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Hillary B. Smith Joins Square as General Counsel

SAN FRANCISCO – November 2, 2016 – Square has hired Hillary B. Smith as the company’s General Counsel. Smith brings to Square years of legal leadership experience at technology companies and has navigated complex legal and regulatory environments at the local, state, and federal level. Smith most recently served as General Counsel for Zenefits.

“Square is a purpose-driven company with a long track record of innovation, and I’m excited to work alongside the team as they continue to take the company—and the entire financial services industry—forward,” said Smith.

“Hillary has exceptional experience serving as general counsel at several technology companies, both publicly traded and startups, and she’s a great fit for our team,” said Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square.

Prior to serving as the General Counsel of Zenefits, Hillary was the General Counsel for SuccessFactors, Inc., a global public company until its acquisition by SAP for $3.4 billion in 2012. Following the acquisition by SAP, Hillary led the Legal team supporting the global cloud business at SAP. Before joining SuccessFactors in 2010, Hillary was the General Counsel of Right Media (acquired by Yahoo! in 2007) and Yahoo’s Associate General Counsel supporting the company’s global advertising products and businesses. Prior to Right Media, Hillary was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of DoubleClick Inc. She began her legal career at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York following a federal district court clerkship in the Eastern District of New York.

In 2012, Hillary was honored as one of the San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Business. She was also honored in 2004 by the New York County Lawyers’ Association as one of the Outstanding Women of the Bar and has served as a member of the Federal Bar Council Inns of Court Project and Women in Digital Media. Hillary obtained her J.D. from Cornell Law School magna cum laude where she was the editor-in-chief of the Cornell Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. A Montanan, Hillary graduated from Montana State University.

About Square, Inc.
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square’s point-of-sale service offers tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to real-time analytics and invoicing. Square also offers sellers financial and marketing services, including small business financing and customer engagement tools. Businesses and individuals use Square Cash, an easy way to send and receive money, as well as Caviar, a food delivery service for popular restaurants. Square was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia.

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