After rumors set Concord EFS stock on a wild ride yesterday, the company announced that it has filed sworn statements of its chairman, CEO, and CFO covering Concord’s historical financial results, as recently required by the SEC. The rumors indicated that Concord was under investigation by the SEC. The company says it has not been notified of any such investigation, nor has the SEC indicated to the firm an interest in gathering information about Concord. The certifications filed Thursday attest to the information contained in Concord’s 2001 Annual Report on Form 10-K and all subsequent periodic reports filed with the SEC on Form 10-Q, most recent Form 8-K, and all definitive proxy materials relating to Concord’s 2002 annual stockholder meeting. For complete details on Concord’s 2Q/02 performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).