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October 24, 2013 15:15 ET

Guaranteed Rate Named to Inc. Magazine's Hire Power List for Second Year in a Row

Fast Growing Mortgage Company Earns Position #4 on Respected List of Top Private Job Creators, Up From #32 in 2012

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 24, 2013) - Guaranteed Rate, the eighth largest retail mortgage company in the country, earned position #4 on the 2013 Inc. Hire Power List, placing it among the top private business job creators in the country. This year's list recognizes 437 private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past 18 months.

Guaranteed Rate generated 1,535 jobs from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. In addition to the fourth overall spot, the company earned the #1 spot for real estate companies on the list, and it placed second for companies based in Illinois. Last year, Guaranteed Rate was ranked #32 overall.

Today, Guaranteed Rate employs more than 2,686 employees in over 165 branch offices, and does business in all 50 states and Washington, DC. Last year, the company helped over 53,000 borrowers and funded more than $14.7 billion in home loans.

"We're honored to be recognized by Inc. as one of the top private companies leading the way in job creation," said Victor Ciardelli, President and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. "The real driver of our growth is that we have great employees who provide our customers with industry leading service, and we are always on the lookout for the most talented people in our field."

In addition to being named one of the top job creators on the Hire Power List, Guaranteed Rate was also recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list. Guaranteed Rate continues to hire. See open job positions here: GuaranteedRate.com and LinkedIn.

Read more about the Inc. Hire Power List here.

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. Visit www.guaranteedrate.com for more information.

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Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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