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Simmons Employees Help Victims Of Tsunami Tragedy

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On December 26th, a tidal wave created by the largest earthquake in four decades ripped apart the lives of millions of people and families living along the coasts of the Indian Ocean. What began with associates asking what they and their company could do to help the millions of people affected by the recent tsunami disaster in Asia, Simmons Bedding Company, one of the world's largest mattress manufacturers, is contributing over $37,000 of individual and corporate contributions to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund. The check will be presented to the American Red Cross and local representatives of some of the affected countries on March 23rd, during a Simmons corporate meeting attended by Atlanta-area associates. As Simmons associates at 17 plants across the United States and its corporate headquarters facility in Atlanta learned of the devastating tsunami, they began to ask how they and their company could help. Modest checks of $10 to as large as $1,000 came from associates at all levels of the organization. The senior leadership team decided the corporation would match the contributions, bringing the total to $37,000. “The response from our associates was incredible! Through their initiative and caring, together we hope to make a small difference in helping rebuild the lives of those stricken by the tragedy,” said Rhonda Rousch, executive vice president of human resources. Simmons has a long history of supporting local charities and investing in communities where it does business. Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company is one of the world's largest mattress manufacturers, manufacturing and marketing a broad range of products including Beautyrest®, BackCare®, BackCare Kids®, Olympic® Queen, Deep Sleep® and HealthSmart®. The Company operates 17 conventional bedding manufacturing facilities and three juvenile bedding manufacturing facilities across the United States and Puerto Rico. Simmons is committed to developing superior mattresses and promoting a higher quality sleep for consumers around the world. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.simmons.com.

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