Rose International
Ranks 21st on the Inc. 500

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Rose International Ranks 21st on the Inc. 500

St. Louis-based technology consulting firm leads all Missouri employers on the prestigious list.

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 11, 2000 – Rose International, a leader in providing technology and e-commerce solutions, ranks 21st on this year's prestigious Inc. 500 List. The annual list recognizes the 500 fastest growing privately held companies across the country, based on the percentage of growth in revenues during the five-year period of 1995-1999. Rose ranked at the top of all Missouri based companies on the list with an astounding revenue growth rate of 4,841 percent over the last five years.

Rose CEO, Himanshu Bhatia, credits a philosophy that combines humility and a solid work ethic for the company's amazing growth over the past five years. "Our biggest and most important challenge has been to perpetuate that philosophy throughout the organization," said Ms. Bhatia. "Customers turn to us to because we repeatedly prove our value, and employees stay with us because they enjoy being part of a such a healthy environment."

This is the first year of eligibility for Rose, making the ranking that much more impressive. To qualify for the Inc. 500, a company must be privately held and must achieve revenues of at least $200,000 in 1995, with 1999 revenues surpassing those of 1998.

"We're truly blessed here at Rose," said Eric Token, Rose International's Senior Vice President. "The Inc. 500 has certainly become an American tradition, and so many things have to come together that have enabled our ranking," he said. "Like so many Inc. 500 winners over the years, Rose has found a niche, and we've worked hard at filling it. Our practical approach to providing solutions is ringing true with more customers every day."

About Rose International

Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing technology and e-commerce solutions to corporations and government agencies nationwide. The company's numerous branch offices have a broad geographic reach, allowing Rose to work with organizations across the country. Rose was recently recognized as the fastest-growing technology firm in the St. Louis region, and has received numerous acknowledgments from the likes of Deloitte & Touche and the Working Woman 500, among others. For more information on Rose International, visit our Web site at www.roseint.com.

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