This excerpt taken from the PBG 8-K filed Sep 16, 2009.
Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
2008 vs. 2007
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests primarily reflects PepsiCos ownership in Bottling LLC of 6.6 percent, coupled with their 40 percent ownership in the PR Beverages venture. The $34 million decrease versus the prior year was primarily driven by lower operating results due to the impairment and restructuring charges taken in the fourth quarter of 2008.
2007 vs. 2006
The $35 million increase in 2007 was primarily driven by PepsiCos noncontrolling interests in the PR Beverages venture. The remaining increase was a result of higher operating results in Bottling LLC.