2007 September 27th
WhitePages.com Ranked No. 8 in Deloitte
Company achieves 1,466 percent revenue growth over past five years
SEATTLE-September 27, 2007
WhitePages.com, the best place for searching, finding and connecting with people, today announced that for the third consecutive year, it has been named to Deloitte's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Washington State, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in the region by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services organizations. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years from 2002-2006.
WhitePages.com was recognized for achieving 1,466 percent growth during this time period, earning the company the number 8 spot in Washington State. The average percentage growth for the Fast 50 companies is 748 percent.
"To rank on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50, companies must have phenomenal revenue growth over five years," said Larry Hile, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Seattle. "WhitePages.com has proved to be one of the fast-growth success stories in Washington State and we applaud their dedication to making their vision a reality."
Max Bardon , president and COO of WhitePages.com, credits the company's ability to continually innovate and deliver high value consumer services with its 1,466 percent revenue growth from 2002-2006. "We have remained true to our mission to provide the most direct way for consumers to connect with each other and are honored to once again receive this distinction for our hard work," Bardon said. "WhitePages.com will continue to innovate and provide high quality, relevant people search data, further validating our position as the premier people search destination on the Internet."
To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2002 and $5,000,000 in 2006, be headquartered in North America, and be a company that o wns proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or d evotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.
Companies from the 16 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America's top 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies. For more information on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 or Technology Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.
This year's Washington State Technology Fast 50 program is co-presented by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and Perkins Coie, Citibank, AH&T Insurance and the Puget Sound Business Journal.
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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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