Q: When was Tempur-Pedic® founded?
Tempur-Pedic® was originally founded in 1992 after nearly a decade of research and development of a product formulation originally designed for use by NASA.
Q: When was Sealy® founded?
Sealy® was founded in 1881 in the town of Sealy, Texas when Daniel Haynes, cotton gin builder, filled a request for a cotton-filled mattress.
Q: Where are Tempur-Pedic's® headquarters?
Tempur-Pedic®'s corporate headquarters are located in Lexington, Kentucky.
Q: How many manufacturing plants does Tempur-Pedic® have?
Tempur-Pedic® operates three manufacturing plants, located in Virginia, New Mexico and Denmark.
Q: Is Tempur-Pedic® an international company?
Yes. Tempur-Pedic® products are currently sold in over 80 countries under the TEMPUR® and Tempur-Pedic® brand names.
Q: How are Tempur-Pedic® products affiliated with NASA?
In the early 1970's, NASA engineers developed a viscoelastic memory foam to relieve astronauts of the incredible G-forces experienced during lift-off. Tempur-Pedic®'s Swedish partners began experiments to perfect the NASA formula for consumer use and after nearly a decade and millions of dollars of research; the company introduced our improved version – the proprietary TEMPUR® pressure-relieving material.
In 1998 Tempur-Pedic® was awarded the "Certified Technology Seal" from NASA. This seal verifies that the underlying product technology was derived from the United States' efforts and experiments in space.
Q: Where is Tempur-Pedic® stock traded?
Tempur-Pedic® stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol TPX.
Q: When did Tempur-Pedic® International Inc. become a public company?
Tempur-Pedic® International Inc. became a publicly-traded company on December 18, 2003.
Q: Who is the stock transfer agent?
Tempur-Pedic®'s stock transfer agent is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC. More information is available at http://www.amstock.com/main/.
Q: Does Tempur-Pedic® pay cash dividends, have a dividend reinvestment program or have a direct stock purchase plan?
Tempur-Pedic® does not currently pay a dividend. The Company does not have a dividend reinvestment program or a direct purchase plan at this time.
Q: How can I buy Tempur-Pedic® stock?
You can purchase Tempur-Pedic® common stock through any brokerage account. Our stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TPX.
Q: Has Tempur-Pedic® had any stock splits?
Tempur-Pedic® has not had any stock splits since becoming a publicly-traded company in December 2003.
Q: Who is Tempur-Pedic's® independent auditor?
Tempur-Pedic®'s independent auditor is Ernst and Young.
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