Dealer.com Ranked Number 236 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500Attributes its 755.50% Revenue Growth to continuous product development, customer service and proven resultsBurlington, VT – (November 12, 2008) – Dealer.com, the leading provider of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced that it ranked number 236 on Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2003-2007. Dealer.com grew 755.50% during this period.Dealer.com CEO, Mark Bonfigli, credits continuous product development, proven results for clients and outstanding customer service with the company’s 755.50% revenue growth over the past five years. He said, “We are committed to delivering measurable results to our automotive industry clients. They can see the value our services bring to their online marketing. We’re also passionate about serving our customers. They receive outstanding results and service and this reflects in our bottom line.””Each company on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 is an innovator with an exceptional five-year track record of growth,” said Phil Asmundson, Deloitte LLP vice chairman and national managing partner for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. “Dealer.com has earned its position among the fastest growing companies in North America, and we are proud to honor this important accomplishment.”Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying CriteriaThe Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte’s regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. Companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2003 to 2007.Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North America.About Dealer.comFounded in Burlington, VT in 1997, Dealer.com is the leading provider of online marketing solutions to the automotive industry. Dealer.com offers NADA award-winning SmartSites(tm) website design incorporating dynamic video; user-friendly lead management tools; the best in search engine advertising and unparalleled metrics and web analytics. Excellent customer service, innovative training and proven results are just a few of the reasons why more of the top 100 dealer groups use Dealer.com than any other vendor. For the last several years, dealerships across the country have voted for Dealer.com as the best website provider, resulting in the company being awarded gold and platinum in Auto Dealer Monthly’s Dealers’ Choice Awards.Dealer.com’s suite of online marketing solutions is the only set of tools that effectively creates a 360° view of auto dealers’ online and traditional marketing investments and results. Dealers are easily able to track spending and determine which activities are leading to the highest return on investment, allowing them to streamline advertising and marketing efforts into targeted activities that increase sales and improve the bottom line.For more information, please visit www.dealer.com(link is external) or call 888-894-8989.About DeloitteAs used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/about(link is external) for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.###
Press Association Nikica Jelavic should be back for Hull to face Sunderland after the Croatian striker missed the defeat at Stoke on Saturday with a flare-up of his nagging knee problem. Steve Bruce hopes his side can maintain their recent home form in another game against a team around them in the table. “Since the turn of the year we’ve done well at home,” said Bruce. “The Newcastle defeat still rankles with us all but apart from that one, January and February were good for us at home. Let’s hope that continues. “We needed to turn our home form around and we’ve had three really good wins, so we want the same again on Tuesday night against Sunderland. “There’s no disputing what a big game this is on Tuesday night and the supporters can play their part in it as always. We want to go and get a victory that would be huge for us at this point in the season.” Sunderland head for Humberside without a win in four attempts in the Barclays Premier League and sitting uncomfortably just three points clear of the drop zone in 16th place. Gus Poyet, who guided the Black Cats to a remarkable escape last season, has no intention of having to repeat those heroics this time around, and has challenged his players to make the most of the clash with the Tigers and the home game against struggling Aston Villa which follows it on March 14. He said: “It’s up to us. The next two games will mark what is going to happen at the end of the season, and it’s up to us to go and win both of them and then put some space between us and the bottom three. Robbie Brady will also be out after picking up a calf injury in training that is likely to keep him out for some time. Long-term absentee Mohamed Diame (knee) remains missing from the Tigers squad along with James Chester (shoulder), Liam Rosenior (hamstring) and Robert Snodgrass (knee). “You can’t always rely on the other results going for you. That’s not the way to look forward.” Poyet will have defender Wes Brown at his disposal after his red card was rescinded. The 35-year-old was sent off for a foul on Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao at the weekend, but the decision has been overturned on appeal, and he could be joined in the squad by defender Billy Jones (ankle) and midfielders Jack Rodwell (groin) and Ricky Alvarez (knock) following their recoveries from injury. However, winger Will Buckley (knee) remains a doubt, while fellow midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) will miss the rest of the season.