SquareTrade Named Finalist in 2013 CTIA B!G Idea Awards

SquareTrade Recognized as Mobile Champion and Visionary

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today announced that its President and CEO Steve Abernethy was named as a finalist for CTIA's annual B!G Idea Awards competition. This year, the awards honor the champions and visionaries who are transforming the mobile ecosystem. The B!G Ideas winners will be announced at CTIA 2013™, taking place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

"SquareTrade's 5-star customer reviews for mobile products and our reputation as a customer-obsessed company has had a huge impact on attach rates for our partners including retailers, dealers and wireless carriers," commented Abernethy. "On average, we see a 200% increase in protection plan sales, lower customer churn, and happier customers once they switch to SquareTrade. CTIA's recognition of our mobile vision is a great validation of our success to date. We look forward to another great year."

SquareTrade is the #1 rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers for its fast and exceptional service. SquareTrade protects mobile devices, laptops and tablets, and other consumer electronics and appliances from malfunctions, accidental damage and life's frequent mishaps. Unlike old-fashioned warranties, SquareTrade is designed for today's consumer and uses innovative technology to deliver a zero hassle claims process. SquareTrade has more than 200,000 fans on Facebook, consistently wins industry awards and receives thousands of 5-star reviews for its legendary customer service.

SquareTrade's rapid transformation of the warranty industry attracted one of the largest private capital raises in 2012, with a $238 million round led by Bain Capital and Bain Capital Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco and London, SquareTrade is privately held.

About the Finalists
To learn more about the finalists, as well as all the entries, visit http://ctiait.ctia.org/bigIdea/2013/public/index.cfm/viewEntries. To get smarter about CTIA 2013 or to register, visit www.ctia2013.com.

About CTIA
CTIA - The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C. Twitter: @ctia | Blog: http://ctia.it/Na6erv | Facebook: http://ctia.it/LCm4Nn | LinkedIn Group: http://ctia.it/Na6cA2

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