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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


FORM 10-K

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 27, 2007

Commission file number: 001-31315


Regal Entertainment Group
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Delaware   02-0556934
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
  (Internal Revenue Service
Employer Identification Number)

 

 

 
7132 Regal Lane
Knoxville, TN
  37918
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code: 865/922-1123


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class
  Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $.001 par value   New York Stock Exchange

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

         Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ý No o

         Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes o No ý

         Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days: Yes ý No o

         Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment of this Form 10-K: o

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer ý   Accelerated filer o

Non-accelerated filer o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

Smaller reporting company o

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act): Yes o No ý

         The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant on June 28, 2007, computed by reference to the closing price for the registrant's Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on such date was $2,809,186,809 (128,566,902 shares at a closing price per share of $21.85).

    Shares of Class A common stock outstanding—129,766,060 shares at February 20, 2008

    Shares of Class B common stock outstanding—23,708,639 shares at February 20, 2008

    DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

         Certain portions of the registrant's definitive proxy statement to be used in connection with its 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and to be filed within 120 days of December 27, 2007 are incorporated by reference into Part III, Items 10-14, of this report on Form 10-K.





TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PART I    

Item 1.

 

BUSINESS

 

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    THE COMPANY   4
    DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS   4
    INDUSTRY OVERVIEW AND TRENDS   6
    THEATRE OPERATIONS   8
    NATIONAL CINEMEDIA JOINT VENTURE   10
    FILM DISTRIBUTION   11
    FILM EXHIBITION   12
    CONCESSIONS   13
    COMPETITION   13
    MARKETING AND ADVERTISING   13
    MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS   14
    SEASONALITY   14
    EMPLOYEES   14
    REGULATION   15
    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS   15
Item 1A.   RISK FACTORS   15
Item 1B.   UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS   21
Item 2.   PROPERTIES   21
Item 3.   LEGAL PROCEEDINGS   21
Item 4.   SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS   21
    EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT   21

 

 

PART II

 

 

Item 5.

 

MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

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Item 6.   SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA   24
Item 7.   MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS   26
    Overview And Basis Of Presentation   26
    Recent Developments   27
    Results Of Operations   27
    Liquidity And Capital Resources   38
    Contractual Cash Obligations and Commitments   43
    Critical Accounting Estimates   46
    Quarterly Results   49
    Inflation   49
    Seasonality   49
    Recent Accounting Pronouncements   50
    Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements   50
Item 7A.   QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK   50
Item 8.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA   51
Item 9.   CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE   100
Item 9A.   CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES   100
Item 9B.   OTHER INFORMATION   100

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PART III

 

 

Item 10.

 

DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

101
Item 11.   EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION   101
Item 12.   SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS   101
Item 13.   CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE   101
Item 14.   PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES   101

 

 

PART IV

 

 

Item 15.

 

EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

 

102
SIGNATURES   107

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

PART I

        The information in this Form 10-K contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements related to trends in the Company's business. The Company's actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include those discussed in "Business," "Risk Factors," and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" as well as those discussed elsewhere in this Form 10-K.

Item 1.    BUSINESS

THE COMPANY

        Regal Entertainment Group, a Delaware corporation organized on March 6, 2002 ("we," "us," "our," the "Company" or "Regal"), is the parent company of Regal Entertainment Holdings, Inc. ("REH"), which is the parent company of Regal Cinemas Corporation ("Regal Cinemas") and its subsidiaries. Regal Cinemas' subsidiaries include Regal Cinemas, Inc. ("RCI") and its subsidiaries, which include Edwards Theatres, Inc. ("Edwards"), Regal CineMedia Corporation ("Regal CineMedia" or "RCM"), Hoyts Cinemas Corporation ("Hoyts") and United Artists Theatre Company ("United Artists"). The terms Regal or the Company, REH, Regal Cinemas, RCI, Edwards, Regal CineMedia or RCM, Hoyts and United Artists shall be deemed to include the respective subsidiaries of such entities when used in discussions included herein regarding the current operations or assets of such entities.

        We acquired Regal Cinemas, United Artists, Edwards and Regal CineMedia through a series of transactions on April 12, 2002. For a discussion of the transactions resulting in our acquisition of these subsidiaries, see Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K. Each of the theatre circuits operated by Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards emerged from bankruptcy reorganization under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code prior to our acquisition of such entities. For a discussion of these bankruptcy proceedings, see Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

        Our Internet address is www.regalentertainmentgroup.com. Our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, and any amendments to these reports, are available free of charge on our Internet website under the heading "Investor Relations" as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the Securities and Exchange Commission.

        The Company manages its business under one reportable segment: theatre exhibition operations.


DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

Overview

        We operate the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 6,388 screens in 527 theatres in 39 states and the District of Columbia as of December 27, 2007, with over 242 million annual attendees for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2007. Our geographically diverse circuit includes theatres in all of the top 33 and 44 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We operate multi-screen theatres and have an average of 12.1 screens per location, which is well above the North American motion picture exhibition industry 2006 average of 6.5 screens per location. We develop, acquire and operate multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets throughout the U.S. For the fiscal year ended December 27, 2007, we reported total revenues, income from operations and net income of $2,661.2 million, $322.2 million and $363.0 million, respectively. In addition, we generated $800.7 million of cash flows from operating activities during the fiscal year ended December 27, 2007.

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        We also maintain an investment in National CineMedia, LLC ("National CineMedia") which primarily concentrates its efforts on the expansion of in-theatre advertising and the creation of complementary business lines that leverage the existing operating personnel, asset and customer bases of its theatrical exhibition partners, which includes us, AMC Entertainment, Inc. ("AMC") and Cinemark, Inc. ("Cinemark"). National CineMedia operates the largest digital in-theatre network in North America and utilizes its in-theatre digital content network to distribute pre-feature advertising, cinema and lobby advertising products, comprehensive meeting and event services, live and pre-recorded concerts, sporting events and other entertainment programming content. See "National CineMedia Joint Venture" under Part I, Item I of this Form 10-K for further discussion of National CineMedia.

Business Strategy

        Our business strategy is to continue to enhance our position in the motion picture exhibition industry by capitalizing on prudent industry consolidation opportunities, realizing selective growth opportunities through new theatre construction and expanding and upgrading of our existing asset base. This strategy should enable us to continue to produce the free cash flow and financial flexibility necessary to provide meaningful value to our stockholders. Key elements of our strategy include:

        Maximizing Stockholder Value.    We believe that our cash dividends are an efficient means of distributing value to our stockholders. From our initial public offering in May 2002 through December 27, 2007, we have returned over $2.5 billion to our stockholders in the form of cash dividends.

        Pursuing Strategic Acquisitions.    We believe that our acquisition experience and capital structure position us well to take advantage of future acquisition opportunities. We intend to selectively pursue accretive theatre acquisitions that enhance our asset base and improve our consolidated operating results.

        Pursuing Selective Growth Opportunities.    We intend to selectively pursue expansion opportunities through new theatre construction that meets our strategic and financial return criteria. We also intend to enhance our theatre operations by selectively expanding and upgrading existing properties in prime locations. In addition, we continue to embrace new technologies that enhance the movie-going experience and generate incremental revenue for the Company. During 2007, we opened our first two test theatres fully outfitted with digital projection systems, increased our 3D screen count to 135 and increased our IMAX auditoriums to 18.

Competitive Strengths

        We believe that the following competitive strengths position us to capitalize on future opportunities:

        Industry Leader.    We are the largest domestic motion picture exhibitor operating 6,388 screens in 527 theatres in 39 states and the District of Columbia. We believe that the quality and size of our theatre circuit is a significant competitive advantage for negotiating attractive national contracts and generating economies of scale. We believe that our market leadership allows us to capitalize on favorable attendance trends and attractive consolidation opportunities.

        Superior Management Drives Strong Operating Margins.    We have developed a proven operating philosophy focused on efficient operations and strict cost controls at both the corporate and theatre levels. At the corporate level, we are able to capitalize on our size and operational expertise to achieve economies of scale in purchasing and marketing functions. We have developed an efficient purchasing and distribution supply chain that generates favorable concession margins. At the theatre level, management devotes significant attention to cost controls through the use of detailed management

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reports and performance-based compensation programs to encourage theatre managers to control costs effectively and increase concession sales.

        Proven Acquisition and Integration Expertise.    We have significant experience identifying, completing and integrating acquisitions of theatre circuits. We have demonstrated our ability to enhance revenues and realize operating efficiencies through the successful acquisition and integration of 17 theatre circuits since 1995. We have generally achieved immediate cost savings at acquired theatres and improved their profitability through the application of our consolidated operating functions and key supplier contracts.

        Quality Theatre Portfolio.    We believe that we operate one of the most modern theatre circuits among major motion picture exhibitors. As of December 27, 2007, approximately 76% of our screens were located in theatres featuring stadium seating. As of December 27, 2007, approximately 84% of our screens were located in theatres with 10 or more screens. Our theatres have an average of 12.1 screens per location, which is well above the North American motion picture exhibition industry 2006 average of 6.5 screens per location. We believe that our modern theatre portfolio coupled with our operating margins should allow us to generate significant cash flows from operations.

        Investment in National CineMedia.    National CineMedia operates the largest digital in-theatre network in North America representing approximately 14,400 U.S. and Canadian theatres screens (of which 12,600 are part of National CineMedia's digital content network) as of September 27, 2007 and reaching over 500 million movie guests annually. National CineMedia utilizes its in-theatre digital content network to distribute pre-feature advertising, cinema and lobby advertising products, comprehensive meeting and event services, live and pre-recorded concerts, sporting events and other entertainment programming content. We believe our investment in National CineMedia will generate incremental value for our stockholders.

Dividend Policy

        We believe that paying dividends on our shares of common stock is important to our stockholders. To that end, during fiscal 2007, we paid to our stockholders four quarterly cash dividends of $0.30 per share, on each outstanding share of our Class A and Class B common stock, or approximately $183.1 million in the aggregate. In addition, on March 5, 2007, Regal declared an extraordinary cash dividend of $2.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Class A and Class B common stock. Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2007 were paid this $302.0 million dividend on April 13, 2007. Further, on February 7, 2008, we declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per share on each outstanding share of Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on March 20, 2008 to our stockholders of record on March 10, 2008. These dividends have been or will be funded through cash flow from operations and available cash on hand. We, at the discretion of the board of directors and subject to applicable law, anticipate paying regular quarterly dividends on our Class A and Class B common stock for the foreseeable future. The amount, if any, of the dividends to be paid in the future will depend upon our then available cash, anticipated cash needs, overall financial condition, loan agreement restrictions, future prospects for earnings and cash flows, as well as other relevant factors. Dividends are considered quarterly and may be paid only when approved by our board of directors.


INDUSTRY OVERVIEW AND TRENDS

        The domestic motion picture exhibition industry is a mature business which has historically maintained steady long-term growth in revenues and attendance. Since 1965, total box office revenues have grown at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 6% with annual attendance of approximately 1.45 billion attendees in 2006. Against this background of steady long-term growth in revenues and attendance, the exhibition industry has experienced periodic short-term increases and

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decreases in attendance and, consequently, box office revenues. We expect the cyclical nature of the domestic motion picture exhibition industry to continue for the foreseeable future.

        Over the past decade, the domestic motion picture exhibition industry experienced a period of extraordinary new theatre construction. From 1996 to 1999, the number of screens increased at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 8%, which was more than double the industry's screen growth rate of approximately 3.5% from 1965 to 1995. This industry expansion was primarily driven by major exhibitors upgrading their asset bases to an attractive megaplex format, which typically includes 10 or more screens per theatre and features such as stadium seating, improved projection quality and superior sound systems. Generally, a modern megaplex is preferred by patrons over a sloped-floor multiplex theatre, the predominant theatre-type built prior to 1996. We believe theatres larger than the current 10 to 18 screen megaplex are not able to generate attractive returns in most locations because of the substantial market suitability requirements to generate a level of profitability similar to the current megaplex format. We also believe that another evolution of theatre formats beyond the current megaplex is unlikely to occur in the foreseeable future.

        More recently, the domestic motion picture exhibition industry has experienced increased competition from other methods of delivering films to consumers, including cable television, in-home video and DVD, satellite and pay-per-view services and downloads via the Internet. Traditionally, when motion picture distributors licensed their films to the domestic exhibition industry, they refrained from licensing their products to other delivery channels for a period of time, commonly called the theatrical release window. Over the past several years, the average period between a film's theatrical release and its in-home video or DVD release has shortened. We believe that the contraction in the average theatrical release window reflects the shorter period of time in which the average motion picture is able to generate meaningful revenue in its theatrical exhibition license period. As a consequence, we believe that the shrinking of the theatrical release window over the past five to six years has not represented a material change in the studio/exhibition distribution model. Fundamentally, we believe that movie-going is a convenient, affordable and attractively priced form of out-of-home entertainment, which, on an average price per patron basis, continues to compare favorably to other out-of-home entertainment alternatives, such as concerts and sporting events.

        We believe that a contraction of the theatrical release window, if material, could significantly dilute the consumer appeal of the out-of-home motion picture offering. As a result, we continue to monitor the status of the theatrical release window during our film licensing decisions. Our discussions with several film studios lead us to believe that these studios continue to recognize the value of maintaining meaningful theatrical release windows for both distribution and exhibition companies. Consequently, we believe a further material contraction in the theatrical release window is unlikely, but should such a contraction occur we believe that it could significantly impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.

        The domestic motion picture industry is in the process of converting from film-based media to electronic based media, including the distribution of feature films in a digital format rather than a 35 mm film format. There are a variety of constituencies associated with this change, which may significantly impact industry participants, including content providers, distributors, equipment providers and exhibitors. To that end, on February 12, 2007, we, along with AMC and Cinemark, formed a joint venture company known as Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("DCIP"), to explore the possibility of implementing digital cinema in our theatres and to create a financing model and establish agreements with major motion picture studios for the implementation of digital cinema. Travis Reid, the former president and chief executive officer of Loews Theatres, serves as the chief executive officer of DCIP and DCIP has engaged J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. to assist with the review of a business plan for digital cinema and with identifying and evaluating potential financing and capital structure alternatives. Future digital cinema developments will

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be managed by DCIP, subject to the approval of us, AMC and Cinemark. Each of Regal, AMC and Cinemark has an equal ownership interest in DCIP.

        We expect to begin converting our existing theatres from 35 mm film projection to digital projection during the second half of 2008 and intend to complete the conversion of our entire circuit in approximately three to four years. DCIP is continuing to work with film studios and financial institutions to negotiate and finalize the related financing plans that would provide for a studio-financed conversion to digital projection. During 2007, we opened our first two test theatres fully outfitted with digital projection systems, increased our 3D screen count to 135 and increased our IMAX auditoriums to 18. We remain optimistic regarding the benefits of digital cinema primarily as it relates to future growth potential associated with 3D film product and other 3D content and are pleased to see continued support of 3D and IMAX film product by the major studios.


THEATRE OPERATIONS

        We operate the largest theatre circuit in the United States with 6,388 screens in 527 theatres in 39 states and the District of Columbia as of December 27, 2007. We operate theatres in all of the top 33 and 44 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas, which include locations in suburban growth areas. We target prime locations with excellent access to large, high patron-traffic areas. We operate our theatre circuit using our Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards brands through our wholly owned subsidiaries.

        We operate multi-screen theatres. Our multi-screen theatre complexes typically contain 10 to 18 screens, each with auditoriums ranging from 100 to 500 seats. As a result, our theatres appeal to a diverse group of patrons because we offer a wide selection of films and convenient show times. In addition, many of our theatres feature modern amenities such as wall-to-wall screens, digital stereo surround-sound, multi-station concessions stands, computerized ticketing systems, plush stadium seating with cup holders and retractable armrests, neon-enhanced interiors and exteriors and video game areas adjacent to the theatre lobby.

        Our modern, multi-screen theatres are designed to increase profitability by optimizing revenues per square foot and reducing the cost per square foot of operation. We vary auditorium seating capacities within the same theatre, allowing us to exhibit films on a more cost effective basis for a longer period of time by shifting films to smaller auditoriums to meet changing attendance levels. In addition, we realize significant operating efficiencies by having common box office, concessions, projection, lobby and restroom facilities, which enables us to spread some of our costs, such as payroll, advertising and rent, over a higher revenue base. We stagger movie show times to reduce staffing requirements and lobby congestion and to provide more desirable parking and traffic flow patterns. We also actively monitor ticket sales in order to quickly recognize demand surges, which enables us to add seating capacity quickly and efficiently. In addition, we believe that operating a theatre circuit consisting primarily of modern theatres enhances our ability to attract patrons.

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        The following table details the number of locations and theatre screens in our theatre circuit ranked by the number of screens in each state and the District of Columbia as of December 27, 2007:

State/District

  Locations
  Number
of Screens

California   98   1,150
Florida   52   736
New York   48   516
Washington   32   325
Ohio   24   317
Virginia   24   290
Pennsylvania   23   287
Oregon   22   224
Texas   19   267
Georgia   15   221
North Carolina   15   164
Massachusetts   13   141
New Jersey   12   155
Tennessee   12   155
Maryland   12   154
South Carolina   11   145
Nevada   10   130
Colorado   10   116
New Mexico   7   66
Mississippi   7   56
Indiana   6   82
Idaho   5   73
Connecticut   5   57
Louisiana   5   50
Alaska   5   43
Illinois   4   67
Alabama   4   54
Hawaii   4   47
New Hampshire   4   42
Maine   3   30
Minnesota   2   36
Missouri   2   36
Delaware   2   33
West Virginia   2   22
Arizona   2   21
Arkansas   2   20
Kentucky   1   16
Wisconsin   1   16
Michigan   1   14
District of Columbia   1   14
   
 
Total   527   6,388

        We have implemented best management practices across all of our theatres, including daily, weekly and monthly management reports generated for each individual theatre, as well as maintaining active communication between the theatres, divisional management and corporate management. We use these management reports and communications to closely monitor admissions and concessions revenues as

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well as accounting, payroll and workforce information necessary to manage our theatre operations effectively and efficiently.

        We seek experienced theatre managers and require new theatre managers to complete a comprehensive training program within the theatres and at the "Regal Entertainment University," which is held at our corporate office. The program is designed to encompass all phases of theatre operations, including our operating philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. In addition, we have an incentive compensation program for theatre-level management that rewards theatre managers for controlling operating expenses while complying with our operating standards.

        In addition, we have implemented quality assurance programs in all of our theatres to maintain clean, comfortable and modern facilities. To maintain quality and consistency within our theatre circuit, district and regional managers regularly inspect each theatre. We also operate a "mystery shopper" program, which involves unannounced visits by unidentified customers who report on the quality of service, film presentation and cleanliness at individual theatres.


NATIONAL CINEMEDIA JOINT VENTURE

        In March 2005, Regal and AMC announced the combination of the operations of RCM and AMC's subsidiary, NCN, into a joint venture company known as National CineMedia. In July 2005, Cinemark, through a wholly owned subsidiary, joined the National CineMedia joint venture. Since its inception, National CineMedia has primarily concentrated its efforts on in-theatre advertising, business meetings and non-feature film content distribution.

        As discussed in Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, AMC and Regal, through their subsidiaries, retained all advertising contracts signed on or before the close of business on March 31, 2005, and Cinemark retained all advertising contracts signed on or before the close of business on July 15, 2005, subject to an administrative fee (32% during fiscal 2006 through the date of the IPO of National CineMedia, Inc ("NCM, Inc.") in February 2007) payable to National CineMedia to service such contracts. Revenues and expenses attributable to these advertising contracts were recorded as a component of other operating revenues and other operating expenses in the Company's financial statements. For contracts signed by National CineMedia after the close of business on March 31, 2005 through February 12, 2007, AMC and Regal, and with respect to advertising contracts signed after the close of business on July 15, 2005, Cinemark, through their respective subsidiaries, received revenue from National CineMedia with respect to advertising and event services at their respective theatres through an agreed upon formula as well as equity in income/loss of National CineMedia. Such formula was based on the weighted average number of screens owned by and the number of theatre patrons of the applicable exhibitor's theatres for any measurement period.

        On February 13, 2007, NCM, Inc., a newly formed entity that serves as the sole manager of National CineMedia, completed an IPO of its common stock. NCM, Inc. sold 38.0 million shares of its common stock for $21 per share in the IPO, less underwriting discounts and expenses. NCM, Inc. used a portion of the net cash proceeds from the IPO to acquire newly issued common units from National CineMedia. As a result of the NCM, Inc.'s acquisition of common units in National CineMedia, the Company recognized a change in interest gain of approximately $182.7 million along with a corresponding increase in the Company's equity investment in National CineMedia.

        At the closing of the IPO, the underwriters exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 4.0 million shares of common stock of NCM, Inc. at the initial offering price of $21 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. In connection with this over-allotment option exercise, Regal, AMC and Cinemark each sold to NCM, Inc. common units of National CineMedia on a pro rata basis at the initial offering price of $21 per share, less underwriting discounts and expenses. Regal sold approximately 1.6 million common units to NCM, Inc. for proceeds of approximately $32.2 million and recognized a gain on the sale of such units of approximately $19.3 million. Upon

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completion of this sale of common units and as of December 27, 2007, Regal held approximately 21.2 million common units of National CineMedia. Such common units are immediately redeemable on a one-to-one basis for shares of NCM, Inc. common stock. As a result, we own, on a fully diluted basis, a 22.6% interest in NCM, Inc.

        Upon the closing of the IPO, National CineMedia entered into a $725.0 million term loan facility, the net cash proceeds of which were used to redeem preferred units issued to each of Regal, AMC and Cinemark on a pro rata basis pursuant to a recapitalization of National CineMedia prior to completion of the IPO. We received approximately $315.1 million as a result of the preferred unit redemption. Upon redemption by National CineMedia of the preferred units, the Company recognized such cash distributions from National CineMedia by (1) reducing its equity investment in National CineMedia from approximately $166.4 million to zero and (2) recording distributions in excess of the investment balance in National CineMedia of approximately $148.7 million as a gain. Because the investment (and net advances) in National CineMedia has been reduced to zero, we will not provide for any additional losses as we have not guaranteed obligations of National CineMedia and we are not otherwise committed to provide further financial support for National CineMedia. In addition, during future periods, the Company will not recognize its share of any undistributed equity in the earnings of National CineMedia until National CineMedia's future net earnings equal or exceed the amount of the above excess distribution. Until such time, equity earnings will be recognized only to the extent that the Company receives cash distributions from National CineMedia.

        In connection with the completion of the IPO, the joint venture partners, including RCI, amended and restated their existing exhibitor services agreements ("ESA") with National CineMedia, whereby in exchange for its pro rata share of the IPO proceeds (approximately $281.0 million), RCI agreed to a modification of National CineMedia's payment obligation under the ESA. The modification extended the term of the ESA to 30 years, provided National CineMedia with a five year right of first refusal beginning one year prior to the end of the term and changed the basis upon which RCI is paid by National CineMedia from a percentage of revenues associated with advertising contracts entered into by National CineMedia to a monthly theatre access fee. The theatre access fee is composed of a fixed $0.07 payment per patron which will increase by 8% every five years starting at the end of fiscal 2011 and a fixed $800 payment per digital screen each year, which will increase by 5% annually starting at the end of fiscal 2007. In addition, from time to time, common units of National CineMedia held by the joint venture partners will be adjusted through a formula primarily based on theatre attendance generated by each joint venture partner. On-screen advertising time provided to our beverage concessionaire is provided by National CineMedia under the terms of our agreement. In addition, we receive mandatory quarterly distributions of any excess cash from National CineMedia.

        The amount we received for agreeing to the ESA modification was approximately $281.0 million, which represents the estimated fair value of the ESA modification payment. We estimated the fair value of the ESA modification based upon a valuation performed by the Company with the assistance of third party specialists. This amount has been recorded as deferred revenue and will be amortized to advertising revenue over the 30 year term of the agreement following the units of revenue method. Under the units of revenue method, amortization for a period is calculated by computing a ratio of the proceeds received from the ESA modification payment to the total expected decrease in revenues due to entry into the new ESA over the 30 year term of the agreement and then applying that ratio to the current period's expected decrease in revenues due to entry into the new ESA.


FILM DISTRIBUTION

        Domestic movie theatres are the primary initial distribution channel for domestic film releases. The theatrical success of a film is often the most important factor in establishing its value in other film distribution channels. Motion pictures are generally made available through several alternative distribution methods after the theatrical release date, including home video and DVD, cable television,

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broadcast television and satellite and pay-per-view services. A strong opening run at the theatre can help establish a film's success and substantiate the film's revenue potential. For example, the value of home video, DVD and pay cable distribution agreements frequently depends on the success of a film's theatrical release. As the primary distribution mechanism for the public's evaluation of films, we believe that domestic theatrical distribution remains the cornerstone of a film's overall financial success.

        The development of additional distribution channels has given motion picture producers the ability to generate a greater portion of a film's revenues through channels other than its theatrical release. Historically, this potential for increased revenue after a film's initial theatrical release has enabled major studios and some independent producers to increase the budgets for film production and advertising.


FILM EXHIBITION

        Evaluation of Film.    We license films on a film-by-film and theatre-by-theatre basis by negotiating directly with film distributors. Prior to negotiating for a film license, we evaluate the prospects for upcoming films. Criteria we consider for each film may include cast, producer, director, genre, budget, comparative film performances and various other market conditions. Successful licensing depends greatly upon the exhibitor's knowledge of trends and historical film preferences of the residents in markets served by each theatre, as well as the availability of commercially successful motion pictures.

        Access to Film Product.    Films are licensed from film distributors owned by major production companies and from independent film distributors that distribute films for smaller production companies. Film distributors typically establish geographic licensing zones and allocate each available film to one theatre within that zone.

        In licensing zones where we are the sole exhibitor, we obtain film licenses by selecting a film from among those films being offered and negotiating directly with the distributor. In zones where there is competition, a distributor will allocate films among the exhibitors in the zone. When films are licensed under the allocation process, a distributor will select an exhibitor for each film who then negotiates film rental terms directly with the distributor.

        Film Rental Fees.    Film licenses typically specify rental fees or formulas by which rental fees may be calculated. The primary formulas used are the "sliding scale" formula, a "firm term" formula and a "review or settlement." Under a sliding scale formula, the distributor receives a percentage of the box office receipts using a pre-determined and mutually agreed upon film rental template. This formula establishes film rental predicated on box office performance and is the predominant formula used by us to calculate film rental fees. Under the firm term formula, the exhibitor and distributor agree prior to the exhibition of the film on a specified percentage of the box office receipts to be remitted to the distributor. Lastly, under the review or settlement formula, the exhibitor and distributor negotiate a percentage of the box office receipts to be remitted to the distributor upon completion of the theatrical engagement. These negotiations typically involve the use of historical settlements or past precedent.

        Duration of Film Licenses.    The duration of our film licenses are negotiated with our distributors on a case-by-case basis. The terms of our license agreements depend on performance of each film. Marketable movies that are expected to have high box office admission revenues will generally have longer license terms than movies with more uncertain performance and popularity.

        Relationship with Distributors.    Many distributors provide quality first-run movies to the motion picture exhibition industry. During fiscal 2007, ten major film distributors accounted for 95% of the Company's admissions revenues. Six of the ten major film distributors each accounted for more than 10% of fiscal 2007 admission revenues. No single film distributor accounted for more than 20% of fiscal 2007 admissions revenues. We license films from each of the major distributors and believe that our relationships with these distributors are good. From year to year, the revenues attributable to

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individual distributors will vary widely depending upon the number and popularity of films that each one distributes.


CONCESSIONS

        In addition to box office admissions revenues, we generated approximately 27.6% of our total revenues from concessions sales during fiscal 2007. We emphasize prominent and appealing concession stations designed for rapid and efficient service. We continually seek to increase concessions sales by optimizing product mix, introducing special promotions from time to time and offering employee training and incentive programs to up-sell and cross-sell products. We have favorable concession supply contracts and have developed an efficient concession purchasing and distribution supply chain. Our management negotiates directly with manufacturers for many of our concession items to obtain competitive prices and to ensure adequate supplies.


COMPETITION

        The motion picture industry is highly competitive. Motion picture exhibitors generally compete on the basis of the following competitive factors:

    ability to secure films with favorable licensing terms;

    availability of stadium seating, location, reputation of their theatres and seating capacity;

    quality of projection and sound systems at their theatres; and

    ability and willingness to promote the films they are showing.

        We have several hundred competitors nationwide, which vary substantially in size, from small independent exhibitors to large national chains such as AMC and Cinemark. As a result, our theatres are subject to varying degrees of competition in the regions in which they operate. Our competitors, including newly established motion picture exhibitors, may build new theatres or screens in areas in which we operate, which may result in increased competition and excess capacity in those areas. If this occurs, it may have an adverse effect on our business and results of operations. As the largest motion picture exhibitor, however, we believe that we will be able to generate economies of scale and operating efficiencies that will give us a competitive advantage over many of our competitors.

        We also compete with other motion picture distribution channels, including home video and DVD, cable television, broadcast television and satellite and pay-per-view services. Other technologies such as video on demand could also have an adverse effect on our business and results of operations. Traditionally, when motion picture distributors licensed their products to the domestic exhibition industry, they refrained from licensing their motion pictures to these other distribution channels for a period of time, commonly called the theatrical release window. We believe that the shortening of the theatrical release window over the past five to six years does not represent a material change in the studio/exhibition distribution model. However, we believe that a material contraction of the theatrical release window could significantly dilute the consumer appeal of the out-of-home motion picture offering. As a result, we continue to monitor the status of the theatrical release window during our film licensing decisions. In addition, we compete for the public's leisure time and disposable income with other forms of entertainment, including sporting events, concerts, live theatre and restaurants.


MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

        Currently, film distributors organize and finance multimedia advertising campaigns for major film releases. To market our theatres, we utilize advertisements, including radio advertising, and movie schedules published in newspapers and over the Internet informing our patrons of film selections and show times. Newspaper advertisements are typically displayed in a single grouping for all of our

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theatres located in a newspaper's circulation area. In some of our markets we employ special marketing programs for specific films and concessions items.

        We have a frequent moviegoer loyalty program, named the Regal Crown Club®, in all of our markets. Regal Crown Club® members are eligible for specified awards, such as concession items, based on purchases made at our participating theatres. In addition, we seek to develop patron loyalty through a number of other marketing programs such as free summer children's film series and cross-promotional ticket redemptions and promotions within local communities. We currently offer these programs only in selected markets. We plan to use these programs in markets where we believe patron loyalty can be further enhanced, and we will continue to evaluate our markets on a case-by-case basis to determine the suitability of these programs in individual regions.


MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

        We make extensive use of information technology (IT) for the management of our business, our theatres, and other revenue generating operations. The revenue streams generated by attendance and concession sales are fully supported by information systems to monitor cash flow and to detect fraud and inventory shrinkage. We have implemented software and hardware solutions, which provide for enhanced capabilities and efficiency within our theatre operations. These solutions have enabled us to sell gift cards at most major retailers, grocery stores and mass discounters and to redeem those gift cards at our theatre box offices and concession stands. We continue to expand our ability to sell tickets remotely by using our Internet ticketing partner, Fandango.com, and by deploying self-service customer activated terminals (CATs) in appropriate theatres. The CATs can sell tickets for current and future shows and provide the capability to retrieve tickets purchased through Fandango.com. We continue to investigate and invest in IT technologies to improve services to our patrons and provide information to our management, allowing them to operate the theatres efficiently.

        Our scheduling systems support the coordination needed to properly allocate our auditoriums between film showings and meetings and events of National CineMedia, while also ensuring that movie audiences view the intended advertising and that revenue is allocated to the appropriate business function. The scheduling systems also provide information electronically and automatically to the newspapers, which allows them to publish correct show starting times with approved advertising graphics. The sales and attendance information developed by the theatre systems is used directly for film booking and settlement as well as being the primary source of data for our financial systems.


SEASONALITY

        Our revenues are usually seasonal, coinciding with the timing of releases of motion pictures by the major distributors. Generally, studios release the most marketable motion pictures during the summer and the holiday season. The unexpected emergence of a hit film during other periods can alter the traditional trend. The timing of movie releases can have a significant effect on our results of operations, and the results of one quarter are not necessarily indicative of results for the next quarter or any other quarter. The seasonality of motion picture exhibition, however, has become less pronounced as studios are releasing motion pictures somewhat more evenly throughout the year.


EMPLOYEES

        As of February 12, 2008, we employed approximately 23,292 persons. Some of our facilities employ union projectionists. The Company's expansion into new markets may increase the number of employees represented by unions. The Company considers its employee relations to be good.

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REGULATION

        The distribution of motion pictures is in large part regulated by federal and state antitrust laws and has been the subject of numerous antitrust cases. Consent decrees effectively require major film distributors to offer and license films to exhibitors, including us, on a film-by-film and theatre-by-
theatre basis. Consequently, exhibitors cannot assure themselves of a supply of films by entering into long-term arrangements with major distributors, but must negotiate for licenses on a film-by-film basis.

        Our theatres must comply with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA") to the extent that such properties are "public accommodations" and/or "commercial facilities" as defined by the ADA. Compliance with the ADA requires that public accommodations "reasonably accommodate" individuals with disabilities and that new construction or alterations made to "commercial facilities" conform to accessibility guidelines unless "structurally impracticable" for new construction or technically infeasible for alterations. Non-compliance with the ADA could result in the imposition of injunctive relief, fines, an award of damages to private litigants and additional capital expenditures to remedy such non-compliance.

        We believe that we are in substantial compliance with all current applicable regulations relating to accommodations for the disabled. We intend to comply with future regulations in this regard and except as set forth in Note 8 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, we do not currently anticipate that compliance will require us to expend substantial funds.

        Our theatre operations are also subject to federal, state and local laws governing such matters as wages, working conditions, citizenship, consumer protection and health and sanitation requirements. We believe that we are in substantial compliance with all of such laws.


FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

        Some of the information in this Form 10-K includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this Form 10-K, including, without limitation, certain statements under "Business" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" may constitute forward-looking statements. In some cases you can identify these forward-looking statements by words like "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or the negative of those words and other comparable words. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those indicated in these statements as a result of certain risk factors as more fully discussed under "Risk Factors" below.

Item 1A.    RISK FACTORS

        Investing in our securities involves a significant degree of risk. In addition to the other information contained in this annual report, you should consider the following factors before investing in our securities.

        We have substantial lease and debt obligations. For fiscal 2007, our total rent expense and net interest expense were approximately $335.9 million and $112.9 million, respectively. As of December 27, 2007, we had total debt obligations of $1,965.5 million. As of December 27, 2007, we had total contractual cash obligations of approximately $6,264.7 million. For a detailed discussion of our contractual cash obligations and other commercial commitments over the next several years, refer to "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Contractual Cash Obligations and Commitments" provided in Part II, Item 7 of this Form 10-K below.

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        If we are unable to meet our lease and debt service obligations, we could be forced to restructure or refinance our obligations and seek additional equity financing or sell assets. We may be unable to restructure or refinance our obligations and obtain additional equity financing or sell assets on satisfactory terms or at all. As a result, inability to meet our lease and debt service obligations could cause us to default on those obligations. Many of our lease agreements and the agreements governing the terms of our debt obligations contain restrictive covenants that limit our ability to take specific actions or require us not to allow specific events to occur and prescribe minimum financial maintenance requirements that we must meet. If we violate those restrictive covenants or fail to meet the minimum financial requirements contained in a lease or debt instrument, we would be in default under that instrument, which could, in turn, result in defaults under other leases and debt instruments. Any such defaults could materially impair our financial condition and liquidity.

        The motion picture exhibition industry is fragmented and highly competitive with no significant barriers to entry. Theatres operated by national and regional circuits and by small independent exhibitors compete with our theatres, particularly with respect to film licensing, attracting patrons and developing new theatre sites. Moviegoers are generally not brand conscious and usually choose a theatre based on its location, the films showing there and its amenities.

        Over the past decade, motion picture exhibitors have been upgrading their asset bases to an attractive megaplex format which features stadium seating, improved projection quality and superior sound systems. Generally, stadium seating found in modern megaplex theatres is preferred by patrons over slope-floored multiplex theatres, which were the predominant theatre-type built prior to 1996. Although, as of December 27, 2007, approximately 76% of our screens were located in theatres featuring stadium seating, we still serve many markets with sloped-floored multiplex theatres. These theatres may be more vulnerable to competition than our modern megaplex theatres, and should other theatre operators choose to build and operate modern megaplex theatres in these markets, the performance of our theatres in these markets may be significantly and negatively impacted. In addition, should other theatre operators return to the aggressive building strategies undertaken in the late 1990's, our attendance, revenue and income from operations per screen could decline substantially.

        Our ability to operate successfully depends upon the availability, diversity and appeal of motion pictures, our ability to license motion pictures and the performance of such motion pictures in our markets. We license first-run motion pictures, the success of which have increasingly depended on the marketing efforts of the major studios. Poor performance of, or any disruption in the production of (including by reason of a strike) these motion pictures, or a reduction in the marketing efforts of the major studios, could hurt our business and results of operations. In addition, a change in the type and breadth of movies offered by studios may adversely affect the demographic base of moviegoers.

        The industry is in the process of converting film-based media to electronic based media. There are a variety of constituencies associated with this anticipated change, which may significantly impact industry participants, including content providers, distributors, equipment providers and exhibitors. Should the conversion process rapidly accelerate and the major studios not cover the cost of the conversion as expected, we may have to use cash flow from operations, cash on hand or raise additional capital to finance the conversion costs associated with this potential change. The additional capital necessary may not, however, be available to us on attractive terms, if at all. Furthermore, it is impossible to accurately predict how the roles and allocation of costs (including operating costs)

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between various industry participants will change if the industry changes from physical media to electronic media.

        We also compete with other movie delivery vehicles, including cable television, downloads via the Internet, in-home video and DVD, satellite and pay-per-view services. Traditionally, when motion picture distributors licensed their products to the domestic exhibition industry, they refrained from licensing their motion pictures to these other delivery vehicles during the theatrical release window. We believe that a material contraction of the current theatrical release window could significantly dilute the consumer appeal of the in-theatre motion picture offering, which could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations. We also compete for the public's leisure time and disposable income with other forms of entertainment, including sporting events, concerts, live theatre and restaurants.

        The film distribution business is highly concentrated, with ten major film distributors accounting for 95% of our admissions revenues during fiscal 2007. Our business depends on maintaining good relations with these distributors. In addition, we are dependent on our ability to negotiate commercially favorable licensing terms for first-run films. A deterioration in our relationship with any of the ten major film distributors could affect our ability to negotiate film licenses on favorable terms or our ability to obtain commercially successful films and, therefore, could hurt our business and results of operations.

        The distribution of motion pictures is in large part regulated by federal and state antitrust laws and has been the subject of numerous antitrust cases. Consent decrees resulting from those cases effectively require major motion picture distributors to offer and license films to exhibitors, including us, on a film-by-film and theatre-by-theatre basis. Consequently, we cannot assure ourselves of a supply of motion pictures by entering into long-term arrangements with major distributors, but must compete for our licenses on a film-by-film and theatre-by-theatre basis.

        We may have difficulty identifying suitable acquisition candidates. Even if we do identify such candidates, we anticipate significant competition from other motion picture exhibitors and financial buyers when trying to acquire these candidates, and there can be no assurances that we will be able to acquire such candidates at reasonable prices or on favorable terms. Moreover, some of these possible buyers may be stronger financially than we are. As a result of this competition for limited assets, we may not succeed in acquiring suitable candidates or may have to pay more than we would prefer to make an acquisition. If we cannot identify or successfully acquire suitable acquisition candidates, we may not be able to successfully expand our operations and the market price of our securities could be adversely affected.

        In any acquisition, we expect to benefit from cost savings through, for example, the reduction of overhead and theatre level costs, and from revenue enhancements resulting from the acquisition. There can be no assurance, however, that we will be able to generate sufficient cash flow from these acquisitions to service any indebtedness incurred to finance such acquisitions or realize any other anticipated benefits. Nor can there be any assurance that our profitability will be improved by any one or more acquisitions. If we cannot generate sufficient cash flow to service debt incurred to finance an

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acquisition, our results of operations and profitability would be adversely affected. Any acquisition may involve operating risks, such as:

    the difficulty of assimilating the acquired operations and personnel and integrating them into our current business;

    the potential disruption of our ongoing business;

    the diversion of management's attention and other resources;

    the possible inability of management to maintain uniform standards, controls, procedures and policies;

    the risks of entering markets in which we have little or no experience;

    the potential impairment of relationships with employees;

    the possibility that any liabilities we may incur or assume may prove to be more burdensome than anticipated; and

    the possibility that any acquired theatres or theatre circuit operators do not perform as expected.

    Our investment in and revenues from National CineMedia may be negatively impacted by the competitive environment in which National CineMedia operates.

        We own approximately 22.6% of National CineMedia. In addition, we receive theatre access fees and mandatory distributions of excess cash from National CineMedia. National CineMedia's in-theatre advertising operations compete with other cinema advertising companies and other advertising mediums including, most notably, television, newspaper, radio and the Internet. There can be no guarantee that in-theatre advertising will continue to attract major advertisers or that National CineMedia's in-theatre advertising format will be able to generate expected sales of advertising. Should National CineMedia fail to maintain the level of profitability it hopes to achieve, its results of operations may be adversely affected and our investment in and revenues from National CineMedia may be adversely impacted.

        Our success depends upon the retention of our senior management, including Michael Campbell, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. We cannot assure you that we would be able to find qualified replacements for the individuals who make up our senior management if their services were no longer available. The loss of services of one or more members of our senior management team could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. We do not currently maintain key-man life insurance for any of our employees. The loss of any member of senior management could adversely affect our ability to effectively pursue our business strategy.

        Anschutz Company owns all of our outstanding Class B common stock. Our Class A common stock has one vote per share while our Class B common stock has ten votes per share on all matters to be voted on by stockholders. As a result, as of December 27, 2007, Anschutz Company controlled approximately 78% of the voting power of all of our outstanding common stock. For as long as Anschutz Company continues to own shares of common stock representing more than 50% of the voting power of our common stock, it will be able to elect all of the members of our board of directors and determine the outcome of all matters submitted to a vote of our stockholders, including matters involving mergers or other business combinations, the acquisition or disposition of assets, the incurrence of indebtedness, the issuance of any additional shares of common stock or other equity securities and the payment of dividends on common stock. Anschutz Company will also have the power

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to prevent or cause a change in control, and could take other actions that might be desirable to Anschutz Company but not to other stockholders. In addition, Anschutz Company and its affiliates have controlling interests in companies in related and unrelated industries, including interests in the sports, motion picture production and music entertainment industries. In the future, it may combine our company with one or more of its other holdings.

        We depend on consumers voluntarily spending discretionary funds on leisure activities. Motion picture theatre attendance may be affected by prolonged negative trends in the general economy that adversely affect consumer spending, including such trends resulting from terrorist attacks on, or wars or threatened wars involving, the United States. Any reduction in consumer confidence or disposable income in general may affect the demand for motion pictures or severely impact the motion picture production industry, which, in turn, could adversely affect our operations.

        We cannot predict the effect, if any, that market sales of shares of our Class A common stock or the availability of shares of our Class A common stock for sale will have on the market price of our Class A common stock prevailing from time to time. Sales of substantial amounts of shares of our Class A common stock in the public market, or the perception that those sales will occur, could cause the market price of our Class A common stock to decline.

        As of February 20, 2008, we had outstanding 23,708,639 shares of Class B common stock that may convert into Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis, all of which shares of common stock constitute "restricted securities" under the Securities Act. Provided the holders comply with the applicable volume limits and other conditions prescribed in Rule 144 under the Securities Act, all of these restricted securities are currently freely tradable.

        Anschutz Company is able to sell their shares pursuant to the registration rights that we have granted. We cannot predict whether substantial amounts of our Class A common stock will be sold in the open market in anticipation of, or following, any divestiture by Anschutz Company or our directors or executive officers of their shares of our common stock.

        Provisions contained in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, as amended, as well as provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law, could delay or make it more difficult to remove incumbent directors or for a third party to acquire us, even if a takeover would benefit our stockholders.

        Our board of directors has the authority to cause us to issue, without any further vote or action by the stockholders, up to 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, in one or more series, to designate the number of shares constituting any series, and to fix the rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions thereof, including dividend rights, voting rights, rights and terms of redemption, redemption price or prices and liquidation preferences of such series. The issuance of shares of preferred stock may have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control

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of our company without further action by the stockholders, even where stockholders are offered a premium for their shares.

        The issuance of shares of preferred stock with voting rights may adversely affect the voting power of the holders of our other classes of voting stock either by diluting the voting power of our other classes of voting stock if they vote together as a single class, or by giving the holders of any such preferred stock the right to block an action on which they have a separate class vote even if the action were approved by the holders of our other classes of voting stock.

        The issuance of shares of preferred stock with dividend or conversion rights, liquidation preferences or other economic terms favorable to the holders of preferred stock could adversely affect the market price for our common stock by making an investment in the common stock less attractive. For example, investors in the common stock may not wish to purchase common stock at a price above the conversion price of a series of convertible preferred stock because the holders of the preferred stock would effectively be entitled to purchase common stock at the lower conversion price causing economic dilution to the holders of common stock.

        Regal is a holding company with no operations of our own. Consequently, our ability to service our and our subsidiaries' debt and pay dividends on our common stock is dependent upon the earnings from the businesses conducted by our subsidiaries. Our subsidiaries are separate and distinct legal entities and have no obligation to provide us with funds for our payment obligations, whether by dividends, distributions, loans or other payments. Any distribution of earnings to us from our subsidiaries, or advances or other distributions of funds by these subsidiaries to us, all of which are subject to statutory or contractual restrictions, are contingent upon the subsidiaries' earnings and are subject to various business considerations. Our right to receive any assets of any of our subsidiaries upon their liquidation or reorganization, and therefore the right of the holders of the 33/4% Convertible Senior Notes due May 15, 2008 (the "Convertible Senior Notes") and our common stock to participate in those assets, will be structurally subordinated to the claims of that subsidiary's creditors. In addition, even if we were a creditor of any of our subsidiaries, our rights as a creditor would be subordinate to any security interest in the assets of our subsidiaries and any indebtedness of our subsidiaries senior to that held by us.

        We have entered into convertible note hedge and warrant transactions with respect to our common stock, the exposure for which was held by Credit Suisse International ("Credit Suisse") at the time the Convertible Senior Notes were issued. The convertible note hedge and warrant transactions are expected to reduce the potential dilution from conversion of the Convertible Senior Notes. In connection with these hedging arrangements, Credit Suisse has taken positions in our Class A common stock in secondary market transactions and/or entered into various derivative transactions after the pricing of the Convertible Senior Notes. Such hedging arrangements could increase the price of our Class A common stock. Credit Suisse may modify its hedge positions from time to time prior to the May 15, 2008 maturity of the Convertible Senior Notes by purchasing and selling shares of our Class A common stock, other securities of Regal or other instruments we may wish to use in connection with such hedging. We cannot assure you that such activity will not affect the market price of our Class A

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common stock. For further description of the convertible note hedge and warrant transactions, see Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

Item 1B.    UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

        As of December 27, 2007, there are no unresolved comments from the Securities and Exchange Commission staff regarding any of our periodic or current reports filed under the Exchange Act.

Item 2.    PROPERTIES

        As of December 27, 2007, we operated 458 of our theatres pursuant to lease agreements and owned the land and buildings for 69 theatres. For a December 27, 2007 list of the states in which we operated theatres and the number of theatres and screens operated in each such state, please see the chart under Part I, Item 1 of this Form 10-K under the caption "Business—Theatre Operations", which is incorporated herein by reference.

        The majority of our leased theatres are subject to lease agreements with original terms of 15 to 20 years or more and, in most cases, renewal options for up to an additional 10 years. These leases provide for minimum annual rentals and the renewal options generally provide for rent increases. Some leases require, under specified conditions, further rental payments based on a percentage of revenues above specified amounts. A significant majority of the leases are net leases, which require us to pay the cost of insurance, taxes and a portion of the lessor's operating costs. Our corporate office is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. We believe that these facilities are adequate for our operations.

Item 3.    LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

        Pursuant to General Instruction G(2) to Form 10-K and Rule 12b-23 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the information required to be furnished by us under this Part I, Item 3 (Legal Proceedings) is incorporated by reference to the information contained in Note 8 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

Item 4.    SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

        No matters were submitted to a vote of security holders during the fourth quarter ended December 27, 2007.


EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT

        Shown below are the names, ages as of December 27, 2007, and current positions of our executive officers. There are no family relationships between any of the persons listed below, or between any of such persons and any of the directors of the Company or any persons nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer of the Company.

Name

  Age
  Position
Michael L. Campbell   54   Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Gregory W. Dunn   48   President and Chief Operating Officer
Amy E. Miles   41   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Peter B. Brandow   47   Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

        Michael L. Campbell is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Campbell has served as a director since March 2002 and is a member of our Executive Committee. Mr. Campbell served as our Co-Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer since March 2002. Mr. Campbell became our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board in May 2005. Mr. Campbell founded Regal

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Cinemas, Inc. in November 1989, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of Regal Cinemas, Inc. since its inception. Prior thereto, Mr. Campbell was the Chief Executive Officer of Premiere Cinemas Corporation, which he co-founded in 1982, and served in such capacity until Premiere was sold in October 1989. Mr. Campbell is a director of NCM, Inc. and the National Association of Theatre Owners ("NATO") and serves on its executive committee of the board of directors.

        Gregory W. Dunn is our President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Dunn has served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Regal since March 2002 and became President of Regal in May 2005. Mr. Dunn served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Regal Cinemas, Inc. from 1995 to March 2002. Prior thereto, Mr. Dunn served as Vice President of Marketing and Concessions of Regal Cinemas, Inc. from 1991 to 1995.

        Amy E. Miles is our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and has served as such since March 2002. Ms. Miles has served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Regal Cinemas, Inc. since January 2000. Prior thereto, Ms. Miles served as Senior Vice President of Finance from April 1999, when she joined Regal Cinemas, Inc. Ms. Miles was a Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche from 1998 to 1999. From 1989 to 1998, she was with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC.

        Peter B. Brandow is our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and has served as such since March 2002. Mr. Brandow has served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Regal Cinemas, Inc. since July 2001, and prior to that time he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Regal Cinemas, Inc. since February 2000. Prior thereto, Mr. Brandow served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from February 1999 when he joined Regal Cinemas, Inc. From September 1989 to January 1999, Mr. Brandow was an associate with the law firm Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett.

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PART II

Item 5.    MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

        Our common equity consists of Class A and Class B common stock. Our Class A common stock has traded on the New York Stock Exchange since May 9, 2002 under the symbol "RGC." There is no established public trading market for our Class B common stock.

        The following table sets forth the historical high and low sales prices per share of our Class A common stock as reported by the New York Stock Exchange for the fiscal periods indicated.

 
  Fiscal 2007
 
  High
  Low
First Quarter (December 29, 2006—March 29, 2007)   $ 23.07   $ 19.34
Second Quarter (March 30, 2007—June 28, 2007)     23.14     19.70
Third Quarter (June 29, 2007—September 27, 2007)     22.73     19.58
Fourth Quarter (September 28, 2007—December 27, 2007)     22.91     17.70
 
 
  Fiscal 2006
 
  High
  Low
First Quarter (December 30, 2005—March 30, 2006)   $ 19.45   $ 17.90
Second Quarter (March 31, 2006—June 29, 2006)     21.29     18.50
Third Quarter (June 30, 2006—September 28, 2006)     20.97     18.63
Fourth Quarter (September 29, 2006—December 28, 2006)     21.85     19.39

        On February 20, 2008, there were 279 stockholders of record of our Class A common stock and one stockholder of record of our Class B common stock.

        Additionally, as of February 20, 2008, approximately 638,064 shares of our Class A common stock are issuable upon exercise of stock options that vest and are exercisable at various dates through June 23, 2014, with exercise prices ranging from $2.4407 to $16.1768. Of such options, as of February 20, 2008, 539,772 were exercisable. Finally, as of February 20, 2008 our officers, directors and key employees hold, or in the case of performance shares are eligible to receive, approximately 1,485,243 restricted shares of our Class A common stock, for which the restrictions lapse or the performance criteria and vesting may be satisfied, at various dates through January 16, 2012. All shares underlying outstanding options and all shares of restricted stock are registered and will be freely tradable when the option is exercised, in the case of restricted stock when the restrictions lapse, or, in the case of performance shares when the performance criteria and vesting are satisfied, unless such shares are acquired by an affiliate of Regal, in which case the affiliate may only sell the shares subject to the volume limitations imposed by Rule 144 of the Securities Act.

        During fiscal 2007, we paid to our stockholders four quarterly cash dividends of $0.30 per share, on each outstanding share of our Class A and Class B common stock, or approximately $183.1 million in the aggregate. In addition, on March 5, 2007, Regal declared an extraordinary cash dividend of $2.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Class A and Class B common stock. Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2007 were paid this $302.0 million dividend on April 13, 2007. During fiscal 2006, we paid to our stockholders four quarterly cash dividends of $0.30 per share, on each outstanding share of our Class A and Class B common stock, or approximately $179.6 million in the aggregate. On February 7, 2008, we declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per share on each outstanding share of Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on March 20, 2008 to our stockholders of record on March 10, 2008. These dividends have been or will be funded through

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cash flow from operations and available cash on hand. We, at the discretion of the board of directors and subject to applicable law, anticipate paying regular quarterly dividends on our Class A and Class B common stock for the foreseeable future. The amount, if any, of the dividends to be paid in the future will depend upon our then available cash, anticipated cash needs, overall financial condition, loan agreement restrictions, future prospects for earnings and cash flows, as well as other relevant factors. For a description of the loan agreement restrictions on the payment of dividends, see "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources" included in Part II, Item 7 of this Form 10-K and Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

        None.

        During fiscal 2004, the Company's board of directors authorized a share repurchase program, which provided for the authorization to repurchase up to $50.0 million of the Company's outstanding Class A common stock within a twelve month period. During the second fiscal quarter of 2005, the Company repurchased 520,386 shares of its outstanding Class A common stock at an aggregate cost of approximately $10.0 million. The Company's board of directors extended the share repurchase program during fiscal 2007 for an additional twelve month period. Accordingly, the Company can repurchase up to an additional $40.0 million under the share repurchase program through September 2008. The Company made no repurchases of its outstanding Class A common stock during fiscal 2006 or fiscal 2007. Repurchases can be made from time to time as market conditions warrant, through open market purchases, negotiated transactions, or in such a manner deemed appropriate by the Company. Treasury shares are retired upon repurchase.

Item 6.    SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

        Regal was created through a series of transactions during 2001 and 2002. The Anschutz Corporation and its subsidiaries ("Anschutz") acquired controlling equity interests in United Artists, Edwards and Regal Cinemas, Inc. upon United Artists' emergence from bankruptcy reorganization on March 2, 2001, Edwards' emergence from bankruptcy reorganization on September 29, 2001 and Regal Cinemas, Inc.'s emergence from bankruptcy reorganization on January 29, 2002. Regal's consolidated financial statements reflect the results of operations from the dates Anschutz acquired its controlling equity interests in United Artists, Edwards and Regal Cinemas, Inc. These controlling equity interests have been recorded in Regal's consolidated financial statements at Anschutz's combined historical cost basis.

        We present below selected historical consolidated financial data for Regal based on historical data, (i) for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2004, considering the results of operations of United Artists, Regal Cinemas, and Edwards from December 27, 2002 and Hoyts from March 28, 2003, (ii) for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2004, considering the results of operations of United Artists, Regal Cinemas, Edwards and Hoyts from January 2, 2004, the results of operations of seven theatres acquired during the quarter ended July 1, 2004 and the 28 theatres acquired from Signature Theatres on September 30, 2004 (the "fiscal 2004 acquisitions") for periods subsequent to the respective acquisition dates, (iii) for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2005, considering the results of operations of United Artists, Regal Cinemas, Edwards, Hoyts and the fiscal 2004 acquisitions from December 31, 2004, the results of operations of seven theatres acquired from R/C Theatres on April 28, 2005 and 21 theatres acquired from Eastern Federal Corporation on July 21, 2005 (the "fiscal 2005 acquisitions") for periods subsequent to the respective acquisition dates, (iv) the fiscal year ended December 28, 2006, considering the results of United Artists, Regal Cinemas, Edwards, Hoyts, the fiscal 2004 acquisitions and the fiscal 2005 acquisitions from December 30, 2005 and the results of operations of four theatres

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acquired from AMC on September 15, 2006 for the period subsequent to the acquisition date and (v) the fiscal year ended December 27, 2007, considering the results of United Artists, Regal Cinemas, Edwards, Hoyts, the fiscal 2004 acquisitions, the fiscal 2005 acquisitions and the results of operations of four theatres acquired from AMC on September 15, 2006 from December 29, 2006. The fiscal year ended January 1, 2004 consisted of 53 weeks of operations. The selected historical consolidated financial data as of and for the fiscal years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006, December 29, 2005, December 30, 2004 and January 1, 2004 were derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of Regal and the notes thereto. The selected historical financial data do not necessarily indicate the operating results or financial position that would have resulted from our operation on a combined basis during the periods presented, nor is the historical data necessarily indicative of any future operating results or financial position of Regal. In addition to the below selected financial data, you should also refer to the more complete financial information included elsewhere in this Form 10-K.

 
  Fiscal year
Ended
December 27,
2007

  Fiscal year
Ended
December 28,
2006

  Fiscal year
Ended
December 29,
2005

  Fiscal year
Ended
December 30,
2004

  Fiscal Year
Ended
January 1,
2004(1)

 
 
  (in millions, except per share data)

 
Statement of Operations Data:                                
Total revenues   $ 2,661.2   $ 2,598.1   $ 2,516.7   $ 2,468.0   $ 2,489.9  
Income from operations     322.2     308.5     269.6     321.1     379.1  
Net income     363.0     86.3     91.8     82.5     185.4  
Earnings per diluted share     2.28     0.56     0.59     0.55     1.30  
Dividends per common share   $ 3.20 (2) $ 1.20   $ 1.20   $ 5.86 (3) $ 5.65 (4)
 
 
  As of or for the
fiscal year ended
December 27,
2007

  As of or for the
fiscal year ended
December 28,
2006

  As of or for the
fiscal year ended
December 29,
2005

  As of or for the
fiscal year ended
December 30,
2004

  As of or for the
fiscal year ended
January 1,
2004(1)

 
 
  (in millions, except operating data)

 
Other financial data:                                
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 800.7   $ 304.4   $ 386.4   $ 387.4   $ 476.1  
Net cash used in investing activities     (47.5 )   (151.7 )   (243.0 )   (306.2 )   (181.9 )
Net cash used in financing activities(2),(3), (4)     (480.2 )   (186.8 )   (191.0 )   (126.1 )   (281.4 )

Balance sheet data at period end:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 435.2   $ 162.2   $ 196.3   $ 243.9   $ 288.8  
Total assets     2,634.9     2,468.8     2,532.8     2,542.4     2,449.8  
Total debt obligations     1,965.5     1,987.9     1,984.5     2,005.8     1,227.2  
Stockholders' equity (deficit)     (119.3 )   (22.2 )   29.9     69.0     794.9  

Operating data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Theatre locations     527     539     555     558     550  
Screens     6,388     6,403     6,463     6,273     6,045  
Average screens per location     12.1     11.9     11.6     11.2     11.0  
Attendance (in millions)     242.9     247.4     244.3     253.8     265.6  
Average ticket price   $ 7.43   $ 6.98   $ 6.80   $ 6.53   $ 6.36  
Average concessions per patron   $ 3.03   $ 2.82   $ 2.70   $ 2.51   $ 2.43  

(1)
Fiscal year ended January 1, 2004 was comprised of 53 weeks.

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(2)
Includes the April 13, 2007 payment of the $2.00 extraordinary cash dividend paid on each share of Class A and Class B common stock.

(3)
Includes the July 1, 2003 payment of the $5.05 extraordinary cash dividend paid on each share of Class A and Class B common stock.

(4)
Includes the June 2, 2004 payment of the $5.00 extraordinary cash dividend paid on each share of Class A and Class B common stock.

Item 7.    MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

        This discussion summarizes the significant factors affecting the consolidated operating results, financial condition, liquidity and cash flows of Regal Entertainment Group for the fiscal years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005. The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of Regal and the notes thereto included elsewhere in this Form 10-K.


Overview and Basis of Presentation

        We conduct our operations through our wholly owned subsidiaries. We operate the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 6,388 screens in 527 theatres in 39 states and the District of Columbia as of December 27, 2007. We believe the size, reach and quality of our theatre circuit provide an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale from our theatre operations. We also maintain an investment in National CineMedia, which has primarily concentrated its efforts on the expansion of in-theatre advertising and the creation of complementary business lines that leverage the existing operating personnel, asset and customer bases of its theatrical exhibition partners, which includes us, AMC and Cinemark. The Company manages its business under one reportable segment: theatre exhibition operations.

        We generate revenues primarily from admissions and concession sales. Additional revenues are generated by our vendor marketing programs and electronic video games located adjacent to the lobbies of certain of our theatres. In addition, National CineMedia provides us with a theatre access fee associated with revenues generated from its sale of on-screen advertising, rental of theatres for business meetings and concerts and other events. Film rental costs depend on a variety of factors including the prospects of a film and the popularity of a film and such film rental costs generally increase as the admissions revenues generated by a film increase. Because we purchase certain concession items, such as fountain drinks and popcorn, in bulk and not pre-packaged for individual servings, we are able to improve our margins by negotiating volume discounts. Other operating expenses consist primarily of theatre labor and occupancy costs.

        On February 12, 2007, we, along with AMC and Cinemark, formed a joint venture company known as Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("DCIP"), to explore the possibility of implementing digital cinema in our theatres and to create a financing model and establish agreements with major motion picture studios for the implementation of digital cinema. Travis Reid, the former president and chief executive officer of Loews Theatres, serves as the chief executive officer of DCIP and DCIP has engaged J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. to assist with the review of a business plan for digital cinema and with identifying and evaluating potential financing and capital structure alternatives. Future digital cinema developments will be managed by DCIP, subject to the approval of us, AMC and Cinemark. Each of Regal, AMC and Cinemark has an equal ownership interest in DCIP. We expect to begin converting our existing theatres from 35 mm film projection to digital projection during the second half of 2008 and intend to complete the conversion of our entire circuit in approximately three to four years. DCIP is continuing to work with film studios and financial

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institutions to negotiate and finalize the related financing plans that would provide for a studio-financed conversion to digital projection.

        On February 13, 2007, NCM, Inc., a newly formed entity that serves as the sole manager of National CineMedia, completed an IPO of its common stock. In connection with the series of transactions completed in connection with the IPO, Regal received gross cash proceeds totaling approximately $628.3 million and retained a 22.6% interest in NCM, Inc. After the payment of current taxes, net cash proceeds from these transactions totaled approximately $447.4 million. As discussed further in Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, as a result of the transactions completed in connection with the IPO, the Company recognized a gain of approximately $350.7 million during the year ended December 27, 2007.

        As described in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, during the year ended December 27, 2007, the Company sold its equity interest in an internet ticketing company, Fandango, Inc. ("Fandango"), for proceeds of $28.6 million. As a result of this transaction, the Company recognized a gain on the sale of approximately $28.6 million ($17.2 million after tax). In connection with the sale, the Company agreed to amend its existing contract with Fandango in exchange for an amendment fee totaling $5.5 million. This amount has been recorded as deferred revenue and will be amortized to revenue on a straight-line basis over the six year term of the amendment.

        For a summary of other industry trends as well as other risks and uncertainties relevant to the Company, see "Business—Industry Overview and Trends" and "Risk Factors."


Recent Developments

        As described in Note 14 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, on January 14, 2008, the Company entered into an agreement to acquire Consolidated Theatres, LLC ("Consolidated Theatres") for a total cash purchase price of approximately $210 million. The proposed acquisition will add a total of 28 theatres with 400 screens in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Consummation of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval and is expected to be completed by the end of Regal's second fiscal quarter of 2008.


Results of Operations

        The 2007 fiscal year was a success for both the industry and the Company. Based on our review of industry sources, national box office revenues for the time period that corresponds to Regal's 2007 fiscal year were estimated to have increased by approximately 4-5% in comparison to the 2006 fiscal year. The industry's success in 2007 was driven primarily by ticket price increases and also benefited from the success of top-tier films including Spider-Man 3, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Shrek the Third, and Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix.

        Our total revenues for the year ended December 27, 2007 ("Fiscal 2007 Period") were $2,661.2 million and consisted of $1,804.5 million of admissions revenue, $735.0 million of concessions revenues and $121.7 million of other operating revenues, and increased 2.4% from total revenues of $2,598.1 million for the year ended December 28, 2006 ("Fiscal 2006 Period").

        Our Fiscal 2007 Period admissions revenues increased 4.5% over the Fiscal 2006 Period. Price increases identified during our ongoing periodic pricing reviews (which include analysis of various factors including general inflationary trends and local market conditions) and a favorable mix of film product exhibited during the Fiscal 2007 Period were the primary drivers of a 6.4% increase in our average ticket price and led to the increase in admissions revenue despite a 1.8% decline in attendance. We believe that the decline in attendance was primarily a result of a lack of breadth in the Fiscal 2007

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Period film slate. Based on our review of certain industry sources, the increase in our admissions revenues was in line with the industry's results for the Fiscal 2007 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2006 Period.

        In addition, during the Fiscal 2007 Period, we experienced growth in average concessions revenues per patron and a decline in other operating revenues. The growth in average concessions revenues per patron was primarily attributable to price increases, concession-friendly films exhibited during the Fiscal 2007 Period, such as Spider-Man 3, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Shrek the Third, Harry Potter & the Order of The Phoenix and Ratatouille and a favorable mix of concession products sold during the Fiscal 2007 Period. The decrease in other operating revenues in the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to a modification of the payment arrangement with National CineMedia (effective upon consummation of the IPO of NCM, Inc. on February 13, 2007) described in further detail under Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

        Income from operations increased 4.4% to $322.2 million for the Fiscal 2007 Period compared to $308.5 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The net increase in income from operations during the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to incremental admissions and concessions revenues described above, partially offset by lower other operating revenues and increases in various operating expense items described in further detail below. Net income increased to $363.0 million in the Fiscal 2007 Period compared to net income of $86.3 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period. Earnings per diluted share also increased to $2.28 for the Fiscal 2007 Period compared to $0.56 during the Fiscal 2006 Period. The increases in net income and earnings per diluted share were primarily due to the increase in operating income as described above, a $350.7 million gain ($209.0 million after related tax effects) resulting from transactions completed in connection with the IPO of NCM, Inc. (see Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion), a $28.6 million gain ($17.2 million after related tax effects) resulting from transactions completed in connection with the sale of our equity interest in Fandango (see Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion), the impact of earnings recognized from NCM, a reduction of net interest expense, and the impact of a $37.0 million loss ($22.2 million after related tax effects) on debt extinguishment recorded in the Fiscal 2006 Period in connection with conversions of a portion of the Company's Convertible Senior Notes.

        During the Fiscal 2007 Period, we continued to make progress with respect to the following strategic initiatives:

    On February 13, 2007, NCM, Inc. completed an IPO of its common stock. In connection with the series of transactions completed in connection with the IPO, we received gross cash proceeds totaling $628.3 million and retained a 22.6% interest in NCM, Inc. After the payment of current taxes, net cash proceeds from these transactions totaled approximately $447.4 million. See Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for additional discussion of these transactions. The Company used a portion of the net cash proceeds to fund an extraordinary cash dividend of $2.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Class A and Class B common stock, or approximately $302.0 million in the aggregate. Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2007 were paid this $302.0 million dividend on April 13, 2007. We expect to use the remaining net cash proceeds along with additional cash on hand for the acquisition of Consolidated Theatres described in Note 14 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K. We continue to believe that our investment in National CineMedia will provide incremental value for our stockholders.

    We demonstrated our commitment to providing incremental value to our stockholders. Total cash dividends distributed to our stockholders during the Fiscal 2007 Period totaled

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      approximately $485.1 million, including an extraordinary cash dividend of $2.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Class A and Class B common stock.

    We opened 13 new theatres with 185 screens, added 4 screens through expansion and closed 25 underperforming theatres with 204 screens, ending the Fiscal 2007 Period with 527 theaters and 6,388 screens.

    Finally, we continued to embrace new technologies that enhance the movie-going experience and generate incremental revenue for the Company. During the Fiscal 2007 Period, we opened our first two test theatres fully outfitted with digital projection systems, increased our 3D screen count to 135 and increased our IMAX auditoriums to 18. We remain optimistic regarding the benefits of digital cinema primarily as it relates to future growth potential associated with 3D film product and other 3D content and are pleased to see continued support of 3D and IMAX film product by the major studios.

        We are optimistic regarding the breadth of the 2008 film slate and the timing of the release schedule and share the view of a number of film studio executives and analysts who believe the industry is poised to benefit from a year of solid box office performance. Evidenced by the film studios' continued efforts to promote and market upcoming film releases, 2008 appears to be another year of high-profile releases such as Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda, The Incredible Hulk, WALL-E, Hancock, The Dark Knight, Madagascar: The Crate Escape, Quantum of Solace and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

        We intend to grow our theatre circuit through selective expansion and through accretive acquisitions. With respect to capital expenditures, subject to the timing of certain construction projects, we expect capital expenditures to be in the range of $120 million to $140 million for fiscal 2008, consisting of new theatre development, expansion of existing theatre facilities, upgrades and replacements.

        Overall for the fiscal 2008 year, we expect to benefit from the impact of a 53-week fiscal year along with modest increases in ticket prices and average concessions per patron. In addition, we expect fiscal 2008 admission and concessions revenues to be supported by our continued focus on efficient theatre operations. We will continue to maintain a business strategy focused on the evaluation of accretive acquisition opportunities, selective upgrades and providing incremental returns to our stockholders. For an understanding of the significant factors that influenced our performance during the past three fiscal years, the preceding and following discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto presented in this Form 10-K.

        The following table sets forth the percentage of total revenues represented by certain items included in our consolidated statements of income for the Fiscal 2007 Period, the Fiscal 2006 Period

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and the year ended December 29, 2005 ("Fiscal 2005 Period") (dollars and attendance in millions, except average ticket prices and average concession per patron):

 
  Fiscal 2007 Period
  Fiscal 2006 Period
  Fiscal 2005 Period
 
 
  $
  % of
Revenue

  $
  % of
Revenue

  $
  % of
Revenue

 
Revenues:                                
  Admissions   $ 1,804.5   67.8 % $ 1,727.1   66.5 % $ 1,662.2   66.0 %
  Concessions     735.0   27.6     696.7   26.8     659.8   26.2  
  Other operating revenue     121.7   4.6     174.3   6.7     194.7   7.8  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Total revenues     2,661.2   100.0     2,598.1   100.0     2,516.7   100.0  
Operating expenses:                                
  Film rental and advertising costs(1)     957.5   53.1     906.6   52.5     886.7   53.3  
  Cost of concessions(2)     103.8   14.1     104.8   15.0     96.4   14.6  
  Rent expense(3)     335.9   12.6     323.2   12.4     310.5   12.3  
  Other operating expenses(3)     692.3   26.0     669.5   25.8     668.8   26.6  
  General and administrative expenses(including share-based compensation of $5.8 million, $8.6 million and $5.7 million for the Fiscal 2007 Period, the Fiscal 2006 Period and the Fiscal 2005 Period, respectively) (3)     63.1   2.3     65.9   2.5     67.9   2.7  
  Depreciation and amortization(3)     183.4   6.9     197.1   7.6     199.3   7.9  
  Net (gain) loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets(3)     (0.9 )     15.1   0.6     11.6   0.5  
  Equity in earnings of joint venture including former employee compensation(3)     3.9   0.1     7.4   0.3     5.9   0.2  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Total operating expenses(3)     2,339.0   87.9     2,289.6   88.1     2,247.1   89.3  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Income from operations(3)     322.2   12.1     308.5   11.9     269.6   10.7  
  Interest expense, net(3)     112.9   4.2     125.2   4.8     117.3   4.7  
  Earnings recognized from NCM(3)     (18.6 ) 0.7              
  Gain on NCM transaction(3)     (350.7 ) 13.2              
  Gain on sale of Fandango interest(3)     (28.6 ) 1.1              
  Loss on debt extinguishment(3)           39.2   1.5        
  Provision for income taxes(3)     242.9   9.1     57.7   2.2     60.7   2.4  
  Net income(3)     363.0   13.6     86.3   3.3     91.8   3.6  
  Attendance     242.9   *     247.4   *     244.3   *  
  Average ticket price(4)   $ 7.43   *   $ 6.98   *   $ 6.80   *  
  Average concession per patron(5)   $ 3.03   *   $ 2.82   *   $ 2.70   *  

*
Not meaningful

(1)
Percentage of revenues calculated as a percentage of admissions revenues.

(2)
Percentage of revenues calculated as a percentage of concessions revenues.

(3)
Percentage of revenues calculated as a percentage of total revenues.

(4)
Calculated as admissions revenue/attendance.

(5)
Calculated as concessions revenue/attendance.

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Fiscal 2007 Period Compared to Fiscal 2006 Period

        Total admissions revenues increased $77.4 million during the Fiscal 2007 Period, or 4.5%, to $1,804.5 million, from $1,727.1 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period. Price increases identified during our ongoing periodic pricing reviews (which include analysis of various factors including general inflationary trends and local market conditions) and a favorable mix of film product exhibited during the Fiscal 2007 Period were the primary drivers of a 6.4% increase in our average ticket price and led to the increase in admissions revenue despite a 1.8% decline in attendance. We believe that the decline in attendance was primarily a result of a lack of breadth in the Fiscal 2007 Period film slate. Based on our review of certain industry sources, the increase in our admissions revenues was in line with the industry's results for the Fiscal 2007 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2006 Period.

        During the Fiscal 2007 Period, total concessions revenues increased $38.3 million, or 5.5%, to $735.0 million, from $696.7 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period. The increase in concessions revenues in the Fiscal 2007 Period was due to a 7.4% increase in average concessions per patron, partially offset by the aforementioned Fiscal 2007 Period decrease in attendance. The growth in average concessions revenues per patron for the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to price increases, concession-friendly films exhibited during the Fiscal 2007 Period, such as Spider-Man 3, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Shrek the Third, Harry Potter & the Order of The Phoenix and Ratatouille and a favorable mix of concession products sold during the Fiscal 2007 Period.

        Total other operating revenues decreased $52.6 million, or 30.2%, to $121.7 million for the Fiscal 2007 Period, from $174.3 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period. Included in other operating revenues are the theatre access fees paid by National CineMedia, net of payments for on-screen advertising time provided to our beverage concessionaire, marketing revenues from our vendor marketing programs and other theatre revenues, including revenue related to unredeemed gift certificates and discount tickets. The decrease in other operating revenues in the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to a modification of the payment arrangement with National CineMedia (effective upon consummation of the IPO of NCM, Inc. on February 13, 2007) described in further detail under Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, partially offset by increases in marketing revenues from our vendor marketing programs and an increase in revenue related to unredeemed gift certificates and discount tickets.

        Film rental and advertising costs as a percentage of admissions revenues increased to 53.1% during the Fiscal 2007 Period as compared to 52.5% in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The increase in film rental and advertising costs as a percentage of box office revenues during the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily the result of a higher percentage of box office revenues generated by the top 10 films exhibited during the Fiscal 2007 Period.

        During the Fiscal 2007 Period, cost of concessions remained relatively consistent with that of the Fiscal 2006 Period. Cost of concessions as a percentage of concessions revenues decreased to 14.1% during the Fiscal 2007 Period as compared to 15.0% in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The decrease in the cost of concessions as a percentage of concessions revenues during the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily

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related to increases in concession prices, coupled with the mix of concession products sold during such periods.

        Rent expense increased $12.7 million, or 3.9%, to $335.9 million in the Fiscal 2007 Period, from $323.2 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The increase in rent expense in the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to general inflationary increases along with incremental rent from the inclusion of 189 new screens added since the end of the Fiscal 2006 Period and the 58 screens acquired from AMC during the third fiscal quarter of 2006, partially offset by the closure of 204 underperforming screens subsequent to the end of the Fiscal 2006 Period.

        Other operating expenses increased approximately $22.8 million, or 3.4%, to $692.3 million in the Fiscal 2007 Period, from $669.5 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The increase in total other operating expenses during the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to increases in variable costs and increased labor and non-rent occupancy costs, partially offset by a decrease in expenses of National CineMedia. Increases in labor costs were primarily the result of state minimum wage increases, coupled with normal inflationary increases.

        During the Fiscal 2007 Period, general and administrative expenses decreased $2.8 million, or 4.2%, to $63.1 million, from $65.9 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period. As a percentage of total revenues, general and administrative expenses decreased to 2.3% in the Fiscal 2007 Period from 2.5% in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The decrease in general and administrative expenses during the Fiscal 2007 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2006 Period was primarily attributable to a reduction of legal and professional fees during the Fiscal 2007 Period.

        Depreciation and amortization decreased $13.7 million, or 7.0%, to $183.4 million during the Fiscal 2007 Period, from $197.1 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The decrease in depreciation and amortization expense during the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily related to our equipment utilized in NCM's digital content network.

        During the Fiscal 2007 Period, income from operations totaled approximately $322.2 million, which represents an increase of $13.7 million, or 4.4%, from $308.5 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The increase in income from operations during the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to incremental admissions and concessions revenues described above, coupled with decreases in certain operating expense items such as depreciation and amortization, equity in earnings of joint venture including former employee compensation and loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets, partially offset by decreases in other operating revenues and increases in film and advertising costs, rent expense, and other operating expenses.

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        Net interest expense decreased $12.3 million, or 9.8%, to $112.9 million in the Fiscal 2007 Period, from $125.2 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The decrease in net interest expense during the Fiscal 2007 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2006 Period was principally due to incremental interest income ($19.5 million and $4.8 million, respectively, for the Fiscal 2007 Period and the Fiscal 2006 Period) from a higher outstanding cash balance during the Fiscal 2007 Period resulting from transactions completed in connection with the IPO of NCM, Inc. (see Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion).

        The provision for income taxes of $242.9 million and $57.7 million for the Fiscal 2007 Period and the Fiscal 2006 Period, respectively, each reflect an effective tax rate of approximately 40.1%. The effective tax rates for the Fiscal 2007 Period and the Fiscal 2006 Period reflect the impact of certain non-deductible expenses.

        During the Fiscal 2007 Period, the Company received $18.6 million in cash distributions from National CineMedia. As a result, $18.6 million in equity earnings were recognized from NCM during the Fiscal 2007 Period. Such amount is presented as a component of "Earnings recognized from NCM" in the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K. As a result of the IPO of NCM, Inc. described in Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, the Company will not recognize its share of any undistributed equity in the earnings of National CineMedia until National CineMedia's future net earnings equal or exceed the amount of the excess distribution received in connection with the IPO. Until such time, equity earnings will be recognized only to the extent that the Company receives cash distributions from National CineMedia.

        During the Fiscal 2006 Period and for the period from December 29, 2006 through February 12, 2007, the Company recorded a loss of $3.5 million and $2.0 million, respectively, representing its share of the net loss of National CineMedia. Such amounts are presented as a component of "Equity in earnings of joint venture including former employee compensation" in the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

        During the Fiscal 2007 Period, net income totaled $363.0 million, which represents an increase of $276.7 million, from $86.3 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period. The increase in net income for the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to an increase in operating income as described above, a $350.7 million gain ($209.0 million after related tax effects) resulting from transactions completed in connection with the IPO of NCM, Inc. (see Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion), a $28.6 million gain ($17.2 million after related tax effects) resulting from transactions completed in connection with the sale of our equity interest in Fandango (see Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion), the impact of earnings recognized from NCM, a reduction of net interest expense, and the impact of a $37.0 million loss ($22.2 million after related tax effects) on debt extinguishment recorded in the Fiscal 2006 Period in connection with conversions of a portion of the Company's Convertible Senior Notes.

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Fiscal 2006 Period Compared to Fiscal 2005 Period

        During the Fiscal 2006 Period, total admissions revenues increased $64.9 million, or 3.9%, to $1,727.1 million, from $1,662.2 million for the Fiscal 2005 Period. Our Fiscal 2006 Period box office results were favorably impacted by a 1.3% increase in attendance, coupled with a 2.6% increase in average ticket prices. The increase in the Fiscal 2006 Period attendance was primarily attributable to a strong box office led by the overall breadth of the Fiscal 2006 Period film slate. Our Fiscal 2006 Period attendance also benefited by the addition of approximately 109 new screens since the end of the Fiscal 2005 Period and the 58 screens acquired from AMC during the Fiscal 2006 Period, partially offset by the closure of approximately 227 underperforming screens subsequent to the end of the Fiscal 2005 period. In addition, the Fiscal 2006 Period attendance was favorably impacted by the 306 screens acquired from R/C Theatres and Eastern Federal Corporation during the Fiscal 2005 Period. Since the R/C Theatres and Eastern Federal Corporation acquisitions occurred during the Fiscal 2005 Period, the results of operations of such theatres were only partially included in the Fiscal 2005 Period results. See Note 3 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for additional information regarding these acquisitions. The increase in the Fiscal 2006 Period average ticket price was primarily attributable to periodic pricing reviews conducted by the Company, which includes analysis of various factors, including general inflationary trends and local market conditions. Based on our review of certain industry sources, the increase in our admissions revenues was in line with the industry's results for the Fiscal 2006 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2005 Period.

        Total concessions revenues increased $36.9 million, or 5.6%, to $696.7 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period, from $659.8 million for the Fiscal 2005 Period. The increase in concessions revenues in the Fiscal 2006 Period compared to the Fiscal 2005 Period was due to a 4.4% increase in average concessions per patron, coupled with the aforementioned Fiscal 2006 Period increase in attendance. The increase in the Fiscal 2006 Period concessions revenue and average concessions per patron was primarily attributable to changes in our concessions product mix (including certain size changes) and increases in concession prices. In addition, the success of certain family-oriented and concession-friendly films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, X-Men 3 and Cars benefited concessions revenues for the Fiscal 2006 Period.

        Total other operating revenues decreased $20.4 million, or 10.5%, to $174.3 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period, from $194.7 million for the Fiscal 2005 Period. Included in other operating revenues are on-screen advertising revenues, the activities of the National CineMedia joint venture subsequent to its formation on March 29, 2005, marketing revenues from our vendor marketing programs and other theatre revenues. The decrease in other operating revenues in the Fiscal 2006 Period was primarily attributable to the revenues generated from National CineMedia being less than generated in the Fiscal 2005 Period due to the payment arrangement described in further detail under Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K. Such decreases were partially offset by increased revenues related to our vendor marketing programs and incremental other theatre revenues.

        During the Fiscal 2006 Period, film rental and advertising costs as a percentage of admissions revenues decreased to 52.5% as compared to 53.3% in the Fiscal 2005 Period. The decreases in film rental and advertising costs as a percentage of box office revenues during the Fiscal 2006 Period was

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primarily the result of a higher percentage of box office revenues generated from lower grossing films, coupled with higher film rental costs associated with certain Fiscal 2005 Period films such as Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith.

        Cost of concessions as a percentage of concessions revenues increased to 15.0% in the Fiscal 2006 Period as compared to 14.6% in the Fiscal 2005 Period. The increase in the cost of concessions as a percentage of concession revenues was primarily related to a greater percentage of lower margin concession items in the overall mix of concession product sold during the Fiscal 2006 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2005 Period.

        During the Fiscal 2006 Period, rent expense increased $12.7 million or 4.1% to $323.2 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period, from $310.5 million in the Fiscal 2005 Period. The increase in rent expense in the Fiscal 2006 Period was primarily attributable to general inflationary increases along with incremental rent from the inclusion of 109 new screens added since the end of the Fiscal 2005 Period coupled with incremental rent from the inclusion of a full twelve months of rent expense for the theatres purchased from R/C Theatres and Eastern Federal Corporation during the Fiscal 2005 Period, partially offset by the closure of approximately 227 screens subsequent to the end of the Fiscal 2005 Period.

        Other operating expenses as a percentage of total revenues decreased to 25.8% in the Fiscal 2006 Period, from 26.6% in the Fiscal 2005 Period. The decrease in total other operating expenses as a percentage of total revenues in the Fiscal 2006 Period was primarily attributable to the decrease in expenses of National CineMedia, due to the arrangements described in further detail under Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, partially offset by an increase in certain non-rent occupancy costs and certain other variable operating costs related to the increase in attendance.

        General and administrative expenses decreased $2.0 million, or 2.9%, to $65.9 million during the Fiscal 2006 Period, from $67.9 million in the Fiscal 2005 Period. As a percentage of total revenues, general and administrative expenses decreased to 2.5% in the Fiscal 2006 Period, from 2.7% in the Fiscal 2005 Period. The decrease in general and administrative expenses during the Fiscal 2006 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2005 Period was primarily attributable to the continued reduction of Regal CineMedia general and administrative expenses resulting from the National CineMedia joint venture, partially offset by an increase in share-based compensation expense primarily resulting from the Company's adoption of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised), "Share-Based Payment," effective December 30, 2005 (see Note 9 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion).

        For the Fiscal 2006 Period, depreciation and amortization decreased $2.2 million, or 1.1%, to $197.1 million, from $199.3 million in the Fiscal 2005 Period. The decrease in depreciation and amortization expense during the Fiscal 2006 Period was primarily due to the closure of 227 screens subsequent to the end of the Fiscal 2005 Period, for which the depreciation and amortization exceeded the incremental depreciation and amortization costs associated with the inclusion of a full twelve

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months of results of operations for the theatres purchased from R/C Theatres and Eastern Federal Corporation during the Fiscal 2005 Period and the 109 new screens added after the end of the Fiscal 2005 Period.

        Income from operations totaled approximately $308.5 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period, which represents an increase of $38.9 million or 14.4%, from $269.6 million in the Fiscal 2005 Period. The net increase in income from operations during the Fiscal 2006 Period was primarily attributable to incremental admissions and concessions revenues described above, partially offset by decreases in other operating revenues and increases in certain operating expense items such as film and advertising, costs of concessions, rent, and impairment of operating assets.

        Net interest expense increased $7.9 million, or 6.7%, to $125.2 million in the Fiscal 2006 Period, from $117.3 million in the Fiscal 2005 Period. The increase in net interest expense during the Fiscal 2006 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2005 Period was principally due to incremental borrowings under our term facility coupled with a higher effective interest rate on the term facility during the Fiscal 2006 Period, partially offset by lower outstanding borrowings on our Convertible Senior Notes during the Fiscal 2006 Period due to conversions of a portion of such Convertible Senior Notes (see Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion).

        The provision for income taxes of $57.7 million and $60.7 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period and the Fiscal 2005 Period, respectively, reflect effective tax rates of approximately 40.1% and 39.8%, respectively. The effective tax rates for Fiscal 2005 Period and the Fiscal 2006 Period reflect the impact of certain non-deductible expenses.

        During the Fiscal 2006 Period, net income totaled $86.3 million, which represents a decrease of $5.5 million, from $91.8 million in the Fiscal 2005 Period. The decrease in net income for the Fiscal 2006 Period was primarily attributable to the approximate $37.0 million loss on debt extinguishment (including a related $1.2 million write-off of unamortized debt issue costs) recorded in the Fiscal 2006 Period in connection with conversions of a portion of the Company's Convertible Senior Notes (see Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion), decreases in other operating revenues and increases in certain expense items described in further detail above, partially offset by incremental admissions and concessions revenues due to the growth in attendance and increases in average ticket prices and average concessions per patron.

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Cash Flows

        The following table summarizes certain cash flow data for the Fiscal 2007 Period, Fiscal 2006 and Fiscal 2005 Period:

 
  Fiscal 2007 Period
  Fiscal 2006 Period
  Fiscal 2005 Period
 
 
  (in millions)

 
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 800.7   $ 304.4   $ 386.4  
Net cash used in investing activities     (47.5 )   (151.7 )   (243.0 )
Net cash used in financing activities     (480.2 )   (186.8 )   (191.0 )
   
 
 
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   $ 273.0   $ (34.1 ) $ (47.6 )
   
 
 
 

        Net cash flows provided by operating activities increased by approximately $496.3 million to approximately $800.7 million for the Fiscal 2007 Period from approximately $304.4 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period. The increase in net cash flows generated from operating activities for the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to the transactions completed in connection with the IPO of NCM, Inc. (see Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion). These transactions resulted in an increase in net cash provided by operating activities for the Fiscal 2007 Period of approximately $447.4 million (gross proceeds of $628.3 million offset by Federal and state tax payments of $180.9 million). The components of the $447.4 million increase in net cash provided by operating activities related to the transactions completed in connection with the NCM, Inc. IPO include an increase in net income of approximately $209.0 million, an increase in deferred revenue of approximately $281.0 million and an increase in other liabilities of $5.7 million offset by a non-cash gain of approximately $3.4 million and a deferred tax benefit of $44.9 million. In addition to the changes in cash flows related to the IPO of NCM, Inc., the increase in net income and the timing of other Fiscal 2007 vendor payments positively impacted cash flows from operating activities and resulted in a $496.3 million increase in net cash provided by operating activities for the Fiscal 2007 Period.

        Net cash flows used in investing activities totaled approximately $47.5 million for the Fiscal 2007 Period compared to cash flows used in investing activities of approximately $151.7 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period. Contributing to the decrease in cash flows used in investing activities was $28.6 million of proceeds received in connection with the sale of the Company's equity interest in Fandango during the Fiscal 2007 Period and incremental proceeds from the disposition of assets of approximately $33.5 million during the Fiscal 2007 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2006 Period. In addition, the Fiscal 2006 Period included cash used for acquisitions totaling approximately $34.1 million.

        Net cash flows used in financing activities were approximately $480.2 million for the Fiscal 2007 Period compared to cash flows used in financing activities of approximately $186.8 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period. The net increase in cash flows used in financing activities during the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to $305.5 million of incremental dividends paid to shareholders (including an extraordinary cash dividend of $2.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Class A and Class B common stock, or approximately $302.0 million in the aggregate) during the Fiscal 2007 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2006 Period, coupled with a $140.4 million reduction in borrowings from the Regal Cinemas senior credit facility during the Fiscal 2007 Period, partially offset by less net cash used to settle conversions of the Company's Convertible Senior Notes and greater excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements during the Fiscal 2007 Period as compared to the Fiscal 2006 Period.

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        Net cash flows generated from operating activities were approximately $304.4 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period, which represents a decrease of $82.0 million compared to $386.4 million in the Fiscal 2005 Period. Fiscal 2006 Period net cash flows generated from operating activities were impacted by several factors including an increase in total revenues due primarily to increases in attendance coupled with increases in average ticket prices and average concessions per patron, offset by increases in certain expense items. An approximate $40.9 million increase in adjustments (primarily losses on extinguishment of debt, equity in earnings of joint venture including former employee compensation, share-based compensation and a greater loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets) to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities, offset by a $5.5 million decrease in net income and a $117.4 million reduction of changes in operating assets and liabilities, contributed to the net decrease in net cash provided by operating activities. The net decrease in the changes in operating assets and liabilities and other working capital items was primarily related to the timing of income tax payments and to a lesser extent, the timing of certain vendor payments and a reclassification of excess tax benefits from share based payment arrangements to cash flows used in financing activities discussed further in Note 9 to the accompanying consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

        Net cash flows used in investing activities totaled approximately $151.7 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period compared to cash flows used in investing activities of approximately $243.0 million for the Fiscal 2005 Period. Contributing to the decrease in cash flows used in investing activities was the purchase of Eastern Federal Corporation Theatres and R/C Theatres during the Fiscal 2005 Period, a $19.8 million decrease in capital expenditures during the Fiscal 2006 Period, which was primarily attributable to the timing of capital projects during the Fiscal 2006 Period, partially offset by the acquisition of the AMC theatres described more fully in Note 3 to the accompanying consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K and by lower proceeds from the disposition of assets effected during the Fiscal 2006 Period as compared the Fiscal 2005 Period.

        Net cash flows used in financing activities were approximately $186.8 million for the Fiscal 2006 Period compared to cash flows used in financing activities of approximately $191.0 million for the Fiscal 2005 Period. The net decrease in cash flows used in financing activities during the Fiscal 2006 Period was primarily attributable to incremental borrowings under the Senior Credit Facility and the reclassification of excess tax benefits from share based payment arrangements from cash flows from operating activities discussed further in Note 9 to the accompanying consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, partially offset by net cash used to settle conversions of approximately $116.3 million in principal amount of the Company's Convertible Senior Notes and the payment of debt acquisition costs.


Liquidity and Capital Resources

        On a consolidated basis, we expect our primary uses of cash to be for operating expenses, capital expenditures, general corporate purposes related to corporate operations, debt service, share repurchases and the Company's quarterly dividend payments. The principal sources of liquidity are cash generated from operations, cash on hand and borrowings under the fifth amended and restated credit facility (the "Amended Senior Credit Facility") with Credit Suisse, Cayman Island Branch (as successor to Credit Suisse First Boston) as Administrative Agent and other lenders party thereto, described below. Under the terms of the Amended Senior Credit Facility, Regal Cinemas is restricted as to how much it can advance or distribute to Regal, its indirect parent. Since Regal is a holding company with no significant assets other than the stock of subsidiaries, this restriction could impact Regal's ability to effect future debt or dividend payments, pay corporate expenses or redeem or convert for cash its Convertible Senior Notes.

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        Our revenues are generally collected in cash through admissions and concessions revenues. Our operating expenses are primarily related to film and advertising costs, rent and occupancy, and payroll. Film costs are ordinarily paid to distributors within 30 days following receipt of admissions revenues and the cost of the Company's concessions are generally paid to vendors approximately 30 days from purchase. Our current liabilities generally include items that will become due within twelve months. In addition, from time to time, we use cash from operations and borrowings to fund dividends in excess of net income and cash flows from operating activities less cash flows from investing and financing activities. As a result, at any given time, our balance sheet may reflect a working capital deficit.

        We fund the cost of capital expenditures through internally generated cash flows, cash on hand, proceeds from disposition of assets and financing activities. Our capital requirements have historically arisen principally in connection with acquisitions of theatres, new theatre construction, adding new screens to existing theatres, upgrading the Company's theatre facilities (including digital 3D and IMAX screens) and replacing equipment. Should the conversion process to digital cinema rapidly accelerate and the major studios not cover the cost of the conversion as expected, we may have to incur additional capital expenditures associated with this potential change. We intend to continue to grow our theatre circuit through selective expansion and acquisition opportunities. The Company has a formal and intensive review procedure for the authorization of capital projects, with the most important financial measure of acceptability for a discretionary non-maintenance capital project being whether its projected discounted cash flow return on investment meets or exceeds the Company's internal rate of return targets. We currently expect capital expenditures for theatre development, replacement, expansion, upgrading and replacements to be in the range of approximately $120.0 million to $140.0 million in fiscal year 2008, exclusive of acquisitions. Such capital expenditures are expected to be partially funded through asset dispositions conducted during the normal course of our business. During the Fiscal 2007 Period, we invested approximately $114.4 million in capital expenditures.

        On February 13, 2007, NCM, Inc., a newly formed entity that serves as the sole manager of National CineMedia, completed an IPO of its common stock. NCM, Inc. sold 38.0 million shares of its common stock for $21 per share in the IPO, less underwriting discounts and expenses. NCM, Inc. used a portion of the net cash proceeds from the IPO to acquire newly issued common units from National CineMedia. In connection with the completion of the IPO, the joint venture partners, including RCI, amended and restated their ESA with National CineMedia, whereby in exchange for its pro rata share of the IPO proceeds (approximately $281.0 million), RCI agreed to a modification of National CineMedia's payment obligation under the ESA. The modification extended the term of the ESA to 30 years, provided National CineMedia with a five year right of first refusal beginning one year prior to the end of the term and changed the basis upon which RCI is paid by National CineMedia from a percentage of revenues associated with advertising contracts entered into by National CineMedia to a monthly theatre access fee. The theatre access fee is composed of a fixed $0.07 payment per patron which will increase by 8% every five years starting at the end of fiscal 2011 and a fixed $800 payment per digital screen each year, which will increase by 5% annually starting at the end of fiscal 2007. In addition, from time to time, common units of National CineMedia held by the joint venture partners will be adjusted through a formula primarily based on theatre attendance generated by each joint venture partner. On-screen advertising time provided to our beverage concessionaire is provided by National CineMedia under the terms of our agreement. In addition, we receive mandatory quarterly distributions of any excess cash from National CineMedia.

        In addition, National CineMedia paid the net cash proceeds to each of Regal, AMC and Cinemark in exchange for modifying payment obligations for access to their respective theatres, for which Regal received a payment of approximately $281.0 million, which represents the estimated fair value of the ESA modification payment. We estimated the fair value of the ESA modification based upon a valuation performed by the Company with the assistance of third party specialists. This amount has

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been recorded as deferred revenue and will be amortized to advertising revenue over the 30 year term of the agreement following the units of revenue method.

        At the closing of the IPO, the underwriters exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 4.0 million shares of common stock of NCM, Inc. at the initial offering price of $21 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. In connection with this over-allotment option exercise, Regal, AMC and Cinemark each sold to NCM, Inc. common units of National CineMedia on a pro rata basis at the initial offering price of $21 per share, less underwriting discounts and expenses. Regal sold approximately 1.6 million common units to NCM, Inc. for proceeds of approximately $32.2 million. Upon completion of this sale of common units and as of December 27, 2007, Regal held approximately 21.2 million common units of National CineMedia. Such common units are immediately redeemable on a one-to-one basis for shares of NCM, Inc. Common Stock. As a result, we own, on a fully diluted basis, a 22.6% interest in NCM, Inc. as of December 27, 2007.

        Upon the closing of the IPO, National CineMedia entered into a $725.0 million term loan facility, the net cash proceeds of which were used to redeem preferred units issued to each of Regal, AMC and Cinemark on a pro rata basis pursuant to a recapitalization of National CineMedia prior to completion of the IPO. We received approximately $315.1 million as a result of the preferred unit redemption.

        After the payment of current taxes, net cash proceeds from these transactions totaled approximately $447.4 million. The Company used a portion of the net cash proceeds to fund an extraordinary cash dividend of $2.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Class A and Class B common stock, or approximately $302.0 million in the aggregate. Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2007 were paid this dividend on April 13, 2007. The Company expects to use the remaining net cash proceeds along with additional cash on hand for the acquisition of Consolidated Theatres described in Note 14 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

        As described in Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, in connection with the formation of National CineMedia, on May 11, 2005, RCI adopted and approved a Severance Plan for RCM employees who held an unvested option to purchase shares of Regal's Class A common stock or shares of Regal's restricted Class A common stock pursuant to the terms of the Regal Entertainment Group 2002 Stock Incentive Plan (the "Incentive Plan") immediately prior to such employee's termination of employment with RCM and commencement of employment with National CineMedia. During the Fiscal 2007 Period, the Company recorded total severance expense of approximately $1.9 million, including payments in lieu of dividends, related to the Severance Plan.

        During the fiscal year ended December 27, 2007, the Company sold its equity interest in Fandango for proceeds of $28.6 million. As a result of this transaction, the Company recognized a gain on the sale of approximately $28.6 million ($17.2 million after tax). In connection with the sale, the Company agreed to amend its existing contract with Fandango in exchange for an amendment fee totaling $5.5 million. This amount has been recorded as deferred revenue and will be amortized to revenue on a straight-line basis over the six year term of the amendment.

        Regal paid four quarterly cash dividends of $0.30 per share on each outstanding share of the Company's Class A and Class B common stock, (see Note 9 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K,) or approximately $183.1 million in the aggregate, during the Fiscal 2007 Period. In addition, on March 5, 2007, Regal declared an extraordinary cash dividend of $2.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Class A and Class B common stock, or approximately $302.0 million in the aggregate. Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2007 were paid this dividend on April 13, 2007. Further, on February 7, 2008, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per share on each share of the Company's Class A and Class B common stock, payable on March 20, 2008, to stockholders of record on March 10, 2008. These dividends have been or

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will be funded through cash flow from operations and available cash on hand. We, at the discretion of the board of directors and subject to applicable law, anticipate paying regular quarterly dividends on our Class A and Class B common stock for the foreseeable future. The amount, if any, of the dividends to be paid in the future will depend upon our then available cash, anticipated cash needs, overall financial condition, loan agreement restrictions, future prospects for earnings and cash flows, as well as other relevant factors.

        As of December 27, 2007, the holders of our Convertible Senior Notes had the right, at their option, to convert their Convertible Senior Notes, in whole or in part, into shares of our Class A common stock, subject to certain limitations, at the then existing conversion price per share. The Convertible Senior Notes allow us to settle any conversion, and we have the ability and intent to settle any conversion, by remitting to the note holder the accreted value of the note in cash plus the conversion spread (the excess conversion value over the accreted value) in either cash, shares of our Class A common stock or a combination of stock and cash. As described further in Note 14 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, on February 7, 2008, Regal announced that it may acquire up to $50.0 million in principal amount of the Convertible Senior Notes from time to time prior to the May 15, 2008 maturity of the Convertible Senior Notes, either in open market or privately negotiated transactions or in any other manner deemed appropriate by the Company, including through conversion of the Convertible Senior Notes.

        On October 27, 2006, Regal Cinemas entered into the Amended Senior Credit Facility which consists of the Term Facility in an aggregate original principal amount of $1,700.0 million and the Revolving Facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $100.0 million. The Revolving Facility has a separate sublimit of $10.0 million for short-term loans and a sublimit of $30.0 million for letters of credit. The Term Facility will mature on October 27, 2013 and the Revolving Facility will mature on October 27, 2011.

        The terms of the Amended Senior Credit Facility include an option for Regal Cinemas to request the establishment of an additional term loan (the "New Incremental Term Loan") in a principal amount of up to $200.0 million. The New Incremental Term Loan is only available if Regal is able to obtain the commitments of new or existing lenders that are willing to provide funding for such New Incremental Term Loan and Regal Cinemas is able to satisfy certain conditions set forth in the Amended Senior Credit Facility. Any such commitments that are obtained and the loans thereunder would be treated as a secured term loan under the Amended Senior Credit Facility without the need to obtain consent from any lender or any party to the Amended Senior Credit Facility. Proceeds of Regal Cinemas' borrowings under the New Incremental Term Loan are to be used solely to fund, or reimburse Regal Cinemas for funding, distributions to the Company for the purpose of redeeming, repurchasing, acquiring or otherwise settling the conversion of all or a portion of the Convertible Senior Notes. For a detailed summary of other material terms of the Amended Senior Credit Facility, please refer to the information provided under Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

        During the Fiscal 2004 Period and the Fiscal 2005 Period, Regal Cinemas entered into five distinct hedging relationships via five separate interest rate swap agreements with final maturity terms ranging from three to five years for the purpose of hedging an aggregate of approximately $1,100.0 million of its variable rate debt obligations. Under the terms of the interest rate swap agreements, Regal Cinemas pays interest at various fixed rates ranging from 3.49%—4.337% and receives interest at a variable rate based on the 3-month LIBOR. On June 30, 2007, one of our interest rate swaps designated to hedge approximately $200.0 million of variable rate debt obligations matured. On August 9, 2007, Regal Cinemas entered into two additional hedging relationships via two distinct interest rate swap agreements with maturity terms of two years each and require Regal Cinemas to pay interest at a fixed rate of 4.944% and receive interest at a variable rate. These interest rate swaps were designated to hedge approximately $200.0 million of variable rate debt obligations. For a further description of the

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swap agreements, see Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.

        As of December 27, 2007, we had approximately $1,683.0 million aggregate principal amount outstanding under the Term Facility, $123.7 million aggregate principal amount outstanding under Convertible Senior Notes and $51.5 million aggregate principal amount outstanding under the Regal Cinemas 93/8% Senior Subordinated Notes. As of December 27, 2007, we had approximately $0.8 million outstanding in letters of credit, leaving approximately $99.2 million available for drawing under the Revolving Facility.

EBITDA

        EBITDA was approximately $902.2 million, or 33.9% of total revenues for the Fiscal 2007 Period, $466.3 million, or 17.9% of total revenues, for the Fiscal 2006 Period and $469.1 million, or 18.6% of total revenues, for the Fiscal 2005 Period.

        The increase in EBITDA for the Fiscal 2007 Period was primarily attributable to an increase in operating income described above, an approximate $350.7 million gain recorded in the Fiscal 2007 Period resulting from transactions completed in connection with the IPO of NCM, Inc. (see Note 4 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion), the $28.6 million gain received in connection with the sale of the Company's equity interest in Fandango during the Fiscal 2007 Period and the impact of a $37.0 million loss on debt extinguishment recorded in the Fiscal 2006 Period in connection with conversions of a portion of the Company's Convertible Senior Notes. The Company uses EBITDA as a supplemental liquidity measure because we find it useful to understand and evaluate our capacity, excluding the impact of interest, taxes, and non-cash depreciation and amortization charges, for servicing our debt, paying dividends and otherwise meeting our cash needs, prior to our consideration of the impacts of other potential sources and uses of cash, such as working capital items. We believe that EBITDA is useful to investors for these purposes as well. EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net cash provided by operating activities, as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP), since it omits the impact of interest, taxes and changes in working capital that use or provide cash (such as receivables, payables and inventories) as well as the sources or uses of cash associated with changes in other balance sheet items (such as long-term loss accruals and deferred items). Because EBITDA excludes depreciation and amortization, EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for the replacement of the assets being depreciated and amortized, which assets will often have to be replaced in the future. Further, EBITDA, because it also does not reflect the impact of debt service, income taxes, cash dividends, capital expenditures and other cash commitments from time to time as described in more detail elsewhere in this annual report on Form 10-K, does not represent how much discretionary cash we have available for other purposes. Nonetheless, EBITDA is a key measure expected by and useful to our fixed income investors, rating agencies and the banking community all of whom believe, and we concur, that these measures are critical to the capital markets' analysis of our ability to service debt, fund capital expenditures, pay dividends and otherwise meet cash needs, respectively. We also evaluate EBITDA because it is clear that movements in these non-GAAP measures impact our ability to attract financing and pay dividends. EBITDA, as calculated, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other

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companies. A reconciliation of EBITDA to net cash provided by operating activities is calculated as follows (in millions):

 
  Fiscal 2007 Period
  Fiscal 2006 Period
  Fiscal 2005 Period
 
EBITDA   $ 902.2   $ 466.3   $ 469.1  
Interest expense, net     (112.9 )   (125.2 )   (117.3 )
Provision for income taxes     (242.9 )   (57.7 )   (60.7 )
Deferred income taxes     (4.4 )   (19.8 )   (15.5 )
Gain on sale of Fandango interest     (28.6 )        
Changes in operating assets and liabilities     271.8     (40.6 )   75.9  
Loss on debt extinguishment         39.2      
Other items, net     15.5     42.2     34.9  
   
 
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 800.7   $ 304.4   $ 386.4  
   
 
 
 


Contractual Cash Obligations and Commitments

        The Company has assumed long-term contractual obligations and commitments in the normal course of business, primarily debt obligations and non-cancelable operating leases. Other than operating leases which are detailed below, the Company does not utilize variable interest entities or any other form of off-balance sheet financing. As of December 27, 2007, the Company's estimated contractual cash obligations and commercial commitments over the next several periods are as follows (in millions):

 
  Payments Due By Period
 
  Total
  Current
  13-36 months
  37-60 months
  After 60 months
Contractual Cash Obligations:                              
Debt obligations(1)   $ 1,859.1   $ 140.8   $ 34.4   $ 85.8   $ 1,598.1
Future interest on debt obligations(2)     630.0     134.3     190.8     212.8     92.1
Capital lease obligations, including interest(3)     31.1     3.5     7.0     7.0     13.6
Lease financing arrangements, including interest(3)     154.1     13.5     27.4     27.6     85.6
Bankruptcy claims and liabilities(4)     0.6     0.6            
Operating leases(5)     3,585.1     315.3     624.4     597.6     2,047.8
FIN 48 liabilities (6)     0.9     0.5     0.4        
Other long term liabilities     3.8     0.8     1.9     0.6     0.5
   
 
 
 
 
  Total   $ 6,264.7   $ 609.3   $ 886.3   $ 931.4   $ 3,837.7
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Amount of Commitment Expiration per Period
 
  Total
Amounts
Available

  Current
  13-36 months
  37-60 months
  After 60 months
Other Commercial Commitments(7)   $ 300.0   $   $   $ 100.0   $ 200.0

(1)
These amounts are included on our consolidated balance sheet as of December 27, 2007. Our Amended Senior Credit Facility provides for mandatory prepayments under certain scenarios. See Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for additional information about our long-term debt obligations and related matters.

(2)
Future interest payments on the Company's unhedged debt obligations (consisting of approximately $583.0 million of variable interest rate borrowings under the Term Facility, $123.7 million outstanding under the Convertible Senior Notes, approximately $51.5 million due under the Senior

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    Subordinated Notes and approximately $0.9 million of other debt obligations) are based on the stated fixed rate or in the case of the $583.0 million of variable interest rate borrowings under the Term Facility, the current interest rate as of December 27, 2007 (6.70%). Future interest payments on the Company's hedged indebtedness as of December 27, 2007 (the remaining $1,100.0 million of borrowings under the Term Facility) are based on (1) the applicable margin (as defined in Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K) as of December 27, 2007 (1.50%) and (2) the expected fixed interest payments under the Company's interest rate swap agreements, which are described in further detail under Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

(3)
The present value of these obligations, excluding interest, is included on our consolidated balance sheet as of December 27, 2007. Future interest payments are calculated based on interest rates implicit in the underlying leases, which have a weighted average interest rate of 11.17%, maturing in various installments through 2021. Refer to Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for additional information about our capital lease obligations and lease financing arrangements.

(4)
These amounts are included on our consolidated balance sheet as of December 27, 2007. Refer to Note 8 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K for additional information about our bankruptcy related matters.

(5)
We enter into operating leases in the normal course of business. Such lease agreements provide us with the option to renew the leases at defined or then fair value rental rates for various periods. Our future operating lease obligations would change if we exercised these renewal options or if we enter into additional operating lease agreements. Our operating lease obligations are further described in Note 6 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

(6)
These amounts are included on our consolidated balance sheet as of December 27, 2007 and represent liabilities associated with unrecognized tax benefits. The table does not include approximately $25.8 million of recorded liabilities associated with unrecognized tax benefits for which we do not believe that the amount and timing of the payments are reasonably estimable.

(7)
Under the terms of New Incremental Term Loan, Regal Cinemas may request the establishment of an additional term loan in a principal amount of up to $200 million. The New Incremental Term Loan is only available if Regal is able to obtain the commitments of new or existing lenders that are willing to provide funding for such New Incremental Term Loan and the satisfaction of certain conditions set forth in the Amended Senior Credit Facility. In addition, as of December 27, 2007, Regal Cinemas had approximately $99.2 million available for drawing under the $100.0 million Revolving Facility. Regal Cinemas also maintains a sublimit within the Revolving Facility of $10.0 million for short-term loans and $30.0 million for letters of credit.

        We believe that the amount of cash and cash equivalents on hand, cash flow expected from operations and availability under our Revolving Facility will be adequate for the Company to execute its business strategy and meet anticipated requirements for lease obligations, capital expenditures, working capital and debt service for the next 12 months.

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Ratings

        The Company is rated by nationally recognized rating agencies. The significance of individual ratings varies from agency to agency. However, companies assigned ratings at the top end of the range have, in the opinion of certain rating agencies, the strongest capacity for repayment of debt or payment of claims, while companies at the bottom end of the range have the weakest capability. Ratings are always subject to change and there can be no assurance that the Company's current ratings will continue for any given period of time. A downgrade of the Company's debt ratings, depending on the extent, could increase the cost to borrow funds. Below are our latest ratings per category, which were current as of December 27, 2007.

Category

  Moody's
  Standard and Poor's
Regal 33/4% Convertible Senior Notes   B2   BB-
Regal Cinemas Senior Credit Facility   Ba2   BB-

Debt Obligations

        On October 27, 2006, Regal Cinemas entered into its Amended Senior Credit Facility which consisted of the Term Facility in an aggregate principal amount of $1,700.0 million, a Revolving Facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $100.0 million and a New Incremental Term Loan whereby Regal Cinemas may request additional commitments from the lenders to allow the Company to borrow up to $200.0 million in additional funds for certain limited purposes. For a detailed summary of the material terms of our Amended Senior Credit Facility, please refer to the information provided under Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

        For information regarding our other material debt instruments, including our Convertible Senior Notes and Regal Cinemas' Senior Subordinated Notes, please see the information under Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.

Interest Rate Swaps

        On July 13, 2004, Regal Cinemas entered into four hedging relationships via four distinct interest rate swap agreements with final maturity terms ranging from three to five years each. On September 8, 2005, Regal Cinemas entered into an additional hedging relationship via a distinct interest rate swap agreement with a maturity term of four years. These interest rate swaps were designated to hedge approximately $1,100.0 million of its variable rate debt obligations. On June 30, 2007, one of our interest rate swaps designated to hedge approximately $200.0 million of variable rate debt obligations matured. On August 9, 2007, Regal Cinemas entered into two additional hedging relationships via two distinct interest rate swap agreements with maturity terms of two years each. These interest rate swaps were designated to hedge approximately $200.0 million of variable rate debt obligations.

        Under the terms of the interest rate swap agreements, Regal Cinemas pays interest at various fixed rates ranging from 3.49% to 4.994% and will receive interest at a variable rate based on the 3-month LIBOR. The 3-month LIBOR rate on each reset date determines the variable portion of the interest rate-swaps for the following three-month period. The interest rate swaps settle any accrued interest for cash on the last day of each calendar quarter, until expiration. At such dates, the differences to be paid or received on the interest rate swaps will be included in interest expense. No premium or discount was incurred upon the Company entering into the interest rate swaps, because the pay and receive rates on the interest rate swaps represented prevailing rates for each counterparty at the time the interest rate swaps were entered into. The interest rate swaps qualify for cash flow hedge accounting treatment in accordance with SFAS No. 133, "Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities," and as such, the Company has effectively hedged its exposure to variability in the future cash flows attributable to the 3-month LIBOR on approximately $1,100.0 million of debt. The change in the fair values of the

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interest rate swaps is recorded on the Company's consolidated balance sheet as an asset or liability with the effective portion of the interest rate swaps' gains or losses reported as a component of other comprehensive income (loss) and the ineffective portion reported in earnings. As interest expense is accrued on the debt obligation, amounts in accumulated other comprehensive income/loss related to the designated hedging instruments (the six interest rate swaps) will be reclassified into earnings to obtain a net cost on the debt obligation equal to the effective yield of the fixed rate of each swap. The fair value of the Company's interest rate swaps is based on dealer quotes, and represents an estimate of the amounts Regal Cinemas would receive or pay to terminate the agreements taking into consideration various factors, including current interest rates.

        As of December 27, 2007, the aggregate fair value of the interest rate swaps was determined to be approximately ($2.5 million), which has been recorded as a component of "Other Non-Current Liabilities" with a corresponding amount of ($1.6 million), net of tax, recorded to "Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss." The interest rate swaps exhibited no ineffectiveness for the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005.

Sale-Leaseback Transactions

        For information regarding our various sale and leaseback transactions, refer to Note 6 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K.


Critical Accounting Estimates

        Our consolidated financial statements are prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, which require management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of the assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the balance sheet as well as the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. We routinely make estimates and judgments about the carrying value of our assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. We evaluate and modify on an ongoing basis such estimates and assumptions, which include those related to film costs, property and equipment, goodwill, income taxes and purchase accounting as well as others discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K. Estimates and assumptions are based on historical and other factors believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. The results of these estimates may form the basis of the carrying value of certain assets and liabilities. Actual results, under conditions and circumstances different from those assumed, may differ materially from estimates. The impact and any associated risks related to estimates, assumptions, and accounting policies are discussed within "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations", as well as in the notes to the consolidated financial statements, if applicable, where such estimates, assumptions, and accounting policies affect our reported and expected results. Management has discussed the development and selection of its critical accounting estimates with the audit committee of our Board of Directors and the audit committee has reviewed our related disclosures herein.

        We believe the following accounting policies are critical to our business operations and the understanding of our results of operations and affect the more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements:

    We have applied the principles of purchase accounting when recording theatre acquisitions. Under purchase accounting principles, we are required to estimate the fair value of all assets and liabilities, including: (i) the acquired tangible and intangible assets, including property and equipment, (ii) the liabilities assumed at the date of acquisition, and (iii) the related deferred tax assets and liabilities. Because the estimates we make in purchase accounting can materially impact our future results of operations, for significant acquisitions, we have obtained assistance

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      from third party valuation specialists in order to make these valuation estimates, which are made based on information available to us at the acquisition date. The estimation of the fair value of the assets and liabilities involves a number of judgments and estimates that could differ materially from the actual amounts. Historically, the estimates made have not experienced significant changes and, as a result, we have not disclosed such changes.

    SFAS 142, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets" specifies that goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets will be subject to an annual impairment assessment. Based on our annual impairment assessment conducted during fiscal 2007, fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2005, we were not required to record a charge for goodwill impairment. In assessing the recoverability of the goodwill, we must make various assumptions regarding estimated future cash flows and other factors in determining the fair values of the respective assets. If these estimates or their related assumptions change in the future, we may be required to record impairment charges for these assets in future periods.

    We estimate our film cost expense and related film cost payable based on management's best estimate of the expected box office revenue of each film over the length of its run in our theatres and the ultimate settlement of such film costs with the distributors. Generally, less than one-third of our quarterly film expense is estimated at period-end. The length of time until these costs are known with certainty depends on the ultimate duration of the film play, but is typically "settled" within two to three months of a particular film's opening release. Upon settlement with our film distributors, film cost expense and the related film cost payable are adjusted to the final film settlement. The ultimate revenues of a film can be estimated reasonably accurately within a few weeks after the film is released based on the film's initial box office performance, which is determined by a film's initial box office receipts. As a result, there are typically insignificant variances between our estimates of film cost expense and the final film cost payable, because we make such estimates based on each film's box office receipts through the end of the reporting period. For the fiscal years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005, there were no significant changes in our film cost estimation and settlement procedures.

    We depreciate and amortize the components of our property and equipment relating to both owned and leased theatres on a straight-line basis over the shorter of the lease term or the estimated useful lives of the assets. Each owned theatre consists of a building structure, structural improvements, seating and concession and film display equipment. While we have assigned an estimated useful life of less than 30 years to certain acquired facilities, we estimate that our newly constructed buildings generally have an average economic useful life to us of 30 years. Certain of our buildings have been in existence for more than forty years. With respect to equipment (e.g., concession stand, point-of-sale equipment, etc.), a substantial portion is depreciated over seven years or less, which has been our historical replacement period. Seats and projection equipment generally have a longer useful economic life, and their depreciable lives (12-15 years) are based on our experience and replacement practices. The estimates of the assets' useful lives require our judgment and our knowledge of the assets being depreciated and amortized. Further, we review the economic useful lives of such assets annually and make adjustments thereto as necessary. Actual economic lives may differ materially from these estimates.

      The majority of our properties were appraised as part of the bankruptcy process described in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K. Such appraisals supported the estimated lives being used for depreciation and amortization purposes. Furthermore, our analysis of our historical capital replacement program is consistent with our depreciation policies. Finally, we review long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts of the assets may not be fully recoverable. Such analysis generally evaluates assets for impairment on an individual

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      theatre basis. When the estimated future undiscounted cash flows of the operations to which the assets relate do not exceed the carrying value of the assets, such assets are written down to fair value. Our experience indicates that theatre properties become impaired primarily due to market or competitive factors rather than physical (wear and tear) or functional (inadequacy or obsolescence) factors. In this regard, we do not believe the frequency or volume of facilities impaired due to these market factors are significant enough to impact the useful lives used for depreciation periods.

      For the fiscal years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005, no significant changes have been made to the depreciation and amortization rates applied to operating assets, the underlying assumptions related to estimates of depreciation and amortization, or the methodology applied. For the fiscal year ended December 27, 2007, consolidated depreciation and amortization expense was $183.4 million, representing 6.9% of consolidated total revenues. If the estimated lives of all assets being depreciated were increased by one year, the consolidated depreciation and amortization expense would have decreased by approximately $12.2 million or 6.6%. If the estimated lives of all assets being depreciated were decreased by one year, the consolidated depreciation and amortization expense would have increased by approximately $14.0 million or 7.7%.

    Income taxes are accounted for under the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases as well as operating loss and tax credit carryforwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. We record a valuation allowance if it is deemed more likely than not that our deferred income tax assets will not be realized. We reassess the need for such valuation allowance on an ongoing basis. An increase in the valuation allowance generally results in an increase in the provision for income taxes recorded in such period. With the exception of valuation allowances recorded relative to pre-acquisition periods, decreases in the valuation allowance generally result in a decrease in the provision for income taxes. Should we ultimately realize a benefit from tax assets in excess of the amount recorded that relates to pre-acquisition periods, goodwill would be reduced to the extent of such excess or recorded goodwill, as appropriate.

      Additionally, income tax rules and regulations are subject to interpretation, require judgment by us and may be challenged by the tax authorities. As described further in Note 7 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, effective December 29, 2006, the Company adopted the provisions of FASB Interpretation No. 48, "Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes—an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109" ("FIN 48). Although we believe that our tax return positions are fully supportable, in accordance with FIN 48, we recognize a tax benefit only for tax positions that we determine will more likely than not be sustained based on the technical merits of the tax position. With respect to such tax positions for which recognition of a benefit is appropriate, the benefit is measured at the largest amount of benefit that is greater than 50 percent likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement. Tax positions are evaluated on an ongoing basis as part of our process for determining our provision for income taxes. Among other items deemed relevant by us, the evaluations are based on new legislation, other new technical guidance, judicial proceedings, and our specific circumstances, including the progress of tax audits. With the exception of tax benefits realized relative to changes in pre-acquisition uncertain tax positions, any change in the

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      determination of the amount of tax benefit recognized relative to an uncertain tax position impacts the provision for income taxes in the period that such determination is made.

      For the fiscal year ended December 27, 2007, our provision for income taxes was $242.9 million. Changes in management's estimates and assumptions regarding the probability that certain tax return positions will be sustained, the enacted tax rate applied to deferred tax assets and liabilities, the ability to realize the value of deferred tax assets, or the timing of the reversal of tax basis differences could impact the provision for income taxes and change the effective tax rate. A one percentage point change in the effective tax rate from 40.1% to 41.1% would have increased the current year income tax provision by approximately $6.1 million.


Quarterly Results

        The Company's consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 27, 2007 include the results of operations of the four theatres acquired from AMC on September 15, 2006 from December 29, 2006. The acquisition of the four theatres from AMC are described in Note 3 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K. The Company's consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 28, 2006 include the results of operations of the four theatres acquired on September 15, 2006 from AMC for the period subsequent to the date of acquisition. The comparability of our results between quarters is impacted by the inclusion from such dates of the results of operations of the four theatres from AMC and to a lesser extent, seasonality.

        The following tables set forth selected unaudited quarterly results for the eight quarters ended December 27, 2007. The quarterly financial data as of each period presented below have been derived from Regal's unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for those periods. Results for these periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. The quarterly financial data should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of Regal and notes thereto included elsewhere in this Form 10-K.

 
  Dec. 27,
2007

  Sept. 27,
2007

  June 28,
2007

  March 29,
2007

  Dec. 28,
2006

  Sept. 28,
2006

  June 29,
2006

  March 30,
2006

 
  In millions (except per share data)

Total revenues   $ 599.9   $ 752.9   $ 683.4   $ 625.0   $ 652.7   $ 675.7   $ 684.6   $ 585.1
Income from operations     56.8     117.4     83.0     65.0     85.3     83.5     89.0     50.7
Net income     23.2     58.0     52.7     229.1     29.2     29.3     16.6     11.2
Diluted earnings per share     0.15     0.36     0.33     1.46     0.19     0.19     0.11     0.07
Dividends per common share   $ 0.30   $ 0.30   $ 2.30 (1) $ 0.30   $ 0.30   $ 0.30   $ 0.30   $ 0.30

(1)
Includes the April 13, 2007 payment of the $2.00 extraordinary cash dividend paid on each share of Class A and Class B Common stock. See Note 1 to the accompanying consolidated financial Statements included in Item 8 of this Form 10-K for further discussion.


Inflation

        The Company does not believe that inflation has had a material impact on its financial position or results of operations.


Seasonality

        The Company's revenues are usually seasonal, coinciding with the timing of releases of motion pictures by the major distributors. Generally, studios release the most marketable motion pictures during the summer and the holiday seasons. The unexpected emergence of a "hit" film during other periods can alter the traditional pattern. The timing of movie releases can have a significant effect on

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the Company's results of operations, and the results of one quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results for the next or any other quarter. The seasonality of motion picture exhibition, however, has become less pronounced as studios are releasing motion pictures somewhat more evenly throughout the year.


Recent Accounting Pronouncements

        For a discussion of the recent accounting pronouncements relevant to our operations, please refer to the information provided under Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, which information is incorporated herein by reference.


Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

        Other than the operating leases detailed above under "Contractual Cash Obligations and Commitments," the Company has no other off-balance sheet arrangements.

Item 7A.    QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

        The Company's market risk is confined to interest rate exposure of its and its wholly owned subsidiaries' debt obligations that bear interest based on floating rates. The Senior Credit Facility provided for and the Amended Senior Credit Facility provides variable rate interest that could be adversely affected by an increase in interest rates. Borrowings under the prior term facility bore and the Term Facility bear interest, at Regal Cinemas' option, at either an adjusted Eurodollar rate (as defined in the Amended Senior Credit Facility) or the base rate plus, in each case, an applicable margin.

        During the years ended December 29, 2005 and December 30, 2004, Regal Cinemas entered into five distinct hedging relationships via five separate interest rate swap agreements with final maturity terms ranging from three to five years for the purpose of hedging an aggregate of approximately $1,100.0 million of its variable rate debt obligations. Under the terms of the interest rate swap agreements, Regal Cinemas pays interest at various fixed rates ranging from 3.49%—4.337% and receives interest at a variable rate based on the 3-month LIBOR. On June 30, 2007, one of our interest rate swaps designated to hedge approximately $200.0 million of variable rate debt obligations matured. On August 9, 2007, Regal Cinemas entered into two additional hedging relationships via two distinct interest rate swap agreements with maturity terms of two years each and require Regal Cinemas to pay interest at a fixed rate of 4.944% and receive interest at a variable rate. These interest rate swaps were designated to hedge approximately $200.0 million of variable rate debt obligations. For a further description of the swap agreements, see Note 5 to the consolidated financial statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.

        As of December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006, borrowings of $1,683.0 million and $1,700.0 million, respectively, were outstanding under the Term Facility and the prior term facility, respectively, at an effective interest rate of 6.09% (as of December 27, 2007) and 6.23% (as of December 28, 2006), after the impact of the interest rate swaps is taken into account. A hypothetical change of 10% in the Company's effective interest rate under the Term Facility as of December 27, 2007, would increase or decrease interest expense by $2.6 million for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2007.

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Item 8.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

MANAGEMENT'S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

The Board of Directors
Regal Entertainment Group:

        Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

        Management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of such controls as of December 27, 2007. This assessment was based on criteria for effective internal control over financial reporting described in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on this assessment, our management believes that the Company's internal control over financial reporting is effective as of December 27, 2007.

        KPMG LLP, independent registered public accounting firm of the Company's consolidated financial statements, has issued an audit report on management's assertion with respect to the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting as of December 27, 2007, as stated in their report which is included herein.

/s/  MICHAEL L. CAMPBELL      
Michael L. Campbell
Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)
  /s/  AMY E. MILES      
Amy E. Miles
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer (Principal Financial Officer)

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Stockholders
Regal Entertainment Group:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Regal Entertainment Group as of December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006, and the related consolidated statements of income, stockholders' equity (deficit) and comprehensive income (loss), and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 27, 2007. We also have audited Regal Entertainment Group's internal control over financial reporting as of December 27, 2007, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Regal Entertainment Group's management is responsible for these consolidated financial statements, for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements and an opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement and whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audits of the consolidated financial statements included examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed

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risk. Our audits also included performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinions.

A company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Regal Entertainment Group as of December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 27, 2007, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Also in our opinion, Regal Entertainment Group maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 27, 2007, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

As discussed in Notes 2 and 9 to the consolidated financial statements, effective December 30, 2005, the Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123(revised), Share-Based Payment. As discussed in Note 7 to the consolidated financial statements, effective December 29, 2006, the Company adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes.

/s/ KPMG LLP

Nashville, TN
February 25, 2008

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions, except share data)

 
  December 27, 2007
  December 28, 2006
 
ASSETS              
CURRENT ASSETS:              
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 435.2   $ 162.2  
Trade and other receivables, net     73.5     59.8  
Inventories     8.1     8.0  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     7.1     1.8  
Assets held for sale     1.6     8.6  
Deferred income tax asset         0.6  
   
 
 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     525.5     241.0  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT:              
Land     121.8     133.2  
Buildings and leasehold improvements     1,701.6     1,667.3  
Equipment     886.5     852.6  
Construction in progress     24.2     31.7  
   
 
 
Total property and equipment     2,734.1     2,684.8  
Accumulated depreciation and amortization     (912.5 )   (763.0 )
   
 
 
TOTAL PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET     1,821.6     1,921.8  
GOODWILL     181.7     214.9  
DEFERRED INCOME TAX ASSET     64.0     21.4  
OTHER NON-CURRENT ASSETS     42.1     69.7  
   
 
 
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 2,634.9   $ 2,468.8  
   
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT              
CURRENT LIABILITIES:              
Current portion of debt obligations   $ 146.5   $ 146.2  
Accounts payable     183.0     168.1  
Accrued expenses     54.7     61.1  
Income taxes payable         52.3  
Deferred revenue     113.9     99.4  
Interest payable     28.9     29.2  
Deferred income tax liability     0.5      
   
 
 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     527.5     556.3  
LONG-TERM DEBT     1,718.2     1,735.3  
LEASE FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS     81.8     85.8  
CAPITAL LEASE OBLIGATIONS     19.0     20.6  
NON-CURRENT DEFERRED REVENUE     279.8      
OTHER NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES     127.4     91.1  
   
 
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES     2,753.7     2,489.1  
MINORITY INTEREST     0.5     1.9  
STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT:              
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 129,518,587 and 126,448,479 shares issued and outstanding at December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006, respectively     0.1     0.1  
Class B common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized, 23,708,639 and 23,908,639 shares issued and outstanding at December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006, respectively          
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding          
Additional paid-in capital (deficit)     (160.4 )   (66.1 )
Retained earnings     42.6     30.2  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net     (1.6 )   13.6  
   
 
 
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT     (119.3 )   (22.2 )
   
 
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT   $ 2,634.9   $ 2,468.8  
   
 
 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions, except share data)


REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in millions, except share and per share data)

 
  Year Ended December 27, 2007
  Year Ended December 28, 2006
  Year Ended December 29, 2005
 
REVENUES:                    
  Admissions   $ 1,804.5   $ 1,727.1   $ 1,662.2  
  Concessions     735.0     696.7     659.8  
  Other operating revenue     121.7     174.3     194.7  
   
 
 
 
TOTAL REVENUES     2,661.2     2,598.1     2,516.7  
OPERATING EXPENSES:                    
  Film rental and advertising costs     957.5     906.6     886.7  
  Cost of concessions     103.8     104.8     96.4  
  Rent expense     335.9     323.2     310.5  
  Other operating expenses     692.3     669.5     668.8  
  General and administrative expenses (including share-based compensation of $5.8, $8.6 and $5.7 for the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005, respectively)     63.1     65.9     67.9  
  Depreciation and amortization     183.4     197.1     199.3  
  Net (gain) loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets     (0.9 )   15.1     11.6  
  Equity in earnings of joint venture including former employee compensation     3.9     7.4     5.9  
   
 
 
 
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES     2,339.0     2,289.6     2,247.1  
   
 
 
 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS     322.2     308.5     269.6  
OTHER EXPENSE (INCOME):                    
  Interest expense, net     112.9     125.2     117.3  
  Gain on NCM transaction (Note 4)     (350.7 )        
  Gain on sale of Fandango interest     (28.6 )        
  Earnings recognized from NCM     (18.6 )        
  Loss on extinguishment of debt         39.2      
  Minority interest in earnings of consolidated subsidiaries and other     1.3     0.1     (0.2 )
   
 
 
 
TOTAL OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, NET     (283.7 )   164.5     117.1  
   
 
 
 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES     605.9     144.0     152.5  
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES     242.9     57.7     60.7  
   
 
 
 
NET INCOME   $ 363.0   $ 86.3   $ 91.8  
   
 
 
 
EARNINGS PER SHARE:                    
  Basic   $ 2.39   $ 0.58   $ 0.63  
  Diluted   $ 2.28   $ 0.56   $ 0.59  
AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING (in thousands)                    
  Basic     151,876     149,019     146,275  
  Diluted     159,474     155,124     154,330  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT) AND

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(in millions, except per share data)

 
  Class A Common Stock
  Class B Common Stock
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
  Additional
Paid-In
Capital
(Deficit)

   
  Deferred
Stock

Compensation

  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)

   
 
 
  Retained
Earnings

   
 
 
  Shares
  Amount
  Shares
  Amount
  Total
 
Balances, December 30, 2004   57.2   $   87.6   $ 0.1   $ 59.1   $ 23.2   $ (8.4 ) $ (5.0 ) $ 69.0  
Comprehensive Income:                                                    
Change in fair value of interest rate swap transactions, net of tax                             17.1     17.1  
Net income                     91.8             91.8  
                                               
 
Total comprehensive income                                 108.9  
Conversion of Class B shares into Class A shares   3.6       (3.6 )                        
Share-based compensation expense                         5.7         5.7  
Exercise of stock options   2.9               18.4                 18.4  
Tax benefit from exercise of stock options and other                 13.8                 13.8  
Forfeiture of stock options                 (1.3 )       1.3          
Issuance of restricted stock   0.2               4.6         (4.6 )        
Forfeiture of restricted stock                 (1.6 )       1.6          
Purchase of treasury shares   (0.5 )             (10.0 )               (10.0 )
Cash dividends declared, $0.30 per share                 (105.5 )   (70.4 )           (175.9 )
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balances, December 29, 2005   63.4       84.0     0.1     (22.5 )   44.6     (4.4 )   12.1     29.9  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT) AND (Continued)

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(in millions, except per share data)


REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT) AND

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (Continued)

(in millions, except per share data)

 
  Class A
Common Stock

  Class B
Common Stock

   
   
   
   
   
 
 
  Additional
Paid-In
Capital
(Deficit)

   
   
  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)

   
 
 
  Retained
Earnings

  Deferred
Stock
Compensation

   
 
 
  Shares
  Amount
  Shares
  Amount
  Total
 
Comprehensive Income:                                                  
Change in fair value of interest rate swap transactions, net of tax                             1.5   1.5  
Net income                     86.3           86.3  
                                               
 
Total comprehensive income                               87.8  
Conversion of Class B shares into Class A shares   60.0     0.1   (60.0 )   (0.1 )                  
Adoption of SFAS No. 123-R                 (4.4 )       4.4        
Share-based compensation expense                 8.6               8.6  
Exercise of stock options   2.8               16.1               16.1  
Tax benefit from exercise of stock options and other                 14.1               14.1  
Issuance of restricted stock   0.2                              
Impact attributable to convertible note hedge and warrant                 0.9               0.9  
Cash dividends declared, $0.30 per share                 (78.9 )   (100.7 )         (179.6 )
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balances, December 28, 2006   126.4     0.1   24.0         (66.1 )   30.2         13.6   (22.2 )
Comprehensive Income:                                                  
Change in fair value of interest rate swap transactions, net of tax                             (15.2 ) (15.2 )
Net income                     363.0           363.0  
                                               
 
Total comprehensive income                               347.8  
Conversion of Class B shares into Class A shares   0.2       (0.2 )                      
Share-based compensation expense                 5.6               5.6  
Exercise of stock options   2.7               15.6               15.6  
Tax benefit from exercise of stock options and other                 15.3               15.3  
Issuance of restricted stock   0.2                              
Impact attributable to convertible note hedge and warrant                                
Extraordinary cash dividend declared, $2.00 per share                 (89.4 )   (212.6 )         (302.0 )
Adoption of FIN 48                     3.7           3.7  
Cash dividends declared, $0.30 per share                 (41.4 )   (141.7 )         (183.1 )
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balances, December 27, 2007   129.5   $ 0.1   23.8   $   $ (160.4 ) $ 42.6   $   $ (1.6 ) (119.3 )
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in millions)

 
  Year Ended
December 27, 2007

  Year Ended
December 28, 2006

  Year Ended
December 29, 2005

 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                    
  Net income   $ 363.0   $ 86.3   $ 91.8  
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:                    
  Depreciation and amortization     183.4     197.1     199.3  
  Share-based compensation expense     5.8     8.6     5.7  
  Minority interest in earnings of consolidated subsidiaries and other     1.3     0.1     (0.2 )
  Deferred income tax benefit     (4.4 )   (19.8 )   (15.5 )
  Net (gain) loss on disposal and impairment of operating assets     (0.9 )   15.1     11.6  
  Equity in earnings of joint venture including former employee compensation     3.9     7.4     5.9  
  Gain on sale of Fandango interest     (28.6 )        
  Non-cash gain on NCM transaction     (3.4 )        
  Loss on extinguishment of debt         39.2      
  Non-cash rent expense     8.8     11.0     11.9  
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities (excluding effects of acquisition):                    
  Trade and other receivables     9.2     (3.5 )   (3.2 )
  Inventories         (0.2 )   (0.1 )
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     0.8     5.6     10.7  
  Accounts payable     15.0     (13.2 )   (1.3 )
  Income taxes payable     (44.4 )   (26.5 )   48.9  
  Deferred revenue     294.3          
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities     (3.1 )   (2.8 )   20.9  
   
 
 
 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES     800.7     304.4     386.4  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                    
  Capital expenditures     (114.4 )   (124.7 )   (144.5 )
  Proceeds from disposition of assets     40.6     7.1     57.7  
  Proceeds from sale of Fandango interest     28.6          
  Purchase of partnership interests, net of cash acquired     (1.1 )        
  Dividends received from partnership     0.3          
  Investment in DCIP     (1.5 )        
  Cash used for acquisitions, net of cash acquired         (34.1 )   (156.8 )
  Decrease in restricted cash             0.6  
   
 
 
 
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES     (47.5 )   (151.7 )   (243.0 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                    
  Cash used to pay dividends     (485.1 )   (179.6 )   (175.9 )
  Proceeds from stock option exercises     15.6     16.1     18.4  
  Net payments on long term obligations     (22.5 )   (20.6 )   (22.8 )
  Cash used to settle conversions of convertible notes     (0.1 )   (152.1 )    
  Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements     14.6     13.0      
  Payment of debt acquisition costs and other     (2.3 )   (21.9 )   (0.6 )
  Payment of bankruptcy claims and liabilities     (0.4 )       (0.1 )
  Proceeds from Regal Cinemas Senior Credit Facility         140.4      
  Net proceeds attributable to convertible note hedge and warrant         17.9      
  Cash used to purchase treasury shares             (10.0 )
   
 
 
 
NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES     (480.2 )   (186.8 )   (191.0 )
   
 
 
 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS     273.0     (34.1 )   (47.6 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD     162.2     196.3     243.9  
   
 
 
 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD   $ 435.2   $ 162.2   $ 196.3  
   
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:                    
  Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds received   $ 271.2   $ 94.0   $ 28.6  
   
 
 
 
  Cash paid for interest   $ 127.7   $ 123.1   $ 112.7  
   
 
 
 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

DECEMBER 27, 2007

1. THE COMPANY AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

        Regal Entertainment Group (the "Company," "Regal," "we" or "us") is the parent company of Regal Entertainment Holdings, Inc. ("REH"), which is the parent company of Regal Cinemas Corporation ("Regal Cinemas") and its subsidiaries. Regal Cinemas' subsidiaries include Regal Cinemas, Inc. ("RCI") and its subsidiaries, which include Edwards Theatres, Inc. ("Edwards"), Regal CineMedia Corporation ("Regal CineMedia" or "RCM"), Hoyts Cinemas Corporation ("Hoyts") and United Artists Theatre Company ("United Artists"). The terms Regal or the Company, REH, Regal Cinemas, RCI, Edwards, Regal CineMedia, Hoyts and United Artists shall be deemed to include the respective subsidiaries of such entities when used in discussions included herein regarding the current operations or assets of such entities.

        Regal operates the largest theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 6,388 screens in 527 theatres in 39 states and the District of Columbia as of December 27, 2007. The Company formally operates on a 52-week fiscal year with each quarter generally consisting of 13 weeks, unless otherwise noted. The Company's fiscal year ends on the first Thursday after December 25, which in certain years results in a 53-week fiscal year.

        During 2000 and 2001, United Artists and a majority of its subsidiaries at that time (the "United Artists Bankrupt Entities"), Edwards Theatre Circuit Affiliated Group and its subsidiaries at that time (the "Edwards Bankrupt Entities"), and Regal Cinemas, Inc. and its subsidiaries at that time (the "Regal Cinemas, Inc. Bankrupt Entities") filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Courts identified below, as well as joint plans of reorganization. The joint plans of reorganization, as amended, for the United Artists Bankrupt Entities and the Edwards Bankrupt Entities were approved by the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Delaware and the Central District of California, respectively. Such joint plans of reorganization became effective on March 2, 2001 ("UA Effective Date") for the United Artists Bankrupt Entities and September 29, 2001 ("Edwards Effective Date") for the Edwards Bankrupt Entities. Edwards was formed in connection with the reorganization of the Edwards Bankrupt Entities to, among other things, effect the substantive consolidation of the Edwards Bankrupt Entities through their merger into Edwards. As a result of the merger transaction, Edwards succeeded to all of the assets and liabilities of the Edwards Bankrupt Entities. The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee approved the Regal Cinemas, Inc. Bankrupt Entities' joint plan of reorganization on December 7, 2001, and it became effective on January 29, 2002. The Anschutz Corporation and its subsidiaries ("Anschutz") acquired controlling equity interests in United Artists, Edwards and Regal Cinemas, Inc. upon each of the entities' emergence from bankruptcy reorganization. Also on that date, Anschutz and the other stockholders of Regal Cinemas, Inc. exchanged their equity interests in Regal Cinemas, Inc. for equity interests in Regal Cinemas and as a result, Regal Cinemas, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Regal Cinemas. Regal Cinemas was formed for the primary purpose of acquiring and holding the shares of common stock of Regal Cinemas, Inc. In May 2002, the Company sold 18.0 million shares of its Class A common stock in an initial public offering at a price of $19.00 per share, receiving aggregate net offering proceeds, net of underwriting discounts, commissions and other offering expenses, of $314.8 million.

        In March 2005, Regal and AMC Entertainment Inc. ("AMC") announced the combination of the operations of RCM and AMC's subsidiary, National Cinema Network, Inc. ("NCN"), into a new joint venture company known as National CineMedia, LLC ("National CineMedia"). In July 2005,

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Cinemark, Inc. ("Cinemark"), through a wholly owned subsidiary, acquired a 20.7% interest in National CineMedia. On February 13, 2007, National CineMedia, Inc. ("NCM, Inc."), a newly formed entity that serves as the sole manager of National CineMedia, completed an initial public offering, or IPO, of its common stock. In connection with the IPO of NCM, Inc., RCM, through its wholly owned subsidiary Regal CineMedia Holdings, LLC ("RCH"), AMC and Cinemark amended and restated the operating agreement of National CineMedia and other ancillary agreements. In connection with the series of transactions completed in connection with the IPO, Regal received gross cash proceeds totaling approximately $628.3 million and retained a 22.6% interest in NCM, Inc.. After the payment of current taxes, net cash proceeds from these transactions totaled approximately $447.4 million. The Company used a portion of the net cash proceeds to fund an extraordinary cash dividend of $2.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Class A and Class B common stock, including outstanding restricted stock, or approximately $302.0 million in the aggregate. Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2007 were paid this $302.0 million dividend on April 13, 2007. As discussed further in Note 4—"Investment in National CineMedia, LLC," as a result of the transactions completed in connection with the IPO, the Company recognized a gain of approximately $350.7 million during the year ended December 27, 2007.

        On February 12, 2007, we, along with AMC and Cinemark, formed a joint venture company known as Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("DCIP"), to explore the possibility of implementing digital cinema in our theatres and to create a financing model and establish agreements with major motion picture studios for the implementation of digital cinema. The Company's cash investment in DCIP totaled approximately $1.5 million as of December 27, 2007. We account for our investment in DCIP following the equity method of accounting. For the year ended December 27, 2007, the Company recorded a loss of $1.2 million representing its share of the net loss of DCIP. Such loss is presented as a component of "Minority interest in earnings of consolidated subsidiaries and other."

        During the year ended December 27, 2007, the Company sold its equity interest in Fandango, Inc. ("Fandango") for proceeds of $28.6 million. As a result of this transaction, the Company recognized a gain on the sale of approximately $28.6 million ($17.2 million after tax). Additional consideration of approximately $5.0 million has been placed into escrow for general contingencies. No asset or gain will be recorded until final settlement. Also, in connection with the sale, the Company agreed to amend its existing contract with Fandango in exchange for an amendment fee totaling $5.5 million. This amount has been recorded as deferred revenue and will be amortized to revenue on a straight-line basis over the six year term of the amendment.

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

        The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Regal and its subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

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        Revenues are generated principally through admissions and concessions sales with proceeds received in cash or via credit card at the point of sale. Other operating revenues consist primarily of product advertising (including vendor marketing programs) and other ancillary revenues which are recognized as income in the period earned. The Company recognizes payments received attributable to the marketing and advertising services provided by the Company under certain vendor programs as revenue in the period in which the related impressions are delivered. Such impressions are measured by the concession product sales volume, which is a mutually agreed upon proxy of attendance and reflects the Company's marketing and advertising services delivered to its vendors. Proceeds received from advance ticket sales and gift certificates are recorded as deferred revenue. The Company recognizes revenue associated with gift certificates and advanced ticket sales at such time as the items are redeemed, or redemption becomes unlikely. The determination of the likelihood of redemption is based on an analysis of the Company's historical redemption trends.

        The Company considers all unrestricted highly liquid debt instruments and investments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. At December 27, 2007, the Company held substantially all of its cash in temporary cash investments in the form of certificates of deposit and variable rate investment accounts with major financial institutions.

        Inventories consist of concession products and theatre supplies. The Company states inventories on the basis of first-in, first-out (FIFO) cost, which is not in excess of net realizable value.

        The Company states property and equipment at cost. Major renewals and improvements are capitalized, while maintenance and repairs which do not improve or extend the lives of the respective assets, are expensed currently. Gains and losses from disposition of property and equipment are included in income and expense when realized.

        The Company capitalizes the cost of computer equipment, system hardware and purchased software ready for service. During the years ended December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006, the Company capitalized approximately $10.0 million and $13.0 million of such costs, which were associated primarily with (i) new point-of-sale devices at the Company's box offices and concession stands, (ii) new ticketing kiosks, and (iii) computer hardware and software purchased for the Company's theater locations and corporate office. The Company also capitalizes certain direct external costs associated with software we develop for internal use after the preliminary software project stage is completed and Company management has authorized further funding for a software project and it is deemed probable of completion. We capitalize these external software development costs only until the point at which the project is substantially complete and the software is ready for its intended purpose.

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        The Company records depreciation and amortization using the straight-line method over the following estimated useful lives:

Buildings   20-30 years
Equipment   3-20 years
Leasehold improvements   Lesser of term of lease or asset life
Computer equipment and software   3-5 years

        As of December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006, included in property and equipment is $105.2 of assets accounted for under capital leases and lease financing arrangements, net of accumulated depreciation of $36.8 million and $32.0 million, respectively. The Company records amortization using the straight-line method over the shorter of the lease terms or the estimated useful lives noted above.

        The Company reviews long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts of the assets may not be fully recoverable. The Company generally evaluates assets for impairment on an individual theatre basis, which management believes is the lowest level for which there are identifiable cash flows. If the sum of the expected future cash flows, undiscounted and without interest charges, is less than the carrying amount of the assets, the Company recognizes an impairment charge in the amount by which the carrying value of the assets exceeds their fair market value. The fair value of assets is determined using the present value of the estimated future cash flows or the expected selling price less selling costs for assets of which the Company expects to dispose. This analysis resulted in the recording of impairment charges of $6.8 million, $13.6 million and $13.7 million for the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005.

        The majority of the Company's operations are conducted in premises occupied under non-cancelable lease agreements with initial base terms ranging generally from 15 to 20 years. The Company, at its option, can renew a substantial portion of the leases at defined or then fair rental rates for various periods. Certain leases for Company theatres provide for contingent rentals based on the revenue results of the underlying theatre and require the payment of taxes, insurance, and other costs applicable to the property. Also, certain leases contain escalating minimum rental provisions. There are no conditions imposed upon us by our lease agreements or by parties other than the lessor that legally obligate the Company to incur costs to retire assets as a result of a decision to vacate our leased properties. None of our lease agreements require us to return the leased property to the lessor in its original condition (allowing for normal wear and tear) or to remove leasehold improvements at our cost.

        The Company accounts for leased properties under the provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 13, Accounting for Leases ("SFAS No. 13") and other authoritative accounting literature. SFAS No. 13 requires that the Company evaluate each lease for classification as either a capital lease or an operating lease. The Company performs this evaluation at the inception of the lease and when a modification is made to a lease. As to those arrangements that are classified as

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capital leases, the Company records property under capital leases and a capital lease obligation in an amount equal to the lesser of the present value of the minimum lease payments to be made over the life of the lease at the beginning of the lease term, or the fair value of the leased property. The property under capital lease is amortized on a straight-line basis as a charge to expense over the lease term, as defined, or the economic life of the leased property, whichever is less. During the lease term, as defined, each minimum lease payment is allocated between a reduction of the lease obligation and interest expense so as to produce a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the lease obligation. The Company does not believe that exercise of the renewal options in its leases are reasonably assured at the inception of the lease agreements because our leases: (i) provide for either (a) renewal rents based on market rates or (b) renewal rents that equal or exceed the initial rents, and (ii) do not impose economic penalties upon our determination whether or not to exercise the renewal option. As a result, there are not sufficient economic incentives at the inception of our leases, in our view, to consider that our lease renewal options are reasonably assured of being exercised and therefore, we generally consider the initial base term as the lease term under SFAS No. 13.

        The Company records rent expense for its operating leases with contractual rent increases in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Technical Bulletin 85-3, "Accounting for Operating Leases with Scheduled Rent Increases," on a straight-line basis from the "lease commencement date" as specified in the lease agreement until the end of the base lease term.

        For leases in which the Company is involved with construction of the theatre, the Company accounts for the lease during the construction period under the provisions of Emerging Issues Task Force ("EITF") 97-10, "The Effect of Lessee Involvement in Asset Construction." The landlord is typically responsible for constructing a theatre using guidelines and specifications agreed to by the Company and assumes substantially all of the risk of construction. In accordance with EITF 97-10, if the Company concludes that it has substantially all of the construction period risks, it records a construction asset and related liability for the amount of total project costs incurred during the construction period. Once construction is completed, the Company considers the requirements under SFAS No. 98, "Accounting for Leases: Sale-Leaseback Transactions Involving Real Estate: Sales-Type Leases of Real Estate; Definition of the Lease Term; and Initial Direct Costs of Direct Financing Leases" ("SFAS No. 98"), for sale-leaseback treatment, and if the arrangement does not meet such requirements, it records the project's construction costs funded by the landlord as a financing obligation. The obligation is amortized over the financing term based on the payments designated in the contract.

        In accordance with FASB Staff Position 13-1, Accounting for Rental Costs Incurred during a Construction Period ("FSP 13-1"), we expense rental costs incurred during construction periods for operating leases as such costs are incurred. For rental costs incurred during construction periods for both operating and capital leases, the "lease commencement date" is the date at which we gain access to the leased asset. Historically, and for the fiscal years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005, these rental costs have not been significant to our consolidated financial statements.

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        The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the years ended December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006 are as follows (in millions):

 
  Year ended December 27, 2007
  Year ended December 28, 2006
 
Balance at beginning of year   $ 214.9   $ 223.8  
Adoption of FIN 48     (1.6 )    
Adjustments related to certain pre-acquisition deferred tax assets     (31.0 )   (9.2 )
Other     (0.6 )   0.3  
   
 
 
Balance at end of year   $ 181.7   $ 214.9  
   
 
 

        Under SFAS No. 142, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets," the Company has identified its reporting units to be the designated market areas in which the Company conducts its theatre operations. The fair value of the Company's identified reporting units were estimated using the expected present value of associated future cash flows and market values of the underlying theatres within each reporting unit. The Company's annual goodwill impairment assessments for the years ended December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006 indicated that the fair value of its reporting units exceeded their carrying value and therefore, goodwill was not deemed to be impaired.

        Other non-current assets include debt acquisition costs, which are deferred and amortized over the terms of the related agreements using a method that approximates the effective interest method. Debt acquisition costs as of December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006 were $52.1 million and $49.7 million, respectively, net of accumulated amortization of $19.4 million and $13.1 million, respectively.

        Income taxes are accounted for under the asset and liability method. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases and operating loss and tax credit carryforwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. The Company records a valuation allowance if it is deemed more likely than not that its deferred income tax assets will not be realized. The Company expects that certain deferred income tax assets are not more likely than not to be recovered and therefore, has established a valuation allowance. The Company reassesses its need for the valuation allowance for its deferred income taxes on an ongoing basis. Should the Company realize certain tax assets with a valuation allowance that relate to pre-acquisition periods, goodwill would be reduced.

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        Additionally, income tax rules and regulations are subject to interpretation, require judgment by the Company and may be challenged by the taxation authorities. As described further in Note 7—"Income Taxes," effective December 29, 2006, the Company adopted the provisions of FASB Interpretation No. 48, "Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes—an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109" ("FIN 48"). In accordance with FIN 48, the Company recognizes a tax benefit only for tax positions that are determined to be more likely than not sustainable based on the technical merits of the tax position. With respect to such tax positions for which recognition of a benefit is appropriate, the benefit is measured at the largest amount of benefit that is greater than 50 percent likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement. Tax positions are evaluated on an ongoing basis as part of the Company's process for determining the provision for income taxes.

        Regal Cinemas has entered into hedging relationships via interest rate swap agreements to hedge against interest rate exposure of its variable rate debt obligations. The interest rate swaps settle any accrued interest for cash on the last day of each calendar quarter, until expiration. At such dates, the differences to be paid or received on the interest rate swaps will be included in interest expense. The interest rate swaps qualify for cash flow hedge accounting treatment in accordance with SFAS No. 133, "Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities," and as such, the change in the fair values of the interest rate swaps is recorded on the Company's consolidated balance sheet as an asset or liability with the effective portion of the interest rate swaps' gains or losses reported as a component of other comprehensive income (loss) and the ineffective portion reported in earnings. As interest expense is accrued on the debt obligation, amounts in accumulated other comprehensive income/loss related to the interest rate swaps will be reclassified into earnings to obtain a net cost on the debt obligation equal to the effective yield of the fixed rate of each swap. The fair value of the Company's interest rate swaps is based on dealer quotes, and represents an estimate of the amounts Regal Cinemas would receive or pay to terminate the agreements taking into consideration various factors, including current interest rates.

        Deferred revenue relates primarily to vendor programs, gift certificates, advance ticket sales, the amount we received related to the sale of our equity interest in Fandango (see Note 1—"The Company and Basis of Presentation") and the amount we received for agreeing to the existing exhibitor service agreement ("ESA") modification described in Note 4—"Investment in National CineMedia, LLC". Deferred revenue related to vendor programs, gift certificates and advance ticket sales are recognized as revenue as described above in this Note 2 under "Revenue Recognition." As described in Note 1—"The Company and Basis of Presentation," deferred revenue related to the sale of our equity interest in Fandango will be amortized to revenue on a straight-line basis over the six year term of the agreement. The amount we received for agreeing to the ESA modification will be amortized to advertising revenue over the 30 year term of the agreement following the units of revenue method as described in Note 4—"Investment in National CineMedia, LLC."

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        The Company recognizes rent on a straight-line basis after considering the effect of rent escalation provisions resulting in a level monthly rent expense for each lease over its term. The deferred rent liability is included in other non-current liabilities.

        The Company estimates its film cost expense and related film cost payable based on management's best estimate of the ultimate settlement of the film costs with the distributors. Generally, less than one-third of our quarterly film expense is estimated at period-end. The length of time until these costs are known with certainty depends on the ultimate duration of the film play, but is typically "settled" within two to three months of a particular film's opening release. Upon settlement with our film distributors, film cost expense and the related film cost payable are adjusted to the final film settlement.

        Members of the Regal Crown Club earn credits for each dollar spent at one of our theatres and earn concession or ticket awards based on the number of credits accumulated. The Company's accounting policy for the loyalty program is based on the guidance provided for Issue 1 in EITF Issue No. 00-22. Because we believe that the value of the awards granted to our Regal Crown Club members is insignificant in relation to the value of the transactions necessary to earn the award, the Company records the estimated incremental cost of providing awards under our Regal Crown Club loyalty program at the time the awards are earned. Historically, and for the fiscal years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005, the costs of these awards have not been significant to our consolidated financial statements.

        The Company expenses advertising costs as incurred. Start-up costs associated with a new theatre are also expensed as incurred.

        As described in Note 9—"Capital Stock And Share-Based Compensation," effective December 30, 2005, we adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised), "Share-Based Payment" ("SFAS 123R") utilizing the modified prospective approach. Under SFAS 123R, share- based compensation cost is measured at the grant date, based on the estimated fair value of the award, and is recognized as expense over the employee's requisite service period. Prior to the adoption of SFAS 123R, we accounted for stock option grants in accordance with Accounting Principles Board ("APB") Opinion No. 25 "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees" ("APB 25") (the intrinsic value method), and accordingly, recognized no compensation expense for stock option grants when the exercise price equaled the fair value of common stock on the date of grant.

        In connection with the adoption of SFAS 123R, the Company also elected to adopt the alternative transition method provided in FASB Staff Position No. 123(R)-3, "Transition Election Related to

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Accounting for Tax Effects of Share-Based Payment Awards" for calculating the tax effects of share-based compensation pursuant to SFAS 123R. The alternative transition method includes a simplified method to establish the beginning balance of the additional paid-in capital pool ("APIC pool") related to the tax effects of employee share-based compensation, which is available to absorb tax deficiencies which could be recognized subsequent to the adoption of SFAS 123R.

        The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Significant estimates include, but are not limited to, those related to film costs, property and equipment, goodwill, income taxes and purchase accounting. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

        As of December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006, and December 29, 2005, the Company managed its business under one reportable segment: theatre exhibition operations.

        Total comprehensive income for the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005 was $347.8 million, $87.8 million and $108.9 million, respectively. Total comprehensive income consists of net income and other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, related to the change in the aggregate unrealized gain (loss) on the Company's interest rate swap arrangements during each of the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005. The Company's interest rate swap arrangements are further described in Note 5—"Debt Obligations."

        Certain reclassifications have been made to the 2005 and 2006 consolidated financial statements to conform to the 2007 presentation.

        In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, "Fair Value Measurements" ("SFAS 157"). Among other requirements, SFAS 157 defines fair value and establishes a framework for measuring fair value and also expands disclosure about the use of fair value to measure assets and liabilities. SFAS 157 is effective beginning the first fiscal year that begins after November 15, 2007. The adoption of SFAS 157 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial position, cash flows and results of operations.

        In February 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 159, "The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities" ("SFAS 159"). SFAS 159 permits entities to choose to measure certain

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financial instruments and other eligible items at fair value when the items are not otherwise currently required to be measured at fair value. Under SFAS 159, the decision to measure items at fair value is made at specified election dates on an irrevocable instrument-by-instrument basis. Entities electing the fair value option would be required to recognize changes in fair value in earnings and to expense upfront cost and fees associated with the item for which the fair value option is elected. Entities electing the fair value option are required to distinguish, on the face of the statement of financial position, the fair value of assets and liabilities for which the fair value option has been elected and similar assets and liabilities measured using another measurement attribute. If elected, SFAS 159 will be effective as of the beginning of the first fiscal year that begins after November 15, 2007, with earlier adoption permitted if all of the requirements of SFAS 157 are adopted. The adoption of SFAS 159 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial position, cash flows and results of operations.

        In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 141(R), "Business Combinations" ("SFAS 141(R)"). SFAS 141(R) requires all business combinations completed after the effective date to be accounted for by applying the acquisition method (previously referred to as the purchase method). SFAS 141(R) expands the definition of transactions and events that qualify as business combinations; requires that the acquired assets and liabilities, including contingencies, be recorded at the fair value determined on the acquisition date and changes thereafter reflected in revenue, not goodwill; changes the recognition timing for restructuring costs; and requires acquisition costs to be expensed as incurred. Adoption of SFAS 141(R) is required for combinations after December 15, 2008. Early adoption and retroactive application of SFAS 141(R) to fiscal years preceding the effective date are not permitted. The Company is evaluating the adoption of SFAS 141(R) and its impact on the Company's consolidated financial position, cash flows and results of operations.

        In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160, "Noncontrolling Interest in Consolidated Financial Statements" ("SFAS 160"). SFAS 160 establishes new accounting and reporting standards for the noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary and for the deconsolidation of a subsidiary. Specifically, this statement requires the recognition of a noncontrolling interest (minority interest) as equity in the consolidated financial statements and separate from the parent's equity. The amount of net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest will be included in consolidated net income on the face of the income statement. SFAS 160 clarifies that changes in a parent's ownership interest in a subsidiary that do not result in deconsolidation are equity transactions if the parent retains it controlling financial interest. In addition, this statement requires that a parent recognize a gain or loss in net income when a subsidiary is deconsolidated. Such gain or loss will be measured using the fair value of the noncontrolling equity investment on the deconsolidation date. SFAS 160 also includes expanded disclosure requirements regarding the interests of the parent and its noncontrolling interest. SFAS 160 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning on or after December 15, 2008. Earlier adoption is prohibited. The Company is evaluating the adoption of SFAS 160 and its impact on the Company's consolidated financial position, cash flows and results of operations.

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3. ACQUISITIONS

        On September 15, 2006, the Company acquired four theatres with a total of 58 screens from AMC. The Company purchased two of these AMC theatres representing 26 screens for approximately $34.1 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments, and acquired the other two AMC theatres representing 32 screens in exchange for two Regal theatres consisting of 32 screens. As of the acquisition date, the exchanged Regal theatres had a net book value of approximately $5.4 million. The Company accounted for the exchange of theatre assets as a non-monetary transaction in accordance with FAS 153, "Exchanges of Nonmonetary Assets—an amendment of APB Opinion No. 29" and as such, allocated the net book value of the Regal theatres to the exchanged AMC theatres. Total cash paid of approximately $34.1 million was directly allocated to the other two AMC theatres using the purchase method of accounting. Accordingly, the total cash purchase price was allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed for both of the respective theatre locations based on management's judgment of the estimated fair values at the date of acquisition. The results of operations of the four acquired theatres have been included in the Company's consolidated financial statements for periods subsequent to the acquisition date.

        The following is a summary of the final allocation of the aggregate cash purchase price to the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the respective dates of acquisition (in millions):

Property and equipment, net   $ 36.4  
Current liabilities     (2.3 )
   
 
Total purchase price   $ 34.1  
   
 

        On April 28, 2005, the Company acquired seven theatres comprising 76 screens in Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania and Virginia from R/C Theatres. On July 21, 2005, the Company acquired 21 theatres and 230 screens in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina from Eastern Federal Corporation. The total aggregate cash purchase price for the combined acquisitions was approximately $156.7 million, including $125.2 million for the Eastern Federal Corporation acquisition. The transactions have been accounted for using the purchase method of accounting and, accordingly, the purchase price has been allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed for each of the respective theatre locations based on their estimated fair values at the dates of acquisition, with the remaining balance allocated to goodwill. The allocation of the purchase price is based on management's judgment after evaluating several factors, including an independent third party appraisal of certain Eastern Federal Corporation fee properties. The results of operations of the acquired theatre operations have been included in the Company's consolidated financial statements for periods subsequent to the respective acquisition dates.

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        The following is a summary of the final allocation of the aggregate cash purchase price to the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the respective dates of acquisition (in millions):

Current assets   $ 0.2  
Property and equipment, net     157.8  
Goodwill     2.9  
Current liabilities     (4.2 )
   
 
Total purchase price   $ 156.7  
   
 

4. INVESTMENT IN NATIONAL CINEMEDIA, LLC

        In March 2005, Regal and AMC announced the combination of the operations of RCM and AMC's subsidiary, NCN, into a new joint venture company known as National CineMedia. In July 2005, Cinemark, through a wholly owned subsidiary, acquired a 20.7% interest in National CineMedia. National CineMedia focuses on the expansion of in-theatre advertising and the creation of complementary business lines that leverage the existing operating personnel, asset and customer bases of its theatrical exhibition partners, which includes us, AMC and Cinemark. National CineMedia is, subject to limited exceptions, the exclusive provider of advertising and event services to Regal, AMC and Cinemark.

        As part of the joint venture transaction, in March 2005, RCM and NCN entered into a Contribution and Unit Holders Agreement with National CineMedia pursuant to which, among other things, RCM and NCN agreed to contribute assets to National CineMedia and National CineMedia agreed to assume specified liabilities of RCM and NCN in consideration for the issuance of equity units by National CineMedia to RCM's wholly-owned subsidiary, RCH and NCN, respectively. The assets contributed to National CineMedia by RCM included fixed assets and agreements as well as approximately $1.3 million in cash. The Company accounts for its investment in National CineMedia using the equity method of accounting and did not recognize any gain or loss resulting from the initial formation of National CineMedia due to the Company's continued involvement in the operations of National CineMedia.

        Pursuant to the other documents entered into in connection with the joint venture transaction, AMC and Regal, through their subsidiaries, retained all advertising contracts signed on or before the close of business on March 31, 2005, and Cinemark retained all advertising contracts signed on or before the close of business on July 15, 2005, subject to an administrative fee (32% during fiscal 2006 through the date of the IPO of NCM, Inc.) payable to National CineMedia to service such contracts. For the period from December 29, 2006 through February 12, 2007 and the year ended December 28, 2006, administrative fees paid to National CineMedia with respect to these contracts totaled less than $0.1 million (on less than $0.1 million of revenue) and $4.8 million (on $15.0 million of revenue), respectively. Revenues and expenses attributable to these advertising contracts were recorded as a component of other operating revenues and other operating expenses in the Company's financial statements. For contracts signed by National CineMedia after the close of business on March 31, 2005

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through February 12, 2007, AMC and Regal, and with respect to advertising contracts signed after the close of business on July 15, 2005, Cinemark, through their respective subsidiaries, received revenue from National CineMedia with respect to advertising and event services at their respective theatres through an agreed upon formula as well as equity in income/loss of National CineMedia. Such formula was based on the weighted average number of screens owned by and the number of theatre patrons of the applicable exhibitor's theatres for any measurement period. During the period from December 29, 2006 through February 12, 2007, the Company recorded $6.2 million of advertising revenues and $0.4 million of other revenues derived from these contracts, which are presented as a component of other operating revenues in the Company's financial statements. During the year ended December 28, 2006, the Company recorded $58.5 million of advertising revenues and $3.1 million of other revenues derived from these contracts. For the period from December 29, 2006 through February 12, 2007 and the year ended December 28, 2006, the Company recorded a loss of $2.0 million and $3.5 million, respectively, representing its share of the net loss of National CineMedia. As of December 28, 2006, RCH owned 45.4% of the Class A Units of National CineMedia, AMC, as successor in interest to NCN, owned 26.3% of the Class A Units of National CineMedia and Cinemark owned 28.3% of the Class A Units of National CineMedia. See "Initial Public Offering of National CineMedia, Inc. and Other Developments" below for a discussion of related amounts for the period from February 13, 2007 through December 27, 2007.

        In connection with the formation of National CineMedia, on May 11, 2005, RCI adopted and approved the RCI Severance Plan For Equity Compensation (the "Severance Plan"). Participation in the Severance Plan is limited to employees of RCM who held an unvested option to purchase shares of Regal's Class A common stock or unvested shares of Regal's restricted Class A common stock pursuant to the terms of the Company's 2002 Incentive Plan (the "Incentive Plan") immediately prior to such employee's termination of employment with RCM and commencement of employment with National CineMedia. Each employee's termination of employment with RCM was effective as of the close of business on May 24, 2005 and commencement of employment with National CineMedia was effective as of May 25, 2005. Under the terms of and subject to the conditions of the Severance Plan, each eligible employee who participates in the Severance Plan is, at the times set forth in the Severance Plan, entitled to cash payments based on the value of Regal's Class A common stock on May 24, 2005 as calculated pursuant to the terms of the Severance Plan. As the Severance Plan provides for payments over future periods that are contingent upon continued employment with National CineMedia, the cost of the Severance Plan will be recorded as an expense over the remaining required service periods. During the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005, the Company recorded total severance expense of approximately $1.9 million, $3.9 million and $7.4 million, respectively, including payments in lieu of dividends, related to the Severance Plan.

        On February 13, 2007, NCM, Inc., a newly formed entity that serves as the sole manager of National CineMedia, completed an IPO of its common stock. NCM, Inc. sold 38.0 million shares of its common stock for $21 per share in the IPO, less underwriting discounts and expenses. NCM, Inc. used a portion of the net cash proceeds from the IPO to acquire newly issued common units from National CineMedia. As a result of the NCM, Inc.'s acquisition of common units in National CineMedia, the Company recognized a change in interest gain of approximately $182.7 million along with a corresponding increase in the Company's equity investment in National CineMedia.

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        In connection with the completion of the IPO, the joint venture partners, including RCI, amended and restated their ESA with National CineMedia, whereby in exchange for its pro rata share of the IPO proceeds (approximately $281.0 million), RCI agreed to a modification of National CineMedia's payment obligation under the ESA. The modification extended the term of the ESA to 30 years, provided National CineMedia with a five year right of first refusal beginning one year prior to the end of the term and changed the basis upon which RCI is paid by National CineMedia from a percentage of revenues associated with advertising contracts entered into by National CineMedia to a monthly theatre access fee. The theatre access fee is composed of a fixed $0.07 payment per patron which will increase by 8% every five years starting at the end of fiscal 2011 and a fixed $800 payment per digital screen each year, which will increase by 5% annually starting at the end of fiscal 2007. In addition, from time to time, common units of National CineMedia held by the joint venture partners will be adjusted through a formula primarily based on theatre attendance generated by each joint venture partner. On-screen advertising time provided to our beverage concessionaire is provided by National CineMedia under the terms of our agreement. In addition, we receive mandatory quarterly distributions of any excess cash from National CineMedia.

        The amount we received for agreeing to the ESA modification was approximately $281.0 million, which represents the estimated fair value of the ESA modification payment. We estimated the fair value of the ESA payment based upon a valuation performed by the Company with the assistance of third party specialists. This amount has been recorded as deferred revenue and will be amortized to advertising revenue over the 30 year term of the agreement following the units of revenue method. Under the units of revenue method, amortization for a period is calculated by computing a ratio of the proceeds received from the ESA modification payment to the total expected decrease in revenues due to entry into the new ESA over the 30 year term of the agreement and then applying that ratio to the current period's expected decrease in revenues due to entry into the new ESA. During the period from February 13, 2007 through December 27, 2007, the Company recognized $2.1 million of advertising revenue utilizing the units of revenue amortization method.

        At the closing of the IPO, the underwriters exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 4.0 million shares of common stock of NCM, Inc. at the initial offering price of $21 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. In connection with this over-allotment option exercise, Regal, AMC and Cinemark each sold to NCM, Inc. common units of National CineMedia on a pro rata basis at the initial offering price of $21 per share, less underwriting discounts and expenses. Regal sold approximately 1.6 million common units to NCM, Inc. for proceeds of approximately $32.2 million and recognized a gain on the sale of such units of approximately $19.3 million. Upon completion of this sale of common units and as of December 27, 2007, Regal held approximately 21.2 million common units of National CineMedia. Such common units are immediately redeemable on a one-to-one basis for shares of NCM, Inc. common stock. As a result, we own, on a fully diluted basis, a 22.6% interest in NCM, Inc.

        Upon the closing of the IPO, National CineMedia entered into a $725.0 million term loan facility, the net cash proceeds of which were used to redeem preferred units issued to each of Regal, AMC and Cinemark on a pro rata basis pursuant to a recapitalization of National CineMedia prior to completion of the IPO. We received approximately $315.1 million as a result of the preferred unit redemption. The Company recognized such cash distributions from National CineMedia by (1) reducing its equity

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investment in National CineMedia from approximately $166.4 million to zero and (2) recording distributions in excess of the investment balance in National CineMedia of approximately $148.7 million as a gain. Because the investment (and net advances) in National CineMedia has been reduced to zero, we will not provide for any additional losses as we have not guaranteed obligations of National CineMedia and we are not otherwise committed to provide further financial support for National CineMedia. In addition, during future periods, the Company will not recognize its share of any undistributed equity in the earnings of National CineMedia until National CineMedia's future net earnings equal or exceed the amount of the above excess distribution. Until such time, equity earnings will be recognized only to the extent that the Company receives cash distributions from National CineMedia. During the year ended December 27, 2007, the Company received $18.6 million in cash distributions from National CineMedia. As a result, $18.6 million in equity earnings were recognized during the year ended December 27, 2007.

        After the payment of current taxes, net cash proceeds from these transactions totaled approximately $447.4 million. The Company used a portion of the net cash proceeds to fund an extraordinary cash dividend of $2.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Class A and Class B common stock, or approximately $302.0 million in the aggregate. Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2007 were paid this dividend on April 13, 2007.

        We account for our investment in National CineMedia following the equity method of accounting. The changes in the carrying amount of our investment in National CineMedia for the year ended December 27, 2007 are as follows (in millions):

 
  Investment in
National
CineMedia

 
Balance as of December 28, 2006   $ (1.5 )
Equity in loss of National CineMedia (December 29, 2006 through February 12, 2007)     (2.0 )
Gain on change in interest     182.7  
Net book value of units sold in over-allotment     (12.8 )
Redemption of preferred units     (166.4 )
Earnings recognized from National CineMedia     18.6  
Distributions from National CineMedia     (18.6 )
   
 
Balance as of December 27, 2007   $  
   
 

        As a result of the ESA amendment and related modification payment, for the period from February 13, 2007 through December 27, 2007, theatre access fees and other revenues received from National CineMedia, net of payments for on-screen advertising time provided to our beverage concessionaire, totaled approximately $7.3 million. This amount is presented as a component of other operating revenues in the Company's financial statements. As of December 27, 2007, approximately $2.0 million and $2.2 million due from/to National CineMedia were included in "Trade and other receivables, net" and "Accounts payable," respectively. As of December 28, 2006, approximately $25.4 million and $0.7 million due from/to National CineMedia were included in "Trade and other receivables, net" and "Accounts payable," respectively.

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5. DEBT OBLIGATIONS

        Debt obligations at December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006 consist of the following (in millions):

 
  December 27, 2007
  December 28, 2006
 
Regal 33/4% Convertible Senior Notes   $ 123.7   $ 123.7  
Regal Cinemas Senior Credit Facility     1,683.0     1,700.0  
Regal Cinemas 93/8% Senior Subordinated Notes     51.5     51.5  
Lease financing arrangements, weighted average interest rate of 11.17%, maturing in various installments through January 2021     85.8     89.4  
Capital lease obligations, 8.5% to 10.3%, maturing in various installments through December 2017     20.6     22.4  
Other     0.9     0.9  
   
 
 
Total debt obligations     1,965.5     1,987.9  
Less current portion     (146.5 )   (146.2 )
   
 
 
Total debt obligations, net of current maturities   $ 1,819.0   $ 1,841.7  
   
 
 

        Regal 33/4% Convertible Senior Notes—On May 28, 2003, Regal issued $240.0 million aggregate principal amount of 33/4% Convertible Senior Notes due May 15, 2008 (the "Convertible Senior Notes"). Interest on the Convertible Senior Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 of each year, beginning November 15, 2003. The Convertible Senior Notes are senior unsecured obligations of Regal and rank on parity with all of our existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness and prior to all of our subordinated indebtedness. The Convertible Senior Notes are effectively subordinated to all of our future secured indebtedness to the extent of the assets securing that indebtedness and to any indebtedness and other liabilities of our subsidiaries. None of our subsidiaries have guaranteed any of our obligations with respect to the Convertible Senior Notes. Our note holders have the option to convert their Convertible Senior Notes, in whole or in part, into shares of our Class A common stock at any time prior to maturity, subject to certain limitations, unless previously purchased by us at the note holder's option upon a change in control, at the then existing conversion price per share.

        On December 27, 2007, at the then current conversion price of $12.6494 per share (which conversion price has been and may be further adjusted pursuant to the antidilution provisions of the Convertible Senior Notes in connection with the payment by Regal of dividends on its common stock), each $1,000 of aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes is convertible into approximately 79.0551 shares of our Class A common stock. Upon conversion, we may elect to deliver cash in lieu of shares of Class A common stock or a combination of cash and shares of Class A common stock. As explained below, with respect to the par amount of the conversion obligation, we intend to deliver cash to note holders upon conversion. The conversion price and the number of shares delivered on conversion are subject to adjustment upon certain events.

        In connection with the issuance of the Convertible Senior Notes, we used approximately $18.8 million of the net proceeds of the offering to enter into convertible note hedge and warrant

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transactions with respect to our Class A common stock to reduce the potential dilution from conversion of the Convertible Senior Notes. Under the terms of the convertible note hedge arrangement (the "Convertible Note Hedge") with Credit Suisse International ("Credit Suisse"), we paid $36.2 million for a forward purchase option contract under which we are entitled to purchase from Credit Suisse a fixed number of shares of our Class A common stock (at December 27, 2007, at a price per share of $12.6494). In the event of the conversion of the Convertible Senior Notes, this forward purchase option contract allows us to purchase, at a fixed price equal to the implicit conversion price of shares issued under the Convertible Senior Notes, a number of shares equal to the shares that we issue to a note holder upon conversion. Settlement terms of this forward purchase option allow the Company to elect cash or share settlement based on the settlement option it chooses in settling the conversion feature of the Convertible Senior Notes. We accounted for the Convertible Note Hedge pursuant to the guidance in EITF 00-19, "Accounting for Derivative Financial Instruments Indexed to, and Potentially Settled in a Company's Own Stock." Accordingly, the $36.2 million purchase price of the forward stock purchase option contract was recorded as an increase to consolidated stockholders' deficit.

        We also sold to Credit Suisse a warrant (the "Warrant") to purchase shares of our Class A common stock. The Warrant is currently exercisable for approximately 9.8 million shares of our Class A common stock at a December 27, 2007 exercise price of $14.5954 per share (which exercise price has been and may be further adjusted pursuant to the antidilution provisions of the Warrant in connection with the payment by Regal of dividends on its common stock). We received $17.4 million in cash from Credit Suisse in return for the sale of this forward share purchase option contract. Credit Suisse cannot exercise the Warrant unless and until a conversion event occurs. We have the option of settling the Warrant in cash or shares of our Class A common stock. We accounted for the sale of the Warrant as the sale of a permanent equity instrument pursuant to the guidance in EITF 00-19. Accordingly, the $17.4 million sales price of the forward stock purchase option contract was recorded as a debit to consolidated stockholders' deficit.

        The Convertible Note Hedge and the Warrant allow us to acquire sufficient Class A common shares from Credit Suisse to meet our obligation to deliver Class A common shares upon conversion by the note holder, unless the Class A common share price exceeds $14.5494 (as of December 27, 2007). When the fair value of our Class A common shares exceeds such price, the equity contracts no longer have an offsetting economic impact, and accordingly will no longer be effective as a hedge of the dilutive impact of possible conversion.

        The Convertible Senior Notes allow us to settle any conversion, and we intend to settle any conversion, by remitting to the note holder the accreted value of the note in cash plus the conversion spread (the excess conversion value over the accreted value) in either cash, shares of our Class A common stock or a combination of stock and cash. The accounting for convertible debt with such settlement features is addressed in the consensus reached by the EITF with respect to the accounting for Instrument C as set forth in EITF 90-19, "Convertible Bonds with Issuer Option to Settle for Cash Upon Conversion." It is our intent to settle the Convertible Senior Notes' conversion obligations consistent with Instrument C. Because the accreted value of the Convertible Senior Notes will be settled in cash upon the conversion, only the conversion spread (the excess conversion value over the accreted value), which may be settled in stock, will result in potential dilution in our earnings-per-share computations.

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        As of December 27, 2007, our note holders had the right, at their option, to convert their Convertible Senior Notes, in whole or in part, into shares of our Class A common stock, subject to certain limitations, at the current conversion price of $12.6494. This conversion option, coupled with the Company's stated policy to settle any conversion by remitting to the note holder the accreted value of the note in cash, resulted in the classification of the $123.7 million principal amount of the Convertible Senior Notes as a current liability on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of December 27, 2007.

        During the year ended December 28, 2006, holders of $116.3 million in principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes exercised their conversion rights. The Company elected to settle these conversions entirely in cash for approximately $152.1 million. As a result of these conversions, the Company recorded a $37.0 million loss on debt extinguishment (including a related $1.2 million write-off of unamortized debt issue costs) during the year ended December 28, 2006. In connection with these conversions, the Company received net proceeds of approximately $17.9 million from Credit Suisse attributable to the Convertible Note Hedge and the Warrant. Such proceeds were recorded as an increase to additional paid-in capital.

        As described further in Note 14—"Subsequent Events," on February 7, 2008, Regal announced that it may acquire up to $50.0 million in principal amount of the Convertible Senior Notes from time to time prior to maturity of the Convertible Senior Notes, either in open market or privately negotiated transactions or in any other manner deemed appropriate by the Company, including through conversion of the Convertible Senior Notes.

        Regal Cinemas 93/8% Senior Subordinated NotesOn January 29, 2002, Regal Cinemas issued $200.0 million aggregate principal amount of 93/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 (the "Senior Subordinated Notes"). Interest on the Senior Subordinated Notes is payable semi-annually on February 1 and August 1 of each year, and the Senior Subordinated Notes mature on February 1, 2012. The Senior Subordinated Notes are guaranteed by most of Regal Cinemas' existing subsidiaries and are unsecured, ranking behind Regal Cinemas' obligations under its Senior Credit Facility and any future senior indebtedness.

        On April 17, 2002, Regal Cinemas sold an additional $150.0 million principal amount of the Senior Subordinated Notes, which were issued under the indenture pursuant to which Regal Cinemas sold its Senior Subordinated Notes in January 2002.

        Regal Cinemas has the option to redeem the Senior Subordinated Notes, in whole or in part, at any time on or after February 1, 2007 at redemption prices declining from 104.688% of their principal amount on February 1, 2007 to 100% of their principal amount on or after February 1, 2010, plus accrued interest.

        On April 15, 2004, Regal and its subsidiary, Regal Cinemas Bond Corporation ("RCBC"), commenced a cash tender offer and consent solicitation for the $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Regal Cinemas 93/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012. On April 27, 2004, the Company completed its consent solicitation with respect to the Senior Subordinated Notes amending the indenture governing the Senior Subordinated Notes to eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain default provisions. Consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of Senior Subordinated Notes tendered was $1,169.05, plus a consent payment of $20.00 per $1,000 principal

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amount of Senior Subordinated Notes for those holders who properly tendered their Senior Subordinated Notes with a consent on or before April 27, 2004. Such consideration was determined as of April 28, 2004 by reference to a fixed spread above the yield to maturity of the 2.25% U.S. Treasury Note due February 15, 2007. The tender offer was completed on May 12, 2004 and approximately $298.1 million aggregate principal amount of the Senior Subordinated Notes were purchased. Total additional consideration paid for the tender offer and consent solicitation was approximately $56.3 million. The tender offer and consent solicitation were financed with a portion of the proceeds from the Senior Credit Facility described below. Approximately $918.3 million of the proceeds from the Senior Credit Facility, together with a portion of Regal Cinemas' available cash, was distributed by Regal Cinemas to Regal, which used approximately $718.3 million of the proceeds to pay an extraordinary dividend of $5.00 per share to its holders of Class A and Class B common stock on June 2, 2004. The remaining balance was retained for the acquisitions of seven theatres acquired during the quarter ended July 1, 2004, 28 theatres acquired from Signature Theatres on September 30, 2004 and for general corporate purposes. Upon consummation of the refinancing of Regal Cinemas' senior indebtedness, Regal recognized a loss on debt extinguishment of approximately $76.1 million. On July 15, 2004, the Company purchased an additional $361,000 principal amount of the Senior Subordinated Notes from a third party.

        Regal Cinemas Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement—On October 27, 2006, Regal Cinemas entered into a fifth amended and restated credit agreement (the "Amended Senior Credit Facility") with Credit Suisse, Cayman Islands Branch (as successor to Credit Suisse First Boston), as Administrative Agent and the other lenders party thereto, which consists of a term loan facility (the "Term Facility") in an aggregate original principal amount of $1,700.0 million and a revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility") in an aggregate principal amount of up to $100.0 million. The Revolving Facility has a separate sublimit of $10.0 million for short-term loans and a sublimit of $30.0 million for letters of credit. The principal balance of the Term Facility in the Amended Senior Credit Facility was higher than the term loan balance in the prior credit facility, and such higher principal balance resulted in net proceeds of $21.2 million from the Amended Senior Credit Facility which were set aside for general corporate purposes. Upon the execution of the Amended Senior Credit Facility, Regal recognized a loss on debt extinguishment of approximately $2.3 million, including $0.8 million of third party costs. In addition, approximately $19.2 million of new debt acquisition costs were recorded in connection with consummation of the Amended Senior Credit Facility.

        The Term Facility will mature on October 27, 2013 and the Revolving Facility will mature on October 27, 2011. Interest is payable (a) in the case of base rate loans, quarterly in arrears, and (b) in the case of Eurodollar rate loans, at the end of each interest period, but in no event less often than every 3 months. The Term Facility amortizes in equal quarterly installments in an aggregate annual amount equal to 1.0% of the original principal amount of the Term Facility during the first six years thereof, with the balance payable in two equal installments, the first on June 30, 2013 and the second on October 27, 2013.

        The obligations of Regal Cinemas are secured by, among other things, a lien on substantially all of its tangible and intangible personal property (including but not limited to accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, general intangibles, investment property, deposit and securities accounts, and intellectual property) and certain real property. The obligations under the Amended Senior Credit

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Facility are also guaranteed by certain subsidiaries of Regal Cinemas and secured by a lien on all or substantially all of such subsidiaries' personal property and certain real property. The obligations are further guaranteed by Regal Entertainment Holdings, Inc., on a limited recourse basis, with such guaranty being secured by a lien on the capital stock of Regal Cinemas.

        Borrowings under the Amended Senior Credit Facility bear interest, at Regal Cinemas' option, at either a base rate or an Adjusted Eurodollar Rate (as defined in the Amended Senior Credit Facility) plus, in each case, an applicable margin. The base rate is the higher of Prime Rate, as determined by Credit Suisse, and the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 0.5%. Regal Cinemas may elect interest periods of 1, 2, 3, 6 or (if available to all lenders) 12 months for the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate. The applicable margin is determined according to the consolidated leverage ratio of Regal Cinemas and its subsidiaries. Calculation of interest is on the basis of the actual days elapsed in a year of 360 days (or 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, in the case of base rate loans based on the Prime Rate) and interest is payable at the end of each interest period (or quarterly in the case of base rate loans based on the Prime Rate) and, in any event, at least every 3 months. As of December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006, borrowings of $1,683.0 million and $1,700.0 million, respectively, were outstanding under the Term Facility at an effective interest rate of 6.09% (as of December 27, 2007) and 6.23% (as of December 28, 2006), after the impact of the interest rate swaps is taken into account.

        Regal Cinemas may prepay borrowings under the Amended Senior Credit Facility, in whole or in part, in minimum amounts and subject to other conditions set forth in the Amended Senior Credit Facility. Regal Cinemas is required to make mandatory prepayments with:

    50% of excess cash flow in any fiscal year (as reduced by voluntary repayments of the Term Facility), with elimination based upon achievement and maintenance of a leverage ratio of less than 3.75:1.00;

    100% of the net cash proceeds of all asset sales or other dispositions of property by Regal Cinemas and its subsidiaries, subject to certain exceptions (including reinvestment rights);

    100% of the net cash proceeds of issuances of funded debt of Regal Cinemas and its subsidiaries, subject to exceptions; and

    50% of the net cash proceeds of issuances of equity securities by Regal Cinemas, including the net cash proceeds of capital contributions to Regal Cinemas, with elimination based upon achievement and maintenance of a leverage ratio of less than 3.50:1.00.

        The above-described mandatory prepayments are required to be applied pro rata to the remaining amortization payments under the Term Facility. When there are no longer outstanding loans under the Term Facility, mandatory prepayments are to be applied to prepay outstanding loans under the Revolving Facility with no corresponding permanent reduction of commitments under the Revolving Facility.

        The Amended Senior Credit Facility includes several financial covenants including:

    maximum ratios of (i) the sum of funded debt (net of unencumbered cash) plus the product of eight (8) times lease expense to (ii) consolidated EBITDAR (as defined in the Amended Senior Credit Facility) (initially set at 6.00:1.00 and declining in subsequent periods);

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    maximum ratios of funded debt (net of unencumbered cash) to consolidated EBITDA, (initially equal to 4.00:1.00 and declining in subsequent periods);

    minimum ratio of (i) consolidated EBITDAR to (ii) the sum of interest expense plus lease expense of 1.50 to 1.0 throughout the term of the Amended Senior Credit Facility; and

    maximum capital expenditures not to exceed 35% of consolidated EBITDA for the prior fiscal year plus a one-year carryforward for unused amounts from the prior fiscal year.

        The Amended Senior Credit Facility contains customary affirmative covenants including, among other things, maintenance of corporate existence and rights; performance of obligations; delivery of financial statements and other financial information; delivery of notices of default, litigation, ERISA events and material adverse change; maintenance of properties; maintenance of insurance; maintenance of a rating of Regal Cinemas and of the Amended Senior Credit Facility by each of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and Moody's Investors Service, Inc; compliance with laws; inspection of books and properties; further assurances; and payment of taxes.

        The Amended Senior Credit Facility also contains customary negative covenants (subject to exceptions, limitations and baskets) which limit the ability of Regal Cinemas and its subsidiaries to, among other things, incur indebtedness, grant liens, make investments or acquisitions, engage in affiliate transactions, or pay dividends. These limitations may restrict the ability of Regal Cinemas to fund the operations of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company that is not designated as a restricted subsidiary of Regal Cinemas under the Amended Senior Credit Facility.

        The Amended Senior Credit Facility specifies customary events of default including, among other things, nonpayment of principal, interest or other amounts; breach of certain covenants; breach of representations and warranties in any material respect; cross default and cross acceleration with respect to indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount of $25.0 million or more; bankruptcy; judgments involving liability of $25.0 million or more; ERISA events; actual or asserted invalidity of guarantees or security documents; and change of control. Upon the occurrence of an event of default, all obligations under the Amended Senior Credit Facility may be accelerated.

        Under the Amended Senior Credit Facility, Regal Cinemas also established an additional term loan facility ("New Incremental Term Facility") which amends and restates the existing term loan facility. Under the terms of the New Incremental Term Facility, Regal Cinemas may borrow up to $200.0 million in additional funds that would be treated as a term loan under the Amended Senior Credit Facility without the need to obtain consent from any lender or any party to the Amended Senior Credit Facility. Borrowing under the New Incremental Term Facility is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions set forth in the facility, including, but not limited to, obtaining commitments from one or more lenders to fund such additional amounts. At Regal Cinemas' option, borrowings under the New Incremental Term Facility bear interest at an Adjusted Eurodollar Rate or a base rate plus, in either case, an applicable margin that is established at the time commitments for the New Incremental Term Facility are obtained. Proceeds of Regal Cinemas' borrowings under the New Incremental Term Facility are to be used solely to fund, or reimburse Regal Cinemas for funding, distributions to the Company for the purpose of redeeming, repurchasing, acquiring or otherwise settling the conversion of all or a portion of the Convertible Senior Notes.

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5. DEBT OBLIGATIONS (Continued)

        Interest Rate Swaps—On July 13, 2004, Regal Cinemas entered into four hedging relationships via four distinct interest rate swap agreements with final maturity terms ranging from three to five years each. On September 8, 2005, Regal Cinemas entered into an additional hedging relationship via a distinct interest rate swap agreement with a maturity term of four years. These interest rate swaps were designated to hedge approximately $1,100.0 million of its variable rate debt obligations. On June 30, 2007, one of our interest rate swaps designated to hedge approximately $200.0 million of variable rate debt obligations matured. On August 9, 2007, Regal Cinemas entered into two additional hedging relationships via two distinct interest rate swap agreements with maturity terms of two years each. These interest rate swaps were designated to hedge approximately $200.0 million of variable rate debt obligations.

        Under the terms of the interest rate swap agreements, Regal Cinemas pays interest at various fixed rates ranging from 3.49% to 4.994% and will receive interest at a variable rate based on the 3-month LIBOR. The 3-month LIBOR rate on each reset date determines the variable portion of the interest rate-swaps for the following three-month period. The interest rate swaps settle any accrued interest for cash on the last day of each calendar quarter, until expiration. At such dates, the differences to be paid or received on the interest rate swaps will be included in interest expense. No premium or discount was incurred upon the Company entering into the interest rate swaps, because the pay and receive rates on the interest rate swaps represented prevailing rates for each counterparty at the time the interest rate swaps were entered into. The interest rate swaps qualify for cash flow hedge accounting treatment in accordance with SFAS No. 133, "Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities," and as such, the Company has effectively hedged its exposure to variability in the future cash flows attributable to the 3-month LIBOR on approximately $1,100.0 million of debt. The change in the fair values of the interest rate swaps is recorded on the Company's consolidated balance sheet as an asset or liability with the effective portion of the interest rate swaps' gains or losses reported as a component of other comprehensive income (loss) and the ineffective portion reported in earnings. As interest expense is accrued on the debt obligation, amounts in accumulated other comprehensive income/loss related to the designated hedging instruments (the six interest rate swaps) will be reclassified into earnings to obtain a net cost on the debt obligation equal to the effective yield of the fixed rate of each swap. The fair value of the Company's interest rate swaps is based on dealer quotes, and represents an estimate of the amounts Regal Cinemas would receive or pay to terminate the agreements taking into consideration various factors, including current interest rates.

        As of December 27, 2007, the aggregate fair value of the interest rate swaps was determined to be approximately ($2.5 million), which has been recorded as a component of "Other Non-Current Liabilities" with a corresponding amount of ($1.6 million), net of tax, recorded to "Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss." The interest rate swaps exhibited no ineffectiveness for the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005.

        Lease Financing Arrangements—These obligations primarily represent capitalized lease obligations resulting from the requirements of EITF 97-10 and SFAS No. 98.

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DECEMBER 27, 2007

5. DEBT OBLIGATIONS (Continued)

        Maturities of Debt Obligations—The Company's long-term debt and future minimum lease payments for its capital lease obligations and lease financing arrangements are scheduled to mature as follows:

 
  Long-Term Debt
and Other

  Capital Leases
  Lease Financing
Arrangements

  Total
 
 
  (in millions)

 
2008   $ 140.8   $ 3.5   $ 13.5   $ 157.8  
2009     17.2     3.5     13.6     34.3  
2010     17.2     3.5     13.8     34.5  
2011     17.2     3.5     13.8     34.5  
2012     68.6     3.5     13.8     85.9  
Thereafter     1,598.1     13.6     85.6     1,697.3  
   
 
 
 
 
      1,859.1     31.1     154.1     2,044.3  
Less: interest on capital leases and lease financing arrangements           (10.5 )   (68.3 )   (78.8 )
   
 
 
 
 
  Totals   $ 1,859.1   $ 20.6   $ 85.8   $ 1,965.5  
   
 
 
 
 

6. LEASES

        The Company accounts for a majority of its leases as operating leases. Minimum rentals payable under all non-cancelable operating leases with terms in excess of one year as of December 27, 2007, are summarized for the following fiscal years (in millions):

2008   $ 315.3
2009     314.0
2010     310.4
2011     304.2
2012     293.4
Thereafter     2,047.8

        Rent expense under such operating leases amounted to $335.9 million, $323.2 million and $310.5 million for the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005, respectively. Contingent rent expense was $19.6 million, $18.4 million and $15.6 million for the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006 and December 29, 2005, respectively.

        The Company has historically entered into sale and leaseback transactions whereby owned properties were sold and leased back under operating leases. The minimum rentals for these operating leases are included in the table above.

        In December 1995, UATC entered into a sale and leaseback transaction whereby 31 owned properties were sold to and leased back from an unaffiliated third party. In conjunction with the transaction, the buyer of the properties issued publicly traded pass-through certificates. In connection with this sale and leaseback transaction, UATC entered into a Participation Agreement that requires

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6. LEASES (Continued)


UATC to comply with various covenants, including limitations on indebtedness, restricted payments, transactions with affiliates, guarantees, issuance of preferred stock of subsidiaries and subsidiary distributions, transfer of assets and payment of dividends. As of December 27, 2007, 12 theaters were subject to the sale leaseback transaction and approximately $46.9 million in principal amount of pass-through certificates were outstanding.

7. INCOME TAXES

        The components of the provision for income taxes for income from operations are as follows (in millions):

 
  Year ended
December 27, 2007

  Year ended
December 28, 2006

  Year ended
December 29, 2005

 
Federal:                    
  Current   $ 199.2   $ 63.9   $ 62.3  
  Deferred     (4.8 )   (15.6 )   (11.9 )
   
 
 
 
  Total Federal     194.4     48.3     50.4  
State:                    
  Current     48.1     13.6     13.9  
  Deferred     0.4     (4.2 )   (3.6 )
   
 
 
 
  Total State     48.5     9.4     10.3  
   
 
 
 
  Total income tax provision   $ 242.9   $ 57.7   $ 60.7  
   
 
 
 

        During the years ended December 27, 2007, December 28, 2006, and December 29, 2005, a current tax benefit of $15.3 million, $14.1 million and $13.8 million, respectively, was allocated directly to stockholders' equity for the exercise of stock options and dividends paid on restricted stock.

        A reconciliation of the provision for income taxes as reported and the amount computed by multiplying the income before taxes and extraordinary item by the U.S. federal statutory rate of 35% was as follows (in millions):

 
  Year ended
December 27, 2007

  Year ended
December 28, 2006

  Year ended
December 29, 2005

Provision calculated at federal statutory income tax rate   $ 212.1   $ 50.4   $ 53.4
State and local income taxes, net of federal benefit     27.6     6.1     6.7
Other     3.2     1.2     0.6
   
 
 
Total income tax provision   $ 242.9   $ 57.7   $ 60.7
   
 
 

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7. INCOME TAXES (Continued)

        Significant components of the Company's net deferred tax asset consisted of the following at (in millions):

 
  December 27, 2007
  December 28, 2006
 
Deferred tax assets:              
  Net operating loss carryforward   $ 54.9   $ 63.4  
  Excess of tax basis over book basis of intangible assets         22.4  
  Deferred revenue     112.1      
  Deferred rent     37.3     33.7  
  Interest rate swaps     5.0      
  Other     13.7     7.5  
  Accrued expenses     0.5     0.8  
   
 
 
  Total deferred tax assets     223.5     127.8  
  Valuation allowance     (10.5 )   (36.6 )
   
 
 
  Total deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance     213.0     91.2  
Deferred tax liabilities:              
  Excess of book basis over tax basis of fixed assets     (78.0 )   (67.9 )
  Excess of book basis over tax basis of intangible assets     (3.5 )    
  Excess of book basis over tax basis of NCM joint venture and other     (66.2 )   (0.2 )
  Interest rate swaps         (0.9 )
  Other     (1.8 )   (0.2 )
   
 
 
  Total deferred tax liabilities     (149.5 )   (69.2 )
   
 
 
Net deferred tax asset   $ 63.5   $ 22.0  
   
 
 

        At December 27, 2007, the Company had net operating loss carryforwards for federal income tax purposes of approximately $128.2 million with expiration commencing in 2012. The Company's net operating loss carryforwards were generated by the entities of United Artists, Edwards and Hoyts. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 imposed substantial restrictions on the utilization of net operating losses in the event of an "ownership change" of a corporation. Accordingly, the Company's ability to utilize the net operating losses acquired from United Artists, Edwards and Hoyts may be impaired as a result of the "ownership change" limitations.

        In assessing the realizable value of deferred tax assets, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which these temporary differences become deductible. The Company has recorded a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets at December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006 totaling $10.5 million and $36.6 million, respectively, as management believes it is more likely than not that

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7. INCOME TAXES (Continued)


certain deferred tax assets will not be realized in future tax periods. Approximately $8.0 million and $33.7 million of the valuation allowance relates to pre-acquisition deferred tax assets of Edwards and United Artists as of December 27, 2007 and December 28, 2006, respectively. Accordingly, future reductions in the valuation allowance associated with a change in management's determination of the Company's ability to realize these deferred tax assets will reduce recorded goodwill related to such acquisitions. During the year ended December 27, 2007, the valuation allowance was reduced by $25.5 million as a result of management's determination that certain net operating losses would more likely than not be realized. Additionally, the valuation allowance was reduced by $1.0 million as a result of a reduction in the deferred tax asset against which such valuation allowance was recorded. Lastly, during fiscal 2007 the valuation allowance was increased by $0.4 millio