Top® Acquires Approximately 22,000 Web Host Clients

January 6, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolboxIRVINE, Calif. – Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading local search site and network, today announced that on December 30, 2009, it acquired approximately 22,000 web hosting subscribers, bringing the company’s total subscribers to over 40,000. In connection with the transaction, the company also secured an option to purchase up to approximately 10,000 additional web hosting subscribers during the first quarter of 2010.

The acquired customers pay approximately $35 per month for web hosting services, which are provided by a third party with which the company has contracted.

“This acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive,” said Heath Clarke, chairman and CEO. “This is our third subscriber acquisition since February 2009, and we ended 2009 much closer to our stated target of 50,000 small business subscribers. We anticipate additional future acquisitions in order to increase our small business subscriber base.”

The company acquired the subscribers from LaRoss Partners, LLC, for approximately $2.6 million in cash, which amount will be reduced in the event any of the subscribers are not successfully transferred to the company. The company funded the acquisition by accessing its previously announced line of credit. The company expects to complete the transfer of the subscribers during the first quarter 2010.

About® (NASDAQ: LOCM) owns and operates a leading local search site and private label network in the United States. The company uses patented technologies to provide over 20 million consumers each month with the most relevant search results for local businesses, products and services on and over 700 regional media sites. Businesses can target ready-to-purchase consumers using a variety of advertising products. To advertise, or for more information visit:

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