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NASHVILLE, May 9, 2017 – EY today announced that Matt Kisber and Reagan Farr, Co-Founders of Silicon Ranch Corporation, are co-finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Southeast.  The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Kisber and Farr were selected as co-finalists by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 8 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.

“When Reagan and I founded Silicon Ranch six years ago, we set out to build a company that would benefit the communities we serve,” said Silicon Ranch President and CEO Matt Kisber. “We understood that when developed responsibly, solar energy projects create enduring, long-term value and deliver a meaningful legacy. We are honored each and every day to work with our talented team and excellent partners to bring the economic and environmental benefits of utility-scale solar to communities across the United States.”

Silicon Ranch Vice Chairman and CFO Reagan Farr added: “Silicon Ranch has earned a global reputation as one of the premier businesses in the solar industry. Matt and I are humbled by this recognition from EY because it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Silicon Ranch team.”

Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP in the US, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In the Southeast, sponsors also include Platinum sponsors King & Spalding, PNC Bank and Vaco and Silver sponsors Chatham Financial and Chemistry Atlanta.

About Silicon Ranch Corporation
Silicon Ranch Corporation is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and is one of the fastest-growing developers, owners, and operators of solar energy plants in the United States. Silicon Ranch develops to own all of its projects for the long-term and brings the economic, environmental, and community benefits of commercial and utility-scale solar energy together in a full-service model that requires no capital investment from its stakeholders. Silicon Ranch benefits from the experience of its management team that has built over 2.5 gigawatts of conventional and renewable generation assets, including the first large-scale solar projects in Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, and Mississippi. More information is available at www.siliconranchcorp.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

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