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These excerpts taken from the UAUA 10-K filed Feb 29, 2008.

Defined Contribution Plans

        In place of the domestic defined benefit pension plans that were terminated during bankruptcy, the Company enhanced its contributions to the defined contribution plans for most employee groups. Contributions are based on matching percentages, years of service and/or eligible earnings. The Company's contribution percentages vary from 1 to 15% of eligible earnings depending on the terms of each plan. The Company agreed to contribute to most of its defined contribution plans effective in June and July 2005, although such contributions for 2005 were not funded until shortly after the Effective Date.

        Effective March 1, 2006, an International Association of Machinists ("IAM") replacement plan was implemented. The IAM replacement plan is a multi-employer plan whereby the assets contributed by the Company (based on hours worked) may be used to provide benefits to employees of other participating companies, since assets contributed by all participating companies are not segregated or restricted to provide benefits specifically to employees of one participating company. In accordance with the applicable accounting for multi-employer plans, the Company would only recognize a withdrawal obligation if it becomes probable it would withdraw from the plan. The Predecessor Company recorded expense from defined contribution plans of $16 million for the month of January 2006 and $122 million for the year ended December 31, 2005. The Successor Company recognized $232 million and $206 million of expense for the year ended December 31, 2007 and the eleven months ended December 31, 2006, respectively, for all of the Company's defined contribution employee retirement plans, of which $28 million and $21 million, respectively, related to the IAM multi-employer plan.

Defined Contribution Plans





        In place of the domestic defined benefit pension plans that were terminated during bankruptcy, the Company enhanced its contributions to the defined contribution
plans for most employee groups. Contributions are based on matching percentages, years of service and/or eligible earnings. The Company's contribution percentages vary from 1 to 15% of eligible
earnings depending on the terms of each plan. The Company agreed to contribute to most of its defined contribution plans effective in June and July 2005, although such contributions for 2005
were not funded until shortly after the Effective Date.



        Effective
March 1, 2006, an International Association of Machinists ("IAM") replacement plan was implemented. The IAM replacement plan is a multi-employer plan whereby the assets
contributed by the Company (based on hours worked) may be used to provide benefits to employees of other participating companies, since assets contributed by all participating companies are not
segregated or restricted to provide benefits specifically to employees of one participating company. In accordance with the applicable accounting for multi-employer plans, the Company would only
recognize a withdrawal obligation if it becomes probable it would withdraw from the plan. The Predecessor Company recorded expense from defined contribution plans of $16 million for the month
of January 2006 and $122 million for the year ended December 31, 2005. The Successor Company recognized $232 million and $206 million of expense for the year ended
December 31, 2007 and the eleven months ended December 31, 2006, respectively, for all of the Company's defined contribution employee retirement plans, of which $28 million and
$21 million, respectively, related to the IAM multi-employer plan.




This excerpt taken from the UAUA 10-K filed Mar 16, 2007.

Defined Contribution Plans

In place of the domestic defined benefit pension plans that were terminated during bankruptcy, the Company enhanced its contributions to the defined contribution plans for most employee groups. Contributions are based on matching percentages, years of service and/or eligible earnings. The Company’s contribution percentages vary from 2% to 15% of eligible earnings depending on the terms of each plan. The Company agreed to contribute to most of its defined contribution plans effective in June and July 2005, although such contributions for 2005 were not funded until shortly after the Effective Date.

Effective March 1, 2006, an International Association of Machinists (“IAM”) replacement plan was implemented. The IAM replacement plan is a multi-employer plan whereby the assets contributed by the Company (based on hours worked) may be used to provide benefits to employees of other participating companies, since assets contributed by all participating companies are not segregated or restricted to provide benefits specifically to employees of one participating company. In accordance with the applicable accounting for multi-employer plans, the Company would only recognize a withdrawal obligation if it becomes probable it would withdraw from the plan. The Predecessor Company recorded expense from defined contribution plans of $16 million for the month of January 2006 and $122 million and $92 million for the years ended December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively. The Successor Company recognized $206 million of expense for the eleven months ended December 31, 2006 for all of the Company’s defined contribution employee retirement plans, of which $21 million related to the IAM multi-employer plan.

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