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Calling all small-business owners! Post a selfie with your small business and receive a free business credit report.

Costa Mesa, Calif., Nov 15, 2016 — As the busiest shopping season quickly approaches, small businesses everywhere are decking their halls and preparing to ring in the holidays. In honor of Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced a new Love My Small Biz program, offering small-business owners a free business credit report when they post a selfie with the hashtags #LoveMySmallBiz and #ShopSmall.

"Business owners are passionate about their businesses. We want to give them the opportunity to share that pride, as well as help position them for future success," said Hiq Lee, president of Experian's Business Information Services. "By proactively reviewing their business credit report, owners can gain a better understanding of the factors that influence the decisions affecting their enterprise. Having this insight empowers business owners to make smarter and more strategic choices, which will ultimately help to drive their business — and the economy — forward."

To participate in this new program, business owners must tweet a selfie featuring their small business and include the hashtag #LoveMySmallBiz and #ShopSmall. Small-business owners who tweet selfies with these hashtags will be eligible to receive their free business credit report, which is valued at up to $49. The program will run through the end of the year, and the offer does not apply to existing SmartBusinessReportsTM subscribers.

For more information on the #LoveMySmallBiz program, please visit bit.ly/love-my-smallbiz or follow us on Twitter @ExperianSMB and Instagram @Experian_b2b.

About Experian's Business Information Services
Experian's Business Information Services is a leader in providing data and predictive insights to organizations, helping them mitigate risk and improve profitability. The company's business database provides comprehensive, third-party-verified information on virtually all U.S. companies, with the industry's most extensive data on the broad spectrum of small and midsize businesses.

By leveraging state-of-the-art technology and superior data-compilation techniques, Experian provides market-leading tools that proactively support the entire credit life cycle, enabling our clients to find new customers, process new applications, manage customer relationships and collect on delinquent accounts.

About Experian
We are the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world. We help businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision-making. We also help people to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft. In 2016, for the third year running, we were named one of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" by Forbes magazine.

We employ approximately 17,000 people in 37 countries and our corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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, 2016, was US$4.6 billion.

To find out more about our company, please visit http://www.experianplc.com or watch our documentary, "Inside Experian".

Business Credit Tip

If you're a sole proprietor or a business owner with fewer than 20 employees, your personal and business credit scores are closely linked in the eyes of banks and other lenders. So it's important to take steps to protect both. You should monitor, evaluate and protect your credit standing just as you would protect any other business or personal assets. Learn more about protecting your credit.

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