WellPoint Catapulted into Top Tier for Fastest Growing Alberta Cos

WellPoint, a leading provider of software and related solutions to the energy industry, today announced that it ranked 6th in the Over $20 Million Group for Alberta Venture's 2009 Fast Growth 50 list, a ranking of Alberta's 50 fastest growing companies working in information technology, real estate development, and manufacturing, as well as business, financial and oilfield services.

Rankings are based on growth in revenues, assets, profits, head count and other criteria over the past three years.

"WellPoint's significant growth over the past three years can be attributed to a number of factors including our unique energy industry experience, dedicated employees providing innovative products and exceptional service, strategic acquisitions, international positioning, and an ongoing partnership with Microsoft," said Richard Slack, President and CEO of WellPoint. "It is an honor to be recognized by Alberta Venture and to be named to the Fast Growth 50 list."

WellPoint was also recently ranked 249th on Deloitte's 2008 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunication and life sciences companies in North America, and 28th on the Canadian Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Canada.