SOURCE: Intelius

February 27, 2007 11:00 ET

Intelius Celebrates Fourth Anniversary and Four Millionth Customer

Company Enjoys Strong Growth and Looks Ahead to Continued Innovation as Consumer and Business Demand for Online Information Services Accelerates

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 27, 2007 -- Intelius, Inc., a company that empowers consumers and businesses with online information for intelligent decisions, today announced that the company has reached a significant milestone in serving its four millionth unique customer. This achievement underscores the strong growth Intelius has seen since its founding in 2003, including a doubling of the company's customer base since 2005.

More than two hundred thousand Americans move yearly, forcing families to make important decisions about their loved ones, personal relationships, assets and businesses quickly and with limited information. This trend demonstrates the gradual loss of the extended social and familial networks traditionally relied upon as part of the decision-making process and demands the development of new tools that can be relied upon as a critical part of this routine. In fact, recent studies show that more people are using online tools to find dates, organize events, and hire and research contractors and nannies than ever before. Intelius helps people and businesses by providing information so they can make better-informed decisions in a variety of social, personal and professional situations.

"We have seen the appetite for quality, detailed information for personal safety increase dramatically over the past year, and have continuously expanded our services to meet these needs. The fact that we have served more than four million customers is a testament to our success in empowering consumers and businesses with the tools they need to make better decisions," explained Edward Petersen, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Intelius. "But there are more challenges we know we can address when it comes to researching and making decisions about the people, businesses and assets in our world. From helping consumers and professionals reconnect with people they've lost touch with to helping recruiters research and contact qualified job candidates, Intelius will continue to create innovative solutions to meet these and other needs."

Since the company's founding, Intelius has aggressively expanded the breadth of its consumer and enterprise services. The company currently offers consumer verification services such as background checks, information services such as people search, and protection services such as Intelius IDWatch. New on-premise court record verification and federal criminal records were recently added to Intelius' personal background check product. The company has also added reverse phone searches, meeting a growing customer demand. The acquisition of Intellisense Corporation augmented the company's Employment Screening capabilities with new services including fingerprinting and international background checks in more than 175 countries.

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. To date, Intelius has gained more than four million unique customers who use Intelius' information to protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include consumer background checks, people search services, comprehensive employment screening services and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, Intelius' IDWatch. Intelius is one of the top 100 sites on the Internet. In 2005, Intelius' IDWatch was named the WSA's Consumer Product of the Year. In 2006, Intelius was named the American Business Awards' Best New Company, 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.

Contact Information

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    Larry Yu
    MWW Group for Intelius, Inc.
    415-395-5912
    lyu@mww.com