Span-America Declares Cash Dividend

Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAN) announced today that the Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share. The dividend is payable March 5, 2012, to shareholders of record on February 27, 2012.

“The upcoming dividend is a 10% increase over the quarterly dividend paid this time last year and illustrates our commitment to returning value to our shareholders,” stated Jim Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of Span-America. “This marks our 89 th consecutive quarter of paying cash dividends. We believe our record of dividend payments highlights our solid earnings and excellent cash flow from operations.”

Span-America also announced that shareholders elected three directors for terms expiring in 2015:
          Guy R. Guarch           Retired Regional Vice President – C.R. Bard, Inc.
Thomas D. Henrion President/Owner – Silver Thread Farm, LLC
Linda D. Norman Senior Associate Dean for Academics – Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

About Span-America Medical Systems, Inc.

Span-America manufactures and markets a comprehensive selection of pressure management products for the medical market, including Geo-Matt®, PressureGuard®, Geo-Mattress®, Custom Care®, Span+Aids®, Isch-Dish®, Risk Manager® and Selan® products. We also supply custom foam and packaging products to the consumer and industrial markets. Through our wholly-owned subsidiary Span Medical Products Canada Inc., we manufacture and market the M.C. Healthcare Products brands of Maxxum, Advantage and Rexx bed frames as well as related case goods, tables and seating products for the long-term care market. Span-America’s stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SPAN.” For more information, visit or

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