Rose International
Named a Top Technology
Company for the
Sixth Year in a Row

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Rose International Named a Top Technology Company for the Sixth Year in a Row

Chesterfield-based IT firm still recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology firms in the St. Louis region

ST. LOUIS, September 26, 2003 - Rose International, a St. Louis based IT services and solutions company, has been named to the prestigious St. Louis Regional Technology Top 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the area, for the sixth consecutive year. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in revenues from 1998-2002 (five-year period). Rose ranked 23rd this year with a revenue growth rate of 146 percent over the last five years.

“Our employees continue to amaze me,” says Rose’s CEO, Himanshu Bhatia. “Their commitment to our customers and our company is what drives us to these accomplishments.”

Mrs. Bhatia also has praise for her customers. “They have continued to believe in us and in our ability to provide them with the solutions they need. Their confidence and guidance makes us a better company, and for that we are extremely grateful.”

About the Technology Top 50

The Technology Top 50 honors the top 50 St. Louis area technology companies in three categories: Information Technology, Plant & Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing. The awards program is designed to more directly track the technology industry clusters that the St. Louis region is pursuing as centerpieces of the metro area’s economic development.

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. 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. Mrs. Bhatia was recently recognized with the National Entrepreneurial Success Award, given by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and in 2001, she was named the SBA Small-Business Person of the Year for the State of Missouri. The company has been named to the St. Louis Regional Technology Top/Fast 50 for five consecutive years, the Inc 500 for two consecutive years and the Working Woman 500 the past two years, among many other honors.

For more information on Rose International, visit the company's website at www.roseIT.com or email pr@roseIT.com.