SOURCE: Ecount

October 26, 2006 11:19 ET

Ecount, the Prepaid Experts, Ranked Number 388 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500

Attributes Growth to Client and Partner Acquisition and Portfolio Expansion

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 --Ecount (www.ecount.com), the prepaid experts, today announced that it ranked Number 388 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. Ecount grew 315% percent during this period.

Ecount's CEO, Matt Gillin, credits a broad portfolio and rapidly expanding client and partner base with the company's 315% revenue growth over the past five years. He said, "We recognize the Fast 500 as one of the top business distinctions a company can achieve, and are tremendously honored to be in such exceptional company. Key to our success has been constant innovation, a customer-centric service philosophy and world-class employees. We look forward to continuing this growth trajectory."

"To be successful in today's increasingly competitive landscape, companies have to be better, smarter, and more innovative than in the past, and the Technology Fast 500 companies are doing exactly that," said Tony Kern, deputy managing principal of Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry practice. "We applaud Ecount for being among the fastest growing companies in North America."

In addition to ranking on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Ecount was also named to the Philadelphia Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Greater Philadelphia.

Overall, companies that ranked on the 2006 Technology Fast 500 had growth rates ranging from 210 to 48,948 percent over five years, with an average growth rate of 2,147 percent.

About Ecount

Ecount provides customized prepaid programs for corporations looking for a simple and convenient way to deliver electronic payments. With products ranging from incentives to compensation to specialized rewards, Ecount offers comprehensive programs to corporations looking to influence and motivate consumers, employees and customers. Ecount's proprietary technology enables complete communication and brand extension coupled with a secure payment vehicle. More than 1,000 leading corporations, including more than one third of the Fortune 100, rely on Ecount's prepaid solutions to gain a strategic advantage in their market. For more information, please visit www.ecount.com.

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