November 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM EST
NASDAQ Welcomes Mattress Firm Inc. to The NASDAQ Stock Market

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Mattress Firm Inc.'s common stock (Nasdaq:MFRM) commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market today, November 18, 2011. Mattress Firm, listed under the ticker symbol MFRM, is one of the largest specialty bedding companies in the United States.

"Over the years, Mattress Firm has consistently looked for new and creative ways to provide their customers with relevant and innovative sleep solutions," said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "We are thrilled to welcome Mattress Firm to NASDAQ's family of listed companies, and look forward to a long partnership."

Mattress Firm is one of the nation's leading specialty bedding retailers, offering a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses, bedding and accessories. Mattress Firm currently operates over 750 locations across 25 states and has grown to become one of the largest specialty bedding companies in the world. Founded in 1986, Mattress Firm is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Mattress Firm joins some of the world's largest consumer companies on The NASDAQ Stock Market, including Groupon [GRPN], Starbucks [SBUX], Amazon.com [AMZN], Costco [COST], Wynn Resorts [WYNN] and Whole Foods [WFMI]. Mattress Firm [MFRM] becomes the seventh initial public offering in the consumer space to list on NASDAQ this year. Other notable consumer initial public offerings to list on NASDAQ this year include Groupon [GRPN], Dunkin' Brands Group [DNKN], Home Away [AWAY] and Skullcandy [SKUL].

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About Mattress Firm [MFRM]:

Houston-based Mattress Firm is one of the nation's leading specialty bedding retailers, offering a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses, bedding, accessories and related products from leading manufacturers. More information is available at www.mattressfirm.com.

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         Alexandra.Honeysett@nasdaqomx.com
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