Boeing Co., Chicago, contributed $513 million to its pension plans during the first nine months of the year, the company reported in an 8-K filing today. No further pension contributions are expected this year, but company officials expect to contribute $500 million in 2007, according to the filing.
Boeing contributed $1.9 billion to its pension plans last year, according to its annual report. The company had $43.5 billion in defined benefit pension assets and $45.183 billion in benefit obligations as of Sept. 30, 2005.
Separately, DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart, Germany, has contributed e499 billion ($628 billion) to its global pension plans since the end of the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing. The automaker contributed roughly $606 million during the third quarter and an additional $22 million on Oct. 2, according to the filing. For the year, the company has contributed about $817 million to the plans.
DaimlerChrysler had $20 billion in U.S. defined benefit assets as of Sept. 30, 2005, according to Pensions & Investments data.