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YTB International, Inc. was recognized as the 25th largest seller of travel in the U.S. in Travel Weekly's 2009 Power List, based on 2008 annual retail value of travel services booked. The Company provides Internet-based travel booking services for home-based independent representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Canada, Bermuda, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Company operates through three subsidiaries: YTB Marketing, Inc. (formerly YourTravelBiz.com, Inc.); YTB Travel Network, Inc.; and YTB Franchise Services, Inc. YTB Marketing establishes and sells Internet Business Centers (“IBC” or “IBCs”), formerly referred to as Internet Travel Centers or internet travel websites, and compensates its Independent Marketing Representatives (“ Reps ”) (independent contractors).  YTB Travel is the travel management subsidiary that processes travel sales from online business models and processes and handles bookings (reservations) from IBCs, negotiates deals with preferred vendors, and receives incentives based on the volume of business produced through the Company’s IBCs. YTB Franchise Services was formed in March 2009, to serve as the corporate entity to offer the proposed/ contemplated franchise offerings in the future for the Company.


J. Scott Tomer

Director since December 2004

Currently Serving until 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

J. Scott Tomer is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of YTB Marketing, Inc.  He was employed at A. L. Williams (now known as Primerica Financial Services (“Primerica”)) from 1981-1993 where he earned the level of National Sales Director; he had the responsibility of field support and training for their sales force, where he trained over 2,000 sales personnel. He left Primerica to become a Certified Financial Planner, which he continued while specializing in real estate investing prior to co-founding YourTravelBiz.com in 2001.


J. Kim Sorensen

Director since December 2004

Currently Serving until 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

J. Kim Sorensen, a Director and Chief Executive Officer of YTBTN, brings to YTB International, Inc. an extensive and successful business history. He has owned several businesses, and managed a multi-million dollar mixed real estate complex across from the Illinois state capital in Springfield. He joined A. L. Williams in 1981 and earned the Sr. Vice President position in 1985. In 1990, Mr. Sorensen partnered with J. Lloyd Tomer to provide technical and management support for his growing sales organization through 2001. He is a co-founder of YourTravelBiz.com.


Robert M. Van Patten

Director since October 2009

Currently Serving until 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Bob Van Patten, a Director and our newly appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of YTB International, Inc., had previously served in a consulting capacity since April 2009.  Previously, he served as President of IMC Agribusiness, an $800 million dollar division of IMC Global, a New York Stock Exchange listed company.  IMC Agribusiness was a private company from 1985 to 1991 and then went public as the Vigoro Corporation. The company was sold to IMC Global in 1996 and renamed at that time.  Bob currently resides in Edwardsville, Illinois and is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


Lou Brock

Director since December 2006

Currently Serving until 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Lou Brock, Director, is one of Major League Baseball’s all-time hits and stolen base leaders. He was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1985. He was named one of the Top 100 Players of the 20th Century. Following his 19-year career in Major League Baseball, Lou Brock serves on the board of several universities and many local and national youth organizations, including Education Is Freedom Foundation, Variety Club for Children, Wyman Youth Camp, Old Newsboys Day Children’s Charities, ECHO Children’s Home and their own Lou Brock Scholarship Foundation. Mr. Brock holds honorary Doctorate degrees from Washington University, St. Louis, MO; Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA; and Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO. He serves on the boards of Premier Bank, Missouri Valley College and Education is Freedom. Mr. Brock also serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.


Paul A. Hemings

Director since May 2008

Currently Serving until 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Paul A. Hemings, Director, was elected to our Board of Directors in May 2008, following its expansion in April 2008. He brings to YTB a wealth of sales and marketing experience. In addition to serving on our Board of Directors, Mr. Hemings is a Group Director of Sales for Energizer Holdings, Inc., where he leads the sales strategy development and is responsible for $200 million in annual sales. Prior to his appointment as Group Director, Mr Hemings served as Energizer's Director of Business Development, leading the annual business planning process. Before beginning his tenure at Energizer, Mr. Hemings held several sales and sales management positions at Procter & Gamble. He holds a BS from Bucknell University, which he received in 1985.


Thomas B. Baker, Jr.

Director since June 2009

Currently Serving until 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Thomas B. Baker, Jr., Director, currently serves as President and founder of Summit Development & Holdings, Inc. and Summit Capital, Inc., and has extensive experience in finance, accounting, and entrepreneurial business development. He also currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Accounting Department of Illinois Wesleyan University and serves on the alumni focus group of its St. Louis chapter. Mr. Baker has previously served on the Board of Directors of Hoyleton Children's Home and the Advisory Board for EVCO National, a national painting company.


Jack H. Humes, Jr.

Director since June 2009

Currently Serving until 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Jack H. Humes, Jr., Director, founded the Humes Law Office on May 1, 2000 after having been associated with the firm Burroughs, Hepler, Broom, MacDonald, Hebrank, & True (now Hepler Broom, LLC) since 1986. Mr. Humes currently provides legal services to corporations, governmental bodies and individuals related to various real estate issues, focusing on land and right-of-way acquisition, construction, contracting and project financing. Mr. Humes is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association.


Patricia S. Williams

Director since June 2009

Currently Serving until 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Patricia S. Williams, Director, is Senior Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of RehabCare Group, Inc., a leading provider of physical rehabilitation program management services in over 1,200 hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care facilities throughout the United States. Ms. Williams previously held the position of Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Thermadyne Holdings Corporation, a multi-national manufacturer of welding and cutting products. Ms. Williams serves on the Board of Directors for White Drive Products, Inc., a leading global supplier of hydraulic motors and drive system products for mobile and industrial applications.


Burt L. Saunders, Esq.

Director since March 2010

Currently Serving until 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Burt L. Saunders, Esq., Director, was re-elected to our Board of Directors effective March 2, 2010. He brings to YTB a wealth of experience in the public and professional spheres. Mr. Saunders was a Florida State Senator for District 37 from November 1998 through 2008, representing Collier and Lee counties. Prior to his election to the Florida Senate, Mr. Saunders served 4 years in the Florida House of Representatives and 8 years on the Collier County Commission. Mr. Saunders worked in public finance for A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc. from 1986 to 1990. Mr. Saunders currently serves in an “of counsel” capacity with Gray Robinson, P.A., a Florida-based firm, since August 2004, practicing in the areas of land use, local and state government, and health care law. Mr. Saunders received his B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1972, his J.D. from the College of William and Mary in 1975 and his L.L.M. in Ocean/Coastal Law from the University of Miami in 1978.


YTB Marketing, Inc. (formerly known as YourTravelBiz.com, Inc. and its subsidiaries) YTB Marketing, Inc. together with its domestic and international subsidiaries (collectively "YTB Marketing") conducts business through marketing, training and support of its Rep sales force which is responsible for marketing and selling IBCs to Site Owners, formerly known as Travel Site Owners (“ TSO ” or “ TSOs ”) or Referring Travel Agents (Referring Travel Affiliates in Canada).

Reps are independent contractors who primarily work from their homes. In addition to earning compensation on personal IBC sales, Reps may also build a sales force from whom they receive override compensation on IBC sales. Reps may utilize a number of methods to sell IBCs including the use of informational meetings and events, local advertising, and one-on-one meetings.

YTB Marketing was created to financially reward Reps for the sale of ITCs in a referral marketing compensation program. YTB Marketing generally charges an initial fee of $449.95 for the setup of an ITC plus $49.95 per month for web-hosting fees.

YTB Travel Network, Inc. (and its subsidiaries) YTB Travel Network, Inc. (together with its domestic and international subsidiaries collectively, "YTB Travel") provides customer access to the travel vendor, supports online booking transactions, supplies personal fulfillment services, collects travel commissions from vendors and pays travel sales commissions. SOs are educated through our numerous travel training courses. This training is accomplished through a combination of Company conference calls, e-training modules and hands-on certification seminars. SOs earn transactional compensation from travel purchased from their respective IBC’s.

YTB Franchise Services, Inc. (and its subsidiaries) YTB Franchise Services, Inc. was formed in March 2009, to serve as the corporate entity to offer the proposed/contemplated franchise offerings in the future for the Company.

YTB International, Inc. Corporate Office:

1901 East Edwardsville Road

Wood River, IL 62095


Share Structure:
as of April 7, 2010

Outstanding - 79,601,069


#240   YTBLQ revoked: Renee 07/08/14 11:02:49 AM
#239   strange. During all of this "handwriting on the xanadu 05/07/14 01:30:05 PM
#238   YTBLQ Sec Suspension: Renee 05/07/14 12:07:32 PM
#237   YTB EMERGES FROM BANKRUPTCY hnry98a 10/20/13 01:52:49 PM
#236   man, you just keep pumping one bad stock fung_derf 08/29/13 05:12:00 PM
#235   $YTBLQ > Technical[/u Penny Roger$ 08/29/13 05:01:39 PM
#234   Looks like it may be waking up soon hnry98a 07/22/13 03:30:46 PM
#233   YTBLA changed to YTBLQ: Bankruptcy: Renee 03/06/13 05:42:06 PM
#232   YTB head quits, one-third of staff is cut xanadu 05/21/12 12:36:27 PM
#231   YTB to merge with Florida company xanadu 03/14/12 05:19:10 PM
#230   Hasn't it already been determined that this one fung_derf 11/07/11 10:21:43 AM
#229   thanks for bringing back to my attention..looks ready!! mrbizzard 11/06/11 10:36:03 AM
#228   YTBLA .038 UP 23% Oct 26th News: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/YTB-Completes-Tra SuperC 11/05/11 05:32:04 PM
#227   radar mrbizzard 09/09/11 05:13:36 PM
#226   http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/852766.html JetLifer 06/06/11 07:31:26 PM
#225   Hard to say just yet, it may trade stripus 05/26/11 08:04:39 AM
#224   and down she goes,,look on the 1 yr slob 05/25/11 05:50:43 AM
#223   Good info. Thanks. fung_derf 05/20/11 01:57:09 PM
#222   Have no idea what is going on yesterday/today xanadu 05/20/11 01:44:52 PM
#221   There is not even a moderator here! stripus 05/20/11 10:18:03 AM
#220   I have watched this stock for some time. stripus 05/20/11 09:57:08 AM
#219   amazing,,with all the recent positive action,,absolutly no response slob 05/19/11 10:45:21 PM
#218   this board has been awfuly quiet...i have been slob 04/15/11 09:48:01 PM
#217   YTB Selling (trying to sell as deal has xanadu 03/26/11 01:54:37 PM
#216   It seems as though things are looking up boats 01/28/11 12:20:15 PM
#215   YTBLA - Daily Candlesticks Vigo 01/24/11 11:14:17 AM
#214   Nice newsss.... Vigo 01/24/11 11:11:14 AM
#213   NEWS After hour. Financials! letoleto 08/12/10 09:46:21 PM
#212   merger in pipeline? whats the share structure? seems S3lfMade 08/12/10 05:21:01 PM
#211   No need to holler. I heard you the fung_derf 08/12/10 03:34:43 PM
#210   This is pointless. I KNOW THE COMPANY EXISTS, xanadu 08/12/10 03:19:14 PM
#209   Yes. Spongetech made themselves look quite lovely on fung_derf 08/12/10 03:12:43 PM
#208   This was from a quarterly back in 2008 xanadu 08/12/10 03:10:34 PM
#207   Well I would have to disagree that just fung_derf 08/12/10 02:51:07 PM
#206   I do personally know people who booked through xanadu 08/12/10 02:16:55 PM
#205   I agree completely fung_, most of them a wesley_ 08/12/10 01:50:15 PM
#204   That's fine. So you post your reasons why fung_derf 08/12/10 01:41:39 PM
#203   c'mon fung_ let it be a scam if wesley_ 08/12/10 01:36:20 PM
#202   One only takes notice of it when another fung_derf 08/12/10 01:23:21 PM
#201   well, fung_, an 'investor' has a much longer wesley_ 08/12/10 01:17:45 PM
#200   Everyone I knew who was involved with it, fung_derf 08/12/10 12:54:47 PM
#199   No endorsement of YTB but IT DOES EXIST. xanadu 08/12/10 12:43:24 PM
#198   So, you're another one of those guys who fung_derf 08/12/10 12:19:34 PM
#197   yeah! ha, ha! awesome! wesley_ 08/12/10 12:15:38 PM
#196   Yea this baby caught fire! Phantom_Trader 08/12/10 12:14:52 PM
#195   $1.50 after earning Zunobira 08/12/10 11:55:35 AM
#194   correction +140% gainer lol, however, this YTB shares wesley_ 08/12/10 11:53:19 AM
#193   well, important thing is to shake some handsome wesley_ 08/12/10 11:47:42 AM
#192   Yeah....someone is pumping this. The B shares aren't fung_derf 08/12/10 11:37:16 AM
#191   hey xtreme, watch your gainer! wesley_ 08/12/10 11:19:47 AM
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