SOURCE: Kenexa

November 12, 2008 11:00 ET

Kenexa Ranked No. 12 in Deloitte's Fast 50 Program for Greater Philadelphia

Industry Leader Moves Up Significantly in One Year

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of talent management and retention solutions, has been ranked in Deloitte's prestigious Fast 50 Program for Greater Philadelphia. The Fast 50 is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in the area by Deloitte LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services organizations. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years from 2003-2007.

Kenexa moved up significantly in only one year, ranking No. 12 in 2008, from its previous ranking of No. 24 in 2007.

"We are delighted to be included in the Deloitte Fast 50 again," said Rudy Karsan, chief executive officer, Kenexa. "Kenexa's dedication and commitment to providing our customers with the global solutions they need to remain competitive has fueled our revenue growth. Kenexa is the only company that offers a complete suite of solutions that combines software, employee research science and business process consulting to redefine the human resource function."

"Deloitte's Greater Philadelphia Fast 50 companies have shown the strength, vision and tenacity to succeed in today's very competitive technology environment," said Michael J. Purcell, Greater Philadelphia Marketplace Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "We applaud the successes of Kenexa and acknowledge it as one of the very few to accomplish such a fast growth rate over the past five years."

The Greater Philadelphia Fast 50 program is presented by Deloitte and sponsored by Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, The Judge Group and UK Trade & Investment.

To qualify for the Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2003 and $5,000,000 in 2007, be headquartered in North America, and be a company that owns proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.

Winners of the regional Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in Deloitte's Fast 500 program, which ranks North America's top 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies. For more information on Deloitte's Fast 50 or Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.

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About Kenexa

Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA) is a global leader in building the world's greatest workforces using a combination of software, employee research science and business process optimization. Kenexa's global solutions include applicant tracking, onboarding, recruitment process outsourcing, employment branding, skills and behavioral assessments, structured interviews, performance management, multi-rater feedback surveys, employee engagement surveys and HR Analytics. Kenexa is headquartered in Wayne, Pa. (outside Philadelphia). Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at www.kenexa.com.