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The Raynor Group Joins with Tempur-Pedic North America Inc. and Staples® Inc. to Manufacture and Distribute a Line of Office Seating

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Raynor Group Joins with Tempur-Pedic North America Inc. and Staples® Inc. to Manufacture and Distribute a Line of Office Seating08:30 EDT Thursday, November 03, 2011NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Raynor Group has joined Tempur-Pedic North America Inc. and Staples Inc. to manufacture and distribute a line of office seating using proprietary TEMPUR ® material in the seat cushion.  Raynor has completed the development and manufacture of a full line of office chairs to be sold under the Tempur-Pedic brand name at Staples' more than 1400 US retail locations, www.staples.com,  and through Staple's print catalog. "As a leader in the office seating industry we are constantly looking for innovative solutions to provide the utmost levels of quality and comfort to our customers, and we are thrilled to provide office workers with an even wider variety of options through this new line of Tempur-Pedic office chairs," said Marc Fries, President of Raynor.  "Using the same material that has made Tempur-Pedic 'the most highly recommended bed in America?', we are confident that this advancement in office seating will be received with open arms. Through our distribution partnership with Staples, the world's largest office products company and innovator of the 'Office Superstore' concept, we are confident that the Tempur-Pedic line will be an important addition to our portfolio of office seating products and a meaningful driver of future growth for Raynor." TEMPUR® is a proprietary pressure-relieving material primarily used in mattresses and pillows.  The material distributes weight over the surface of the chair for ultimate support and customized comfort. It conforms to the body's shape, reducing pressure points and is sensitive to body temperature and weight. The material adjusts to individual body contours and returns to its original shape every time. The proprietary formula is engineered by Tempur-Pedic scientists and manufactured in company-owned facilities, upholding the highest quality standards. It is engineered to last for years, returning to its original shape, day after day and year after year. "We are very excited to join with Raynor to bring Tempur-Pedic's unique comfort technology from the bedroom to the office with this new line of seating products," said Rick Anderson, President ? Tempur-Pedic North America. "We have an established reputation as leaders in the premium sleep market, and office seating was a natural extension for our unique and proprietary TEMPUR ® material.  We are excited about the potential in the office seating market, where comfort and support are key."About The Raynor GroupFounded in 1979, The Raynor Group started as a marketing organization for leading office seating manufacturers. Today, The Raynor Group is responsible for manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution for a select group of office seating products that are manufactured and sold worldwide.The Raynor Group is committed to the highest standards of quality, accountability and service. The company's product line of office seating is chosen based on excellence in design, durability and ergonomic efficiency. For more information, visit www.raynorgroup.com. About StaplesStaples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. For more information, visit www.staples.com/media.  About Tempur-Pedic International Inc.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.SOURCE The Raynor GroupFor further information: CONTACT: Marc A. Fries, President, +1-800-637-0005, mfries@raynorgroup.com