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10-07-2012

Safelite AutoGlass® Named Among 2012 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

Safelite® ranked No. 6 in the large company category.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Oct. 8, 2012 - Safelite AutoGlass® has been named among the 2012 Best Places to Work in South Carolina by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and SC BIZ Magazine. In the large company category, Safelite® ranked No. 6.

The annual Best Places to Work in South Carolina program is dedicated to identifying and recognizing South Carolina’s most innovative and top-notch employers. It has quickly emerged as the standard for workplace achievement and creativity in South Carolina.

Safelite AutoGlass®, the largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services in the U.S., employs approximately 159 people in South Carolina. A randomized selection of those employees completed a workplace survey as part of the award process.

As Safelite AutoGlass® continues to grow its business, now reaching roughly 10,000 employees and $1.1 billion in sales, the company is focused on creating a positive work environment by offering comprehensive benefits, wellness programs, professional development strategies and opportunities to participate in a number of charitable activities.

In addition, the company introduced this “People Pledge”:

•       You’ll experience great leadership. You’ll be treated with respect. You’ll often be asked for your opinions and involved in decisions that affect your work. You’ll understand the big picture and your role in it. You’ll receive guidance to help you reach your full potential and you’ll be recognized for your hard work in delivering extraordinary results.

•       We focus on you first. Concentrating on our people is a key part of our business strategy. You’ll have the tools, the information and resources to position you for success, along with support and opportunity for a rewarding and fulfilling career.

•       We hire top talent… that includes you. Having great people is what sets us apart from the rest. You’ll work with smart people every day who will inspire you to be at your best. By brining your ideas and applying your skills, you’ll have endless opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.

•       You’ll work in a caring culture. We have a strong set of values and a big heart… for our people, our customers, our environment and the communities in which we live and work. We strive for a culture that will inspire you to achieve… not just because you have to, but because you want to.

As part of its commitment to its employees, Safelite® also creates a culture of feedback. Its annual internal survey shows that employee engagement scores increased five percentage points from 2010 to, even as the national average dropped by 2 to 3 percentage points.

“Safelite AutoGlass® is a great place to work, and we are so honored that our South Carolina operations are being recognized as such. Our philosophy is that having engaged employees leads to customer delight, and these types of awards let us know we’re moving in the right direction,” said Paul Jurgensen, Safelite’s South division manager. “I want to thank our employees who make the company what it is.”

About Safelite AutoGlass®

Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and served more than 4.4 million customers last year. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.

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Media Contact: Melina Metzger, Safelite AutoGlass® PR Manager, (614) 210-9232, melina.metzger(at)safelite.com

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