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Tempur-Pedic Second Quarter 2010 Sales Up 42%

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Tempur-Pedic International Inc. a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. The Company also increased full year 2010 financial guidance and announced a new $100.0 million share repurchase authorization.

Financial Summary

Earnings per share (EPS) were $0.46 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2010 as compared to $0.22 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2009. The Company reported net income of $33.5 million for the second quarter of 2010 as compared to $16.9 million in the second quarter of 2009.

Net sales increased 42% to $263.0 million in the second quarter of 2010 from $185.2 million in the second quarter of 2009. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 44%. Net sales in the North American segment increased 59%, while International segment net sales increased 10%. On a constant currency basis, International segment net sales increased 14%.

Mattress sales increased 44% globally. Mattress sales increased 58% in the North American segment and 10% in the International segment. On a constant currency basis, International mattress sales increased 15%. Pillow sales increased 16% globally. Pillow sales increased 27% in North America and 7% internationally. On a constant currency basis, International pillow sales increased 10%. Other product sales increased 53% globally. Other product sales increased 77% in North America and 12% internationally. On a constant currency basis, International other product sales increased 16%.

Gross profit margin was 48.7% as compared to 46.6% in the second quarter of 2009. The gross profit margin increased as a result of fixed cost leverage related to higher production volumes and improved efficiencies in manufacturing, partially offset by geographic mix, new product introductions and higher commodity costs.

Operating profit margin was 20.5% as compared to 15.7% in the second quarter of 2009. The increase was driven by operating expense leverage and improved gross profit margin.

The Company generated $44.5 million of operating cash flow as compared to $39.5 million in the second quarter of 2009.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Sarvary commented, "We are very pleased with the continued substantial growth in our North American business and we are also pleased with the improved performance of our International business, particularly on a local currency basis. Our focus on improving gross margins and operating costs continues to be effective. Although the macroeconomic environment is still uncertain we remain confident of the potential to significantly grow sales and earnings over the coming years. We will continue to invest in initiatives that will drive growth over the long term."

Current Share Repurchase Authorization Completed and New Authorization Announced

During the second quarter of 2010, the Company purchased 3.0 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $33.42 for a total cost of $100.0 million. During the first half of 2010, the Company purchased 6.7 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $29.91 for a total cost of $200.0 million.

The Company announced that the Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program of up to an incremental $100.0 million. Stock repurchases under this program may be made through open market transactions, negotiated purchases or otherwise, at times and in such amounts as management and a committee of the Board deem appropriate. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors including price, financing and regulatory requirements and other market conditions. Repurchases may also be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan, which would permit shares to be repurchased when the Company might otherwise be precluded from doing so under insider trading laws. This share repurchase program replaces the Company's prior share repurchase authorization, and may be limited, suspended or terminated at any time without prior notice.

Chief Financial Officer Dale Williams stated, "As we require limited capital to support our growth initiatives, we continue to view share repurchases as an excellent means to return value to stockholders."

Financial Guidance

The Company increased its full year 2010 guidance for net sales and earnings per share. It currently expects net sales for 2010 to range from $1.06 billion to $1.10 billion. It currently expects EPS for 2010 to range from $1.85 to $2.00 per diluted share. The Company noted its expectations are based on information available at the time of this release, and are subject to changing conditions, many of which are outside the Company's control. The Company noted its EPS guidance does not assume any benefit from a potential reduction in shares outstanding related to its new share repurchase authorization.

About Tempur-Pedic: Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX) manufactures and distributes mattresses and pillows made from its proprietary TEMPUR(R) pressure-relieving material. It is the worldwide leader in premium and specialty sleep. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced sleep surfaces that help improve the quality of life for people around the world. The Company's products are currently sold in over 80 countries under the TEMPUR(R) and Tempur-Pedic(R) brand names. World headquarters for Tempur-Pedic International is in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit http://www.tempurpedic.com or call 800-805-3635.nternational Inc. (NYSE: TPX), the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. The Company also increased full year 2010 financial guidance and announced a new $100.0 million share repurchase authorization. Financial Summary Earnings per share (EPS) were $0.46 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2010 as compared to $0.22 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2009. The Company reported net income of $33.5 million for the second quarter of 2010 as compared to $16.9 million in the second quarter of 2009. Net sales increased 42% to $263.0 million in the second quarter of 2010 from $185.2 million in the second quarter of 2009. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 44%. Net sales in the North American segment increased 59%, while International segment net sales increased 10%. On a constant currency basis, International segment net sales increased 14%. Mattress sales increased 44% globally. Mattress sales increased 58% in the North American segment and 10% in the International segment. On a constant currency basis, International mattress sales increased 15%. Pillow sales increased 16% globally. Pillow sales increased 27% in North America and 7% internationally. On a constant currency basis, International pillow sales increased 10%. Other product sales increased 53% globally. Other product sales increased 77% in North America and 12% internationally. On a constant currency basis, International other product sales increased 16%. Gross profit margin was 48.7% as compared to 46.6% in the second quarter of 2009. The gross profit margin increased as a result of fixed cost leverage related to higher production volumes and improved efficiencies in manufacturing, partially offset by geographic mix, new product introductions and higher commodity costs. Operating profit margin was 20.5% as compared to 15.7% in the second quarter of 2009. The increase was driven by operating expense leverage and improved gross profit margin. The Company generated $44.5 million of operating cash flow as compared to $39.5 million in the second quarter of 2009. Chief Executive Officer Mark Sarvary commented, "We are very pleased with the continued substantial growth in our North American business and we are also pleased with the improved performance of our International business, particularly on a local currency basis. Our focus on improving gross margins and operating costs continues to be effective. Although the macroeconomic environment is still uncertain we remain confident of the potential to significantly grow sales and earnings over the coming years. We will continue to invest in initiatives that will drive growth over the long term." Current Share Repurchase Authorization Completed and New Authorization Announced During the second quarter of 2010, the Company purchased 3.0 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $33.42 for a total cost of $100.0 million. During the first half of 2010, the Company purchased 6.7 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $29.91 for a total cost of $200.0 million. The Company announced that the Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program of up to an incremental $100.0 million. Stock repurchases under this program may be made through open market transactions, negotiated purchases or otherwise, at times and in such amounts as management and a committee of the Board deem appropriate. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors including price, financing and regulatory requirements and other market conditions. Repurchases may also be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan, which would permit shares to be repurchased when the Company might otherwise be precluded from doing so under insider trading laws. This share repurchase program replaces the Company's prior share repurchase authorization, and may be limited, suspended or terminated at any time without prior notice. Chief Financial Officer Dale Williams stated, "As we require limited capital to support our growth initiatives, we continue to view share repurchases as an excellent means to return value to stockholders." Financial Guidance The Company increased its full year 2010 guidance for net sales and earnings per share. It currently expects net sales for 2010 to range from $1.06 billion to $1.10 billion. It currently expects EPS for 2010 to range from $1.85 to $2.00 per diluted share. The Company noted its expectations are based on information available at the time of this release, and are subject to changing conditions, many of which are outside the Company's control. The Company noted its EPS guidance does not assume any benefit from a potential reduction in shares outstanding related to its new share repurchase authorization. Conference Call Information Tempur-Pedic International will host a live conference call to discuss financial results today, July 20, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the conference call is 888-293-6960. The dial-in number for international callers is 719-325-2289. The call is also being webcast and can be accessed on the investor relations section of the Company's website, http://www.tempurpedic.com. After the conference call, a webcast replay will remain available on the investor relations section of the Company's website for 30 days. Forward-looking Statements This release contains "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of federal securities laws, which include information concerning one or more of the Company's plans, objectives, goals, strategies, and other information that is not historical information. When used in this release, the words "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "believes," and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to the potential to significantly grow sales and earnings over the coming years, investment in initiatives that will drive growth over the long term, the new share repurchase authorization, and the Company's expectations for net sales and earnings per share for 2010. All forward looking statements are based upon current expectations and beliefs and various assumptions. There can be no assurance that the Company will realize these expectations or that these beliefs will prove correct. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this release. Numerous factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed as forward-looking statements. These risk factors include general economic, financial and industry conditions, particularly in the retail sector, as well as consumer confidence and the availability of consumer financing; uncertainties arising from global events; the effects of changes in foreign exchange rates on the Company's reported earnings; consumer acceptance of the Company's products; industry competition; the efficiency and effectiveness of the Company's advertising campaigns and other marketing programs; the Company's ability to increase sales productivity within existing retail accounts and to further penetrate the Company's North American retail channel, including the timing of opening or expanding within large retail accounts; the Company's ability to address issues in certain underperforming international markets; the Company's ability to continuously improve and expand its product line, maintain efficient, timely and cost-effective production and delivery of its products, and manage its growth; changes in foreign tax rates, including the ability to utilize tax loss carry forwards; and rising commodity costs. Additional information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company's annual report on Form 10-K under the headings "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors." Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason, including to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances. About the Company Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX) manufactures and distributes mattresses and pillows made from its proprietary TEMPUR(R) pressure-relieving material. It is the worldwide leader in premium and specialty sleep. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced sleep surfaces that help improve the quality of life for people around the world. The Company's products are currently sold in over 80 countries under the TEMPUR(R) and Tempur-Pedic(R) brand names. World headquarters for Tempur-Pedic International is in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit http://www.tempurpedic.com or call 800-805-3635.

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