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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc's. Profit Sharing 401k Plan


Plan Information

  • Plan Year01/01/2014 — 12/31/2014
  • Date of Plan08/01/1985
  • Net Assets as of 12/31/2014 $247,643,477
  • Plan Number1
  • Plan Type Single Employer
  • Is the plan collectively bargained? No
  • Did the plan file for an extension of time or the DFVC Program?Yes
  • Plan Funding Arrangement Trust
  • Plan Benefit Arrangement Trust

Participant Information as of 12/31/2014

  • Active (Eligible) Participants12,073
  • Retired or separated participants receiving benefits1
  • Other retired or separated participants entitled to future benefits3,106
  • Subtotal15,180
  • Deceased participants whose beneficiaries are receiving or are entitled to receive benefits74
  • Total15,254
  • Total number of participants as of 01/01/201414,428
  • Number of participants with account balances14,484
  • Number of participants that terminated employment during the plan year with accrued benefits that were less than 100% vested572


  • Total Benefit Payments$0
  • Corrective Distributions$0
  • Administrative Service Providers$0
  • Other Expenses$0
  • Total Expenses$0
  • Total Transfers$0

Sponsor Information

  • AddressOne Ashley Way
  • CityArcadia
  • StateWI
  • Zip54612
  • Telephone(608) 323-6961
  • EIN39-1141201
  • Industry Code337000
  • Named AdministratorTroy Muller

Audit Information

  • Audit StatusAudited
  • AuditorErnst & Young
  • Auditor EIN34-6565596
  • Audit Opinion Disclaimer
  • Audit TypeLimited Scope Audit

Benefits Provided Under the Plan

Code Benefit Description
2E Profit-sharing A defined contribution plan that allows employer discretionary contributions. These plans often contain a 401(k) feature.
2F ERISA section 404(c) Plan This plan, or any part of it is intended to meet the conditions of 29 CFR 2550.404c-1.
2G Total participant-directed account plan Participants have the opportunity to direct the investment of all the assets allocated to their individual accounts, regardless of whether 29 CFR 2550.404c-1 is intended to be met.
2J Code section 401(k) feature A cash or deferred arrangement described in Code section 401(k) that is part of a qualified defined contribution plan that provides for an election by employees to defer part of their compensation or receive these amounts in cash.
2S Automatic Enrollment Plan provides for automatic enrollment in plan that has employee contributions deducted from payroll.
2T Participant-directed Account Total or partial participant-directed account plan - plan uses default investment account for participants who fail to direct assets in their account.
3D Master plan A pension plan that is made available by a sponsor for adoption by employers; that is the subject of a favorable opinion letter; and for which a single funding medium (for example, a trust or custodial account) is established for the joint use of all adopting employers.
3H Controlled Group Plan sponsor(s) is (are) a member(s) of a controlled group (Code sections 414(b), (c), or (m)).

Questions and Answers

Question Answer Amount
During the plan year did the employer fail to transmit to the plan any participant contributions within the time period described in 29 CFT 2510.3-102? No
Were any loans by the plan or fixed income obligations due the plan in default as of the close of plan year or classified during the year as uncollectible? Disregard participant loans secured by participant's account balance. No
Were any leases to which the plan was a party in default or classified during the year as uncollectible? No
Were there any nonexempt transactions with any party-in-interest? No
Was this plan covered by a fidelity bond? Yes $500,000
Did the plan have a loss, whether or not reimbursed by the plan's fidelity bond, that was caused by fraud or dishonesty? No
Did the plan hold any assets whose current value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan receive any noncash contributions whose value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan have assets held for investment? Yes
Were any plan transactions or series of transactions in excess of 5% of the current value of plan assets? No
Were all the plan assets either distributed to participants or beneficiaries, transferred to another plan, or brought under the control of the PBGC? No
Has the plan failed to provide any benefit when due under the plan? No
If this is an individual account plan, was there a blackout period? No
If there was a blackout period, have you either provided the required notice or one of the exceptions to providing the notice applied under 29 CFR 2520.101-3? No


Income and Expense Statement

Income $46,736,961
Contributions $33,285,678
Cash Contributions $33,285,678
Cash from Employers $12,676,988
Cash from Participants $19,618,384
Others (including rollovers) $990,306
Noncash Contributions $0
Total Earnings on Investments $13,290,629
Total Interest $79,028
Interest-Bearing Cash $0
U.S. Government Securities $0
Corporate Debt Instruments $0
Loans (other than to participants) $0
Participant Loans $79,028
Interest from Other Investments $0
Total Dividends $2,750,846
Preferred Stock $0
Common Stock $0
Rents $0
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets $0
Aggregate Proceeds $0
Aggregate Carrying Amount $0
Total Unrealized Appreciation (depreciation) of assets $659,532
Real Estate $0
Other $659,532
Net investment gain (loss) from common/collective trusts $226,396
Net investment gain (loss) from pooled separate accounts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from master trust investment accounts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from 103-12 investment entities $0
Net investment gain (loss) from registered investment companies $9,574,827
Other Income $160,654
Expenses $23,936,441
Total Benefit Payments $23,201,021
Directly to participants or beneficiaries, including direct rollovers $23,201,021
To insurance carriers for the provision of benefits $0
Other Benefit Payment Fees $0
Corrective Distributions $0
Certain deemed distributions of participant loans $0
Interest expense $0
Total Administrative Expenses $735,420
Professional Fees $0
Contract Administrator Fees $0
Investment Advisory and management fees $0
Other Administrative Fees $735,420
Net Income $22,800,520
Transfers of Assets to this Plan $0
Transfers of Assets from this Plan $0

Asset and Liability Statement

12/31/2014 12/31/2013 Change YOY
Total Assets $247,878,314 $225,108,960 10.11%
Total noninterest-bearing cash $1 $34,371 -100.00%
Receivables $19,125,149 $11,133,733 71.78%
Employer Contributions $11,792,456 $11,000,000 7.20%
Participant Contributions $159,216 $133,733 19.06%
Other Contributions $7,173,477 $0 0.0%
General Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Interest-bearing cash $0 $0 0.0%
U.S. Government Securities $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Debt Instruments $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
All Other $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Stocks $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
Common $0 $0 0.0%
Partnership/joint venture interests $0 $0 0.0%
Real estate (other than employer real property) $0 $0 0.0%
Loans (other than to participants) $0 $0 0.0%
Participants Loans $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in common/collective trusts $39,083,227 $39,465,151 -0.97%
Value of interest in pooled separate accounts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in master trust investment accounts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in 103-12 investment entities $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in registered investment companies $189,669,937 $174,475,705 8.71%
Value of funds held in insurance co. general account $0 $0 0.0%
Other Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer-related Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer Securities $0 $0 0.0%
Employer Real Property $0 $0 0.0%
Buildings and other property used in plan operation $0 $0 0.0%
Total Liabilities $234,837 $266,003 -11.72%
Benefit Claims Payable (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Operating Payables (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Acquisition Indebtedness (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Other liabilities (1) $234,837 $266,003 -11.72%
Net Assets $247,643,477 $224,842,957 10.14%

Service Providers

Persons Receiving Only Eligible Indirect Compensation

  • T. Rowe Price
  • Artisan
  • Oppenheimer
  • IVY
  • Columbia
  • Dodge & Cox
  • Jp Morgan
  • Blackrock
  • Franklin
  • Prudential
  • Vanguard
  • Wasatch

Other Service Providers Receiving Direct or Indirect Compensation

Name Nature of Service Relationship to Plan Sponsor Direct Compensation Paid by Plan Indirect Compensation Paid by Plan Total Compensation
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Trustee (bank, trust company, or similar financial institution), Other services, Direct payment from the plan, Investment management fees paid indirectly by plan, Float revenue, Recordkeeping fees Service Provider $575,979 $0 $575,979
Hays Investment Advisors Investment advisory (plan), Direct payment from the plan Service Provider $120,000 $0 $120,000
Total $695,979 $0 $695,979

Indirect Compensation

There are no service providers with indirect compensation listed for this plan.

Service Providers Who Fail or Refuse to Provide Information

There are no service providers who failed or refused to provide information.

Termination Information on Accountants and Enrolled Actuaries

Name Position Explanation
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Auditor The Overall Company Audit Was Switched To A New Company



Name of Investment Investment Manager Type of Investment Dollar Value
Wells Fargo Stable Return N35 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. DFE: Common/Collective Trust $39,083,227
Total $39,083,227

Insurance Information

Insurance Information

There are no insurance carriers listed for this plan.