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Business Combination

Business Combination
6 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2017
Business Combination

Note C: Business Combination

Effective August 18, 2017, the Company acquired HR Outsourcing Holdings, Inc. (“HROI”) and all of its operating subsidiaries.  HROI is a national PEO that provides HR solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses in more than 35 states.  The acquisition expands the Company’s presence in the PEO industry.  The purchase price was $75.4 million and was comprised of $42.2 million of cash plus $33.2 million issued in the form of Paychex common stock.  Goodwill in the amount of $41.0 million was recorded as a result of the acquisition, which is not tax-deductible.  The goodwill recorded is provisional and subject to change, pending completion of the valuation of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed.  However, further changes to goodwill as a result of the acquisition are not anticipated to be material to the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets.

The financial results of HROI are included in the Company’s consolidated financial statements from the date of acquisition.  The Company concluded that the acquisition was not material to its results of operations and financial position.  Therefore, pro-forma financial information has been excluded.