Rose Named to Deloitte & Touche Fast 50

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Rose International Named to the Inc 500 for Second Consecutive Year

The St. Louis-based IT firm makes the list for the second time.

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 21, 2001 – Rose International, a leader in information technology consulting, has been named to the prestigious Deloitte & Touche “Technology Fast 50” Program for the St. Louis Region, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the area. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in revenues from 1996-2000 (five-year period). Rose ranked 6th this year with a revenue growth rate of 1,231 percent over the last five years.

Rose’s CEO, Himanshu Bhatia, credits employee commitment and a long-term vision for the company's amazing growth. "Although the market is not what it used to be, companies and government organizations still have a fervent need for information technology,” she said. “Our customers turn to us because they know we’re in it for the long haul and because our employees have proven that they can consistently be depended upon.”

“It’s one thing to succeed when the economy is good, and another when there is a tough market,” said Mike Zychinski, Deloitte & Touche, St. Louis Office Managing Partner. “Rose International has proven itself by attaining an exceptional 1,231 percent rate of growth, while other technology companies struggle to survive. We applaud their foresight and vision in excelling in the face of adversity.”

This is the fourth consecutive year Rose has been named to this prestigious and highly contested list, placing first last year and second in both 1998 and 1999. The competition is fierce, and very few companies can claim to rank continuously on the list at all, let alone among the top 10.

About the Technology Fast 50
To qualify for the Fast 50, companies must have had revenues of at least $50,000 in 1996 and at least $1 million in 2000; must be public or private companies headquartered in the St. Louis area; and be "technology companies," defined as companies that produce technology, manufacture a technology product or devote a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology.

Winners of the 22 regional Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America’s 500 fastest-growing technology companies. For more information on the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 or Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.

About Deloitte & Touche
Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax, and management consulting services through nearly 30,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. The firm is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. Known as an employer of choice for its innovative human resources programs, Deloitte & Touche has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” by Fortune magazine for four consecutive years. Deloitte & Touche is the U.S. national practice of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is a Swiss Verein, and each of its national practices is a separate and independent legal entity. For more information, please visit Deloitte & Touche’s Web site at www.us.deloitte.com.

About Rose International

Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology 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 has consistently been recognized as one of the pre-eminent IT consulting firms in the country, and its CEO, Himanshu Bhatia, is considered a leader in the industry. This year, Mrs. Bhatia was named the SBA Small-Business Person of the Year for the State of Missouri and was also recognized with a Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. The company has been named to the Technology Fast 50 and 500 for the past four years; the Inc. 500 (#21, 2000); and the Working Woman 500 the past two years, among many other honors. For more information on Rose International, visit the company’s Web site at www.roseint.com.

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