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Overview

Plan Information

  • Plan Year02/01/2010 — 01/31/2011
  • Date of Plan02/01/1997
  • Net Assets as of 01/31/2011 $14,923,264,000
  • Plan Number3
  • 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 ArrangementInsurance Trust
  • Plan Benefit Arrangement Trust

Participant Information as of 01/31/2011

  • Active (Eligible) Participants1,099,900
  • Retired or separated participants receiving benefits5,226
  • Other retired or separated participants entitled to future benefits85,890
  • Subtotal1,191,016
  • Deceased participants whose beneficiaries are receiving or are entitled to receive benefits23,855
  • Total1,214,871
  • Total number of participants as of 02/01/20101,247,844
  • Number of participants with account balances1,052,751
  • Number of participants that terminated employment during the plan year with accrued benefits that were less than 100% vested98,392

Expenses

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

Sponsor Information

  • Address508 SW 8th Street
  • CityBentonville
  • StateAR
  • Zip72716-0295
  • Telephone(800) 421-1362
  • EIN71-0415188
  • Industry Code452900
  • Named AdministratorSally Welborn
  • Named Plan SponsorSally Welborn

Plan Administrator Information

  • Administrator NameSAME
  • Administrator EIN

Audit Information

  • Audit StatusAudited
  • AuditorErnst & Young, LLP
  • Auditor EIN34-6565596
  • Audit OpinionUnqualified
  • Audit Type Full 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.
2O ESOP other than a leveraged ESOP An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is a type of employee benefit plan designed to invest primarily in employer stock.
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.
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 $220,000,000
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

Financials

Income and Expense Statement

Income $3,500,225,000
Contributions $1,814,441,000
Cash Contributions $1,814,441,000
Cash from Employers $1,110,422,000
Cash from Participants $704,019,000
Others (including rollovers) $0
Noncash Contributions $0
Total Earnings on Investments $1,601,704,000
Total Interest $21,000
Interest-Bearing Cash $21,000
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 $94,201,000
Preferred Stock $0
Common Stock $94,201,000
Rents $0
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets $0
Aggregate Proceeds $0
Aggregate Carrying Amount $0
Total Unrealized Appreciation (depreciation) of assets $162,394,000
Real Estate $0
Other $162,394,000
Net investment gain (loss) from common/collective trusts $1,076,866,000
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 $268,222,000
Other Income $84,080,000
Expenses $1,343,816,000
Total Benefit Payments $1,327,590,000
Directly to participants or beneficiaries, including direct rollovers $1,327,590,000
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 $16,226,000
Professional Fees $4,622,000
Contract Administrator Fees $0
Investment Advisory and management fees $0
Other Administrative Fees $11,604,000
Net Income $2,156,409,000
Transfers of Assets to this Plan $0
Transfers of Assets from this Plan $0

Asset and Liability Statement

01/31/2011 01/31/2010 Change YOY
Total Assets $14,925,405,000 $12,780,815,000 16.78%
Total noninterest-bearing cash $17,517,000 $15,280,000 14.64%
Receivables $1,099,445,000 $1,098,579,000 0.08%
Employer Contributions $1,097,686,000 $1,097,504,000 0.02%
Participant Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
Other Contributions $1,759,000 $1,075,000 63.63%
General Investments $113,398,000 $340,176,000 -66.66%
Interest-bearing cash $113,398,000 $340,176,000 -66.66%
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 $7,948,522,000 $5,818,141,000 36.62%
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 $1,946,180,000 $1,267,057,000 53.60%
Value of funds held in insurance co. general account $334,125,000 $620,976,000 -46.19%
Other Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer-related Investments $3,466,218,000 $3,620,606,000 -4.26%
Employer Securities $3,466,218,000 $3,620,606,000 -4.26%
Employer Real Property $0 $0 0.0%
Buildings and other property used in plan operation $0 $0 0.0%
Total Liabilities $2,141,000 $13,960,000 -84.66%
Benefit Claims Payable (1) $2,141,000 $13,960,000 -84.66%
Operating Payables (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Acquisition Indebtedness (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Other liabilities (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Net Assets $14,923,264,000 $12,766,855,000 16.89%

Service Providers

Persons Receiving Only Eligible Indirect Compensation

  • Bank of America, N.A.

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
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and S Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Investment management fees paid indirectly by plan, Non-monetary compensation, Shareholder servicing fees, Sub-transfer agency fees, Float revenue, Distribution (12b-1) fees, Securities brokerage commissions and fees, Other investment fees and expenses Recordkeeper $4,262,608 $0 $4,262,608
Ibbotson Associates, Inc. Consulting fees Consultant $559,746 $0 $559,746
R.V. Kuhns and Associates Consulting fees Consultant $93,750 $0 $93,750
Total $4,916,104 $0 $4,916,104

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.

Investments

Investments

Name of Investment Investment Manager Type of Investment Dollar Value
Bgi Russell 1000 Index Trust Blackrock Institutional Trust Company, Na DFE: Common/Collective Trust $2,504,268,000
M L Retirement Preservation Trust Bank of America, N.A. DFE: Common/Collective Trust $905,220,000
Prudential Core Plus Bond Prudential Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $820,356,000
Bgi Russell 2000 Index Trust Blackrock Institutional Trust Company, Na DFE: Common/Collective Trust $712,229,000
Barclays Msci Acwi Ex-Us Index Blackrock Institutional Trust Company, Na DFE: Common/Collective Trust $617,399,000
Mondrian International Value Equity Mondrian Investment Partners Limited DFE: Common/Collective Trust $615,246,000
Davis Ny Venture Trust Hand Benefits & Trust Company DFE: Common/Collective Trust $493,277,000
Tbc Smid Cap Growth Trust The Bank of New York Mellon DFE: Common/Collective Trust $331,627,000
Westwood Smid Cap Value Equity Westwood Multiple Investment Trust DFE: Common/Collective Trust $250,085,000
Barclays Tips Index Trust Blackrock Institutional Trust Company, Na DFE: Common/Collective Trust $217,764,000
Victory International Small Cap Keybank National Association DFE: Common/Collective Trust $206,639,000
Westwood Dih Trust Wellington Trust Company, Na DFE: Common/Collective Trust $174,074,000
Rainer Large Cap Growth Trust Rainier Multiple Investment Trust DFE: Common/Collective Trust $100,338,000
Total $7,948,522,000

Insurance Information

Insurance Information

Insurance Carrier Summary Persons Covered
Metropolitan Life 0
EIN 13-5581829
Industry Code 65978
Contract Number GAC29914
Contract Year 02/01/2010 — 01/31/2011
Value in General Account at Year End $0
Value in Separate Accounts at Year End $0
Insurance Fees and Commissions $0
Persons Receiving Commissions and Fees There are no brokers listed for this plan.
Allocated Funds
Type of Contract Unspecified
Basis of premium rates
Premiums paid to carrier $0
Premiums due but unpaid at the end of the year $0
If the carrier, service, or other organization incurred any specific costs in connection with the acquisition or retention of the contract or policy, enter amount $0
Specify the nature of the costs
Unallocated Funds
Type of Contract Guaranteed Investment
Balance at the end of the previous year $13,141,921
Additions $718,863
Contributions Deposited during the year $0
Dividends and credits $0
Interest credited during the year $718,863
Transferred from separate account $0
Other $0
Total of Balance and Additions $13,860,784
Deductions $0
Disbursed from fund to pay benefits or purchase annuities during the year $0
Administration charge made by carrier $0
Transferred to Separate Account $0
Other $0
Balance at the end of the current year $13,860,784