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Otter Products Honored as One of Nation's Fastest Growing Companies for Eighth Year

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Otter Products, LLC has once again ranked on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the nation's fastest growing private companies. The leader in protective cases for mobile technology, under brands such as OtterBox, celebrates its eighth year on this prestigious list.

Otter Products, LLC headquarters is based in Fort Collins, Colo.

Otter Products grew revenue by 180 percent from 2011 to 2014. The company debuted on the Inc. 500 | 5000 in 2007 with under 40 employees. Today, it employs almost 1,000 in the U.S. and has global offices in Cork, Ireland and Hong Kong. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years.

"The story of this year's Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don't achieve that kind of success by accident."

For OtterBox, the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S.,1 efforts to continue its rapid growth in the protective case industry for mobile technology include the recent roll out of the OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection program.

OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection is the seal of engineered confidence that demonstrates OtterBox case designs undergo a minimum of 238 hours of testing across at least 24 rigorous tests in a state-of-the-art testing facility to provide lasting, trusted protection from drops, bumps, scratches and dings.

"Otter Products has come a long way from the garage in which it was founded, but our focus has always been on one thing – consumers," said Otter Products President and CEO Pete Lindgren. "OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection is just one way we show everyone that our products are tested and built just for them. Our rapid growth continues to affect our community in a positive way, and we look forward to that continuing through the years to come."

For more information, visit otterbox.com.

About Otter Products, LLC:

Founded in 1998, Otter Products has become a global innovator of premium protective solutions for smartphone and tablet devices. The company's mission to protect, connect and enable a mobile world is executed through its popular OtterBox and LifeProof brands. An eight-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S., Otter Products was also named one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes Magazine and one of the "Healthiest Companies to Work For in America" by Greatist. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Boston; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.

For more information, visit otterbox.com. Protecting your mobile world.


1 No. 1-selling smartphone case source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 4/2014 – 3/2015

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For further information: Jordan Vater, (970) 980-2011, jordan.vater@otterproducts.com