Corporate Leaders Receive Nineteenth Annual Emerald Asset Management “E-3 Awards”

The chief executive officers of publicly-traded companies Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE), Integer Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITGR), and Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), have been named as the recipients of the nineteenth annual E-3 Awards, presented by Emerald Asset Management at the 26th annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum, held in Philadelphia on February 7, 2019.

Joseph Besecker, President of Emerald Asset Management said, This unique recognition was created to call attention to leaders who epitomize the qualities that are inherent in todays most successful businesses “ qualities that reflect an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence, adding, The awards name “ E-3 “ reflects these criteria: the Emerald Entrepreneurial and Excellence Award. Joseph Garner, Emeralds Director of Research, said, We salute these business leaders who have worked to build their companies, reward their employees and shareholders and strengthen our communities and economy. It is an honor to recognize their innovative leadership.

Through an intensive multi-faceted process, Emeralds team of research analysts and portfolio managers identified 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 demonstrated record of accomplishment: creating jobs, stimulating growth, and enhancing shareholder value; and
  • An ability to effectively identify and adapt cutting-edge technologies and processes.

The 2019 winners of the E-3 Award are:

Public Company Executive Award:

  • Thomas Vellios, Chairman and Joel D. Anderson, President & CEO, Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE)

Science and Technology Executive Award:

  • Joseph W. Dziedzic, President & CEO, Integer Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITGR)

Green Company Award:

  • Dan L. Batrack, Chairman, CEO & President, Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK)

Presented by Emerald Asset Management PA, LLC, Groundhog Day Investment Forum sponsors include Pepper Hamilton LLP, Sturdivant & Co., Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP, and Boenning & Scattergood. The first Emerald Investment Forum was held in 1994 and has grown to become a definitive yearly kick-off conference for investors focusing on small- and mid-cap companies. Next years Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum is tentatively scheduled for February 6, 2020 in Philadelphia.

Emerald Asset Management PA, LLC is a diversified investment management company that operates through its subsidiaries Emerald Advisers LLC., Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, Emerald Separate Account Management LLC, Emerald Direct Lending Advisers LLC and EmStone Advisers LLC. Managing client funds since 1992, assets managed by these companies totaled approximately $4.4 billion as of December 31, 2018. Driven by Research, Emerald employs an intense fundamental, research-focused investment philosophy and focuses primarily on growth and value oriented equity investing and income oriented investing. Emerald and its subsidiaries maintain offices in King of Prussia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio. Its global headquarters is located in Leola, PA.

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Joseph W. Garner
Emerald Advisers, Inc.