4. Sale-Leaseback Transaction
On September 25, 2009, we completed the sale-leaseback of our St. Louis Park, Minnesota, building. The building is a 126,458-square-foot facility that includes our corporate offices, a processing and recycling center, and an ApplianceSmart retail store. Pursuant to the agreement entered into on August 11, 2009, we sold the St. Louis Park building for $4,627, net of fees, and leased the building back over an initial lease term of five years. The sale of the building provided the Company with $2,032 in cash after repayment of the $2,595 mortgage. The sale-leaseback transaction resulted in an adjustment of $2,191 to the net book value related to the land and building, and we recorded a deferred gain of $2,436. Under the terms of the lease agreement, we are classifying the lease as an operating lease and amortizing the gain on a straight-line basis over five years. We amortized $487 of the deferred gain for both fiscal years 2011 and 2010. The deferred gain amortization is netted against rent expense as a component of selling, general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of comprehensive income.