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2011 Annual Report including Corporate Social Responsibility report


March 7, 2012 - London

Beter Bed Holding N.V. is publishing its annual report for the financial year 2011 today on its website www.beterbedholding.com.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Beter Bed Holding N.V. will take place on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 at 14.00 hours CET at the Hilton Hotel, Apollolaan 138, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The agenda for the AGM is also available on the website, as well as the notice (http://www.beterbedholding.com/corporate+governance/shareholders/notice).

Corporate Social Responsibility
In 2011, Beter Bed Holding began reporting on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. In the 2010 annual report also the vision statement of the company is published: 'In every country in which we operate, we intend to become the market leader in the value-for-money segment of the bed and mattress market, in a socially responsible manner'. When adopting this vision statement, also transparency is provided in the 2010 annual report on the Beter Bed Holding Code of Conduct. In annual report 2011, the company is taking reporting on our CSR activities and results one step further. For 2011, in an integrated report, is accounted for the manner in which CSR is implemented in the company. Beter Bed Holding does this by reporting both on the performance in 2011 and on the objectives for the next years, in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) at application level C.

Profile
Beter Bed Holding N.V. operates in the European bedroom furnishings market. Its activities include retail trade through a total of 1,187 stores at year-end 2011 that operate via the chains Beter Bed (the Netherlands and Belgium), Matratzen Concord (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland), El Gigante del Colchón (Spain), BeddenREUS, Dormaël Slaapkamers and Slaapgenoten (all three active in the Netherlands) and MAV (Germany). Beter Bed Holding is also engaged in developing and wholesaling branded products in the bedroom furnishings sector in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey via its subsidiary DBC International. Beter Bed Holding achieved net revenue of € 397.0 million in 2011. A total of 63% of the group's net revenue is generated outside the Netherlands. The company has been listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since December 1996. Beter Bed Holding shares are traded on the Amsterdam Small Cap Index.


For more information, please contact: Ton Anbeek, Chief Executive Officer
Tel. +31 (0)413 338819 / Fax +31 (0)413 338829 / Mob. +31 (0)6 53662838
E-mail: ton.anbeek@beterbed.nl / Website: www.beterbedholding.com

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