j2 Global, Inc. Named as One of 50 Best Small Companies in America by Forbes

The Recognition Comes Just After InformationWeek Names j2 Global Among the Top Technology Companies for the Third Straight Year

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LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), a provider of business cloud and digital media services, today announced that the company has once again been named to the Forbes® list of 100 Best Small Companies in America™, ranking in the top 50 of all companies. Forbes key criteria in awarding the honor is a company that consistently shows "...strong sales and earnings growth." In conjunction with announcing the top 100 companies of 2013, Forbes features j2 in a story in its October issue titled "Darwin's Digital Darlings: How These Web 1.0 Companies Survived And Thrived." The Forbes award is the second major industry honor j2 has received in as many months -- earning a place in September on the InformationWeek® 500™, a list of leading technology companies in the US.

The brands of j2 and its subsidiaries include eFax® (online fax), eVoice® (virtual voice), KeepItSafe® (online backup), Onebox® (unified communications), Campaigner® (email marketing), FuseMail® (hosted email) and Ziff Davis (digital media).

"Successfully serving the cloud communication and digital media needs of our customers is truly a global effort and the result of a hard-working, dedicated group of talented individuals around the world," said j2 CEO Hemi Zucker. "Our cloud services teams work tirelessly to help businesses of all sizes that count on j2 every day for mission-critical communication services, and our digital media teams help keep consumers in the know on the best products and services on the market. We are honored and humbled to have recognized leaders like Forbes and InformationWeek acknowledge our business and success."

The Forbes list of the 100 Best Small Companies in America includes publicly traded businesses with annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion, with a stock price no lower than $5 a share. The rankings are based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over five years. For more details and to see the full list, visit http://www.forbes.com/best-small-companies.

About j2
j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) and its affiliates provide Internet services through their two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents. The Digital Media Division consists of Ziff Davis Inc., which offers technology, gaming and lifestyle content through its digital properties which include PCMag.com, IGN.com, AskMen.com, Toolbox.com and others. Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter Powered by BuyerBase, an advanced digital ad targeting platform, and Ziff Davis B2B, a leading provider of research to enterprise buyers and leads to IT vendors. As of December 31, 2012, j2 had achieved 17 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth. For more information about j2, please visit www.j2global.com.

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Press contact:
Bill Threlkeld
Senior Manager, Public Relations
Email: pr@j2global.com
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