Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Note 18 - Employee Retirement Programs

Note 18 - Employee Retirement Programs
12 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Notes to Financial Statements  
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Employee Retirement Programs


The Company established its Ethan Allen Retirement Savings Plan (the “401(k) Plan”) in 1994. The 401(k) Plan is a defined contribution plan subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“IRC”). Effective January 1, 2021, all full-time U.S. employees of the Company are eligible to participate in the Plan on the first day of employment. Prior to such date, all full-time United States employees were eligible to participate in the 401(k) Plan on the first day of any subsequent April, July, October or January coincident with or next following the three-month anniversary of their date of hire. Each year, participants may contribute up to 100% of their eligible annual compensation, subject to annual limitations established by the IRC. We may, at our discretion, make a matching and profit-sharing contribution to the 401(k) Plan on behalf of each eligible participant. All participants with a date of hire on or after January 1, 2021 shall cliff vest 100% of Company contributions received after three years of service. Those employees hired before January 1, 2021 will continue to vest immediately in all Company contributions. The Company, at its discretion, may elect to match a portion of employee contributions. Total defined contribution plan expense incurred by the Company in matching and profit-sharing contributions to employee 401(k) accounts during fiscal years 2023, 2022 and 2021, was $2.7 million, $2.6 million and $2.7 million, respectively.


In addition to the 401(k) Plan, Ethan Allen provides additional benefits to select management in the form of deferred compensation arrangements. The total cost of these benefits were immaterial to the Company during each period presented.