We follow this select group of listed companies since they offer a current snapshot of the DB industry, and they help set the stage for the future. Their tendencies toward de-risking via glidepaths, risk transfer and contribution policy reliably signal forthcoming industry trends. They tend to have the scale and resources to trailblaze their own path, which many other DB sponsors eventually follow.

This paper reports the findings from the following companies' DB plan contributions:

  1. 3M
  2. AT&T
  3. Boeing
  4. Corteva
  5. Dow Chemical
  6. Exxon Mobil
  7. FedEx
  8. Ford Motor
  9. General Electric
  10. General Motors

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  1. Honeywell International
  2. IBM
  3. Johnson & Johnson
  4. Lockheed Martin
  5. Northrop Grumman
  6. Pfizer
  7. Raytheon
  8. United Parcel Service
  9. United Technologies
  10. Verizon Communications