LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX), a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, today announced that it proposes to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $350 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2020 (the "Notes") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. Tempur-Pedic expects to use the net proceeds of the offering, together with cash on hand and borrowings under new senior secured credit facilities to be entered into by Tempur-Pedic, to finance the acquisition of Sealy Corporation and to pay related fees and expenses. The Notes will be general unsecured senior obligations of Tempur-Pedic and will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of Tempur-Pedic's subsidiaries. Tempur-Pedic expects that proceeds from the sale of the Notes will be placed in escrow pending release upon receipt of regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the completion of the Sealy acquisition. The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. About the Company Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX) manufactures and distributes mattresses and pillows made from its proprietary TEMPUR ® pressure-relieving material. It is the worldwide leader in premium and specialty sleep. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced sleep surfaces that help improve the quality of life for people around the world. The Company's products are currently sold in over 80 countries under the TEMPUR ® and Tempur-Pedic ® brand names. World headquarters for Tempur-Pedic International is in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit http://www.tempurpedic.com or call 800-805-3635. Forward-looking Statements This release contains "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of federal securities laws, which include information concerning Tempur-Pedic's plans, objectives, goals, strategies, and other information that is not historical information. When used in this release, the words "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "believes," and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to Tempur-Pedic's expectations regarding the offering and sale of the Notes and the Sealy acquisition. All forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and beliefs and various assumptions. There can be no assurance that Tempur-Pedic will realize these expectations or that these beliefs will prove correct.