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UPDATE 1-Mattress Firm to buy Sleepy's for about $780 mln

(Corrects paragraph 5 to say "the combined company would have had pro forma sales of over $3.6 billon over last twelve months" from "the company expects to have pro-forma sales of about $3.6 billion")

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Mattress Firm Holding Corp said it agreed to buy HMK Mattress Holdings LLC, the owner of mattress retailer Sleepy's, for about $780 million.

The deal will give Mattress Firm more than 1,050 stores in 17 states in the U.S Northeast, New England, mid-Atlantic and Illinois.

Mattress Firm's shares were up 7.3 percent at $53.00 in light trading after the bell on Monday.

Mattress Firm said the combined company will operate about 3,500 stores in 48 states and expects annual cost savings of about $40 million by the third year after the deal closes.

The combined company would have had annual pro-forma sales of over $3.6 billion over the last 12 months, Mattress Firm said.

It expects profit per share to rise at a low single-digit percentage rate in the first year after the deal closes.

Barclays was the financial adviser to Mattress Firm and Morgan Stanley advised Sleepy's. Norton Rose Fulbright was Mattress Firm's legal adviser and Sleepy's was advised by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

(Reporting by Ramkumar Iyer in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)