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View From The Top: Fast Search & Transfer, John M. Lervik, CEO

Fast Search & Transfer™ (FAST™) creates the real-time search and filter technology solutions that are behind the scenes at the world's best known companies with the most demanding search problems. FAST's flexible and scalable integrated technology platform FAST ESP™ elevates the search capabilities of enterprise customers and connects people to the relevant information they seek regardless of medium. This drives revenues and reduces total cost of ownership by effectively leveraging IT infrastructure. FAST's powerful enterprise search technology solutions are used by more than 1,500 global customers and partners, including AT&T, Cardinal Health, CareerBuilder.com, Chordiant, CIGNA, CNET, Dell, Fidelity Investments, Findexa, FirstGov.gov (GSA), IBM, Knight Ridder, LexisNexis, Nordstrom, Overture, Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Sensis, Tenet Healthcare, Thomas Industrial Networks, T-Online, US Army, Virgilio (Telecom Italia), Vodafone, and Wanadoo.

In addition to recognition as one of KMWorld's "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management", FAST was recently ranked as the #1 fastest growing Norwegian technology company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Norway, and #14 among the fastest growing EMEA technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA with a growth over the past five years of 6,307%. FAST also tied as a winner of the 2004 International Information Industry Awards for "Best Search Product" and has been nominated for a 2005 SIAA Codie Award for "Best Search Engine."

FAST is headquartered in Norway and is publicly traded under the ticker symbol ‘FAST' on the Oslo Stock Exchange. FAST operates globally with presence in Europe, the United States, and Japan. Additionally, FAST has business partners and customers in a number of other locations, such as Brazil, Canada and Australia.

For further information about FAST, please visit www.fastsearch.com.

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