This excerpt taken from the GPS DEF 14A filed Apr 7, 2009.
Note Regarding Various Fisher Family Holdings: Securities and Exchange Commission rules require reporting of beneficial ownership of certain shares by multiple parties, resulting in the same shares being listed multiple times in the table above. The 81,000,000 shares held by Fisher Core Holdings L.P. (see footnote 7 above) are included three additional times in the above table under the names of Messrs. Robert J. Fisher, John J. Fisher, and William S. Fisher (that is, there are only 81,000,000 shares rather than 324,000,000 shares). In addition, the shares described in footnotes (5), (8) and (9) above for which voting and investment power is shared by Messrs. Robert J. Fisher, John J. Fisher, and William S. Fisher actually represent an aggregate of 27,990,492 shares, rather than 55,980,984 shares, as a result of that shared voting and investment power. For purposes of the above table, removing the shares counted multiple times (described above) results in an aggregate total ownership of 22.9% of outstanding shares for Messrs. John J. Fisher, Robert J. Fisher, William S. Fisher and Fisher Core Holdings L.P. The aggregate total ownership of Mrs. Doris F. Fisher and Messrs. Donald G. Fisher, John J. Fisher, Robert J. Fisher, William S. Fisher and Fisher Core Holdings L.P. is 32.0% of outstanding shares. Mrs. Doris F. Fisher, and Messrs. Donald G. Fisher, John J. Fisher, Robert J. Fisher, and William S. Fisher each disclaim beneficial ownership over shares owned by other members of the Fisher family and Fisher Core Holdings L.P., except as specifically disclosed in the footnotes above.