BRIEF-Equifax notifies former employees of pension benefits options

Oct 1 (Reuters) - Equifax Inc :

* Began notifying some former employees of offer to pay pension benefits in

either a lump sum or a reduced monthly annuity

* Says expects to record a non-cash settlement charge in the quarter ending

December 31, 2012

* Says intends to fund the payments from existing plan assets.

* Offer to be made to about 3,500 vested participants in Equifax Inc U.S.

retirement income plan

* Equifax-group represents about 20% of co's qualified pension plan liabilities

which were about $630 million as of December 31, 2011

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