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CFA Practice Question

Information regarding the defined-benefit pension plan of Glavin Industries included the following for 2011 ($ in millions):

Plan assets, Jan. 1: 210.
Retiree benefits paid (end of year): 150.
Actual return on plan assets: 30.
Employer contributions to the pension plan (end of year): 126.
Expected rate of return on plan assets: 10%.

What amount should Glavin report in its disclosure notes for plan assets at December 31, 2011?
A. $207 million.
B. $216 million.
C. $516 million.
Explanation: Beginning balance ($210) + actual return ($30) + contributions ($126) - retiree benefits paid ($150) = ending balance (?) [in millions].

User Contributed Comments 5

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danlan2 10% is ignored, since we have actual return on plan assets.
ThePessimist Don't confuse the expected return used in calculating pension expense with the actual return used in calculating plan assets. Note that the difference will become part of the unrecognized net gain and backed out for determining the funded status shown on the balance sheet.
yxten1 so expected return is for pension expense but actual return is for plan assets?
uviolet keeps all the e's (expense & expected return) together and a's (asset & actual return) together
jpducros good one uviolet !
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