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ADP Announces Intention to Initiate a $2.0 Billion Debt Offering at a Future Date; Authorized to Purchase an Additional 25 Million Shares of Its Common Stock Contingent Upon Offering's Completion

ROSELAND, N.J., Aug. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADP® (Nasdaq:ADP), a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced its intention to initiate a public offering of $2.0 billion in debt securities at a future date, subject to market and business conditions and other prevailing factors. ADP filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission in anticipation of this debt offering.

Contingent upon the offering's completion, the board of directors of ADP has authorized the purchase of an additional 25 million shares of its common stock. ADP anticipates that these share repurchases will be completed within a 12 to 24 month time period following the completion of the debt offering, subject to market conditions. These share repurchases are expected to be incremental to share repurchases conducted in the normal course of business, which are intended to offset dilution from employee benefit plans and return excess cash to shareholders, subject to market conditions.

"At the ADP Investor Day on March 3, 2015, we acknowledged our leverage capacity within the AA/Aa ratings category," said Carlos Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer, ADP. "This anticipated debt offering and share repurchase authorization are a result of ADP's decision to enhance our capital structure."

The share repurchase authorization of 25 million shares is incremental to the approximately 26 million shares remaining under the previous share repurchase authorizations, resulting in a total authorization of approximately 51 million shares. ADP had approximately 466 million common shares outstanding as of July 31, 2015.

ADP has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC and will file a prospectus supplement in connection with any offering thereunder. Before you invest in any such offering, you should read the base prospectus in that registration statement, the applicable preliminary prospectus supplement and the other documents ADP has filed with the SEC for more complete information about ADP and such offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.

About ADP

Employers around the world rely on ADP® (Nasdaq:ADP) for cloud-based solutions and services to help manage their most important asset – their people. From human resources and payroll to talent management and benefits administration, ADP brings unmatched depth and expertise in helping clients build a better workforce. A pioneer in Human Capital Management (HCM) and business process outsourcing, ADP serves more than 630,000 clients in more than 100 countries. ADP.com

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