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Nitro PDF Software

September 29, 2011 08:03 ET

Nitro Accelerates Growth in 2011

Free Nitro Reader Reaches Ten Million Downloads as Company Ranks on Inc. 500|5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America With Three-Year Revenue Growth Exceeding 450%

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Nitro, the company behind the award-winning Nitro PDF Professional, today announced a number of significant milestones, confirming its progress toward yet another record-breaking year. The acclaimed Nitro Reader passed 10 million downloads since its debut in May 2010, taking total downloads of the Company's free PDF products above 50 million. In addition, the company added a number of new enterprise customers in 2011, expanding its roster of leading multinational brands to include GE, Toyota, Nestle, Time Warner Cable, Qatar Petroleum, Siemens, and Continental.

"We are revolutionizing the way people work with documents," said Nitro Founder and CEO, Sam Chandler. "During times of economic uncertainty, everyone is looking for products that perform and provide value -- Nitro does both. We believe that this is the decade where people will finally stop relying on paper and use digital documents instead. We plan to provide the tools they need to get there. Our products are intuitive, cost-effective, and genuinely no strings attached."

Nitro's record-breaking revenue and staff growth was officially recognized by Inc. Magazine, with its inclusion on the 'Inc. 500|5000' list of America's fastest-growing, privately held companies. Ranking #27 in San Francisco and #57 in the Software category, Nitro is rapidly establishing its place as one of the most dynamic companies in the technology space, and anticipates that it will continue this trajectory into 2012 and beyond.

Key achievements in 2011 include:

  • Launch of Nitro Reader 2.0 after successful 12-month beta period, 10 million downloads, and a number of awards

  • Ranking on 'Inc. 500|5000' list of fastest growing private companies in America; #27 in San Francisco and #57 in Software category

  • Inclusion on BRW Magazine's on 'Fast 100' list of fastest growing companies in Australia

  • Selected by Software Magazine as one of the 'Top 10 Companies Under $10m Revenue' in its annual 'Software 500' list

  • Promotion of Gina O'Reilly to Chief Operating Officer from SVP Sales & Marketing

  • Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Kim, ex-VP, Marketing Mozilla Corporation

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Nitro PDF Software is one of the world's leading PDF software vendors and the company behind award-winning products like Nitro PDF Professional and Nitro Reader. Nitro PDF Software's Free Family of PDF products have been downloaded more than 50 million times, and also include the world's #1 free PDF creator, PrimoPDF, and the world's #1 free PDF Web browser extension, PDF Download.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Nitro PDF Software has operations spanning North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Nitro PDF Software products have won multiple "Editors' Choice" and "Product of the Year" awards and are used by millions of people worldwide, including a significant number of Fortune 500 organizations.

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