OtterBox expands EMEA footprint in Finland with carrier Sonera

Cork, Ireland - OtterBox®, No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the US*, continues to grow its retail presence in the EMEA market, with the addition of the Finnish carrier Sonera, part of TeliaSonera group, as a partner. This partnership means that OtterBox premium protective cases will be available in all 32 Sonera retail stores throughout Finland.

“We aim to provide premium quality products to our customers” said Niko Mundolin, Development Manager of Sonera Stores. “We are delighted to be working with a global brand like OtterBox and to introduce their diverse portfolio of products to the Nordic market”.

Sonera will range the OtterBox Commuter® and Defender Series®, as well as the most protective case ever built, the all new Armor Series® case. The Armor Series is waterproof, drop proof and crush proof and can withstand two tonnes of force. OtterBox offers products for a wide range of device manufacturers including Nokia, Apple®, Samsung, HTC, and BlackBerry®

“The Nordic region is a key market for us and the more access we can provide to our customers through agreements with leading carriers such as Sonera, the more we can continue to grow and enhance our global presence” said Director of Sales for EMEA Fraser Heaslip.

For more information on the full OtterBox range of products visit www.otterbox.com

About OtterBox:

Starting with something as simple as a box, OtterBox® was founded in 1998 with a line of indestructible dryboxes. Today, OtterBox is the No. 1-selling case for smartphones* and offers an extensive lineup of premium screen protectors and other device-enhancing accessories that complement various consumer lifestyles.

OtterBox’s strong relationships with the leading mobile device manufacturers, retailers and wireless services providers delivers unrivaled value, world-class customer service and a continued commitment to premium product quality.

OtterBox has been a five-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 ranking of fastest growing private companies in the U.S., recognized by Forbes Magazine on “America’s Most Promising Companies” and is a repeat honoree in the Great Place to Work® annual survey published by FORTUNE Magazine. The family-owned, private company has global headquarters in Fort Collins, Colo. and offices in Boston, San Diego, Cork, Ireland and Hong Kong.

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*Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service/November 2010-December 2012

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