Company expects to make a voluntary lump sum payment offer to certain former employees who are participants in its U.S. qualified pension plan
DULUTH, Ga.-- August 23, 2017 -- NCR Corporation (NYSE : NCR) today announced that it will offer a voluntary lump sum payment option to certain former employees or their beneficiaries who are deferred vested participants in its U.S. qualified pension plan and who have not yet started monthly payments of their basic pension benefits.
This action will provide eligible participants with additional benefit payment options not normally available to them and will potentially reduce the size of the U.S. plan. The lump sum payment offer is being funded with existing plan assets and no additional contribution to the plan is required in connection with this offer.
In the coming weeks, NCR will contact approximately 7,000 eligible deferred vested participants with a personalized letter about the voluntary lump sum offer, which is designed to give them more flexibility in managing their retirement benefits. NCR expects to complete lump sum payments under the voluntary lump sum offer by year end 2017.
Overview of Voluntary Lump Sum Offer
The details of the voluntary offer will be described in the personalized letter that eligible deferred vested participants will receive in the coming weeks.
The voluntary offer will include the following choices, which are designed to provide greater flexibility in managing retirement benefits:
Eligible participants will have from September 6 until October 20, 2017 to make a decision on these voluntary benefit payment options. Participants with questions before September 6 can visit the NCR website /content/ncr/us/en/home/ncr-lump-sum-offer for additional details on the offer.
Participants who are currently receiving monthly benefits from the U.S. pension plan (retirees), participants who are current employees of NCR, and certain other U.S. pension plan participants described in the lump sum offer materials are not eligible for this offer.
Request by NCR for Updated Participant Contact Information
In order to receive the lump sum offer materials and/or other important information about the pension plan, NCR encourages participants to contact the NCR Benefits Service Center as soon as possible to make sure that the Company has their current mailing address and contact information on file (regardless of whether a participant is eligible for this offer):
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its web site which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.
Notes to Investors
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