LendingTree Recognizes Outstanding Lender Performance with 2010 Awards

Top LendingTree lenders from across the country acknowledged for business excellence, customer service

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 28, 2011) – LendingTree, the nation’s leading online lending exchange, announced the recipients of its annual lender awards at the 2011 LendingTree Partner Summit in Las Vegas, NV earlier this month.

"Our annual lender awards are an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievement of our lender partners," said LendingTree CEO Doug Lebda. "The over 200 lenders on the LendingTree network are key to our mission of providing competition, choice and convenience to our customers. This year’s award winners are excellent examples of how the lenders on the LendingTree network deliver great value and service to our borrowers."

The 2010 LendingTree award winners include:

Partner of the Year - First Choice Bank

Excellence in Customer Service - Great Western Financial Services, Inc.

Outstanding Long Form Partner (Purchase) - Mortgage Lenders of America

Outstanding Long Form Partner (Refinance) - North American Savings Bank

Outstanding Long Form Partner (Home Equity) - Charter One

Outstanding Short Form Partner - Quicken Loans

"We’re thrilled to recognize the achievement of our winners and of all our network partners," said Mark Fowler, LendingTree Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. "The success of the lenders on our network is a vital element to the success of LendingTree, and we look forward to continued growth in the coming year."

 LendingTree provides more than 200 lenders from across the country a source of interested borrowers looking for home loans such as new purchase mortgage, refinance and home equity, as well as personal and auto loans. For information about the joining the LendingTree network of lenders, please contact Mark Fowler at (704) 943-8040 or visit www.lendingtree.com.

About LendingTree, LLC
LendingTree, LLC is the nation’s leading online lender exchange and personal finance resource, helping consumers take charge of all their financial decisions, from budgeting to money management to mortgages to credit cards and more. LendingTree provides a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools to aid consumers in their financial decisions. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 28 million loan requests and $214 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to lenders offering mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE). For more information go to www.lendingtree.com or 800-555-TREE.