ChoicePoint(R) Acquires Employment Screening Company

NMRO Acquisition Enhances ChoicePoint's Position as the Industry's

Single-Source Provider of Workplace Solutions



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from ChoicePoint Inc.

    ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ChoicePoint (NYSE:   CPS) will
 acquire National Medical Review Offices Inc. (NMRO), the nation's leading
 provider of medical review and drug testing verification services.
 Specializing in state-of-the-art information technology solutions and drug
 testing automation, NMRO provides its customer base with fast, accurate and
 cost-effective medical review and drug test processing services.  The
 acquisition of NMRO will enhance ChoicePoint's leadership position as the
 industry's single-source provider of drug testing management and
 pre-employment screening services.
     "NMRO and ChoicePoint understand pre-employment screening is critical in
 providing safe and productive workplace environments," said David Cook, vice
 president, ChoicePoint.  "The acquisition of NMRO will greatly increase our
 retail customer base and further solidify ChoicePoint's position as the
 industry leader by increasing the number of tests processed."
     "NMRO is known throughout the industry as the leading medical review
 service offering highly sophisticated screening technologies," said Dr. Murray
 Lappe, principal NMRO.  "By joining with ChoicePoint, we will now provide our
 customers with a more extensive array of pre-employment testing and risk
 management capabilities.  We are proud to be associated with ChoicePoint and
 will continue to work to reduce workplace fraud, waste and abuse, allowing
 businesses to sustain growth by more strategically allocating their financial
 resources."
     The NMRO transaction is not expected to have a material impact on
 ChoicePoint's financial results, and will be accounted for by the company as a
 purchase transaction.
 
     About ChoicePoint
     ChoicePoint is the leading provider of credential verification and
 identification services for making smarter decisions in today's fast-paced
 world.  The Company serves the information needs of insurance, business,
 government and individual customers, including Fortune 1000 corporations,
 asset-based lenders and professional service providers, and federal, state and
 local governments.  ChoicePoint is committed to the responsible use of
 information and the protection of personal privacy as fundamental planks of
 the Company's business model.  For more information about ChoicePoint visit
 the Company's web site at www.choicepoint.net .
     ChoicePoint is a registered trademark of ChoicePoint Asset Company.
 
 

SOURCE ChoicePoint Inc.
    ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ChoicePoint (NYSE:   CPS) will
 acquire National Medical Review Offices Inc. (NMRO), the nation's leading
 provider of medical review and drug testing verification services.
 Specializing in state-of-the-art information technology solutions and drug
 testing automation, NMRO provides its customer base with fast, accurate and
 cost-effective medical review and drug test processing services.  The
 acquisition of NMRO will enhance ChoicePoint's leadership position as the
 industry's single-source provider of drug testing management and
 pre-employment screening services.
     "NMRO and ChoicePoint understand pre-employment screening is critical in
 providing safe and productive workplace environments," said David Cook, vice
 president, ChoicePoint.  "The acquisition of NMRO will greatly increase our
 retail customer base and further solidify ChoicePoint's position as the
 industry leader by increasing the number of tests processed."
     "NMRO is known throughout the industry as the leading medical review
 service offering highly sophisticated screening technologies," said Dr. Murray
 Lappe, principal NMRO.  "By joining with ChoicePoint, we will now provide our
 customers with a more extensive array of pre-employment testing and risk
 management capabilities.  We are proud to be associated with ChoicePoint and
 will continue to work to reduce workplace fraud, waste and abuse, allowing
 businesses to sustain growth by more strategically allocating their financial
 resources."
     The NMRO transaction is not expected to have a material impact on
 ChoicePoint's financial results, and will be accounted for by the company as a
 purchase transaction.
 
     About ChoicePoint
     ChoicePoint is the leading provider of credential verification and
 identification services for making smarter decisions in today's fast-paced
 world.  The Company serves the information needs of insurance, business,
 government and individual customers, including Fortune 1000 corporations,
 asset-based lenders and professional service providers, and federal, state and
 local governments.  ChoicePoint is committed to the responsible use of
 information and the protection of personal privacy as fundamental planks of
 the Company's business model.  For more information about ChoicePoint visit
 the Company's web site at www.choicepoint.net .
     ChoicePoint is a registered trademark of ChoicePoint Asset Company.
 
 SOURCE  ChoicePoint Inc.