This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
(10) Postretirement Health-Care and Life-Insurance Plans
Historically, employees who meet certain eligibility requirements have participated in postretirement health- care and life insurance plans sponsored by Sara Lee. These plans include employees from a number of domestic Sara Lee business units. The annual cost of the Sara Lee plans is allocated to all of the participating businesses based upon a specific actuarial computation which is consistently followed. All obligations pursuant to these plans have historically been obligations of Sara Lee and as such, are not included on the Companys Unaudited
Notes to Unaudited Interim Condensed Combined and Consolidated Financial Statements(Continued)
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Interim Condensed Combined and Consolidated Balance Sheets. The cost allocated to the Company by Sara Lee during the thirty-nine weeks ended April 2, 2005 and April 1, 2006 was $5,846 and $6,371, respectively. The estimated total annual funding to Sara Lee by the Company for participation in the plans is $9,123.
For the thirty-nine weeks ending April 1, 2006, taxes have been computed consistent with the Companys other interim period tax expense according to Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 28, Interim Financial Reporting (APB 28) and Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 18, Accounting for Income Taxes in Interim Periods an Interpretation of APB Opinion No. 28 (FIN 18). The difference in the effective tax rate of 23.1% and the U.S. statutory rate of 35.0% is primarily attributable to unremitted earnings from foreign subsidiaries and tax incentives for manufacturing in Puerto Rico. A $248,118 valuation allowance exists for capital losses resulting from the sale of U.S. apparel capital assets in 2001 and 2003. These capital losses are due to expire unused in 2006 and 2008 and have a 100% valuation allowance. Cash taxes paid in foreign jurisdictions for the thirty-nine weeks ending April 1, 2006 and April 2, 2005 were $10,694 and $11,905, respectively.
The Company participates in a number of corporate-wide programs administered by Sara Lee. These programs include participation in Sara Lees Global Cash Funding System, insurance programs, employee benefit programs, workers compensation programs and tax planning services. As part of the Companys participation in Sara Lees Global Cash Funding System, Sara Lee provided all funding used for working capital purposes or other investment needs. These funding amounts are reflected in these financial statements and described further below. Sara Lee has issued debt for general corporate purposes and this debt and related interest have not been allocated to the Companys financial statements. The following is a discussion of the relationship with Sara Lee, the services provided and how they have been accounted for in the Companys financial statements.