This excerpt taken from the ADBE 8-K filed Jan 4, 2010.
Repurchases of Vested Restricted Stock
The Companys equity incentive plans provide that employees can elect to forfeit vested shares of restricted stock to pay for the minimum statutory tax withholding obligations related to the vesting of RSAs and RSUs. The Company is then required to remit the amount of taxes owed by the employee to the appropriate taxing authority. As a result of such elections by the Companys employees, during the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company effectively repurchased a total of 43,871 shares of common stock. During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, the Company effectively repurchased a total of 56,946 shares of common stock. The Company has recorded $1,027,000, $993,000 and $1,371,000 as a financing activity for these repurchases in the consolidated statement of cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2008, and nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2009, respectively.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements(Continued)