Sealy Leases Permanent Showroom at World Market Center Sealy, World Market Center Announce Sealy's Exhibit for January Furniture

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    ARCHDALE, N.C., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sealy and World Market Center (WMC)
 announced today that Sealy will exhibit at Las Vegas Market in January, 2006
 and that Sealy has leased a permanent showroom in Building B at WMC beginning
 in 2007.
     "Las Vegas Market provides our west coast and international customers with
 a convenient and accessible location and offers Sealy another opportunity to
 showcase our portfolio of products, meet with customers and do business," said
 Dave McIlquham, chairman and chief executive officer of Sealy.
     "World Market Center has done a terrific job in creating a world-class
 environment, drawing tens of thousands of buyers from more than 80 countries
 and an array of quality companies -- and Sealy is proud to be among them,"
 said Larry Rogers, president, Sealy International.
     World Market Center expects the January furniture market will be attended
 by tens of thousands of qualified buyers and by more than 350 journalists from
 the U.S. and international media.
     World Market Center officials are excited to have Sealy, the top bedding
 manufacturer exhibiting in the Pavilions for the January 2006 Las Vegas
 Market, as well as becoming a permanent tenant in the second building for the
 January 2007 show.  Babs Blair, Director of Leasing at World Market Center
 commented, "Sealy is such a well known and respected name in the bedding
 category and we are proud to have them as temporary exhibitors for 2006, as
 well as future tenants in Building B.  With the addition of Sealy, Las Vegas
 Market has definitely become 'the destination' for bedding buyers in the home
 furnishings industry."
     Sealy will exhibit in Pavilion II in January 2006. In addition to its
 exhibit at WMC, Sealy will also showcase an array of its product offerings at
 The Aladdin Hotel. The Las Vegas Market opens January 30 and runs through
 February 3, 2006.
 
     Sealy, Inc.
     Sealy is the largest bedding manufacturer in the world and is the leading
 bedding company in North America.  Including its subsidiaries, Sealy has 30
 manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Brazil,
 Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay and Korea.  There are a total of 12 international
 licensees operating in Spain, Portugal, Australia, Israel, Jamaica, Dominican
 Republic, Saudi Arabia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, South Africa, the
 Bahamas and the United Kingdom.  In addition to its licensees, Sealy's Asian
 joint venture operates in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan
 and Vietnam.
     Sealy produces and sells a full range of mattresses under the Sealy, Sealy
 Posturepedic(R), Stearns & Foster and Bassett brand names. Sealy-branded
 licensed products include: crib mattresses, sheets, pillows, mattress pads and
 comforters, office chairs, futons and sleep sofas. For more information on
 Sealy, Inc. visit http://www.sealy.com.
 
     World Market Center
     World Market Center is an integrated home and hospitality contract
 furnishings showroom and convention complex in Las Vegas.  When fully built,
 at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the
 largest trade show facility in the World.  The 12 million square foot campus
 will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home
 textile and related segments, as well as a Design Center open year-round to
 the trade.  The second building is under construction and will open in 2007;
 officials are now leasing the third building to a broad cross-section of the
 home furnishings industry.  The second Las Vegas Market is being held January
 30 - February 3, 2006 with permanent showrooms on-site at World Market Center.
 Temporary exhibits will be located at the Pavilions adjacent to World Market
 Center and at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, as well as Off-Price Home &
 Gift at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
 
     Contacts:
      Grayson Dixon 336.774.9226
      grayson.dixon@mullen.com
      Maria G. Lachapelle 336.403.2339
      mlachapelle@sealy.com
      Jessica Neville 702.599.3062
      jneville@lasvegasmarket.com
 
 

SOURCE Sealy, Inc.

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