This excerpt taken from the ZZ DEF 14A filed Mar 23, 2009.
Householding of Annual Meeting Materials
Some banks, brokers and other nominee record holders may be participating in the practice of "householding" proxy statements and annual reports. This means that only one copy of our proxy statement and annual report may have been sent to multiple stockholders in your household. We will promptly deliver a separate copy of either document to you upon written or oral request to: Corporate Secretary, Sealy Corporation, One Office Parkway, Trinity, North Carolina 27370, telephone: (336) 861-3500. If you want to receive separate copies of the proxy statement or annual report in the future, or if you are receiving multiple copies and would like to receive only one copy per household, you should contact your bank, broker or other nominee record holder, or you may contact us at the above address and phone number.
We make available, free of charge on our website, all of our filings that are made electronically with the SEC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. To access these filings, go to our website (www.sealy.com) and click on "Investor Relations" under the "About Sealy" heading. Copies of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2008, including financial statements and schedules thereto, filed with the SEC are also available without charge to stockholders upon written request addressed to: Corporate Secretary, Sealy Corporation, One Office Parkway, Trinity, North Carolina 27370.
It is important that your shares be represented at the Annual Meeting, regardless of the number of shares that you hold. YOU, THEREFORE, ARE URGED TO EXECUTE PROMPTLY AND RETURN THE ACCOMPANYING PROXY IN THE ENVELOPE THAT HAS BEEN ENCLOSED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. Stockholders who are present at the Annual Meeting may revoke their proxies and vote in person or, if they prefer, may abstain from voting in person and allow their proxies to be voted.
SEALY CORPORATION ONE OFFICE PARKWAY TRINITY, NORTH CAROLINA 27370
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS To Be Held April 22, 2009
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PROXY STATEMENT For the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be Held on April 22, 2009
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SEALY'S ANNUAL MEETING
BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS AND APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS
OTHER MATTERS TO COME BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING
PROXIES AND VOTING PROCEDURES
PROPOSAL ONE ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
PROPOSAL TWO RATIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND RELATED MATTERS
Director Compensation Table
AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT AND AUDITOR FEES
Executive Compensation Tables and Supporting Information Summary Compensation Table
Grant Plan-Based Awards Table
Outstanding Equity Awards at 2008 Fiscal Year End Table
Option Exercises and Stock Vested in Fiscal Year 2008 Table
Pension Benefits Table
Nonqualified Deferred Compensation for Fiscal Year 2008 Table
Potential Payments upon Termination or Change in Control
TERMINATION WITHOUT CAUSE OR RESIGNATION FOR GOOD REASON
TERMINATION RESULTING FROM DEATH OR PERMANANT DISABILITY
BENEFITS TRIGGERED BY CHANGE OF CONTROL
BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF COMMON STOCK
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS