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Sleep Geek Community Provides Feedback, Raises Money For Charity

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In an effort to learn more about bedding industry retail sales associates (RSAs), Leggett & Platt announced that it reached out to its Sleep Geek community to gather insights. Leggett & Platt donated $20 to either the Seena Magowitz Foundation or Autism Speaks on behalf of each respondent. In total, $2,780 went to charity.

“We are committed to listening and learning from retail sales associates. We appreciate all of the RSAs who took part in the survey to raise money for these great charities,” said Mark Quinn, Segment VP of Marketing with Leggett & Platt.

The Seena Magowitz Foundation, founded in 2001, is committed to raising awareness and prolonging the life of people facing pancreatic cancer. The foundation holds an annual golf tournament to support the cause and this year Leggett & Platt COO Karl Glassman is the honorary chairman. The 2012 Seena Magowitz Celebrity Golf Classic is set for Friday and Saturday, December 7-8, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Find out more information at www.seenamagowitzfoundation.org.

The Autism Speaks Foundation was started in 2005 and aims to raise funds for research, prevention, treatments and awareness for autism. The 5th Annual Ante 4 Autism poker event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas. Professional poker player Karina Jett will be playing in the tournament and offering tips. Learn more about Autism Speaks and ways to give at www.autismspeaks.org.

Research results from the RSA survey are available to members of the Sleep Geek community. If you are not a member, go to Sleep-Geek.com to sign up.

Sleep Geek is the only online community for bedding industry retail sales associates. Sleep Geek is dedicated to connecting RSAs, expanding their knowledge of the industry and enhancing professional development through Geek University.

About Leggett & Platt: Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) is a diversified manufacturer (and member of the S&P 500) that conceives, designs, and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Leggett & Platt serves a broad suite of customers that comprise a “Who’s Who” of U.S. manufacturers and retailers. The 129-year-old company (founded 1883) is made of 20 business units, 18,000 employee-partners and 130 facilities located in 18 countries. Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. producer of: a) components for residential furniture and bedding; b) components for office furniture; c) drawn steel wire; d) automotive seat support and lumbar systems; e) carpet cushion; f) adjustable beds; and g) bedding industry machinery for wire forming, sewing, and quilting.

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