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Ellie Mae's Encompass® Training Seminar Hits 16 Major Cities

February 21, 2006 at 12:01 PM EST

Complimentary seminar features industry-acclaimed author and trainer Chip Cummings

DUBLIN, CA—February 21, 2006—Author and mortgage industry guru Chip Cummings is bringing his acclaimed training seminar for mortgage professionals, "Discovering the Power of Encompass," to 16 cities nationwide starting February 22nd, 2006 through December 5th, 2006.

The training seminar's usual fee of $295 per person has been waived, enabling originators to attend free of charge. Lunch is also included. Dates and locations are as follows:

Date Location
Feb. 22 Miami, FL
Mar. 7 Dallas, TX
Mar. 14 San Francisco, CA (Bay Area)
Apr. 11 Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 18 Atlanta, GA
May 16 New York, NY
May 23 Los Angeles, CA (North)
Jun. 6 Chicago, IL
Jun. 7 Baltimore, MD
Jul. 18 Atlantic City, NJ
Jul. 28 Seattle, WA
Aug. 29 Denver, CO
Aug. 30 Los Angeles, CA (South)
Sep. 5 Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 12 Houston, TX
Oct. 2 Atlantic City, NJ
Oct. 4 San Francisco, CA (Bay Area)
Nov. 2 Alexandria, VA
Nov. 9 Orlando, FL

Interested mortgage professionals should visit http://www.elliemae.com/seminars or call (877) 355-4362 to register, since seating is limited.

Cummings is a 20-year veteran loan originator with over $1 billion in loan volume, a certified national trainer for the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, an international speaker, and the author of Stop Selling and Start Listening!--Marketing Strategies That Create Top Producers as well as the "Mortgage Minute" industry newsletter. He has trained thousands of people on topics from sales and leadership to fraud and compliance, and has been featured in several publications including the National Mortgage Press and Mortgage Originator magazine. With his ability to energize and educate mortgage professionals, Cummings is considered by many to be one of the most valuable speakers in the mortgage industry today.

This powerful training seminar is designed for mortgage brokers, loan officers, processors, and technical administrators using the Encompass® Mortgage Automation System, Ellie Mae's loan origination software which is rapidly becoming the industry standard. Through this seminar, Cummings enables mortgage professionals to better understand the full power of Encompass. Participants will learn basic and in-depth program features. Program highlights include Encompass administration and set-up, electronic prequalification and processing, automated personal management, contact management and marketing, and real-time business reporting.

"As loan volumes start their projected downturn, we want to make sure that mortgage originators using Encompass have as many tools as possible to help them generate and close new loans as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible," states Jonathan Corr, chief strategic officer for Ellie Mae. "And with the updated 1003 mortgage form going into effect on January 1, 2006, this seems like a perfect time to train users on the benefits of the new Encompass 2.8 release."

About Ellie Mae, Inc.
Ellie Mae is an award-winning provider of software and services for the mortgage industry, which was recently named to the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing private companies. Ellie Mae provides a comprehensive line of products and services including the company's flagship Encompass® mortgage automation system, Contour™ and Genesis 2000® loan origination software, Encompass Websites™ for mortgage brokers, and Ellie Mae Docs™ services for document processing. Ellie Mae's ePASS® Network is the mortgage industry's online transaction platform enabling all mortgage companies in the United States to easily do business online with dozens of leading lenders and thousands of settlement service providers. Ellie Mae is based in Dublin, California. To learn more about Ellie Mae, visit www.elliemae.com or call (888) 955-9100.

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Ellie Mae, Encompass, ePASS, and Genesis 2000 are registered trademarks, and Contour, Executive Websites, and Ellie Mae Docs are trademarks, of Ellie Mae, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Rosalie Berg
Strategic Vantage for Ellie Mae
(305) 971-5352 RosalieBerg@StrategicVantage.com