This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
Allocation of Corporate Costs
The costs of certain services that are provided by Sara Lee to the Company have been reflected in the financial statements, including charges for services such as business insurance, medical insurance, and employee
Notes to Unaudited Interim Condensed Combined and Consolidated Financial Statements(Continued)
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
benefit plans and allocations for certain centralized administration costs for treasury, real estate, accounting, auditing, tax, risk management, human resources, and benefits administration. These allocations of centralized administration costs were determined using a proportional cost allocation method on bases that the Company and Sara Lee considered to be reasonable, including relevant operating profit, fixed assets, sales, and payroll. Allocated costs are included in the Selling, general and administrative expenses line of the Unaudited Interim Condensed Combined and Consolidated Income Statements and the Parent companies equity investment line of the Unaudited Interim Condensed Combined and Consolidated Balance Sheets. The total amounts allocated for centralized administrative costs by Sara Lee in the thirty-nine weeks ended April 2, 2005 and April 1, 2006 were $25,660 and $27,118 respectively. These costs represent managements reasonable allocation of the costs incurred. However, these amounts may not be representative of the costs necessary for the Company to operate as a separate stand alone company.