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SquareTrade Wins Top Awards for Outstanding Customer Service and Social Media

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SquareTrade®, a leading technology protection plan provider, today announced it won two prestigious Golden Bridge Awards: one for Customer Service for the second year in a row, and a second award for excellence in Social Media. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, from every major industry in the world. The winners were honored at the Golden Bridge Awards dinner in San Francisco on October 2.

"Customer service is at the heart of everything we do – it's the reason customers love us. For the second year in a row, this award was earned by our industry-leading technology platform tied to our exceptional customer service team – a unique group of honest, friendly and highly capable service professionals who put our customers first every day," said Steve Abernethy, president and CEO of SquareTrade. "We're also delighted to be recognized for innovation in Social Media, as this is a critical communication channel to better hear and connect with consumers."

More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2012 Golden Bridge Business Awards winners. The winners were honored during the awards dinner and presentation on October 2, 2012 in San Francisco attended by the finalists, industry leaders, and judges.

About the Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at

About SquareTrade

Founded in 1999, SquareTrade works with top retailers to offer warranties that make sense with a no-hassle service to protect consumer electronics and appliances. SquareTrade's service is uniquely researchable with millions of customers who have consistently rated SquareTrade's service 5-star reviews. SquareTrade was awarded BizRate's Circle of Excellence for 2010, and is the winner of the 2012 and 2011 Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service and the 2012 People's Choice Stevie Award. SquareTrade is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. SquareTrade's leadership position, innovative business model and high-growth profile attracted one of the largest private capital raises in 2012, with a $238 million round lead by Bain Capital and Bain Capital Ventures. For more information, go to

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Nikki Nardick
S&S Public Relations, Inc. 

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