Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2019
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions
Related Party Transactions
Relationship with GE Equity, Comcast and NBCU
Until April 29, 2016, the Company was a party to an amended and restated shareholder agreement, dated February 25, 2009 (the “GE/NBCU Shareholder Agreement”), with GE Equity and NBCU, which provided for certain corporate governance and standstill matters. The Company has a significant cable distribution agreement with Comcast, of which NBCU is an indirect subsidiary, and believes that the terms of the distribution agreement are comparable to those with other cable system operators. On April 29, 2016, the GE/NBCU Shareholder Agreement was terminated and the Company entered into a new Shareholder Agreement (the “NBCU Shareholder Agreement”) with NBCU.
On January 31, 2017, the Company purchased from NBCU 4,400,000 shares of the Company's common stock, representing approximately 6.7% of shares then outstanding, for approximately $5 million or $1.12 per share, pursuant to a Repurchase Letter Agreement between the Company and NBCU. Following the Company's share purchase, NBCU's direct equity ownership of the Company consisted of 2,741,849 shares of common stock, or 4.5% of the Company's outstanding common stock. The NBCU Shareholder Agreement was terminated pursuant to the Repurchase Letter Agreement. As of February 3, 2018, the Company believes that NBCU sold its remaining shares of the Company's common stock.
Director Relationships
The Company entered into a service agreement with Newgistics, Inc. ("Newgistics") in fiscal 2004. Newgistics provides offsite customer returns consolidation and delivery services to the Company. The Company's Chief Executive Officer, Robert Rosenblatt, was a member of Newgistics Board of Directors until October 2017, when Newgistics was acquired by a third party. The Company made payments to Newgistics totaling approximately $4,474,000 and $4,910,000 during fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2016.
One of the Company's directors, Thomas Beers, has a minority interest in one of the Company's on-air food suppliers. The Company made inventory payments to this supplier totaling approximately $0, $1,156,000 and $1,866,000 during fiscal 2018, fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2016.