th Congressional District
$1,000
2014
$1,000
2014
Representative from Alabama's 2nd Congressional District
$1,000
2014
Representative at Office of the Representative from Georgia's 11th District, Barry Loudermilk
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Investments

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Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) is a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. We are recognized as the preferred partner of major financial institutions in North America, providing custom identity management solutions. Intersections has protected more than 35 million consumers since 1996. Our partnerships with the ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center and The Center for Identity at The University of Texas provide a real benefit to our partners as we continue to identify trends, work closely with law enforcement and the financial community, and research and develop innovative solutions for our partners and their valuable customer base.
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Boa Vista Serviços SA operates as a credit information company. It offers solutions for credit and business management decisions. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Bill Me Later, Inc. provides online-payment services. It's a platform designed for purchasing on the web or over the phone using an open-end credit account. The company was founded by Gary Marino in 2000 and is headquartered in Timonium, Maryland.

Suppliers

   IT Consulting & Services    Minneapolis, MN
FICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics solutions that drive smarter decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharmaceutical businesses and government agencies rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com. Founded in 1956, FICO introduced analytic solutions such as credit scoring that have made credit more widely available, not just in the United States but around the world. We have pioneered the development and application of critical technologies behind decision management. These include predictive analytics, business rules management and optimization. We use these technologies to help businesses improve the precision, consistency and agility of their complex, high–volume decisions.
   Consumer Services    Tucson, AZ
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
   Other Business & Consulting Services    Mumbai, MA
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. engages in the provisions of information technology services, and digital and business solutions. It operates through the following segments: Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance; Manufacturing; Retail and Consumer Business; Communication, Media, and Technology; and Others. Its services also include computer programming, outsourcing, consultancy, assurance, business operations, consulting and systems integration, product engineering, technology operations, and cyber security. It also provides platforms such as advance drug development, and ERP on cloud. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.
   IT Consulting & Services    Jacksonville, Florida
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. is a financial services technology company, which focuses on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting and outsourcing solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Integrated Financial Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Corporate & Other. The Integrated Financial Solutions segment focuses on serving the North American regional and community bank market for transaction and account processing, payment solutions, channel solutions, digital channels, risk and compliance solutions, and services, capitalizing on the continuing trend to outsource these solutions. The Global Financial Solutions segment serves the largest financial institutions around the globe with banking and payments solutions, as well as consulting and transformation services. The Corporate & Other segment consists of corporate overhead expense, certain leveraged functions and miscellaneous expenses that are not included in the operating segments. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
   Internet Software & Services    Palo Alto, CA
Cloudera, Inc. provides enterprise data management solutions for machine learning and advanced analytics. It operates through subscription and services segments. The company's products include enterprise, analytical, and operational data hubs, and data science & engineering. Cloudera was founded in 2008 by Amr A. Awadallah, Michael Olson and Jeffrey Hammerbacher and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.
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Competitors

   IT Consulting & Services    Roseland, NJ
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. engages in the provision of business outsourcing solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Employer Services; and Professional Employer Organization Services; and Other. The Employer Services segment offers business outsourcing and human capital management solutions. The Professional Employer Organization Services segment provides employment administration outsourcing solutions through a co-employment relationship. The Other segment comprises of non-recurring gains and losses; miscellaneous processing services; the elimination of intercompany transactions; and interest expense. The company was founded by Henry Taub in 1949 and is headquartered in Roseland, NJ.
   Retail & Commercial Banking    Charlotte, North Carolina
Bank of America Corp. is a bank and financial holding company, which engages in the provision of banking and nonbank financial services. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Banking, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Global Banking, Global Markets, and All Other. The Consumer Banking segment offers credit, banking, and investment products and services to consumers and small businesses. The Global Wealth and Investment Management provides client experience through a network of financial advisors focused on to meet their needs through a full set of investment management, brokerage, banking, and retirement products. The Global Banking segment deals with lending-related products and services, integrated working capital management and treasury solutions to clients, and underwriting and advisory services. The Global Markets segment includes sales and trading services, as well as research, to institutional clients across fixed-income, credit, currency, commodity, and equity businesses. The All Other segment consists of asset and liability management activities, equity investments, the non-U.S. consumer credit card business, non-core mortgage loans and servicing activities, the net impact of periodic revisions to the mortgage servicing rights (MSR) valuation model for both core and non-core MSRs, other liquidating businesses, residual expense allocations and other. The company was founded by Amadeo Peter Giannini in 1904 is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
   Computer Software    Redwood City, CA
Oracle Corp. engages in the provision of products and services in the field of information technology. It operates through the following segments: Cloud and On-Premise Software, Hardware, and Services. The Cloud and On-Premise Software segment markets, sells, and delivers applications, platform, and infrastructure technologies. The Hardware segment comprises of hardware products and hardware-related software products including Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, industry-specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services including hardware support. The Services segment comprises of consulting services, advanced support services, and education services. The company was founded on June 16, 1977 by Lawrence Joseph Ellison, Robert Nimrod Miner and Edward A. Oates and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.
   Computer Software    Mountain View, CA
Intuit, Inc. engages in the provision of business and financial management solutions. The company operates through the following segments: Small Business, Consumer Tax, and ProConnect. The Small Business segment targets small businesses and the accounting professionals. It offers QuickBooks financial and business management online services and desktop software; payroll solutions; and payment processing services. The Consumer Tax segment includes TurboTax income tax preparation products and services. The ProConnect segment provides professional tax offerings, which include Lacerte, ProSeries, ProFile, and ProConnect Tax Online among professional accountants in the U.S. and Canada. Intuit was founded by Scott D. Cook and Thomas A. Proulx in 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.
   Insurance Brokerage    London, GL
Willis Towers Watson Plc engages in the provision of advisory, broking, and solutions services. It operates through the following segments: Human Capital and Benefits; Corporate Risk and Broking; Investment, Risk and Reinsurance; and Exchange Solutions. The Human Capital and Benefits segment provides an array of advice, broking, solutions and software for employee benefit plans, the human resources organization, and the management teams. The Corporate Risk and Broking segment offers a broad range of risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services to clients ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations. The Investment, Risk and Reinsurance segment applies a sophisticated approach to risk which helps clients free up capital and manage investment complexity. The Exchange Solutions segment covers medical and ancillary benefit exchange and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees across both the group and individual markets. The company was founded on January 4, 2016 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
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Awards & Honors

Rank #801
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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