Buffalo Wild Wings(R) CEO Receives Career Achievement Award

Sally Smith earns prestigious Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal annual honor

MINNEAPOLIS (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Buffalo Wild Wings(R) (NASDAQ: BWLD) is proud to announce that Sally Smith, president and chief executive officer, received the Career Achievement Award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. This yearly honor was announced at the Women in Business luncheon this afternoon as nominees gathered to celebrate the Twin Cities' most influential women.

"Oh behalf of the entire Buffalo Wild Wings team, I extend a warm congratulations to Sally for this accomplishment," said Mary Twinem, chief financial officer of Buffalo Wild Wings. "Sally is a proven and successful leader, and we look forward to many more exciting years as she leads us through new growth opportunities."

Smith has served as president and chief executive officer since July 1996, as a board member since August 1996 and was the Company's chief financial officer from 1994 to 1996. Prior to joining Buffalo Wild Wings, she was the chief financial officer of Dahlberg, Inc., the manufacturer of Miracle-Ear hearing aids, from 1983 to 1994. Smith began her career with KPMG, LLP as a CPA. She also serves on the board of the National Restaurant Association as vice chairman.

Each year, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's Women in Business Awards honors recipients in three categories; 25 Women to Watch, 25 Industry Leaders and one woman with the Career Achievement Award. All candidates are chosen by a collective group of editors.

About the Company

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring a variety of boldly-flavored, made-to-order menu items including Buffalo-style chicken wings spun in one of 14 signature sauces. Buffalo Wild Wings is an inviting neighborhood destination with widespread appeal and is the recipient of dozens of "Best Wings" and "Best Sports Bar" awards from across the country. There are currently more than 674 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across 42 states.

About the Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award honors a female executive's achievements in outstanding leadership, exceptional performance in her field and involvement in the Twin Cities' business community.

SOURCE: Buffalo Wild Wings


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