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Mattress Firm Names New Vice President of Real Estate

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Mattress Firm, one of the nation’s leading specialty mattress retailers, announced that Gary White has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Real Estate. In his new role, White will be responsible for managing real estate assets in the 22 corporate markets across the country where Mattress Firm stores currently exist, as well as coordinating the acquisition of new properties as the company builds national prominence. “As we continue with our rapid growth, we know that real estate positioning in our current markets, along with strategic expansion into new markets, will be crucial to our success,” said Mattress Firm Chief Executive Officer Gary Fazio. “Gary’s knowledge of retail real estate has been instrumental in our ability to secure prime locations to date, and I have every confidence he will continue to play a vital role in this area moving forward.” White has been an integral part of Mattress Firm’s growth for many years. Prior to joining the company in February 2003 as the Director of Real Estate, White served as the company’s real estate broker, playing a key role in Mattress Firm’s early expansion. In addition to his work with Mattress Firm, White’s 18-year career has spanned work with companies such as A Pea in the Pod, La Madeleine French Bakery and Café, Bookstop Bookstores, Bizmart Office Products and Ulta 3 Cosmetics. About Mattress Firm Houston-based Mattress Firm (www.mattressfirm.com), an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is America’s preferred specialty mattress company and the nation’s largest specialty retailer of top-of-the-line Sealy products. Founded in 1986, Mattress Firm’s knowledgeable sales staff, broad product offering and competitive prices have fueled the company’s growth to more than 340 stores in 32 markets. About Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in and managed more than 115 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $30.0 billion since Sun Capital’s inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Shenzhen.

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