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This excerpt taken from the TPX DEF 14A filed Apr 3, 2007.

AUDIT COMMITTEE:

Francis A. Doyle (Chair)

Peter K. Hoffman

Sir Paul Judge

Nancy F. Koehn

 

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This excerpt taken from the TPX 8-K filed Oct 27, 2006.

The Audit Committee

The members of the Audit Committee are Francis A. Doyle (Chair), Peter K. Hoffman, Sir Paul Judge and Nancy F. Koehn.

This excerpt taken from the TPX DEF 14A filed Mar 27, 2006.

The Audit Committee

The members of the Audit Committee are Francis A. Doyle (Chair), Sir Paul Judge and Nancy F. Koehn. The Board has determined that each member of the Audit Committee is independent as defined in the NYSE Independence Rules and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and that Mr. Doyle is an audit committee financial expert as defined in the rules of the SEC.

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors is responsible for providing independent, objective oversight with respect to Tempur-Pedic International’s accounting and financial reporting functions, internal and external audit functions, and systems of internal controls over financial reporting and legal, ethical, and regulatory compliance. Some of the Audit Committee’s responsibilities include reviewing:

 

    the scope of internal and independent audits;

 

    the Company’s quarterly and annual financial statements and annual report on Form 10-K;

 

    the adequacy of management’s implementation of internal controls;

 

    the Company’s accounting policies and procedures and significant changes in accounting policies;

 

    the Company’s business conduct and ethics policies and practices;

 

    the Company’s policies with respect to risk assessment and risk management; and

 

    information to be disclosed and types of presentations to be made in connection with the Company’s earnings press releases, as well as financial information and earning guidance provided to analysts and rating agencies.

In addition, the committee appoints the independent public accountants and reviews their independence and performance and the reasonableness of their fees.

The Audit Committee met ten (10) times in 2005 and acted by written consent one (1) time. A copy of the Audit Committee charter as adopted by our Board of Directors is attached to this proxy statement as Appendix A and is also available on Tempur-Pedic International’s website http://www.tempurpedic.com/ir. The charter is available in print to any stockholder who requests it in writing by contacting the Chief Financial Officer of Tempur-Pedic International at 1713 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, Kentucky 40511.

 

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This excerpt taken from the TPX DEF 14A filed Mar 24, 2005.

The Audit Committee

 

The members of the Audit Committee are Francis A. Doyle (Chair), Sir Paul Judge and Nancy F. Koehn. The Board has determined that each member of the Audit Committee is independent as defined in the NYSE Independence Rules and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission and that Mr. Doyle is an audit committee financial expert as defined in the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors is responsible for providing independent, objective oversight with respect to Tempur-Pedic International’s accounting and financial reporting functions, internal and external audit functions, and systems of internal control over financial reporting and legal, ethical, and regulatory compliance. Some of the Audit Committee’s responsibilities include reviewing:

 

    the scope of internal and independent audits;

 

    the Company’s quarterly and annual financial statements and annual report on Form 10-K;

 

    the adequacy of management’s implementation of internal controls;

 

    the Company’s accounting policies and procedures and significant changes in accounting policies;

 

    the Company’s business conduct and ethics policies and practices;

 

    the Company’s policies with respect to risk assessment and risk management; and

 

    information to be disclosed and types of presentations to be made in connection with the Company’s earnings press releases, as well as financial information and earnings guidance provided to analysts and rating agencies.

 

In addition, the committee appoints the independent public accountants and reviews their independence and performance and the reasonableness of their fees.

 

The Audit Committee met ten (10) times in 2004 and acted by written consent two (2) times. A copy of the Audit Committee charter as adopted by our Board of Directors is attached to this proxy statement as Appendix A and is also available on Tempur-Pedic International’s website http://www.tempurpedic.com/ir. The charter is available in print to any stockholder who requests it in writing by contacting the Chief Financial Officer of Tempur-Pedic International at 1713 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, Kentucky 40511.

 

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