Affinion Group Named by Inc. Magazine as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Aug 31, 2010, 11:28 ET from Affinion Group

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Group, a global leader in customer engagement solutions and provider of programs that enhance and extend the relationship of millions of consumers for financial service, retail and e-commerce companies, was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, a compendium of the most entrepreneurial and fastest-growing private companies in America.

In addition to being named to the list, Affinion also ranked as the following out of the 5,000 privately held companies in the US:

  • The 24th largest company to appear on the list
  • The 43rd largest company by employee count
  • The 53rd largest company based on gross dollars of growth

"Our inclusion in this list reflects the exceptional work our people have done in bringing innovative and relevant programs in the area of lifestyle and protection to the marketplace, particularly during this difficult macro-economic environment," said Nathaniel J. Lipman, CEO of Affinion Group. "We are particularly proud of that we have achieved growth every year since we became a private company in 2005."

Each year, Inc. Magazine ranks U.S.-based, privately held companies according to percentage growth. The fastest-growing list is an exclusive ranking of entrepreneurs nationwide – a group Inc. Magazine refers to as the most important segment of the U.S. economy.

"The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression," said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs."

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About Affinion Group

As a global leader with more than 35 years of experience, Affinion Group ( enhances the value of its partners' customer relationships by developing and marketing valuable loyalty, membership, checking account, insurance and other compelling products and services. Leveraging its expertise in product development and targeted marketing, Affinion helps generate significant incremental revenue for more than 5,300 affinity partners worldwide, including many of the largest and most respected companies in financial services, retail, travel, and Internet commerce. Based in Norwalk, Conn., the company has approximately 3,300 employees throughout the United States and in 10 countries across Europe, and markets in 14 countries globally. Affinion holds the prestigious ISO 27001 certification for the highest information security practices, is PCI compliant and Cybertrust certified. For more company and investor information visit


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