Exhibit 99.1

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SELECT COMFORT ANNOUNCES FOURTH-QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2016 RESULTS

2016 net sales grew 8% to a record $1.3 billion
Reported 2016 EPS growth of 13% to $1.10, including fourth-quarter EPS of $0.25
Generated 40% increase in cash from operations in 2016 to $152 million
Provides 2017 earnings outlook of $1.20 to $1.40 per diluted share

MINNEAPOLIS - (February 8, 2017) - Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS) today reported fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results for the period ended December 31, 2016.

“While our fourth quarter sales and earnings were below our expectations, we begin 2017 well positioned to accelerate earnings growth, cash generation and returns to shareholders. Thus far in 2017 traffic and sales are on target, which we attribute to a steadier consumer environment and improved marketing effectiveness,” said Shelly Ibach, president and chief executive officer of Select Comfort. “All of the investments we have made over the past five years are coming together with the roll out of our revolutionary new Sleep Number 360™ smart beds, which will enable both continued market share growth and greater business leverage.”

Fourth Quarter Statement of Operations Review
Net sales increased 46% to $313 million, including a comparable sales increase of 34% and 12 percentage points (ppt) of growth from net new stores; Q4 of 2015 was impacted by our ERP system implementation
Earnings per diluted share were $0.25, compared with a loss per diluted share of $0.42 for the prior year’s fourth quarter

Full-year Statement of Operations Review
Net sales increased 8% to $1.31 billion in 2016, including a 1% comparable sales gain and 7 ppt of growth from new stores
Gross margin increased 80 basis points to 61.8% through manufacturing and logistics efficiencies
Earnings per diluted share increased 13% to $1.10, compared to $0.97 in 2015

Cash Flows and Balance Sheet Review
Generated a record $152 million in operating cash flows in 2016 compared with $108 million in 2015
Invested $58 million in capital expenditures, down 32% from 2015, bringing the total transformative investments in the business over the last five years to $427 million
Increased share repurchases 27% to $125 million in 2016, bringing total returns to shareholders to $338 million over the past five years; $245 million remains under our current share repurchase authorization
Delivered a 12.2% ROIC for the year, 54% above our 2016 weighted average cost of capital of 7.9%

Financial Outlook
The company expects to generate full-year 2017 earnings per diluted share of between $1.20 and $1.40, including $0.15 to $0.22 of incremental costs related to the launch of our new Sleep Number 360 smart bed line and the redesign of our logistics network. The outlook assumes mid- to high-single digit sales growth for the full year and a 3% to 4% increase in store count in 2017, building on 11% store count growth in 2016. The company anticipates 2016 capital expenditures to be approximately $50 to $55 million. The 2017 outlook does not contemplate a further worsening of the consumer spending environment.




The following information was filed by Select Comfort Corp (SCSS) on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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