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TABLE A3

Balance Sheet of Pension Plans
by type of plan, 1997
(amounts in millions)
Type of Asset or Liability Total Defined Benefit Defined Contribution
ASSETS
Cash $102,841 $37,722 $65,119
Receivables 60,234 27,826 32,408
Corporate debt and equity instruments 994,118 442,012 552,106
U.S. Government securities 167,043 120,752 46,290
Real estate and mortgages (other than to participants) 21,203 14,365 6,838
Mortgage loans to participants 1,245 106 1,139
Other loans to participants 28,772 912 27,860
Other investments and assets 2,177,595 1,091,648 1,085,947
Buildings and other property used in plan operations 706 260 445
TOTAL ASSETS 3,553,757 1,735,604 1,818,152
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LIABILITIES
Payables 15,227 8,319 6,907
Acquisition indebtedness 15,709 1,632 14,078
Other liabilities 34,134 17,267 16,867
TOTAL LIABILITIES 65,070 27,218 37,852
NET ASSETS 3,488,687 1,708,386 1,780,300

NOTE: Total asset amounts shown exclude funds held by life insurance companies under allocated group insurance contracts for payment of retirement benefits. These excluded funds make up roughly 10 to 15 percent of total pension fund assets.
SOURCE: Form 5500 series reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service for plan years beginning in 1997.

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