SOURCE: CapitalStream

February 13, 2007 09:20 ET

CapitalStream Ranked One of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500

Attributes Its 245 Percent Revenue Growth to Exceptional Delivery of Innovative Front Office Automation Solutions to Forward-Thinking Financial Institutions

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2007 -- CapitalStream Inc., a leader in front office automation solutions for commercial finance operations, announced that it ranked Number 457 on Deloitte's 2006 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 revenue growth over five years, from 2001-2005. CapitalStream grew 245% percent during this period.

CapitalStream's president and CEO, Kevin P. Riegelsberger, credits the company's 245 percent revenue growth over the past five years to rapidly increasing demand for automation in business and commercial lending. The escalating demand has been driven in large part by the significant gains in efficiency realized by CapitalStream's customers including many of the most respected banks in North America. Riegelsberger said, "Over the years, CapitalStream's solutions have expanded to support the diverse lending, leasing and credit processes of midsize and large financial institutions. This award recognizes the significant contributions of our team and an unwavering commitment to offer the most comprehensive commercial front office platform in the marketplace."

"Sophisticated technology is becoming the norm and is in almost everything in the 21st century," said Tony Kern, deputy managing principal of Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry practice. "CapitalStream has developed technology solutions that deliver in today's highly competitive world, and we applaud their efforts, ingenuity and teamwork in becoming one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America."

Overall, companies that ranked on the 2006 Technology Fast 500 had growth rates ranging from 209 to 48,948 percent over five years, with an average growth rate of 2,145 percent.

In addition to ranking on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, CapitalStream ranked 17th on the Pacific Northwest Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying Criteria

The Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte's 16 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 2001 to 2005.

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 CapitalStream

Established in 1995, CapitalStream provides software and consulting services that enable commercial banks and finance companies to collaborate, integrate and operate more effectively across their front office operations. CapitalStream solutions streamline data gathering, deal structuring, credit analysis, document generation, booking, account monitoring and ongoing risk management to more effectively originate transactions and manage commercial relationships. CapitalStream transforms the paper-based operations of mid-market, small business, equipment leasing and commercial real estate groups by reducing costs, risk and processing times to grow their portfolios without increasing headcount. For more information, visit us at www.capitalstream.com.

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