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OtterBox Honored as Top U.S. Job Creator by Inc. Magazine

FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OtterBox®, the global leader in mobile technology protection, was recognized as one of the top job creators in the United States by Inc. magazine.

Based in Fort Collins, Colo., OtterBox was honored in the national ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards. In its inaugural year, this award recognizes private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. From 2008 to 2011 OtterBox created 300 jobs, ranking the company at No. 75 in the nation. Since the start of the year, approximately 180 additional positions have been created.

“Creating high quality jobs is one of my top priorities,” said OtterBox President and CEO Brian Thomas. “Our employees, or ‘otters’ as we call them, are the reason we’re continually recognized as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the nation. Our talented and innovative group is always pushing the limits and that drives the company to be better and grow even faster.”

OtterBox was also honored as one of the fastest growing in the nation based on revenue, coming in at No. 85 on the annual Inc. 500 ranking. This year marked OtterBox as a member of the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll as a five-time honoree.

“The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011 – an amazing feat, given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession,” Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg said.

OtterBox received accolades this year not only for the volume of jobs created, but also for the quality of those jobs. The Great Place to Work Institute named OtterBox the No. 7 medium-sized workplace in the U.S. based on an employee survey and audit of the company culture.

For more information about OtterBox and job opportunities, visit www.otterbox.com.

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. 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