Winning Entry in the "Stress Stories" Sweepstakes Selected

Sweepstakes' Entrants Told Stressful Tales to Win Reclining Furniture

John Pittman of Walnut Creek, Calif., recently won a La-Z-Boy® reclining sofa after entering the company's national "Stress Stories" sweepstakes. The contest awarded furniture to one winner randomly among entrants who told La-Z-Boy why they need to relax.

Pittman's entry stated: "My wife of 42 years is filling my retirement with 'honey dos' and I am literally exhausted by the end of the day. With a La-Z-Boy reclining sofa, I can end my day, relieve my stress, and relax in the best!"

Reclining Furniture Promotes Relaxation

The "Stress Stories" contest gave customers the opportunity to vent about the stressful things in their lives. In a recent survey of primary care physicians*, the majority of doctors (94 percent) said daily relaxation at home is important to reduce stress - and an overwhelming 96 percent of doctors agreed that sitting at home in a reclined position promotes relaxation.

"We hope that the prize of La-Z-Boy furniture can help ease a little bit of the day-to-day stress for our winner," said Doug Collier, chief marketing officer for La-Z-Boy. "We have always known that reclining helps people relax and relieve stress, and now it has been confirmed by doctors around the country."

The contest awarded Pittman the La-Z-Boy furniture of his choice up to a $3,500 USD value.

In addition to comfortable, world-famous recliners, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® and Comfort Studios® around the country carry reclining sofas, sleep sofas, stationary sofas and sectionals, as well as decorative accent chairs, tables, lamps and accessories. La-Z-Boy offers hundreds of fabric and leather choices for custom-made furniture, as well as many pre-selected pairings for quicker delivery.

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About La-Z-Boy

Headquartered in Monroe, Mich., La-Z-Boy has been producing some of the world’s most comfortable furniture for over 85 years. The company manufactures a full line of comfortable products for the living room and family room, including the company’s world-famous recliners, reclining sofas and love seats, sleep sofas, modular furniture and leather upholstery, as well as stationary sofas, love seats and chairs. It is a division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE: LZB), one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. "Live Life Comfortably.®"