La-Z-Boy Recognizes Top-Performing La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries®

R. Byron Brown III Honored as Furniture Retail Partner of the Year
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MONROE, Mich. – La-Z-Boy, the nation’s leading manufacturer of upholstered furniture, honored the owners of the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® furniture stores that demonstrated the top sales growth during calendar year 2007 at an award ceremony held during the recent High Point Furniture Market in High Point, N.C.

"With our industry facing tough times, we are more proud than ever to congratulate these top-performing dealers throughout our vast furniture retail network of more than 330 stores," said Steve Matlock, senior vice president of sales and marketing for La-Z-Boy. "These top-performing furniture stores are not only instrumental to the success of our retail network, but serve as exemplary models of how to bring comfort to our end customer. Each of these stores helps make La-Z-Boy a leader in the furniture industry."

La-Z-Boy honored the top 10 performing Furniture Galleries stores and the top two small and mid-size market Furniture Galleries stores.

In addition to honoring top-performing stores, La-Z-Boy awarded its Retail Partner of the Year award to R. Byron Brown III, owner of the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Augusta Ga., for his dedication to providing exceptional customer service to his customers and bringing comfort into the shopping experience at his stores. The award was established in 2007 to recognize a partner in the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries retail system that continuously demonstrates his or her commitment and dedication to the company and retail network as a whole.

"We are honored to once again be recognized as a top performer in the La-Z-Boy retail system and are proud to partner with furniture’s top brand to provide Phoenix-area customers with a wide variety of comfortable furniture," said Ed Breunig III, co-owner and president/CEO of four top-selling stores in Glendale, Chandler, Mesa and Scottsdale, Ariz.

The La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores not only carry the company’s world-famous recliners, but a full selection of reclining sofas, sleep sofas, stationary sofas and sectionals, as well as decorative accent chairs, tables 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.

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.®"

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