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asknet ranked number 49 on Fast 50 list of Germany's fastest-growing technology companies

With a growth rate of 217,19 percent, asknet AG has reached 49th place in the 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 50.

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Utl.: With a growth rate of 217,19 percent, asknet AG has reached 49th place in the 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 50. =

Karlsruhe (euro adhoc) - Karlsruhe, October 22, 2009 - Today asknet AG has announced its nomination to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a list that ranks the fastest-growing technology firms in Germany. Placement on the list is based on cumulative percentage revenue growth over the past five years, 2004 to 2008. In this period, asknet AG achieved a growth rate of 217,19 percent.

Michael Konrad, CEO of asknet AG, sees the 217,19 percent growth rate of the last five years in an especially positive light. As he notes, "asknet AG places great value on quality and sustainability because we are certain that both factors are essential to our growth. Receiving such a good placement from Deloitte serves as a confirmation of our growth strategy and motivates us to stay on course. We would like to thank our clients and partners for placing their trust in asknet, and of course our entire outstanding team."

"Rates of growth among technology companies show that the industry is continuing to open up new markets with product innovations. There is still a lot of unrealized potential - some examples of especially promising areas are electronic games, games for handheld devices, and Internet-based software solutions," adds Dieter Schlereth, Partner and Head of Technology, Media, and Telecommunications at Deloitte.

About asknet asknet offers its clients customized outsourcing solutions for global software sales via the Internet. Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the University of Karlsruhe, one of Germany´s most prestigious technical universities, the company has become the number two independent global provider for electronic software distribution. In addition to its fully integrated shop solutions for software publishers, the company develops and maintains portals for software distribution such as, one of Europe's largest. In 2008, asknet had sales of about 74.7 million euros. Among its customers are well-known software publishers such as CollabNet, DivX, Ipswitch, F-Secure, Nero, Panda Security, Steganos, and NetObjects. asknet supplies software products to around eighty percent of German universities.

Deloitte Global Profile Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in 140 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Deloitte's 165,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence. Deloitte's professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They enjoy an environment of continuous learning, challenging experiences, and enriching career opportunities. Deloitte's professionals are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities

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Contact asknet AG Kirsten Neininger Phone: +49 (0)721.96458-6399 eMail:

asknet, Inc. Bernard Haug Phone: +1 (415) 352-2622 eMail:

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