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  • 7 October 2020
    Axonics® CEO Raymond W. Cohen Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2020 Award Winner for Orange County

    Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXNX), a medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing novel implantable sacral neuromodulation devices for the treatment of urinary and bowel dysfunction, today announced that Raymond W. Cohen, CEO of Axonics, has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Award winner for the Pacific Southwest, Orange County. The Entrepreneur of the Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose vision fosters innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses. The award was announced through the program’s first-ever virtual awards gala on October 6, 2020.

    Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Cohen was selected by an independent panel of judges that includes previous award winners, CEOs, private equity and venture capital investors, and other regional business leaders. The award recognizes entrepreneurial leaders who are excelling in overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. This year, entrepreneurs that provided strong support for their communities, employees and customers during the COVID-19 crisis were recognized for their resilience and leadership.

    Raymond W. Cohen said, “It is an honor to be named a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Entrepreneurs are critical to driving innovation and the creation of high quality jobs. Given the pandemic and the millions of unemployed, more than ever before, we need entrepreneurs to lead the way to economic recovery. Leading Axonics since its founding has been a great privilege and I am proud to share this recognition with our exceptional and dedicated employees that are focused on improving the lives of patients suffering from bladder and bowel dysfunction.”

    As a Pacific Southwest, Orange County award winner, Cohen is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards, to be announced on November 19 during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur of the Year National Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award in June 2021.