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June 18, 2015 11:00 ET

Aptos Congratulates Boot Barn CIO Steve Williams on Being Named 2015 Retail Innovator Award Winner

Williams Led the Charge to Integrate Operations Following Key Acquisitions to Ensure Customer Relevancy, Competitive Advantage and Growth, Leading Up to Successful IPO

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2015) - Aptos, Inc., formerly Epicor Retail Solutions, today congratulated Steve Williams, CIO of Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT), America's largest western and work wear retailer, on his being named the recipient of a 2015 Retail Innovator Award. The award was announced during an awards luncheon at the Retail Innovation Conference, June 16 in New York City.

Hosted by Retail TouchPoints, the industry's go-to-source for customer-facing retail strategies and trends, the Retail Innovator Award program honors executives who have helped improve the consumer shopping experience and uncover new ways to positively impact the retail industry with innovative ideas, solutions and strategies.

While CIO at Boot Barn, Williams has helped the company lay the foundation for rapid growth and optimize its retail operations, contributing to the company's break-through financial performance, and leading to its successful IPO in October 2014 (NYSE: BOOT). Through a focus on strategic acquisitions and successful integration to leverage synergies, Boot Barn has been able to seamlessly engage more customers and extend the Boot Barn western and work wear lifestyle experience from coast-to-coast. Over the years, the company has relied on Aptos (formerly Epicor Retail) solutions to run and drive its retail business and support inspired customer engagement -- and today leverages the Aptos end-to-end solution in the Cloud.

"We extend our congratulations to Steve and his team at Boot Barn on being named a 2015 Retail Innovator award recipient," said Noel Goggin, CEO at Aptos. "Today's CIOs and IT organizations are playing a tremendous role in the corporate growth agenda by providing the tools for collaborative innovation; by supporting innovation initiatives of all kinds; and by building an integrated platform of business processes, information, systems, and technology. Under Steve's leadership, Boot Barn has excelled in all these areas."

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