July 19, 2007

Tempur-Pedic Reports Second Quarter Earnings

- EPS Up 30% in Second Quarter - Net Sales Up 18% in Second Quarter - Announces New $200 Million Share Repurchase Authorization - Company Raises Financial Guidance for 2007
LEXINGTON, Ky., July 19, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX), the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007. In addition, the Company increased full year 2007 financial guidance and announced a new share repurchase authorization.
    SECOND QUARTER 2007 FINANCIAL SUMMARY
     - Earnings per share (EPS) increased 30% to $0.39 per diluted share in
       the second quarter of 2007 as compared to $0.30 per diluted share in
       the second quarter of 2006.


- Net sales rose 18% to $257.6 million in the second quarter of 2007 from $219.0 million in the second quarter of 2006. Retail sales increased 22% worldwide. Domestic retail sales increased 23% and international retail sales increased 18%.

- Operating cash flow increased to $45.6 million in the second quarter of 2007 from $35.0 million in the second quarter of 2006. The increase was principally driven by net income growth. In addition, capital expenditures were $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2007 down from $9.3 million in the second quarter of 2006.

- The Company achieved growth across all products and both geographic segments. Worldwide mattress revenue increased 20%. Domestic mattress revenue increased 21% driven by 17% unit volume growth. Pillow sales rose 9% worldwide driven by unit volume growth of 10%. Domestic pillow unit volumes were especially strong, up 19%.

For the second quarter of 2007, the Company reported net income of $32.9 million as compared to $26.1 million in the second quarter of 2006. Net income results include stock-based compensation expense, which increased 122% to $1.6 million in the second quarter of 2007.

President and Chief Executive Officer H. Thomas Bryant commented, "Tempur- Pedic International delivered another quarter of excellent results, with growth across all products and geographic segments. Through the first half, we are pleased with our results and see abundant opportunities to continue to gain market share."

"Our sales and marketing teams continue to deliver outstanding results. Account productivity is improving and distribution of our products is expanding quickly. Our new mattress models began shipping during the second quarter and continue to roll-out across our retail partner base. Importantly, our existing product line also gained additional floor space within our established accounts.

"The selective price increases we took in the first quarter have improved margins for both Tempur-Pedic and our retail partners. Late in the third quarter, we will increase the prices for our Deluxe and Classic models, once again improving margins for both Tempur-Pedic and retailers.

"Our operations team continues to deliver strong performance, with our Albuquerque manufacturing facility ramping up production of our U.S. mattress line. Across our operations, we continue to identify and execute on productivity initiatives driving cost savings and improved efficiencies. However, margins were modestly impacted during the second quarter by new floor models and start-up costs in Albuquerque."

Current Share Repurchase Authorization Completed and Announces New Authorization

During the second quarter of 2007, the Company purchased 2.3 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $26.33 for a total cost of $60.8 million. From the commencement of the Company's current repurchase program on January 25, 2007 through the end of the second quarter of 2007, the Company has purchased 3.8 million shares of its common stock for a total cost of $100.0 million, thereby completing its prior repurchase authorization.

The Company announced that the Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase of up to an incremental $200.0 million. Stock repurchases under this program may be made through open market transactions, negotiated purchases, or otherwise, at times and in such amounts as management and a committee of the Board deem appropriate. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors including price, financing and regulatory requirements and other market conditions. Repurchases may also be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan, which would permit shares to be repurchased when the Company might otherwise be precluded from doing so under insider trading laws. This share repurchase program may be limited, suspended or terminated at any time without prior notice.

Chief Financial Officer Dale Williams stated, "The strength of Tempur- Pedic's cash flow generation capabilities has been proven over a long period of time and with the recent completion of our third factory, we do not anticipate significant new capital expenditures over the next several years. As a result, we expect strong cash flow growth going forward. With this backdrop, we aggressively repurchased shares in the second quarter thereby completing our existing authorization. As we continue to view stock repurchases as an excellent means to return value to shareholders, we are pleased the Board has authorized a new buyback."

Tax Rate

As a result of recent reductions in statutory tax rates and updated expectations for geographic income mix, the Company currently anticipates its on-going effective tax rate for 2007 will be 34.5% as compared to prior guidance of 36%.

2007 Financial Guidance

Given the Company's strong performance through the first half of 2007 and its continued positive outlook for the year, the Company is increasing 2007 full year financial guidance. The Company now expects net sales for 2007 to range from $1.065 billion to $1.085 billion, rather than $1.040 billion to $1.070 billion. This guidance reflects an increase of 13% to 15% compared to 2006 net sales of $945.0 million. The Company currently expects diluted earnings per share for 2007 to range from $1.63 to $1.66 compared to its previous guidance of $1.54 to $1.58. This guidance reflects an increase of 27% to 30% compared to 2006 EPS of $1.28. This guidance reflects incremental earnings resulting from increased sales expectations, shares repurchased through June 30, 2007, interest on associated borrowings and a lower full year tax rate. This guidance does not take into account the anticipated effect of any additional share repurchases.

The Company noted its expectations are based on information available at the time of this release, and are subject to changing conditions, many of which are outside the Company's control.

Bryant concluded, "Over the long term, we expect to continue to gain market share as we lead the technology shift away from innersprings and ultimately reach our goal of becoming the worldwide bedding leader."

Conference Call Information

Tempur-Pedic International will host a live conference call with President and Chief Executive Officer H. Thomas Bryant and Chief Financial Officer Dale Williams to discuss financial results today, July 19, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the conference call is 866-203-3436, participant code: TEMPUR (836787). The call is also being webcast and can be accessed on the investor relations section of the Company's website, http://www.tempurpedic.com.

For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the call will be available from July 19, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time through July 26, 2007. To listen to the telephone replay, dial 888-286-8010, participant code: 98144034. An archived webcast will also be available on the investor relations section of the Company's website, http://www.tempurpedic.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of federal securities laws, which include information concerning one or more of the Company's plans, objectives, goals, strategies, and other information that is not historical information. When used in this release, the words "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "believes," and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, including without limitation, statements relating to expectations regarding market share expansion and account productivity improvement, the ramp-up of the Albuquerque facility, impact of initiatives to accelerate growth, maintain costs and improve manufacturing productivity, the rollout and market acceptance of new products, expectations regarding the Company's corporate tax rate, net sales and earnings per share for 2007 and growth in the Company's cash flow, and the Company's goal of becoming the worldwide bedding leader, are based upon current expectations and beliefs and various assumptions. There can be no assurance that the Company will realize these expectations or that these beliefs will prove correct.

There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this release. Numerous factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed as forward-looking statements. These risk factors include general economic and industry conditions and consumer confidence; uncertainties arising from global events; the effects of changes in foreign exchange rates on the Company's reported earnings; consumer acceptance of the Company's products; industry competition; the efficiency and effectiveness of the Company's advertising campaigns and other marketing programs; the Company's ability to increase sales productivity within existing retail accounts and to further penetrate the US retail channel, including the timing of opening or expanding within large retail accounts; the Company's ability to address issues in certain underperforming international markets; the Company's ability to continuously improve its product line, maintain efficient, timely and cost- effective production and delivery of its products, and manage its growth; changes in foreign tax rates: and rising commodity costs. Additional information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company's annual report on Form 10-K under the headings "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors." Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward- looking statements for any reason, including to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.

About the Company

Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX) manufactures and distributes mattresses and pillows made from its proprietary TEMPUR® pressure-relieving material. It is the worldwide leader in premium sleep, the fastest growing segment of the estimated $13 billion global mattress market. 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 70 countries under the TEMPUR® and Tempur-Pedic® 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.





TEMPUR-PEDIC INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statements of Income (In thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2007 2006 Chg % 2007 2006 Chg %

Net sales $257,642 $218,962 18% $523,674 $447,548 17% Cost of sales 133,073 112,446 271,446 229,778

Gross profit 124,569 106,516 17% 252,228 217,770 16%

Selling and marketing expenses 47,320 40,511 95,800 85,403 General and administrative expenses 20,559 17,829 44,869 36,286 Research and development expenses 1,560 951 2,675 1,791

Operating income 55,130 47,225 17% 108,884 94,290 15%

Other income (expense), net: Interest expense, net (6,272) (6,217) (13,133) (10,674) Loss on extinguishment of debt (126) -- (126) -- Other income (expense), net (88) (18) (377) 41 Total other expense (6,486) (6,235) (13,636) (10,633)

Income before income taxes 48,644 40,990 19% 95,248 83,657 14% Income tax provision 15,713 14,878 32,537 30,652 Net income $32,931 $26,112 26% $62,711 $53,005 18%

Earnings per share: Basic $0.40 $0.31 $0.75 $0.61 Diluted $0.39 $0.30 $0.74 $0.59

Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 82,963 84,377 83,452 86,848 Diluted 84,222 87,460 85,041 90,246





TEMPUR-PEDIC INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands, except per share amounts)

June 30, December 31, 2007 2006 Chg % ASSETS

Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $24,832 $15,788 Accounts receivable, net 141,800 142,059 Inventories 77,434 61,736 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 13,098 8,002 Income taxes receivable -- 588 Deferred income taxes 9,721 9,383 Total Current Assets 266,885 237,556 12%

Property, plant and equipment, net 207,239 215,428 Goodwill 198,287 198,207 Other intangible assets, net 69,829 70,826 Deferred financing and other non-current assets, net 3,982 3,649 Total Assets $746,222 $725,666 3%

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities: Accounts payable $48,223 $51,220 Accrued expenses and other 68,594 61,050 Income taxes payable 4,984 -- Current portion of long-term debt 266 19,497 Total Current Liabilities 122,067 131,767 (7%)

Long-term debt 401,365 341,635 Deferred income taxes 37,579 38,536 Other non-current liabilities 318 380 Total Liabilities 561,329 512,318 10%

Stockholders' Equity: Common stock, $.01 par value; 300,000 shares authorized; 99,215 shares issued as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 992 992 Additional paid in capital 277,517 264,709 Retained earnings 175,271 140,608 Accumulated other comprehensive income 5,907 3,992 Treasury stock, at cost; 17,714 and 15,993 shares as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, respectively (274,794) (196,953) Total Stockholders' Equity 184,893 213,348 (13%)

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $746,222 $725,666 3%





TEMPUR-PEDIC INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (In thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30, 2007 2006 Chg % CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $62,711 $53,005 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 16,870 12,373 Amortization of deferred financing costs 541 820 Loss on extinguishment of debt 126 -- Amortization of stock-based compensation 3,380 1,504 Allowance for doubtful accounts 3,508 1,491 Deferred income taxes (1,426) (2,411) Foreign currency adjustments 535 274 Loss on sale of equipment and other (37) 288 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (1,298) (9,516) Inventories (14,509) 10,871 Prepaid expenses and other current assets (4,582) 72 Accounts payable (3,445) 5,223 Accrued expenses and other 6,243 583 Income taxes 14,900 17,073 Excess tax benefit from stock based compensation (9,333) (5,140) Net cash provided by operating activities 74,184 86,510 (14%)

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Payments for trademarks and other intellectual property (461) (503) Purchases of property, plant and equipment (4,833) (18,561) Acquisition of business (969) -- Proceeds from sale of equipment 52 31 Net cash used by investing activities (6,211) (19,033) 67%

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Proceeds from long-term revolving credit facility 148,102 133,500 Repayments of long-term revolving credit facility (75,806) (13,000) Repayments of long-term debt (45,637) (52,873) Proceeds from issuance of Series A Industrial Revenue Bonds 15,380 -- Repayment of Series A Industrial Revenue Bonds (3,840) (1,920) Common stock issued, including reissuances of treasury stock 5,573 2,851 Excess tax benefit from stock based compensation 9,333 5,140 Treasury stock repurchased (100,000) (144,000) Dividend paid to stockholders (11,753) -- Payments for deferred financing costs (1,269) (702) Net cash used by financing activities (59,917) (71,004) 16%

NET EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH 988 1,484

Increase/(Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 9,044 (2,043)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period 15,788 17,855

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period $24,832 $15,812 57%



Summary of Channel Sales

The Company generates sales through four distribution channels: retail, direct, healthcare and third party. The retail channel sells to furniture, specialty and department stores globally. The direct channel sells directly to consumers. The healthcare channel sells to hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare professionals and medical retailers. The third party channel sells to distributors in countries where Tempur-Pedic International does not operate its own distribution company.

The following table highlights net sales information, by channel and by segment, for the second quarter of 2007 compared to 2006:





($ in thousands)

CONSOLIDATED DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL

Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Three Months Ended June 30, June 30, June 30, 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006

By Sales Channel Retail $210,941 $173,351 $145,039 $117,634 $65,902 $55,717 Direct 20,987 20,353 18,345 18,125 2,642 2,228 Healthcare 11,306 10,204 3,434 2,924 7,872 7,280 Third Party 14,408 15,054 3,828 3,983 10,580 11,071 Total $257,642 $218,962 $170,646 $142,666 $86,996 $76,296





Summary of Product Sales A summary of net sales by product is reported below:

($ in thousands)

CONSOLIDATED DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL

Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Three Months Ended June 30, June 30, June 30, 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006

Net Sales Mattresses $179,568 $149,870 $126,968 $105,149 $52,600 $44,721 Pillows 31,799 29,050 14,601 12,625 17,198 16,425 Other 46,275 40,042 29,077 24,892 17,198 15,150 Total $257,642 $218,962 $170,646 $142,666 $86,996 $76,296

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