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Attributes its 629 Percent Revenue Growth to Employee Dedication and Advanced Technology PlatformBURLINGTON, VT - October 20, 2009 - Dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced that it ranked number 214 on Technology Fast 500TM, Deloitte LLP's ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004-2008. Dealer.com grew 629 percent during this period. Dealer.com's CEO, Mark Bonfigli, credits employee dedication and the company's advanced technology platform with the 629 percent revenue growth over the past five years. He said, "We are honored to again rank in this prestigious competition. We continue to grow because everyone at Dealer.com focuses on helping our automotive customers succeed, even through challenging times. Our dedicated and talented work force drives our business and ensures our clients' success. Further, our comprehensive online marketing platform keeps our clients two to four years ahead of the competition." "Technology Fast 500TM recognizes innovative companies that have broken down barriers to success and defied the odds with their remarkable five-year revenue growth," said Phil Asmundson, Vice Chairman and U.S. Technology, Media and Telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP. "We congratulate Dealer.com on this accomplishment." "With its impressive five-year growth, Dealer.com has earned its position among the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America," said Mark Jensen, Managing Partner, Technology and Venture Capital Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "Deloitte is proud to honor Dealer.com for its achievement." Dealer.com previously ranked 236 as a Technology Fast 500TM award winner for 2008. Overall, Technology Fast 500TM award winners for 2009 had growth rates ranging from 212 to 146,050 percent over five years, with an average growth rate of 2,486 percent. Technology Fast 500TM Selection and Qualifying Criteria Technology Fast 500TM provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500TM website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500TM award winners for 2009 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004 to 2008. In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500TM recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement. Consulting companies, professional service firms, etc. are not eligible unless they have proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of their operating revenues. Technology Fast 500TM award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between 2004 and 2008. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America. About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com) Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies. More of the nation's top 125 auto groups use Dealer.com for their online marketing than any other provider. Recent national and international accolades include: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net Promoter® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association's Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2008 top rated web provider on leading online rating websites, as well as the Gold Award winner from the Dealers' choice awards for best dealer website solutions. About Deloitte "As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries."