Matthew Clift To Retire As Tempur-Pedic's Executive Vice President Of Global Operations

 Matthew Clift To Retire As Tempur-Pedic's Executive Vice President Of Global

PR Newswire

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 14, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Tempur-Pedic International Inc.
(NYSE: TPX) today announced the retirement of Matthew Clift, Executive Vice
President of Global Operations. A succession plan and search is already
underway and Mr. Clift will continue to lead the global operations team until
the transition to a successor is completed.

Under Mr. Clift's leadership, the global operations team achieved significant
successes through a relentless focus on customers, innovation, product
development, cost and cash management, and managing growth of the company's IT
and capacity infrastructure. These accomplishments have been a critical part
of the company's success and progression in recent years.

"Matt's strategic vision, leadership, and focus on results combined with his
practical hands-on approach make him an exceptional executive. The product
development, cost improvement and supply chain enhancements he and his
operations team have delivered have been key to the growth achieved by
Tempur-Pedic in recent years," said Mark Sarvary, President and CEO of
Tempur-Pedic International, Inc. "We are saddened to see him leave the company
but we wish him and his family all the best during his retirement."

Prior to joining Tempur-Pedic International Inc. in December 2004, Mr. Clift
served as Vice President and General Manager of the consumer printer division
for Lexmark International and was employed by the company for 13 years. Before
joining Lexmark in 1991, Mr. Clift held several management positions in
research and development and manufacturing for International Business Machines
(IBM) over the course of his 10 year employment with the company. He obtained
his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky and
has been a permanent resident of Lexington for the past 34 years.

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 or call 800-805-3635.

SOURCE Tempur-Pedic International Inc.

Contact: Mark Rupe, Vice President, Tempur-Pedic International Inc.,
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