Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2013
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions
Related Party Transactions
Relationship with Creative Commerce and International Commerce
The Company entered into marketing agreements with Creative Commerce and its subsidiary, International Commerce Agency, LLC ("International Commerce"), under which Creative Commerce and International Commerce agreed to provide vendor sourcing and retailing consulting services to the Company. Edwin Garrubbo, who was formerly a member of the Company's board of directors, is the majority owner of both Creative Commerce and International Commerce. The Company paid Creative Commerce and International Commerce approximately $988,000, $752,000 and $1,384,000 for the years ended February 1, 2014, February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012, respectively, relating to these services. Mr. Garrubbo has not been a director of the Company since June 13, 2012.
Relationship with GE Equity and NBCU
In January 2011, General Electric Company ("GE") consummated a transaction with Comcast Corporation ("Comcast") pursuant to which GE contributed all of its holdings in NBCU to NBCUniversal, LLC, a newly formed entity beneficially owned 51% by Comcast and 49% by GE. As a result of that transaction, NBCU is now a wholly owned subsidiary of NBCUniversal, LLC. In March 2013, GE sold its remaining 49% common equity interest in NBCUniversal, LLC to Comcast pursuant to an agreement reached in February 2013. As of February 1, 2014, the direct equity ownership of GE Equity in the Company consists of warrants to purchase up to 6,000,000 shares of common stock and the direct ownership of NBCU in the Company consists of 7,141,849 shares of common stock. The Company has a significant cable distribution agreement with Comcast and believes that the terms of this agreement are comparable to those with other cable system operators.
In connection with the January 2011 transfer of its ownership in NBCU to NBCUniversal, LLC, GE also agreed with Comcast that, for so long as GE Equity is entitled to appoint two members of the Company's board of directors, NBCU will be entitled to retain a board seat provided that NBCU beneficially owns at least 5% of the Company's adjusted outstanding common stock. Furthermore, GE agreed to obtain the consent of NBCU prior to consenting to he Company's adoption of any shareholders right plan or certain other actions that would impede or restrict the ability of NBCU to acquire or dispose of shares of the Company's voting stock or taking any action that would result in NBCU being deemed to be in violation of the Federal Communications Commission multiple ownership regulations. For additional information regarding the Company's arrangements with Comcast, GE, GE Equity and NBCU, see the Company's definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the SEC on May 9, 2013.