loanDepot Named A Top Workplace By The Orange County Register

Dec 12, 2012

Foothill Ranch, CA - December 12 2012

loanDepot.com LLC, one of the nation's largest independent mortgage lenders, today announced that the Orange County Register named it one of the 2012 Top Workplaces in Orange County, Calif. This award recognizes companies that excel in employee satisfaction, culture and communications, pay and benefits and employee retention. loanDepot placed third in the “Large Company” category.

"I am fortunate to work with and lead a team that cares deeply for our culture and our customers," said Anthony Hsieh, chief executive officer of loanDepot.com. "This recognition and our success are possible because of the 900 plus employees who are committed to building the best mortgage company in the country."

The Orange County Register also acknowledged companies with special awards for excellent work in a particular field. loanDepot employees who participated in the newspaper's Top Workplace survey rated Hsieh as the best CEO in Orange County, earning him the Large Company Leadership Award.

The Orange County Register partners with Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, to develop and manage a comprehensive employee survey. Employees were asked to rate their companies based on categories such as pay and benefits, fairness, values, training and development and internal communications. Companies are then ranked based on their size and a minimum percentage of responses.

To learn more about the survey and view results, visit the Orange County Register's website atwww.topworkplaces.com

About loanDepot.com

loanDepot, based in Foothill Ranch, CA, is one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the United States. The company founder, industry veteran Anthony Hsieh, with a world-class executive team, is well known for pioneering the Internet mortgage industry, building two highly successful companies and merging them into publicly-traded companies, E*TRADE Mortgage and LendingTree Loans, both of which are still in operation today. loanDepot is committed to delivering a better, faster, more efficient process for consumers while continuing to provide industry-leading rates and the best service in the industry. loanDepot currently has origination centers in Arizona, Tennessee and two in California and is currently licensed in 50 states with over 1,500 individual loan officer licenses.

For more information, visit www.loandepot.com.

For further information: For all inquiries, please contact Marketing and Communications at pr@loandepot.com