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Square opens new headquarters in San Francisco, announces plans for expanded offices in New York and Kitchener-Waterloo

SAN FRANCISCO – October 7, 2013 – Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, is rapidly expanding its presence in San Francisco, New York, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Last week, Square moved into its new corporate headquarters at 1455 Market Street in the Central Market neighborhood of San Francisco. Square also signed a lease for additional office space in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, and announced the opening of a permanent office in Kitchener-Waterloo in 2014.

“Our mission to make commerce easy comes with ambitious technical challenges,” said Bryan Power, Director of Talent at Square. “Our new headquarters allows us to rapidly scale, while preserving our values of collaboration and transparency. The design of the space reinforces our commitment to small teams, as well as designers and engineers working alongside one another.”

The number of worldwide Square employees has doubled year over year, growing from approximately 300 employees in 2012 to more than 600 employees today. To accommodate the rapid growth, Square’s new San Francisco headquarters is more than 150,000 square feet, three times the size of the company’s previous space in the San Francisco Chronicle building.

In New York, Square plans to triple its engineering presence within one year. Kitchener-Waterloo will house Square’s first permanent office in Canada. Square also has offices in Atlanta and Tokyo.

For information on job opportunities at Square, visit Square’s career page at https://squareup.com/careers.

About Square, Inc.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Whether a business needs to accept credit cards, manage a full point of sale system, or sell online, Square offers simple and affordable tools so businesses of all sizes can start, run, and grow. The company began with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allowing businesses to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for one low, transparent rate. Square now offers a full suite of hardware and software tools including Square Register, Square Market, Square Wallet, and Square Stand. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

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