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Davidoff Cigars to honor its Appointed Merchants with the Golden Band Awards in Las Vegas, NV.

PINELLAS PARK, FL, JUNE 21, 2017 — Davidoff, the leading luxury premium cigar brand,
announces the Sixth Annual Davidoff Golden Band Awards, honoring those Appointed Merchants who
best embody the Davidoff standard of excellence. The Sixth Annual Awards will be presented on the
afternoon of July 11 at the Davidoff booth at the IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV.
“The Davidoff Golden Band Awards provide us with an opportunity to recognize our Appointed
Merchant network and, in particular, those Appointed Merchants who have really taken their business
with Davidoff to the next level. The success of Davidoff has been made possible through decades of
close and longstanding partnerships with trusted merchants. Davidoff has a strong track record of
cooperation with its family of retailers to help them grow their businesses, align on best practices and
contribute towards the increased growth of the Davidoff brand,” says Jim Young, President of Davidoff
North America.

“The Golden Band Awards provides us the opportunity to say thank you to our Davidoff Appointed
Merchants not only for their partnership, but also their support, enthusiasm and commitment to high
standards,” emphasizes Richard Krutick, Vice President of Marketing for Davidoff USA.
The Golden Band Awards will honor Appointed Merchants across seven catagories:
Best Performance (Single Location)

Nominees:
Blend Bar Cigar (Indianapolis, IN), Hemingway (Palo Alto, CA), Maxamar Ultimate Cigars (Orange,
CA), Regency Cigar Emporium (Greenwich, RI), Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, CT)
Best Performance (Multiple Location)
Nominees:
Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, AZ), Anthony’s Cigar Emporium (Tucson, AZ),
Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, FL), Tinder Box (Charlotte, NC), W. Curtis Draper (Washington,
DC)
Davidoff Growth (Single Location)
Nominees:
Belicoso Café Inc (Wyandotte, MI), Cigars by Chivas (Pasadena, CA), Coco Cigars (Miami, FL),
Hemingway (Palo Alto, CA), Smoker’s Haven (Lincroft, NJ)
Davidoff Growth (Multiple Locations)
Nominees:
Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, AZ), Club Humidor (San Antonio, TX), Corona Cigar Company
(Orlando, FL), Davidus Cigars (Frederick, Maryland), Two Guys Smoke Shop (Nashua, NH)
Davidoff Appointed Merchant of the Year
Nominees:
Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, AZ), Cigars by Chivas (Pasadena, CA), Corona Cigar Company
(Orlando, FL), Il Regalo Preferito (McAllex, TX), Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, CT)
Best Merchandising
Nominees:
Bo’s Cigar Lounge (Long Beach, CA), Club Humidor (San Antonio, TX), Franklin Cigar (Franklin, TN),
The Cigar Shop of Biloxi (Biloxi, MS), Tobacconist of Ridgewood (Ridgewood, NJ)
Canadian Depostaire of the Year
Nominees:
Burlington on Whyte (Edmonton, Alberta), Cigar Connoisseurs (Vancouver, British Columbia),
Nottingham Cigars & Pipes (Sherwood Park, Alberta), The Humidor Cigar Company Ltd (Woodbridge,Ontario), Zigarren – A Simple Pleasure (Calgary, Alberta)