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Deere, Motorola to Add a Combined $700 Million to Plans

February 17, 2010
Related Topics: Finance/Taxes, Benefit Design and Communication, Retirement/Pensions, Latest News

Deere & Co. expects to contribute $500 million to its pension plans this year, according to the Moline, Illinois-based company’s director of strategic public relations.

The company contributed $233 million to its pension plans during its last fiscal year, ended October 31, according to its 10-K report.

Deere had $8.4 billion in pension assets and $9.7 billion in pension liabilities as of October 31.

Separately, Motorola Inc. expects to contribute $200 million to its pension plans this year—$150 million to its U.S. pension plans and the remainder to its international plans, according to the company’s 10-K report.

Last year, the Schaumburg, Illinois-based company contributed $90 million to its U.S. plans and $39 million to its non-U.S. plans.

As of December 31, Motorola had U.S. pension assets of $3.898 billion and U.S. pension liabilities of $5.821 billion; its non-U.S. pension assets totaled $1.147 billion and non-U.S. pension liabilities, $1.576 billion.

Filed by Barry B. Burr of Pensions & Investments, a sister publication of Workforce Management. To comment, e-mail

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