Groupon ( www.groupon.com) (NASDAQ: GRPN) honored many of its top local merchants today in the ''Best of Groupon Merchants'' collection. The featured local businesses boast some of the most popular deals in their markets and consistently deliver the highest levels of customer service. More than 1,700 merchants were recognized with the ''Best of Groupon Merchants'' distinction and are identified with a special badge on their Groupon deal pages. Merchants in the collection span a wide range of geographies and industries, with providers of health and beauty services representing the largest category, followed by food and drink and activities-based businesses. For a complete list of merchants, sortable by city and category, visit http://www.grouponworks.com/best-merchants-of-2012/. “The local businesses highlighted in this collection had some of the most popular offers in their markets and provided a great experience to their Groupon customers,” said Sanjay Gupta, VP of Merchant Marketing. “Groupon’s core mission is to make local businesses more successful, and we’re proud to recognize so many great merchants today.” “Groupon offers any merchant who provides a superior product the opportunity to reach new customers,” said Shane Benson, owner of New York Vintners, New York City. “I am proud to have worked with Groupon since their early days and look forward to partnering with them in the future.” To learn more about local business marketing and how to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com. About Groupon Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their operations more effectively. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat, see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon, shoppers discover the best a city has to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails or to search our marketplace of deals, visit www.Groupon.com. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.