To compile this story and table, Pensions & Investments gathered the 2001 annual reports of the nation's 100 largest corporate defined benefit plans, as ranked by P&I's annual survey of the 1,000 largest funds.
Some companies on the P&I list were not a part of this report, including:
* State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Bloomington, Ill., because it is not a public company and, therefore, doesn't file an annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
* Xerox Corp., Stamford, Conn., which is in the process of restating its financial results for the years 1997 through 2001, and has received permission from the SEC to delay filing its 2001 annual report.
* AEGON USA Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a subsidiary of Dutch parent AEGON N.V., which provided no specific data in its annual report for pension plans for U.S. employees. Bayer AG, Pittsburgh, and Rexam PLC, Charlotte, N.C., also are subsidiaries of foreign companies that did not separate out the data for their U.S. employees' pension funds. BP America Inc., Chicago, and GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Philadelphia, did not provide enough data specific to their U.S. plans.
* LTV Corp., Cleveland, whose defined benefit plan has been taken over by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and has asked the SEC for an extension on the filing of its 2001 annual report.