This excerpt taken from the WYN 10-K filed Feb 27, 2009.
During 2008, we committed to various strategic realignment initiatives targeted principally at reducing costs, enhancing organizational efficiency and consolidating and rationalizing existing processes and facilities. As a result, we recorded $79 million of restructuring costs during 2008, of which $56 million has been or is expected to be paid in cash. See Note 21 to the Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements for further details.
During 2008, we recorded a charge of $1,342 million ($1,337 million, after-tax) to impair goodwill related to plans announced during the fourth quarter of 2008 to reduce our VOI sales pace and associated size of our vacation ownership business. In addition, we recorded charges of (i) $84 million to reduce the carrying value of certain long-lived assets based on their revised estimated fair values and (ii) $24 million due to currency conversion losses related to the transfer of cash from our Venezuelan operations at our vacation exchange and rentals business. See Note 21 to the Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements for further details. During 2006, we recorded a non-cash charge of $65 million, after tax, to reflect the cumulative effect of accounting changes as a result of our adoption of Statement of Financial Standards (SFAS) No. 152, Accounting for Real Estate Time-Sharing Transactions (SFAS No. 152) and Statement of Position No. 04-2, Accounting for Real Estate Time- Sharing Transactions (SOP 04-2) on January 1, 2006. See Note 2 to the Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements for further details.