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OtterBox Distinguished by Fastest Growing Ranking from Inc. Magazine

FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective case manufacturer OtterBox® once again landed a top spot on the 31st annual Inc. 500|5000 ranking of fastest growing companies in the United States. OtterBox is No. 85 on the ranking this year, with three-year revenue growth from 2008 to 2011 of 3,311.9 percent, and joined the Honor Roll as a five-time Inc. 5000 honoree.

"OtterBox is dedicated to making premium accessories and putting our customers' needs first. The reward is a loyal and growing fan base,” said OtterBox President and CEO Brian Thomas. “Making the Inc. 500 list once is an honor and being among an elite group of multi-year recipients is humbling. It’s really a testament to the dedication and passion of our hardworking employees, or Otters, as we call them."

This year marks the fifth time that OtterBox has been honored in Inc. magazine’s exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Companies that reach this milestone are part of the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll. OtterBox is one of only five companies in the Inc. 500 that are in the Honor Roll this year. Additionally, it reported the highest 2011 revenue in the top 100.

The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

The 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands today) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770 percent sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About OtterBox:

Built upon fundamentals of hard work, innovation and perseverance, OtterBox is a leader in the production of premier protective solutions for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.

Incorporating creativity and cutting-edge design into every product, OtterBox creates sleek and durable cases that offer reliable device protection to complement any lifestyle.

OtterBox was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo. In 2010 OtterBox established an EMEA headquarters in Ireland and an APAC headquarters in Hong Kong.

For more information, visit www.OtterBox.com or call 888-695-8820. We’ve Got Technology Covered.

About Inc.:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.


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Kelly Richardson, 970-372-1875