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May 20, 2010 11:00 ET

OtterBox Ranks #1 on Northern Colorado Business Report's Mercury 100 List

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) -  Northern Colorado Business Report's Mercury 100 list was revealed last night at a reception in Fort Collins, Colo. OtterBox, a Fort Collins company specializing in smartphone cases, was named number one on the list of the fastest-growing private companies in Northern Colorado.

In attendance were privately held companies from every industry in Larimer and Weld County including agribusiness, banking, health care, high technology, manufacturing, real estate, retail and services. List ranking criteria is based on the percentage of revenue growth over the past three years and is divided into two categories: revenue under $2 million and revenue over $2 million. To excel on the list, companies in the region must have experienced the fastest growth within the three-year time period. 

Laura Sanchez, OtterBox General Manager, Americas, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

"The Mercury 100 list is an indication that businesses in Northern Colorado are blossoming. It's an honor to be among so many of these successful companies," she said. "OtterBox is driven by hardworking individuals that come to together with the unified mindset of 'One Team. One Dream.' Our company camaraderie, as well as the support from our world-wide customers, has been the cornerstone of our growth."

Started in 1998 with headquarters in the Old Town area of Fort Collins, OtterBox has quickly become a household name in the community. Creating much-needed jobs, OtterBox employs nearly 160 people and, according to founder and CEO Curt Richardson, each has contributed to the rapid growth experienced over the past few years.

"We have created a culture where people want to work and believe in the potential of the business. Everyone at Otter contributes to the success," Richardson said. "That company energy has inspired our customers and the community to believe the same. From here, we see continued growth as we expand into new markets but we will always call Northern Colorado home. We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses in the area."

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.

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

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