Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Retirement Savings Plans

Retirement Savings Plans
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Compensation and Retirement Disclosure [Abstract]  
Retirement Savings Plans
401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan  
The Company has a 401(k) profit-sharing plan, which covers substantially all U.S. employees. Participation begins the first day of the quarter following completion of 30 days of service. The Company may elect to make discretionary matching and/or non-matching contributions. All Company contributions to the plan as determined by the Board of Directors totaled $4,966,000, $5,223,000 and $4,443,000 for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively.
Deferred Compensation Plan  
The Company sponsors a nonqualified retirement savings plan for certain senior management employees whose contributions to the tax qualified 401(k) plan would be limited by provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. This plan allows participants to defer receipt of a portion of their salary and incentive compensation and to receive matching contributions for a portion of the deferred amounts. Company contributions to the plan totaled $259,000, $245,000 and $155,000 for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Participants earn a return on their deferred compensation based on investment earnings of participant-selected mutual funds. Changes in the market value of the participants’ investment selections are recorded as an adjustment to deferred compensation liabilities, with an offset to compensation expense. Deferred compensation, including accumulated earnings on the participant-directed investment selections, is distributable in cash at participant-specified dates or upon retirement, death, disability or termination of employment. At December 31, 2012 and 2011, the liability to participants under this plan was $4,080,000 and $2,521,000, respectively, and was recorded in other long-term liabilities. The current portion of the participant liability at December 31, 2012 and 2011 was not material.
The Company has purchased specific mutual funds in the same amounts as the participant-directed investment selections underlying the deferred compensation liabilities. These investment securities and earnings thereon, held in an irrevocable trust, are intended to provide a source of funds to meet the deferred compensation obligations, subject to claims of creditors in the event of the Company’s insolvency. The mutual funds are recorded at fair value in other non-current assets. At December 31, 2012 and 2011, the fair value of the mutual fund investments was $4,080,000 and $2,521,000, respectively. Realized and unrealized gains and losses on the mutual fund investments are offset against gains and losses resulting from changes in corresponding deferred compensation liabilities to participants.