Forward Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Steinhoff and Mattress Firm, including, but not limited to, statements related to the estimated future financial results and performance of Mattress Firm's business in mattresses and related products and accessories, as well as other statements that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are based on each of the companies' current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks associated with business combination transactions, such as the risk that the acquired business will not be integrated successfully or that such integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; risks related to future opportunities and plans for the combined company, including uncertainty of the expected future financial performance and results of the combined company following completion of the transaction; disruption from the acquisition, making it more difficult to conduct business as usual or maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; and the possibility that if Steinhoff does not achieve the perceived benefits of the acquisition as rapidly or to the extent anticipated by financial analysts or investors, the market price of Steinhoff's ordinary shares could decline; and those other risks detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Mattress Firm's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings and reports, including in Mattress Firm's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended May 3, 2016 and August 2, 2016 and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 2, 2016, which are filed with the SEC, and in Steinhoff's filings and reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange or the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and future filings and reports by either company. Neither Steinhoff nor Mattress Firm undertakes any duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.
About Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.Steinhoff is an integrated retailer that manufactures, sources and retails furniture, household goods and general merchandise in Europe, Africa and Australasia. Steinhoff's vertically integrated business model is based upon a strategy of sourcing and manufacturing products at low cost and distributing them to its value-conscious customer base through its extensive retail footprint. Steinhoff's integrated retail divisions comprise of:
- Household goods comprising furniture and homeware retail businesses;
- General Merchandise focusing on clothing and footwear, accessories and homeware; and
- Automotive dealerships in South Africa which provide vehicles, parts, insurance, accessories and servicing.