Liquidity

The following table details the original maturities and carrying values of the Company’s debt and capital lease obligations as of December 30, 2012.

(in thousands)
  December 30, 2012

2015
         

5.0% senior notes
  $ 244,100

2016

6.625% senior notes
225,000

2019
         

Option to repurchase ownership interest in headquarters building
  250,000  

Total

 
$ 719,100

Less: Unamortized amounts
  (29,045 )

Carrying value of debt
$ 690,055

Capital lease obligations
  7,023  

Total debt and capital lease obligations
  $ 697,078  
 

At the end of 2012, cash and short-term investments were approximately $955 million (excluding restricted cash of approximately $24 million that is subject to certain collateral requirements). As a result, the Company’s cash and short-term investments exceeded total debt and capital lease obligations by approximately $258 million. The Company believes this provides a useful measure of its liquidity and overall debt position.

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