Vocus, Inc. Named One of Maryland’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program Earns Prestigious Award for Ninth Straight Year

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Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations, announced today that it has been named to Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Maryland for the ninth consecutive year.

We applaud the success of Vocus, Inc. and acknowledge it as one of the very few to accomplish such a fast growth rate over the past five years.

Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations, announced today that it has been named to Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Maryland for the ninth consecutive year. The Technology Fast 50 is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues over five years, from 2000–2004.

Vocus is ranked 15th on the Fast 50 list for Maryland. The average increase in revenues among companies who made the Technology Fast 50 for this region was 572.06 percent.

“Deloitte’s Maryland Technology Fast 50 companies have shown the strength, vision and temerity to succeed in today’s very competitive technology environment,” said Andrew Harrs, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP in McLean, VA., and Southeast Region Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice Leader. “We applaud the success of Vocus, Inc. and acknowledge it as one of the very few to accomplish such a fast growth rate over the past five years.”

To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2000 and $1,000,000 in 2004, must be headquartered in North America, and be a “technology company” defined as a company that owns proprietary technology 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 in a unique way does not qualify.

Vocus president and CEO, Rick Rudman, attributes the company’s growth from 2000-2004 to the widespread adoption of its on-demand software by the public relations profession. "Vocus is proud to be on the list for nine straight years," said Rudman. "Our consistent growth confirms the vastness of our market and the ability of our software to help our customers succeed."

Vocus provides an integrated on-demand software suite for PR professionals. The Vocus on-demand software suite manages media and analyst relationships; interactive email campaigns; projects and news; files, documents and other collateral; and online newsrooms. The software also analyzes media coverage and other PR information to provide real-time feedback on the effectiveness of PR campaigns and early intelligence on trends unfolding in the press.

Winners of the 19 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America’s top 500 fastest growing technology companies. For more information on the Fast 50 or Fast 500 programs, visit http://www.fast500.com .

About Vocus, Inc.

Vocus is a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes manage local and global relationships and communications with journalists, analysts, public officials and other key audiences. Our software helps customers manage media relations, news monitoring and analysis, interactive email campaigns, online newsrooms, and government relations activities. Vocus software is delivered as an easy-to-use and cost-effective annual subscription, with no need for internal hardware, software or IT support. Vocus has more than 1,100 customers representing organizations of all sizes across a wide variety of industries. Our software is currently available in four languages, and is in use by customers around the world. Since 1999, we have achieved 23 consecutive quarters of revenue growth, and have received awards for company growth and product excellence. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America and Europe. For more information please visit http://www.vocus.com or call 800.345.5572.

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