Press Release 06 Jun 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland – June 5, 2014 -- Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with local businesses, today announced the opening of its new European HQ in Dublin with plans to create over 100 new jobs.

To support and drive Yelp’s growth across Europe, a wide range of new roles are being created, ranging from sales executive to account management and from product engineering to finance. Ireland is an attractive destination for this expansion as it provides Yelp with access to a diverse population that is well educated, proficient in a number of European languages and tech savvy. Recruitment is underway immediately and all job listing can be found on Yelp’s career page: www.yelp.com/careers.

“Expanding Yelp’s international operations with the opening of our new office in Dublin is a landmark moment in the company’s history. This new office will be home to our European operations and will be the engine behind our European revenue generation efforts,” says Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-founder and CEO at Yelp. “Ireland offers us fantastic access to multiple language capabilities from a tech savvy and educated population, not to mention a country that has proven to be a home-away-from-home for a number of existing Yelp employees that have already relocated there.”

Speaking after a meeting with Yelp executives in their offices in San Francisco, the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD welcomed the announcement saying “I'm delighted to welcome the 100 new jobs that Yelp will create with the opening of its new European HQ in Dublin. As part of our recovery plan it is important for Ireland to continue to win investments from leading international digital media companies by providing an excellent business environment supported by our exceptionally talented people and our strong track record. Silicon Valley is a vitally important market for Ireland. My visit here this week is all about cementing and reinforcing existing investor relationships as well as building new connections with a view to securing new jobs and investment for Ireland.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: “We have specifically targeted digital industries as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen significant growth in this area. Today’s announcement that Yelp, a dynamic company in this sector, is establishing its European HQ in Dublin with the creation of 100 jobs is very welcome news and I wish them every success with this project”.

Welcoming the announcement Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland said “Yelp is yet another example of a successful technology company founded in California that has chosen Ireland as its base for European operations. Yelp is an excellent addition to the very strong cluster of Internet services businesses with European operation centres operating from Ireland. Dublin is a recognised European hub of international tech and multilingual talent which continues to attract leading international companies.”

About Yelp
Yelp (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, Turkey, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Japan and Argentina. Yelp had a monthly average of 132 million unique visitors in Q1 2014*. By the end of Q1 2014 Yelpers had written more than 57 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 61 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during Q1 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.com/ or send an email to press@yelp.com.

* Source: Google Analytics

Media Contacts:
Elliot Adams
Yelp
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