Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

Supplemental Cash Flow Information
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Supplemental Cash Flow Information

15. Supplemental Cash Flow Information

The following reflects our supplemental cash flow information (in thousands):


     Year Ended December 31,  
     2012      2011      2010  

Cash paid for interest, net of interest capitalized of $13,274 in 2012, $9,877 in 2011 and $5,395 in 2010

   $ 46,247       $ 39,772       $ 36,362   

Cash paid for income taxes

     16,056         35,655         12,000   

Cash refunds received for income taxes

     479         379         99,828   

Cash paid for share-based compensation (1)

     1,531         1,062         452   

Cash tax benefit related to share-based compensation (2)

     5,962         3,125         6,871   


(1) The cash paid for share-based compensation is for dividends on unvested restricted stock and for dividend equivalents paid on RSUs. No cash was received from employees or directors related to share-based compensation and no cash was used to settle any equity instruments granted under share-base compensation arrangements.
(2) The cash tax benefit for share-based compensation is attributable to tax deductions for vested restricted shares, vested RSUs, dividends paid on unvested restricted stock and dividend equivalents paid on RSUs. Tax refunds were received in 2010 that included carrybacks of net operating losses for the years 2009 and 2008 to prior years, therefore the tax cash benefits from share-based compensation in those years was determined to be received in 2010. In addition, refunds related to the carryback of 2008 net operating loss to prior years were also received in 2009. As refunds could not be specifically determined as to which related to share-based compensation, it was assumed these cash flows were received in 2010 as most refunds were received in that year.