INC 500 List

Six-time recipient and Hall Of Fame Member, awarded to the nation’s fastest growing private companies

Franklin, TENN. (February 2005) – Franklin American Mortgage, a privately held mortgage banking firm, has earned an annual place on the Inc. 500 list since 1999. FAMC is consistently ranked among America’s top 500 fastest growing privately held companies. Last year, FAMC’s fifth consecutive placement earned the company a spot in the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame, which honors 65 companies that have made the list at least five times since the competition began in 1982.

Inc. Magazine contacted more than 500,000 businesses and thoroughly analyzed each company’s financial statements before naming the top 500. The Inc 500 ranks the nation’s leading firms according to sales growth over the previous five years. FAMC ranked 382 on the 2004 Inc 500 list.

In less than 12 years, Dan Crockett, company president and CEO, has developed FAMC into one of the fastest growing mortgage bankers in the United States. This once small, five-employee mortgage broker operation has now evolved into a 290 employee multi-faceted mortgage banker. Mr. Crockett attributes the company’s position as one of the fastest growing mortgage bankers in the country, in part, to a strong service philosophy. When asked how he defines success for his company, Crockett says, “We measure success based on the company’s ability to provide exceptional service for the products we offer.”

In 2004, FAMC was also named “Nashville’s Top Company” with 101 to 500 employees, an annual award sponsored by the Nashville Business Journal in conjunction with its Best in Business Awards. The previous year the same publication named Crockett “Entrepreneur of the Year.” For five consecutive years, FAMC has also been named one the Music City Future 50 companies, which recognizes the 50 fastest growing small businesses in the Nashville area.

FAMC’s correspondent lending division services banks and mortgage bankers across the nation; the wholesale division underwrites and funds loans for mortgage brokers using some of the most sophisticated technology in the business; and the retail division, the company’s oldest division, services customers throughout the country with all of their mortgage needs.

Franklin American Mortgage is recognized as one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in the country. Committed to providing consistent service and support, FAMC is quickly becoming the preferred lender of choice for mortgage professionals throughout the industry. For more information about the company and its services please go to www.franklinamerican.com.