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Border States Industries, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan


Plan Information

  • Plan Year04/01/2011 — 03/31/2012
  • Date of Plan04/01/1984
  • Net Assets as of 03/31/2012 $351,715,046
  • Plan Number2
  • Plan Type Single Employer
  • Is the plan collectively bargained? No
  • Did the plan file for an extension of time or the DFVC Program?Yes
  • Report Description This is an amended report.
  • Plan Funding Arrangement Trust
  • Plan Benefit Arrangement Trust

Participant Information as of 03/31/2012

  • Active (Eligible) Participants1,317
  • Retired or separated participants receiving benefits5
  • Other retired or separated participants entitled to future benefits76
  • Subtotal1,398
  • Deceased participants whose beneficiaries are receiving or are entitled to receive benefits0
  • Total1,398
  • Total number of participants as of 04/01/20111,506
  • Number of participants with account balances1,391
  • Number of participants that terminated employment during the plan year with accrued benefits that were less than 100% vested70


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

Sponsor Information

  • Address105 25th St N
  • CityFargo
  • StateND
  • Zip58102-4002
  • Telephone(701) 293-5834
  • EIN45-0275004
  • Industry Code423600
  • Named AdministratorMaryanne Vonbank
  • Named Plan SponsorBrian Becker

Plan Administrator Information

  • Administrator NameBorder States Industries, Inc.
  • Address105 25th St N
  • CityFargo
  • StateND
  • Zip58102-4002
  • Telephone(701) 293-5834
  • Administrator EIN45-0275004

Audit Information

  • Audit StatusAudited
  • AuditorGrant Thornton LLP
  • Auditor EIN36-6055558
  • Audit OpinionUnqualified
  • Audit Type Full Audit

Benefits Provided Under the Plan

Code Benefit Description
2I Stock bonus A stock bonus plan is a type of profit-sharing by which a corporation uses its own stock to make contributions and distributions.
2P Leveraged ESOP An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that acquires employer securities with borrowed money or other debt-financing techniques.
2Q S Corporation ESOP The employer maintaining this Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an S Corporation.

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 $1,500,000
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? Yes
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 $140,142,625
Contributions $13,338,349
Cash Contributions $13,338,349
Cash from Employers $13,338,349
Cash from Participants $0
Others (including rollovers) $0
Noncash Contributions $0
Total Earnings on Investments $126,618,481
Total Interest $3,358
Interest-Bearing Cash $3,358
U.S. Government Securities $0
Corporate Debt Instruments $0
Loans (other than to participants) $0
Participant Loans $0
Interest from Other Investments $0
Total Dividends $0
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 $126,615,071
Real Estate $0
Other $126,615,071
Net investment gain (loss) from common/collective trusts $0
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 $52
Other Income $185,795
Expenses $25,253,375
Total Benefit Payments $22,003,628
Directly to participants or beneficiaries, including direct rollovers $22,003,628
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 $3,112,157
Total Administrative Expenses $137,590
Professional Fees $73,292
Contract Administrator Fees $64,298
Investment Advisory and management fees $0
Other Administrative Fees $0
Net Income $114,889,250
Transfers of Assets to this Plan $0
Transfers of Assets from this Plan $0

Asset and Liability Statement

03/31/2012 03/31/2011 Change YOY
Total Assets $392,705,980 $279,036,559 40.74%
Total noninterest-bearing cash $0 $0 0.0%
Receivables $0 $7,859 -100.00%
Employer Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
Participant Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
Other Contributions $0 $7,859 -100.00%
General Investments $674,950 $0 0.0%
Interest-bearing cash $674,950 $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 $0 $0 0.0%
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 $28,463 $1,028,076 -97.23%
Value of funds held in insurance co. general account $0 $0 0.0%
Other Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer-related Investments $392,002,567 $278,000,624 41.01%
Employer Securities $392,002,567 $278,000,624 41.01%
Employer Real Property $0 $0 0.0%
Buildings and other property used in plan operation $0 $0 0.0%
Total Liabilities $40,990,934 $42,210,763 -2.89%
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) $40,990,934 $42,210,763 -2.89%
Net Assets $351,715,046 $236,825,796 48.51%

Service Providers

Persons Receiving Only Eligible Indirect Compensation

There is no information on eligible indirect compensation for this plan.

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
Alerus Financial Trustee (bank, trust company, or similar financial institution) Trustee $35,000 $0 $35,000
Chartwell Business Valuation Valuation (appraisals, etc.) Valuation Services $25,291 $0 $25,291
Grant Thornton Accounting (including auditing) Accountant $13,000 $0 $13,000
Total $73,291 $0 $73,291

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

There is no termination information for this plan.



No investments information available for this plan.

Insurance Information

Insurance Information

There are no insurance carriers listed for this plan.