This excerpt taken from the PNC 10-Q filed May 11, 2009.
Derivatives Designated in SFAS 133 Hedge Relationships
We enter into interest rate swaps, caps, floors and futures derivative contracts to hedge the fair value of bank notes, Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings, senior debt and subordinated debt for changes in interest rates. Adjustments related to the ineffective portion of fair value hedging instruments are recorded in interest expense or noninterest income depending on the hedged item.
We enter into interest rate swap contracts to modify the interest rate characteristics of designated commercial loans from variable to fixed in order to reduce the impact of changes in future cash flows due to interest rate changes. We hedged our exposure to the variability of future cash flows for all forecasted transactions for a maximum of 10 years for hedges converting floating-rate commercial loans to fixed. The fair value of these derivatives is reported in other assets or other liabilities and offset in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) for the effective portion of the derivatives. We subsequently reclassify any unrealized gains or losses related to these swap contracts from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into interest income in the same period or periods during which the hedged forecasted transaction affects earnings. Ineffectiveness of the strategies, if any, is recognized immediately in earnings.
During the next twelve months, we expect to reclassify to earnings $267 million of pretax net gains, or $173 million after-tax, on cash flow hedge derivatives currently reported in