NEW YORK, NY - June 2, 2008 - LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN), a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, today announced that CEO Robert LoCascio is a finalist for The Metro New York Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Awards. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. LoCascio was selected as a finalist from over 40 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at The Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York.
"It's an honor to be named a finalist in the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program," said LivePerson CEO Robert LoCascio. "I am proud to be in the company of the other Metro New York area finalists who are such accomplished entrepreneurs and committed business leaders."
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008. The awards are the concluding portion of Ernst & Young's Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as national sponsors.
The Metro New York Program is also sponsored locally by the following: Platinum Level: HSBC, Marsh and Russell Reynolds Associates Gold Level: Curran & Connors and Scherzer International Silver Level: Bowne, WilmerHale and Withum Smith + Brown About LivePerson
LivePerson is a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and trusted expert advice. Connecting businesses and experts with consumers seeking help on the Web, LivePerson's hosted software platform creates more relevant, compelling and personalized online experiences. Every month, LivePerson's intelligent platform helps millions of people succeed online; more than 6,000 companies, including EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Qwest, and Verizon, rely on LivePerson to maximize the impact of the online channel. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
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Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause LivePerson's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Risk factors related to the subject matter of this press release include, without limitation, risks related to future deployments; competition in the real-time sales, marketing and customer service solutions market; and other factors described in the reports and documents filed by us from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at (www.sec.gov), to which readers are referred. LivePerson undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.
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