Rose CEO Honored
with National Minority
Supplier Development Council's
Leadership Award

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Rose CEO Honored with National Minority Supplier Development Council's Leadership Award

Rose CEO recognized for her commitment to minority business development

ST. LOUIS MO (May 16, 2005) - Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Rose International, has been awarded the National Minority Supplier Development Council's (NMSDC) Minority Business Leadership Award.

This award honors Mrs. Bhatia for her significant achievements, and also her long-term commitment to minority business development.

"This is a great honor," said Mrs. Bhatia. "As business people, we go to war everyday. It feels good to pause every now and then to let someone tell you that you're on the right track."

Each year the NMSDC recognizes three individuals for their commitment to minority business development. This year John W. Rogers, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Ariel Capital Management and Patricia F. Russo, chairman and chief executive officer, Lucent Technologies, will also be honored.

Mrs. Bhatia will receive her award at the NMSDC Leadership Awards Dinner-Dance on May 18th at the Hilton New York and Towers in New York . More than 1,400 people are expected to attend, including CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 corporations and minority business owners from across the nation.

About Rose International

Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology and business services to corporations and government agencies nationwide and in the United Kingdom. Rose has offices and development centers in seven U.S. cities and one in New Delhi, India. Rose’s offshore development center is CMM Level 3 certified, and is in the process of attaining CMMI Level 5 certification. With nearly 1,000 associates and steady revenue growth, Rose is recognized as one of the country's fastest-growing and most successful companies. Rose’s client list includes ChevronTexaco, the Department of Defense, SBC, the State of Missouri and Toyota, among others.

Recently, Rose International partnered with SBC Communications to build and offer MaestroVMS™. The system is a Web-based vendor management tool designed to help companies streamline the internal processes involved in managing contingent workforce contracts.

In 2003, Rose received the SBA National Entrepreneurial Success award, and in 2001, CEO Himanshu Bhatia was named the Missouri Small-Business Person of the Year. The company has been consistently recognized for its success, having been named to the VARBusiness 500, Inc 500, St. Louis Regional Technology Top 50,Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 and Working Woman 500, among many other honors.

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