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Carpetright acquires Sleepright

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Dec '08
Carpetright plc, Europe's leading specialist and carpet retailer, is pleased to confirm the completion of the purchase of Sleepright UK Ltd (“Sleepright”), negotiations for which were disclosed in the pre-close Trading Update issued on 28 October 2008.

Sleepright is one of the UK's leading bed retail specialists and currently operates from 93 outlets within Carpetright stores.

The total consideration is £1.8m, of which £0.8m has been paid, funded from internal resources. The remaining £1.0m is dependent on the achievement of specific profit targets for this business in the year to April 2010.

Commenting on the acquisition Chairman and Chief Executive Lord Harris of Peckham said: “I am delighted that we have been able to acquire Sleepright. We see significant opportunities to develop the business, which is complementary to Carpetright, and there are important synergies for us to exploit and deliver attractive returns to our shareholders.”

Carpetright plc


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