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Apogee CEO Receives Emerald Asset Management “E-3 Award”

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Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:APOG) and its chief executive officer, Joseph F. Puishys, were named a recipient of the 15th annual “E-3 Awards,” presented by Emerald Asset Management at the 22nd Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum, held in Philadelphia on February 5.

“We are honored to receive the Emerald E-3 “Green Company” award in recognition of Apogee’s significant contributions to energy-efficient commercial buildings,” said Puishys. “With buildings accounting for more than 40 percent of energy consumption in the United States, it is important that new construction and renovation of buildings incorporate energy-efficient properties. Apogee provides industry-leading coated glass and thermal aluminum systems that allow buildings to achieve energy-efficiency goals and the aesthetics that architects desire. Through our distinctive solutions for enclosing commercial buildings and strong relationships with architects, contractors and building owners, we’ve realized outstanding revenue and earnings growth.”

Apogee and three other companies received the E-3 awards, short for “Emerald Entrepreneurial and Excellence” awards. The awards recognize corporate leaders who have demonstrated: a creative “outside the box” approach to corporate achievement; an entrepreneurial approach that maximizes human initiative; a corporate culture that promotes personal and corporate excellence; a record of accomplishment: creating jobs, stimulating growth, and enhancing shareholder value; and an ability to effectively identify and adapt cutting-edge technologies and processes.

About Emerald Asset Management
Founded in 1991, Emerald Asset Management, Inc. is a diversified investment management company that operates through its subsidiaries Emerald Advisers, Inc., Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, Emerald Separate Account Management, LLC, Emerald Fixed Income Advisers, LLC and Emerald Direct Lending Advisers, LLC. Assets managed by these companies totaled over $3.2 billion as of December 31, 2014. “Driven by Research,” Emerald employs an intense fundamental, research-focused investment philosophy and focuses primarily on growth-oriented equity investing and high-quality disciplined fixed-income investing.

About Apogee Enterprises
Apogee Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, provides distinctive solutions for enclosing buildings and framing art. The company is organized in four segments, with three of the segments serving the commercial construction market:

  • Architectural Glass segment consists of the leading fabricator of coated, high-performance architectural glass for global markets.
  • Architectural Services segment consists of one of the largest U.S. full-service building glass installation and renovation companies.
  • Architectural Framing Systems segment companies design, engineer, fabricate and finish the aluminum frames for window, curtainwall and storefront systems that comprise the outside skin of buildings.
  • Large-scale optical segment consists of a value-added glass and acrylic manufacturer primarily for the custom picture framing market.

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