Mattress Firm Receives Court Approval of “First Day” Motions to Support Business Operations

Receives Authorization to Continue Paying Employees, Suppliers and Contractors as Normal

Obtains Interim Approval to Access DIP Financing

Company Will Continue to Provide Customers with the Best Quality Beds at Prices That Fit Any Budget

HOUSTON – October 10, 2018 – Mattress Firm, Inc. (“Mattress Firm” or “the Company”), the nation’s leading specialty mattress retailer, today announced that it has received interim approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware (the “Court”) for all of its “First Day” motions related to the voluntary prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring cases it initiated on October 5, 2018. Collectively, the interim approvals will help ensure that Mattress Firm continues normal business operations throughout the financial restructuring process. The Company expects to complete this process within the next 45 to 60 days.

Steve Stagner, Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Mattress Firm, said, “Mattress Firm is open for business and offering customers the best beds at the best prices every day, just as we always have. The Court’s interim approvals of our First Day motions represent the successful first steps in the actions we are taking to strengthen our balance sheet and provide us the resources to improve our product offering, strategically expand into new and existing markets and ultimately, provide greater value to the customers we serve.”

Mr. Stagner continued, “Upon completion of this process, Mattress Firm will remain the largest and most convenient specialty mattress retailer in America, and I’m extremely excited about the opportunities ahead. Importantly, I’d like to thank our talented team for their dedication to our company as we continue working constructively with our suppliers and partners.”

At the hearing, the Court entered an order granting the Company interim authorization to access an initial portion of its $250 million in debtor-in-possession financing, which will be available to support its ongoing operations during the Chapter 11 proceedings. The Company also received authorization to continue paying employee wages and health benefits and to continue to honor its customer policies and programs, including warranties, returns/exchanges and promotions. The Court also provided authorization for Mattress Firm to pay suppliers and contractors in full under normal terms for all goods and services provided prior to and after the filing date. Pursuant to its prepackaged plan of reorganization, the Company expects suppliers and contractors to be unimpaired by this process.

Additional information can be accessed by visiting the Company’s restructuring website at Court filings and other documents related to the court-supervised process in the U.S. are available on a separate website administered by the Company’s claims agent, Epiq, at Information is also available by calling 877-214-3592 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 503-520-4465 (for parties outside the U.S.).

A&G Realty Partners is assisting the Company with its store closing and lease restructuring program. Mattress Firm landlords are encouraged to contact A&G Realty Partners through its website,

Sidley Austin LLP is serving as the Company’s legal counsel, AlixPartners LLP is serving as its financial advisor, and Guggenheim Securities, LLC is serving as its restructuring advisor.

About Mattress Firm
Founded in 1986, Mattress Firm strives to help customers find the beds they want at the price that fits their budget. Today, Mattress Firm has grown to be America’s largest specialty mattress retailer, with neighborhood stores in 49 states across the country and a passion for helping people find the right bed. Mattress Firm helps customers’ budget stretch further with a broad selection of mattresses and bedding accessories from leading manufacturers and brand names, including Serta, Simmons, tulo, Sleepy’s, Chattam & Wells and Purple. In 2016, Mattress Firm was acquired by Steinhoff International Holdings, N.V. Committed to serving its communities, the Mattress Firm Foster Kids initiative, a program of the Ticket to Dream Foundation, hosts six collection drives a year in communities nationwide to ensure that
foster children have the resources needed to succeed.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain of the information contained herein is by its nature forward-looking and contains estimates, assumptions and projections that may be materially different from actual future results.  The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “project,” “assume,” “seek,” “target,” “future” and similar expressions identify these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that ultimately may not prove to be accurate. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release may not occur, and actual results or conditions could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date such statements were made or any earlier date indicated, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in underlying assumptions or otherwise. If the Company were in any particular instance to update or correct a forward-looking statement, investors and others should not conclude that the Company would make additional updates or corrections thereafter.

Sunni Goodman
SVP of Communications & CX, Mattress Firm

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