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Beter Bed Holding N.V. is publishing its annual report for the financial year
2012 today on its website www.beterbedholding.com.
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Beter Bed Holding N.V. will take
place on Thursday, 25 April 2013 at 14.00 hours CET at the Hilton Hotel,
Apollolaan 138 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The agenda for the AGM as well as
the notice is available on www.beterbedholding.com.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Beter Bed Holding aims to contribute positively to society on a daily basis. We
believe our activities must be beneficial to humans, animals and the planet, and
thus also to our customers, employees and business partners. We regard growth as
being about much more than maximising revenue alone, and firmly believe that
this view both benefits our financial performance and reputation and
greater satisfaction in our work. We aim to both do things right and do the
right thing, always in a financially prudent manner.
We outline below what consecutive steps we have taken in recent years in
developing our CSR policy.
We presented our first-ever vision statement in the 2010 annual report: 'In all
countries in which we operate, we aim to become the market leader in the value-
for-money segment of the bed and mattress market, in a socially responsible
manner.' As well as setting out the vision statement, the 2010 annual report
also provides transparency on the Beter Bed Holding Code of Conduct.
For the first time in 2011, the group published a consolidated report in which
it accounted for the way CSR is implemented at the company. We disclosed both
our performances for 2011 and 2010 and our non-financial objectives (related to
people and the environment) for the coming years in accordance with the
guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) at the application level C.
In the 2012 annual report, we set out our CSR activities and results in light of
the long-term (non-financial) targets and objectives set in 2012. Among other
things we set out our achievements in 2012 in terms of consumer and employee
health and satisfaction, suppliers, stakeholders, the environment and recycling.
Beter Bed Holding N.V. operates in the European bedroom furnishings market. Its
activities include retail trade through a total of 1,219 stores at the end of
2012 that operate via the chains Beter Bed (active in the Netherlands and
Belgium), Matratzen Concord (active in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the
Netherlands and Belgium), El Gigante del Colchón (active in Spain), BeddenREUS
and Slaapgenoten (both active in the Netherlands) and Schlafberater.com (active
in Germany). Beter Bed Holding is also active in the field of developing and
wholesaling branded products in the bedroom furnishing sector in the
Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey and the
United Kingdom via its subsidiary DBC International. Beter Bed Holding N.V.
achieved net revenue of € 397.3 million in 2012. More than 65% of the group's
net revenue is realised outside the Netherlands. The company has been listed on
the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since 1996 and is included in the Amsterdam Small
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
/ Website: www.beterbedholding.nl
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