Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 26, 2017



Equifax Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Georgia   001-06605   54-0401110
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission File   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   Number)   Identification No.)


1550 Peachtree Street, N.W.  
Atlanta, Georgia   30309
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (404) 885-8000

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 26, 2017, the board of directors of Equifax Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an arrangement with the Company’s newly appointed interim Chief Executive Officer, Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr. with respect to his compensation in connection with his new role. During the period of time Mr. Barros serves as interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Barros will receive a monthly cash payment of $25,000 in addition to his current $470,000 annual base salary, with such payment to continue for a minimum of six months regardless of his time in the position. Mr. Barros will continue in the Company’s annual cash incentive plan consistent with the program for other senior executives with a target bonus of 60% of his base salary plus the additional monthly cash payments and a maximum bonus of 120% of base salary plus the additional monthly cash payments, based upon attainment against performance goals established annually by the compensation committee of the board of directors. Mr. Barros will also be eligible for an additional $500,000 cash incentive opportunity based upon achievement of certain goals unique to his role as interim Chief Executive Officer, which will be specified by the Company’s board of directors. He will receive a one-time appointment grant of $1.5 million in restricted stock units (“RSUs”) vesting three years from the grant date, subject to the terms and conditions of the award, with the number of RSUs granted to be determined by dividing the dollar value of the award by the closing price of the Company’s stock on the grant date, which will be the first trading day of the Company’s next open trading window for senior executives. The award will not be subject to early vesting upon retirement or otherwise unless Mr. Barros completes his role as interim Chief Executive Officer as determined by the board of directors. Mr. Barros will continue to be eligible for a long-term equity incentive award as part of the Company’s annual long-term incentive program generally consistent with the other named executive officers.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On October 2, 2017, the Company issued a press release providing an update on the cybersecurity incident previously disclosed on September 7, 2017, including announcement that the cybersecurity firm has concluded its forensic investigation of the incident. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


  99.1    Press Release dated October 2, 2017.

Exhibit Index

The following exhibit is being furnished with this report:





99.1    Press Release dated October 2, 2017.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    Equifax Inc.
    By:   /s/ John J. Kelley III
      Name:   John J. Kelley III

Corporate Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

and Corporate Secretary

Date: October 2, 2017