This excerpt taken from the WYN 8-K filed Jul 19, 2006.
Subleases and Related Guarantees
Domestically, Cendant has allocated to us the cost of occupying approximately 200,000 rentable square feet within its One Campus Drive and One, Seven and Ten Sylvan Way offices for our corporate, lodging franchise, vacation exchange and rental, and vacation ownership operations in Parsippany, New Jersey, and approximately 3,000 square feet in its Mission Viejo, California space for our vacation ownership operations. We pay, or are allocated by, Cendant rent for the Parsippany, New Jersey and Mission Viejo, California locations. We also pay for cafeteria, maintenance and security services. Our rent and related costs under these arrangements were $5 million in each of 2005, 2004 and 2003. The One and Seven Sylvan Way leases will be assigned to us at the time of our separation from Cendant. We expect to enter into a short-term sublease with Travelport at the Seven Sylvan Way location through June 30, 2007. With respect to the One Campus Drive and Ten Sylvan Way facilities, we expect to enter into short-term sublease arrangements with Realogy and Cendant, respectively, which will permit our personnel to occupy a total of approximately 64,500 rentable square feet of space through June 30, 2007 and June 30, 2008, respectively. We have entered into a sublease arrangement with Realogy, as sublessor, at the Mission Viejo location through the prime lease termination date on September 30, 2013. In 2005, we began sharing space in Rosemont, Illinois with Travelport, for which we paid rent and related costs of $121,000 in 2005. We will continue to sublease this facility from Travelport through June 30, 2010. In addition, we previously shared two additional spaces in Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas with Realogy pursuant to which we were charged $286,000, $279,000 and $278,000 in 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively. We are currently in the process of relocating our Atlanta-based functions to a new facility. The Dallas, Texas location is currently vacant, and the lease will expire on May 31, 2007.
Internationally, we have shared space in Hammersmith, United Kingdom with Realogy and in Brussels, Belgium; Hammersmith, United Kingdom; Basserdorf, Switzerland and Singapore with Travelport. We received rent and related payments with respect to these facilities (other than the Basserdorf location) from Realogy in the amount of $85,000 in 2005 and from Travelport in the amounts of $520,000, $204,000 and $204,000 in 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively. With respect to the Basserdorf location, we entered into this arrangement in 2006; therefore we did not make any payments prior to that year. In connection with the separation of Realogy from Cendant, we entered into sublease arrangements regarding the Hammersmith facility, pursuant to which we will sublease a portion of that facility to Realogy until 2012. In addition, we will enter into sublease arrangements regarding the Singapore and Brussels facilities, pursuant to which we will sublease a portion of those facilities to Travelport until 2007 and 2013, respectively. We also will enter into a sublease arrangement for the Basserdorf location, pursuant to which Travelport will act as the sublessor to us through January 31, 2007. We also shared a contact center facility in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada with other Cendant subsidiaries. We paid $1 million, $1 million and $800,000 in 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively, to Cendant for use of that space. In connection with our separation from Cendant, we will assume the lease for this facility as described below.
Finally, we occupy space on an exclusive basis in approximately 36 other locations under leases that are currently in Cendants name. At the time of our separation from Cendant, Cendant will assign these leases to us on an exclusive basis. Our rent and related costs under these agreements were $11 million, $9 million and $6 million in 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively.
Cendant will remain liable to landlords for lease obligations pursuant to either guaranty agreements or the assignment provisions of those leases assigned by Cendant to us, subject to applicable law and the express terms of relevant documents including any landlord release. Estimated liabilities associated with these obligations will decline over the average remaining term of five years.