This excerpt taken from the EXEL 10-K filed Mar 10, 2009.
401(k) Retirement Plan
We sponsor a 401(k) Retirement Plan whereby eligible employees may elect to contribute up to the lesser of 20% of their annual compensation or the statutorily prescribed annual limit allowable under Internal Revenue Service regulations. The 401(k) Retirement Plan permits Exelixis to make matching contributions on behalf of all participants. Beginning in 2002, we matched 50% of the first 4% of participant contributions into the 401(k) Retirement Plan in the form of Exelixis common stock. We recorded expense of $1.1 million, $0.8 million and $0.6 million related to the stock match for the years ended December 31, 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)