Barrett Business Services, Inc. Announces New Stock Repurchase Program

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PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrett Business Services, Inc.

(Nasdaq: BBSI) board of directors adopted a new stock repurchase program today

and authorized the purchase of up to 250,000 common shares from time to time

in open market purchases.

William W. Sherertz, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated that:

"This action reflects our firm belief that the company's stock represents an

outstanding investment opportunity."

Barrett Business Services, Inc. is a human resource management company

with offices in ten states. Barrett reported revenues of $303 million and net

income of $3.8 million for 1998.
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