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01-03-2014

Safelite AutoGlass CEO Honored with Medical Mutual 2014 Pillar Award for Community Service

CEO Tom Feeney recognized in Kent Clapp CEO Leadership category

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jan. 3, 2014 – Safelite AutoGlass® President & CEO Tom Feeney was recognized with a 2014 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service in the Kent Clapp CEO Leadership category. This was the 4th consecutive year Safelite has been recognized with an award at the program.

The Pillar Awards, sponsored by Medical Mutual and Smart Business Columbus, honor companies whose charitable works contribute to the central Ohio region and demonstrate a commitment to philanthropy. All 2014 Pillar Award winners and their good deeds were featured in the January edition of Smart Business Columbus.

Recently, Safelite leaders introduced a new way to formalize our “giving back” approach: the 1-2-3 philosophy.

1. Safelite Group donates one percent of its annual trading profit to the Safelite AutoGlass Foundation.

2. Safelite encourages its employees to give two percent of their time to volunteer in their community. That includes 16 hours of paid time off the company allows every employee for volunteer work in addition to 24 hours of their personal time for a total of 40 hours per employee, which equals two percent of the average hours in a “work year.”

3. Giving Back is one of three areas of social responsibility that Safelite embraces. The other two focus areas are ethics and the environment.

“I am honored to be recognized with this award,” said Feeney. “I am inspired every day by the stories I hear from our employees who did something to make a difference. It is because of them that we are able to reach so many lives, so I would be amiss in not also thanking them. I also congratulate the other Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service Award honorees. Together, we are making a better future.”

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 approximately 10,000 people across the United States and serves more than 4.1 million customers annually. The Safelite® Charitable Foundation was created in 2005 as the 501(c)(3) giving arm of the company aimed at supporting organizations that promote the health and well-being of families through monetary and in-kind contributions and volunteer hours. 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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