Sallie Mae, the nation's saving, planning, and paying for college company, has been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal's list of the " Soaring 76," which ranks the fastest-growing companies in Greater Philadelphia.

"Greater Philadelphia's economy is increasingly diverse and dynamic," said Sandy Smith, publisher, Philadelphia Business Journal. "We consider it a crucial part of our mission to identify and recognize the companies driving our region's growth."

The Philadelphia Business Journal evaluated qualifying companies based on revenue growth during a three-year period from 2014 to 2016. Sallie Mae achieved nearly 35 percent revenue growth during that time period.

"Sallie Mae is honored to be included in the prestigious company of Greater Philadelphia's most enterprising businesses," said Raymond J. Quinlan, chairman and CEO, Sallie Mae. "Over the past three years, we have consistently grown our loan portfolio, market share, and core earnings. We also remain steadfast in our commitment to put customers first, implementing changes to provide faster access to customer care and even more flexibility."

Sallie Mae is headquartered in Newark, Delaware, with offices in Indiana, Massachusetts, Utah, and Virginia, and has approximately 1,400 full-time employees.

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Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation's saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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