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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

St. Louis, Missouri (June 16, 2011) – Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc., a privately-held St. Louis based mortgage banking firm has been ranked the 3rd fastest growing privately held company in the St. Louis region by the St. Louis Business Journal.

In addition, for the second year in a row the St. Louis Business Journal named Cornerstone Mortgage the fastest growing mortgage banker in the area.

According to Jim Dean, President of Cornerstone Mortgage, this kind of phenomenal growth in a very unstable economic climate is due in part to hiring and retaining Loan Officers with an average of 15 years of experience and who are licensed at both the state and national level, unlike most bank lending officers. These professionals come to closing with a check for our clients and have eliminated all the complications in the loan process. Mr. Dean also stated that as an independent mortgage banker, we’re not reliant on any other company to originate, fund and service loans. This means we can offer pricing advantages over the larger lenders.

About Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.:
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. has been in operation since 1995 and was founded by Jim Dean (President/CEO) and Angi Stevenson (Senior Vice President/COO). Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is currently licensed in six (6) states and has over 165 employees, with 14 locations and is rapidly growing. Jim Dean (President/CEO) was named one of the 100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine in 2013 and 2014. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is an A+ accredited lender with the Better Business Bureau and continues to have an outstanding reputation. In 2013, Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. became the #1 largest lender in Missouri to have approvals from all three agencies: Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, and Fannie Mae. Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. was named a Top 100 Mortgage Company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine. The company was listed as one of the top-producing mortgage lenders in the country by Scotsman Guide. Angi Stevenson (Senior Vice President/COO) and Cornerstone were featured in Forbes Magazine in 2013. Revenues at Cornerstone have grown to exceed $26 million dollars annually, with closed loan production surpassing $900 million annually. Cornerstone is a ProLoan approved lender. Cornerstone has been featured on the fastest growing privately-held companies in America list by INC. 500/5000 for four (4) years in a row. Regionally, the company has been the #1 fastest growing mortgage banker in Missouri for the last five (5) years and is currently the 17th fastest growing privately-held company in the St. Louis region. The company is currently the 2nd largest privately-held mortgage banker in Missouri. Cornerstone is also a Top 2 USDA lender in Missouri. Processing, underwriting, and closing are completed locally by Cornerstone.

For More Information, Contact:
Jim Dean, President
Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc.
17280 N Outer 40 Rd., Suite 100
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(314) 995-9919

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