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Safelite Solutions National Contact Centers Receive ISO 9001 2000 Certification

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 27, 2006 -- Safelite Group, a leading provider of property and casualty claims management solutions and auto glass products and services has announced that Safelite Solutions' national contact centers in Columbus, OH have passed an independent audit and fulfilled the requirements for ISO 9001 2000 certification on the first attempt.

The internationally-recognized ISO 9001 2000 standard is applicable to any manufacturing or service industry. Created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), its objective is to set international requirements for quality management systems and is considered a benchmark of excellence.

The Safelite Solutions contact centers are the industry leader in providing third party administration services to the property and casualty insurance industry, as well as the fleet industry.

"This ISO 9001 2000 Certification is a validation of the disciplines we have had in place for years and reinforces our commitment to provide the insurance and fleet industry and our customers with a consistent, superior claims experience," said O'Mara. "It ensures that our philosophies, customer service disciplines and standards of excellence are understood and embraced throughout our organization from senior management to each individual customer service representative."

To further reinforce the commitment to excellence, Safelite Solutions also announced the implementation of a new quality control system that will monitor and record 100% of the voice and the keystroke activity of their customer service representatives.

"This new tool allows us to provide more comprehensive coaching and guidance to our customer service representatives and provides additional validation that we are living up to our standards of excellence," O'Mara said. "We not only expect high quality in voice, but also in the integrity of the data we capture in the claims process."

This electronic benchmarking is possible through a software system provided by Verint Systems Inc., a leading provider of analytic software-based solutions for communications interception, networked video security and business intelligence.

Safelite Group is the parent company of Safelite Solutions, a third-party administrator of property and casualty claims; Safelite AutoGlass, the nation's largest provider of auto glass repair and replacement services; and Safelite Glass Corp., a leading fabricator of aftermarket windshields.

Safelite Solutions provides property and casualty claims management services to over 100 insurance and fleet clients, including 18 of the top 30 U.S. property and casualty insurance companies. Their two national contact centers operate in Columbus, OH. In addition to third party claim administration, Safelite Solutions manages a network of more than 11,000 claim fulfillment providers. For more information, visit