SOURCE: Intelius

June 04, 2007 08:00 ET

Intelius Named "Most Innovative Company" Finalist for 2007 American Business Awards(SM)

Winner of "Best New Company" Award in 2006, Intelius Is Named a Finalist for Second Year in a Row

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Intelius, Inc., a company that empowers consumers and businesses with online information for intelligent decisions, today announced that it is a finalist for the "Most Innovative Company" Award at the fifth annual American Business Awards, better known as the Stevie Awards®.

Intelius' nomination was one of the more than 2,000 entries submitted for consideration and highlighted the company's vision, innovation and superior growth throughout its last four years in business. Intelius has grown its customer base by more than 800 percent since the company's inception, and currently serves more than 4 million unique customers with one million unique visitors to its Web site each day.

"We are very committed to providing businesses and consumers with information-based solutions to simplify an array of critical, real-world decisions, and we are honored that the American Business Awards has recognized our efforts by acknowledging Intelius as one of the most innovative companies in the country," said Naveen Jain, CEO of Intelius. "As we continue to grow, we will continue to introduce progressive offerings that will unlock a vast array of relevant, useful information for our users."

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post, April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.

"Being named a Finalist in The American Business Awards is an important achievement," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 700 executives from across the U.S. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be videocast on the Internet and broadcast on radio, and hosted by Larry Wilmore of TV's "THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART."

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners this week from among Finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About Intelius

Intelius is the leading information commerce company providing consumers and businesses with predictive intelligence to inform the decision-making process and solve real-world problems. In less than three years of business, Intelius has gained more than three million customers who use Intelius' information to protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include background and criminal checks, people search, background monitoring and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, Intelius' IDWatch. Intelius is one of the top 100 commerce sites on the Internet. In 2005, Intelius' IDWatch was named the WSA's Consumer Product of the Year. In 2006, Intelius was named one of the Top Private Companies by Washington CEO Magazine and was listed amongst the top 15 Corporate Philanthropists by Puget Sound Business Journal. For more about Intelius products and services, visit http://www.intelius.com/. For more about Intelius' business, press and policies, visit http://www.intelius.com/corp.

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars," Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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