This excerpt taken from the GPS 10-K filed Mar 28, 2005.
We have a qualified defined contribution retirement plan, called GapShare, which is available to employees who meet certain age and service requirements. This plan permits employees to make contributions up to the maximum limits allowable under the Internal Revenue Code. Under the plan, we match in cash all or a portion of employees contributions under a predetermined formula. Our contributions vest immediately. Our contributions to the retirement plan in fiscal 2004, 2003 and 2002 were approximately $31 million, $28 million and $26 million, respectively.
A nonqualified Executive Deferred Compensation Plan established on January 1, 1999, allows eligible employees to defer compensation up to a maximum amount. We do not match any employees contributions under the current plan.
GAP INC. FINANCIALS 2004
A Deferred Compensation Plan that was established on August 26, 1997, for nonemployee members of the Board of Directors, was suspended in January 2005. Prior to suspension, Board members could elect to defer receipt of eligible compensation on a pre-tax basis for serving as our nonemployee directors. These electing Board members were granted options to purchase shares of our common stock at an exercise price that was discounted to reflect an amount up to the foregone retainer. All options were fully exercisable upon the date granted and expired on the earlier of seven years after grant, three years after retirement, death or disability, or three months after any other termination from the Board. We could issue up to 675,000 shares under the plan. Outstanding options at January 29, 2005, January 31, 2004 and February 1, 2003, were 119,585, 170,845 and 143,467, respectively.