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Experian Data Breach Resolution and freecreditscore honored with two Gold Stevie Awards

Experian Data Breach Resolution and freecreditscore.com™ honored with two Gold Stevie® Awards in 2013 American Business AwardsSM

Costa Mesa, Calif., June 19, 2013 — Experian Data Breach Resolution and freecreditscore.comTM, part of Experian Consumer Services, were presented with two Stevie® Awards for New Product or Service Introduction of the Year and Customer Service Team of the Year categories at the 11th Annual American Business Awards on Monday evening. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“We would like to extend a special thanks to the Stevie Awards for this honor and are pleased to be recognized,” said Ken Chaplin, senior vice president of marketing for Experian Consumer Services. “Not only do we take pride in providing the best customer service to our members, but we strive to offer the latest in credit education tools, such as the freecreditscore.com Score Planner™, which is free to both members and nonmembers.”

This year, Experian Consumer Services was nominated for four American Business Awards: 

• The freecreditscore.com Score Planner™ won the Gold Stevie Award for New Product or Service Introduction of the Year
• Experian Data Breach Resolution won the Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Team of the Year
• Experian Data Breach Resolution Fraud Resolution won the Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year
• Experian Data Breach Resolution Marketing Campaign won the Bronze Stevie Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the United States are eligible to submit nominations — public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 17, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended. The presentations will be broadcast by the Business TalkRadio Network on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

“This year’s American Business Awards was outsized in every way,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. “More entries and more judges than ever before, and I’d have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we’ve ever received. We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie winners for their outstanding work.”

The 2013 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: The June 17 banquet in Chicago and at the new products and tech awards event on Monday, Sept. 16, in San Francisco, Calif.

Contacts:
Corie Jackson      
Edelman PR
1 323 202 1075 (office)
1 818 259 0631 (cell)
Corie.Jackson@edelman.com

Becky Frost
freecreditscore.com
1 949 202 7296 (cell)
becky.frost@experianinteractive.com

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie® Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About freecreditscore.com
freecreditscore.com™ is part of a family of online consumer credit reporting sites belonging to ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., an Experian company. ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. was founded in 1995 to give consumers quick, easy and inexpensive access to their credit profile. It is now the leading provider of online consumer credit reports, credit scores, credit monitoring and other credit-related information. ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. provides credit monitoring to its more than 3.1 million members and has delivered more than 20 million credit reports on the Web. As part of the Experian family, it continues to grow its membership base and develop innovative products to help consumers better understand and monitor their credit.

About Experian Data Breach Resolution
Experian® is a leader in the data breach resolution industry and one of the first companies to develop products and services that address this critical issue. As an innovator in the field, Experian has a long-standing history of providing swift and effective data breach resolution for thousands of organizations, having serviced millions of affected consumers. For more information on the Experian Data Breach Resolution division at ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. and how it enables organizations to plan for and successfully mitigate data breach incidents, visit http://www.experian.com/databreach.

About Experian
Experian® is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2013, was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.
For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.
 
Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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