2005 October 6th
WhitePages.com Named Fifth Fastest-Growing Technology Company in Washington State
Five-year growth of more than 4,600 percent earns WhitePages.com a spot on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50
SEATTLE-October 6, 2005
WhitePages.com, Inc., the leading online provider of free residential directory assistance services, today announced they were the fifth fastest-growing technology company in Washington State, according to the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program.
The ranking is attributed to the company's 4,600 percent revenue growth during the last five years. WhitePages.com, Inc. attributes the rapid growth to the overall performance of WhitePages.com Network proprietary sites which include 411.com, PhoneNumber.com, WhitePages.com and WhitePages.ca. The addition of major distribution partners like MSN, Verizon and the YellowPages Group also contributed to the company's five year growth. The combined strength of the company's proprietary sites and its network of partners have enabled WhitePages.com to more than double profits and revenue each consecutive year since 2000.
"Making Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 list is a testament to a company's vision that has resulted in exceptional growth during a five year span," said Larry Hile, partner at Deloitte. "WhitePages.com, Inc.'s leadership team has the right stuff for growth, and Deloitte salutes their accomplishments."
"WhitePages.com, Inc.'s continued growth demonstrates our unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of consumers, advertisers, partners and businesses," said Max Bardon, president and CEO of WhitePages.com, Inc. "We continue to strengthen our position as the leading destination for the most accurate, free, online contact information by delivering unparalleled value across our business and consumer services."
The selection to the Technology Fast 50 is the latest in a string of accolades received by the company this year. Last month, CEO Max Bardon was selected to the Puget Sound Business Journal's prestigious '40 under 40' list. In June, WhitePages.com, Inc. made Washington CEO's 'Best Companies to Work For' list. In March, the Washington Software Alliance selected WhitePages.com as the 'Consumer Product of the Year.' The company is also a finalist for the Puget Sound Business Journal's '100 Fastest Growing Private Companies' in Washington State, to be awarded later this month.
To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2000 and $1,000,000 in 2004, be headquartered in Washington, and be a "technology company," defined as a company that owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify. This is the first year WhitePages.com, Inc. is eligible for this award.
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WhitePages.com, a privately held company based in Seattle, is the most trusted and comprehensive source for consumers to quickly and easily find relevant, accurate contact information in North America. The company's network of sites include WhitePages.com (www.whitepages.com), WhitePages.ca (www.whitepages.ca), 411.com (www.411.com), Address.com (www.address.com), PhoneNumber.com (www.phonenumber.com), and its 1,300 partner sites including Superpages.com, YellowPages.com and Canada411. The on-the-go user can also access contact information via cell phone, Blackberrys and other web-enabled mobile devices.
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