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EY Announces Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number President & CEO Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Finalist in the Heartland

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 26, 2019-- EY announced that Sleep Number Corporation President & CEO, Shelly Ibach, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Heartland program. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Ibach was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala on June 27 at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis.

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Sleep Number President and CEO Shelly Ibach (Photo: Business Wire).

Sleep Number President and CEO Shelly Ibach (Photo: Business Wire).

“It is an honor to be recognized as a finalist for this distinguished award,” said Shelly Ibach, President & CEO, Sleep Number. “As a purpose-driven brand, we are dedicated to improving lives by individualizing sleep experiences. We hold ourselves to a standard of moving society forward with meaningful innovation. My greatest pride comes from our passionate Sleep Number team delivering life-changing sleep to our customers.”

As the leader in sleep innovation, Sleep Number is defining a new era where smart durables and best-in-class digital customer experiences are transforming the way people live. The company is leading a market transition where sleep technology, health and wellness, and retail are integrated. Improving lives is at the core of Sleep Number’s purpose-driven mission. Sleep Number’s revolutionary 360® smart bed and proprietary SleepIQ® technology platform are proving the connection between quality sleep and well-being through effortless adjustable comfort and biometric sleep tracking.

Now in its 33rd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Local sponsors for the Heartland program include Padilla, PNC, Salo, Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and Twin Cities Business.

About Sleep Number Corporation
The leader in sleep innovation, Sleep Number delivers proven, quality sleep through effortless, adjustable comfort and biometric sleep tracking. Sleep Number’s revolutionary 360® smart bed and proprietary SleepIQ® technology platforms are proving the connection between sleep and well-being. With one of the most comprehensive databases of biometric consumer sleep data and ranked #1 in J.D. Power’s 2018 Mattress Satisfaction Report*, Sleep Number is improving lives by individualizing sleep experiences. And with a commitment to improving the well-being of over one million youth by 2025, Sleep Number is redefining the future of health and wellness – for everyone. To experience better quality sleep, visit SleepNumber.com or one of our over 580 Sleep Number® stores located in all 50 states. For additional information, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.

*Sleep Number received the highest score in the J.D. Power 2015, 2016 and 2018 Mattress Satisfaction Reports of customers’ satisfaction with their mattress. Visit jdpower.com/awards.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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Source: Sleep Number Corporation

Leah Guimond
Sleep Number Corporation
763-551-7739
Leah.Guimond@sleepnumber.com


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