Residential Finance Corporation (RFC), an award-winning nationwide mortgage lender specializing in refinances, has been ranked number 3,921 in Inc. magazine’s third annual Inc. 5,000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. RFC registered 58.3 percent growth in 2008 a growth rate that is three times the industry average. Residential Finance Corporation President Michael Isaacs, lauded company employees, saying, “Being named as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies is impressive—not only on its own merits—but this honor is also heightened by achieving a growth rate that is three times the industry average. Through personal hard work and dedication to serve our borrowers with excellence, our dedicated team of employees has enabled Residential Finance to rise from the 27 million businesses in the U.S. to join an elite group cited by Inc. magazine as the nation’s top companies that over the years has included Microsoft, Timberland, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle and Under Armour.” Senior Vice President and General Counsel David Stern added, “Achievements such as these are the result of many individual efforts and could not be accomplished without the hard work, perseverance, and dedication of every programmer, receptionist, loan officer, manager, processor, trainer, underwriter--every person who commits every day to be and do their best. RFC’s exceptional team of employees all contributed to making this honor a reality.” Since 1982, Inc. magazine has published a special Inc. 500 list that recognizes the 500 fastest-growing, private companies in America. In 2007, Inc.com published the first-ever Inc. 5,000 list—an expansion of the Inc. 500 list, now featuring the U.S.’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies. For more information, visit www.residentialfinance.com.