SOURCE: Guaranteed Rate Inc.

Guaranteed Rate Inc.

August 22, 2013 07:39 ET

Guaranteed Rate Named to Inc. 500|5000 List for Sixth Year in a Row

Chicago-Based National Mortgage Company Recognized on Prestigious List of Fastest Growing, Privately-Held US Companies

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 22, 2013) - Guaranteed Rate, the eighth largest retail mortgage company in the country, earned position 1218 on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list. The company's ranking has moved up from last year's spot at 1509 due to a 3-year growth rate of 341%, the addition of 1,400 jobs over the last three years and $517 million in revenue for 2012. This year's ranking marks the sixth consecutive year that Guaranteed Rate has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list.

Guaranteed Rate also placed 37th out of 96 of companies in the real estate industry, 52nd out of 384 companies with revenue over $100 million and 65th out of 275 companies based in Illinois on the list.

The Inc. 500|5000 list represents the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the nation. It is a celebration of innovation and ranks companies by percentage of revenue growth over a three-year period -- 2009 to 2012. The full list can be found here.

"We're honored to be recognized by Inc. for the sixth year in a row," stated Victor Ciardelli, President and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. "We have always placed the highest emphasis on developing a remarkable team to drive the company's success. It is because of all our employees that this recognition is possible."

In addition to being named one of the fastest growing private companies on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list, Guaranteed Rate was recently announced a finalist for the Merrick Momentum Award and won a Built In Chicago Moxie Award for the Best Corporate Digital Innovation for its online mortgage application.

About Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate is the eighth largest retail mortgage company in the U.S. and is Revolutionizing Life's Biggest Purchase™ by offering industry-leading self-service tools, low rates and low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 160 offices nationwide and licensed in all 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of people with more than $50 billion in home purchase loans and refinances since 2000. Guaranteed Rate was recently named the No. 1 mortgage company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine and recognized by Inc. magazine as a top U.S. job creator. Visit www.guaranteedrate.com for more information.

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