Tree.com Appoints Tamara Kotronis as General Manager of its Education Business

Tree.com Appoints Tamara Kotronis as General Manager of its Education Business

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 8, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE),
the parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary LendingTree, LLC , today
announced that it has appointed Tamara Kotronis as General Manager for its
education vertical, DegreeTree. Mrs. Kotronis will oversee the
marketingandsalesfunctions as well as the day-to-dayoperationsof the
education business.

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"As a well-respected and incredibly knowledgeable member of our team, I'm
pleased to announce that Tamara Kotronis will now be leading Tree.com's
education vertical," said Doug Lebda, Tree.com Chairman and CEO. "Having been
deeply involved with the company's financial analysis, reporting and planning
for the past 14 years, Tamara has a deep understanding of the business and its
future objectives. We're excited to have her in this new role. "

"I'm thrilled to officially join the DegreeTree team as I see real opportunity
in this vertical," added Kotronis. "We're dedicated to producing and
delivering high-quality, predictable and scalable volume to our partners while
providing the best experience to our customers. Additionally, I'm focused on
scaling internal channels in search and social for dramatically improved
efficiency and performance in the coming year."

DegreeTree expects to be completely migrated to its recently launched platform
by the end of January 2013.

About Tree.com, Inc.

Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) is the parent of several brands and
businessesthat provide information, tools, advice, products and services for
critical transactions in consumers' lives. Our family of brands includes:
LendingTree®, GetSmart®, DegreeTree®, LendingTreeAutos, DoneRight!®,
ServiceTree(SM), InsuranceTree® and HealthTree.Together, these brands serve
as an ally for consumers who are looking to comparison shop for loans,
education, auto, home services and other services from multiple businesses and
professionals who will compete for their business.

Tree.com, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. and maintains operations
solely in the United States. For more information, please visitwww.tree.com.

SOURCE Tree.com, Inc.

Website: http://www.tree.com
Contact: Megan Greuling, +1-704-943-8208, Megan.Greuling@Tree.com