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Mike Murray Promoted to Senior Vice President,

General Counsel and Secretary For Sealy


August 12, 2009 - Sealy Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of mattresses, this week announced that Mike Murray has been promoted to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the company. Murray will report directly to Sealy’s chief executive officer, Larry Rogers.


“Mike brings a unique skill set to his new role that goes beyond his legal expertise,” said Larry Rogers, Sealy president and CEO. “Mike offers a decade of experience in the bedding industry and has a keen understanding of Sealy’s business and operations.”


Murray is well-known and respected throughout the furniture industry for his role in flammability regulation and other various industry issues. Murray has been integrally involved in all aspects of the business, including working with retailers, suppliers, manufacturing, and the financial restructuring of the business, public filings and corporate governance.


Murray brings 18 years of experience to this new position at Sealy and has been practicing law since 1991. Prior to joining Sealy in 1999, Murray was a senior attorney for Aeroquip-Vickers (now a division of Eaton). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison College of Michigan State University and graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.


About Sealy Corporation

Sealy is the largest bedding manufacturer in the world with sales of $1.7 billion in 2007. The Company manufactures and markets a broad range of mattresses and foundations under the Sealy®, Sealy Posturepedic®, Stearns & Foster®, and Bassett® brands. Sealy operates 26 plants in North America, and has the largest market share and highest consumer awareness of any bedding brand on the continent. In the United States, Sealy sells its products to 2,900 customers with more than 7,000 retail outlets. Sealy is also a leading supplier to the hospitality industry.


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