January 30, 1998
Mr. Jonathan G. Katz
Securities and Exchange Commission
450 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20549
RE: FILE NO. S7-27-97; HOUSEHOLDING
Dear Mr. Katz:
This letter is in response to the Commissions release regarding householding. Equifax strongly supports streamlining the disclosure process by reducing the amount of duplicative information investors receive. Not only does this provide greater convenience for investors but it reduces costs for us and other issuers. We support the proposed rule amendments. However, we urge the Commission to consider adopting language consistent with NYSE rules, which permit householding of not only annual reports, but also, subject to certain conditions, proxy statements and similar materials. For the proposals to achieve their maximum benefits, we urge the Commission to clarify that the proposals would permit issuers to eliminate duplicative mailing of proxy material, as well as the prospectuses and annual reports.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Release.
Martie Edmunds Zakas