Consumer Cellular Ranked on Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for Eighth Consecutive Year
Portland, Ore. — Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Consumer Cellular, the top ranking non-contract mobile carrier on the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study, has earned a place on Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for the eighth year in a row. The company falls in the middle of the list with a ranking of 2634 out of 5000.

"We are thrilled to be included yet again on Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List," said John Marick, Consumer Cellular CEO. "We are so proud of our growth and credit our amazing employees and customers. It is because of them that we find ourselves once again recognized among some of the best companies in the country."

The Inc. 5000 list included 59 Oregon-based companies with Consumer Cellular being the largest by revenue. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2016/.

Methodology
The companies featured in the 2016 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2012 through 2015. To be included on the list, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012, and they must be based in the United States, privately held, for profit and independent (not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies) as of Dec. 31, 2015. Companies must have generated minimum revenues of $100,000 in 2012 and $2 million in 2015. Final selection of the Inc. 5000 companies takes place after extensive screening and interviews by reporters and writers for Inc.com.

About Consumer Cellular
Consumer Cellular is a top-rated wireless carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans primarily to those 50+. The company has been an AARP provider since 2008 and offers AARP members special discounts on service. Founded more than 20 years ago on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 1,500 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation's largest voice and data networks, which covers more than 300 million people – or 99 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular's wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Target and Sears, as well as direct to consumers at www.consumercellular.com or (888) 345-5509. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for seven years in a row and has the highest overall customer satisfaction of all mobile carriers, based on Nielsen Mobile Insights survey data during all four quarters for 2015 and Q1, 2016. Consumer Cellular also received the top rank among non-contract carriers on the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

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