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Martha Shaughnessy
AtomicPR for Mint

Mountain View, Calif., June 12, 2008 – the fresh, free, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money online, was honored with a Stevie™ Award for “Best New Product or Service – Financial Services” at the Sixth Annual American Business Awards ceremony held on June 12, 2008 in New York City. was also named as a finalist in the “Best Overall Design” category.

The American Business Awards are the only national awards program honoring great performances in business. In winning this award, was selected from among top industry finalists in its category, including: E*Trade Financial, NEC Communications of America, Interbank FX,, SurePayroll, and Tasxient, Inc. Winners in other categories included: Dow Jones, Eastman Kodak, LeapFrog, Accenture, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

“As a new Web application, received early endorsements from leaders in the tech sector, ranging from TechCrunch to PC Magazine,” said founder and CEO Aaron Patzer. “We’re now very honored by this recognition from the business community at large, as it affirms as a viable new product among established leaders in the financial services industry, like E*Trade and Dow Jones.”

Since launching its public beta in September, 2007, Mint has signed more than 300,000 users, is now organizing $10 billion in transactions, and has identified more than $100 million in potential savings. The American Business Awards is the fourth organization to recognize Mint’s personal finance web application with an industry award in 2008; others include the Webby Awards, Webware, and PC World magazine.

Members of the American Business Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors selected Stevie winners from finalists chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and virtually every industry were submitted for consideration. Details about The American Business Awards and a list of Stevie winners and finalists are available at

About the Stevie Awards

The Stevie’s are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in business worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

The Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.

About Mint is the leading online personal finance service, providing 200,000 users a fresh, easy and intelligent way to manage their money online. And it’s free. Mint is currently managing over $10 billion in transactions and has identified more than $100 million in potential savings for its users. Designed to be effortless, takes less than five minutes to set up. Users register anonymously using only a valid email address. Mint then does the rest, securely downloading transaction data from more than 5,000 bank, credit card and investment accounts on a daily basis. Users never need to import or synch their data. Mint, rated top in its category by PC World, applies patent- pending technology and proprietary algorithms to categorize transactions; provide a unified view of all account activity; alert users to low balances, bank fees, upcoming bills, and even potentially suspicious account activity; and give users personalized suggestions for significant savings opportunities. Mint’s management team includes seasoned industry veterans drawn from the ranks of Charles Schwab & Co., eBay, Expedia, Intuit, PGP and other leaders in the finance, security and software spaces. Investors include top venture capital firms and prominent individuals associated with companies including Blue Nile, Google, Intuit, PassMark Security, PayPal, Yahoo! and others. For more information on’s free online personal finance service, please visit