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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 11-K

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019

Commission File Number: 1-1927

 

 

THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY

EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

(Full title of the Plan)

THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY

(Name of Issuer of the Securities)

200 Innovation Way

Akron, Ohio 44316-0001

(Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Office)

 

 

 


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ITEM 1. Not applicable.

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ITEM 2. Not applicable.

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ITEM 3. Not applicable.

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ITEM 4. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE PLAN

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EXHIBITS.

  

SIGNATURES

  

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

 

ITEM 1.

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 2.

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 3.

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE PLAN

The Financial Statements of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Employee Savings Plan for Salaried Employees (the “Plan”) as of December 31, 2019 and 2018 and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, together with the report of Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company, independent registered public accounting firm, are attached to this Annual Report on Form 11-K as Annex A, and are by specific reference incorporated herein and filed as a part hereof. The Financial Statements and the Notes thereto are presented in lieu of the financial statements required by Items 1, 2 and 3 of Form 11-K. The Plan is subject to the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

EXHIBITS.

 

EXHIBIT 23.1   

Consent of Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company, independent registered public accounting firm.


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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Plan Administrator has duly caused this Annual Report to be signed by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

    THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
   

Plan Administrator of THE GOODYEAR TIRE &

RUBBER COMPANY EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

June 11, 2020    
    By:   /s/ Evan M. Scocos
      Evan M. Scocos, Vice President and Controller


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ANNEX A TO FORM 11-K

THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY

EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

December 31, 2019 and 2018


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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

  

Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits at December  31, 2019 and 2018

     3  

Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits for the Year Ended December 31, 2019

     4  

Notes to Financial Statements

     5 - 18  

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

  

Schedule H, Line 4i – Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)

     19  

Note: Certain schedules required by the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 have been omitted because of the absence of the conditions under which they are required.


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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Participants and Administrator of

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Employee Savings Plan for

Salaried Employees

Akron, Ohio

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Employee Savings Plan for Salaried Employees (the “Plan”) as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2019, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of the Plan as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2019, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Plan’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

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Supplemental Information

The supplemental information in the accompanying schedule of assets (held at end of year) as of December 31, 2019 has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental information is the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental information reconciles to the financial statements or the underlying accounting and other records, as applicable, and performing procedures to test the completeness and accuracy of the information presented in the supplemental information. In forming our opinion on the supplemental information, we evaluated whether the supplemental information, including its form and content, is presented in conformity with the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In our opinion, the supplemental information is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.

We have served as the Plan’s auditor since 2004.

BOBER, MARKEY, FEDOROVICH & COMPANY

Akron, Ohio

June 5, 2020

 

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THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY

EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

(Dollars in Thousands)    2019      2018  

Plan’s Interest in Commingled Trust:

     

Measured at Fair Value

   $ 1,541,090      $ 1,276,754  

Measured at Contract Value

     393,849        407,390  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     1,934,939        1,684,144  

Notes Receivable from Participants

     34,325        33,415  

Contribution Receivable - Employer

     1,547        1,561  

Contribution Receivable - Employee

     1,104        996  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets Available for Benefits at Fair Value

   $ 1,971,915      $ 1,720,116  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY

EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

For the Year Ended December 31, 2019

 

(Dollars in Thousands)       

Contributions:

  

Employee

   $ 61,855  

Employer

     48,158  
  

 

 

 

Total Contributions

     110,013  

Deductions:

  

Benefits Paid to Participants or Their Beneficiaries

     168,890  
  

 

 

 

Total Deductions

     168,890  

Interest From Notes Receivable from Participants

     1,779  

Net Investment Gain From Plan’s Interest in Commingled Trust

     308,897  
  

 

 

 

Net Increase in Net Assets Available for Benefits During the Year

     251,799  

Net Assets Available for Benefits at Beginning of Year

     1,720,116  
  

 

 

 

Net Assets Available for Benefits at End of Year

   $ 1,971,915  
  

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Accounting

The accounts of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Employee Savings Plan for Salaried Employees (the “Plan”) are maintained on the accrual basis of accounting.

Plan Year

The Plan Year is a calendar year.

Trust Assets

All qualified savings plans sponsored by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (the “Company” or “Goodyear”) in the United States maintain their assets in a master trust entitled The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Commingled Trust (the “Commingled Trust”) administered by The Northern Trust Company (the “Trustee”). During 2019, the Company sponsored three savings plans that participated in the Commingled Trust, including the Plan. The Plan’s divided interest in the Commingled Trust is presented in the accompanying financial statements in accordance with the allocation made by the Trustee.

Recordkeeper

Empower Retirement, the retirement services business of Great-West Financial, is the recordkeeper of the Plan.

Investment Valuation and Income Recognition

Investments held by a defined contribution plan are required to be reported at fair value, except for fully benefit-responsive investment contracts (See Note 9). Contract value is the relevant measurement attribute for that portion of the net assets available for benefits of a defined contribution plan attributable to fully benefit-responsive investment contracts because contract value is the amount participants normally would receive if they initiate permitted transactions under the terms of the plan.

The fair value of investments held by the Commingled Trust is the price that would be received to sell an asset in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (See Note 8). The value of the Plan’s interest in the Commingled Trust is based on the beginning of the year value in the Commingled Trust plus actual contributions and allocated investment income (loss) less actual distributions and allocated administrative expenses. Investment income (loss) and investment expenses relating to the Commingled Trust are allocated on a daily basis to the Plan based on the Plan’s value in each applicable fund within the Commingled Trust.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

Purchases and sales of securities are recorded on a trade-date basis. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. Net appreciation (depreciation) includes the Commingled Trust’s gains and losses on investments bought, sold and held during the year.

Notes Receivable from Participants

The Plan document allows notes from participants. These notes are reported at the unpaid principal balance plus accrued interest. Notes are deemed distributions by the Plan when they are determined to be in default.

Concentration of Credit Risk

The Stable Value Fund of the Commingled Trust invests part of the fund in investment contracts of financial institutions with strong credit ratings and has established guidelines relative to diversification and maturities that are intended to maintain stability and liquidity (See Note 9).

The Goodyear Stock Fund invests in the common stock of Goodyear. Significant changes in the price of Goodyear Stock can result in significant changes in the Net Assets Available for Benefits.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the basic financial statements and related notes to financial statements. Changes in such estimates may affect amounts reported in future years.

Risk and Uncertainties

The Plan invests in various investment securities which are exposed to various risks such as interest rate, market and credit risk. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and that such changes could materially affect participants’ account balances and the amounts reported in the Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits.

Subsequent Events

The Plan has evaluated subsequent events through the date of issuance of the financial statements. There were no subsequent events which required recognition or disclosure in the financial statements, other than the event disclosed in Note 3.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

NOTE 2 - GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION OF THE PLAN

Inception

The Plan is a defined contribution plan, which became effective July 1, 1984, and is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).

Eligibility

Salaried employees based in the United States are eligible to participate in the Plan after ninety days of continuous service with the Company. Employees of the Company who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for coverage under the Plan), work in a retail store location, as well as leased employees, are not eligible to participate in the Plan. Newly eligible employees are automatically enrolled at 4% of eligible compensation for the employee deferral, and commencing on the first day of May following their first full calendar year of participation, with annual 1% incremental increases in elective deferrals up to 6% of eligible compensation unless the employee elects otherwise.

Vesting

Employee contributions are fully vested. Employer contributions vest after the participant has completed two years of continuous service with the Company.

Contributions

Eligible employees may elect to contribute from 1% to 50% of earnings, including wages, certain bonuses, commissions, overtime and vacation pay into the Plan, subject to certain limitations under the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”). In addition, the Plan permits catch-up contributions by participants who have attained age 50 by December 31 of each year. Participating employees may elect to have their contributions invested in any of the funds available for investment under the Plan. The Company calculates and deducts employee contributions from earnings each pay period based on the percent elected by the employee or the automatic enrollment amount as applicable. Employees may change their contribution percent, including suspending contributions, at any time. The change will become effective as soon as administratively possible after it is submitted.

The Plan has been established under Section 401 of the IRC. Therefore, employee (except for Roth 401(k) and post-tax contributions) and employer contributions to the Plan are not subject to federal income withholding tax, but are taxable when withdrawn from the Plan unless rolled over to an individual retirement account or other eligible retirement plan.

All participants are entitled to elect their employee contributions to be on a pre-tax, post-tax or Roth 401(k) basis, subject to certain limitations under the IRC.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

The Plan provides a Company Retirement Contribution equal to 3% of eligible compensation and Company matching contribution equal to 50% of the first 4% of eligible compensation that the employee contributes to the Plan. Employees hired before April 1, 2007 are eligible for additional age-based Retirement Contributions of up to 6% of eligible compensation. Participants can elect to invest Company contributions in any of the investment options available for employee contributions. Participants may not elect to invest more than 10% of Company Retirement Contributions in the Goodyear Stock Fund.

Participants may transfer amounts attributable to employee or employer contributions from one fund to the other on a daily basis subject to compliance with applicable trading policies of the Plan. Participants may not hold more than 10% of the portion of their account balance attributable to Company Retirement Contributions, immediately after a transfer of funds, in the Goodyear Stock Fund.

Participant Accounts

A variety of funds have been established for investment by participants of their accounts under the Plan. All fund accounts are valued by the Trustee at the close of business following each business day.

Interest and dividends (in funds other than the Goodyear Stock Fund) are automatically reinvested in each participant’s respective accounts and reflected in the unit value of the fund which affects the value of the participants’ accounts.

Under the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (the “ESOP”) portion of the plan, participants may elect to receive cash dividends on the Goodyear stock held in their employer match account. Such election results in a distribution to the participant. For the year ended December 31, 2019 total dividends paid on the Goodyear stock held were $1,324,789.

Plan Withdrawals and Distributions

Participants may take in-service distributions of vested amounts from their accounts if they:

 

   

Attain the age of 5912, or

 

   

Qualify for a financial hardship.

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued regulations governing financial hardship. Under the IRS regulations, withdrawals are permitted for severe financial hardship. See Note 3.

Participant vested amounts are eligible to be paid upon retirement, death or other termination of employment.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

All withdrawals and distributions are valued as of the end of the day they are processed, and may be subject to income tax upon receipt. Any non-vested Company contributions are forfeited and applied to reduce future Company contributions and Plan expenses. As of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Plan had forfeiture credits of $56,208 and $518,895, respectively.

Notes Receivable from Participants

Eligible employees may borrow money from their participant accounts. The minimum amount to be borrowed is $1,000. The maximum amount to be borrowed is the lesser of $50,000 reduced by the highest outstanding balance of any notes during the preceding twelve month period, or 50% of the participant’s vested account balance, excluding the participant’s sub-account attributable to Company retirement contributions. Participants may have up to two notes outstanding at any time. The interest rate charged is a fixed rate established at the time of the application based on prime plus one percent (6.50% and 6.25% at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively). See Note 3.

Repayments, with interest, are made through payroll deductions. If a note is not repaid when due, the outstanding balance is treated as a taxable distribution from the Plan.

Rollovers

Employees, Plan participants, or former Plan participants may transfer eligible cash distributions from any other employer sponsored plan qualified under Section 401 of the IRC into the Plan by a direct transfer from such other plan.

Expenses

Expenses of administering the Plan are paid partly by the Company and partly by the Commingled Trust. Trustee’s fees and brokerage commissions associated with the Company Stock Fund are paid by the Company. Expenses related to the asset management of the investment funds and independent fiduciary of the Goodyear Stock Fund are paid from such funds which reduce the investment return reported and credited to participant accounts. Recordkeeping fees are paid from funds in which a participant invests.

The Professional Management Program offered by Advised Assets Group, LLC., an affiliate of Great-West Financial, is available to all participants. This program provides personalized portfolio management for participants who elect to delegate their investment decisions about fund choices within the Plan to a professional manager. Participation in the program is paid solely by enrolled participants. The expenses reduce the investment return reported and credited to enrolled participant accounts.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

Termination Provisions

The Company anticipates and believes that the Plan will continue without interruption, but reserves the right to discontinue the Plan. In the event of termination, the obligation of the Company to make further contributions ceases. All participants’ accounts would then be fully vested with respect to Company contributions.

NOTE 3 - SUBSEQUENT EVENT

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act was signed into law, and includes the following provisions which will impact the administration of the Plan:

 

   

Plan participants who are impacted from the coronavirus may elect to take a distribution of up to $100,000 from the Plan through December 31, 2020, with a waiver of the 10% early withdrawal tax penalty. Participants may pay back the distribution over a three-year period from the date of distribution, without being subject to income taxes. If the distribution is not repaid to the Plan, participants have the option to pay the income taxes on the distribution over a three-year period.

 

   

The maximum amount that participants who are eligible for a coronavirus related distribution may borrow from their Plan accounts is increased to the lesser of $100,000 or 100% of the participant’s vested account balance, if the loan is made within 180 days from March 27, 2020. In addition, participants with an outstanding Plan loan with repayment dates between March 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020 may delay their loan repayments for up to one year, with interest still accruing on the deferred payments.

 

   

All required minimum distribution requirements are waived for the year ended December 31, 2020.

NOTE 4 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

An affiliate of the Trustee serves as the fund manager of the S&P 500 Index and Russell 1000 Growth Index Funds which are offered as investment funds available to participants under the Plan.

The Goodyear Stock Fund is designed for investment in common stock of the Company, except for short-term investments needed for Plan operations. During 2019, the price per share of Goodyear common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market ranged from $10.74 to $22.17. The closing price per share of Goodyear common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market was $15.56 at December 31, 2019 ($20.41 at December 31, 2018). The common stock of Goodyear and a Short-Term Investments Fund are the current investments of this fund. The portion of this fund related to employer matching contributions is designated as an ESOP.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

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December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

NOTE 5 - TAX STATUS OF PLAN

The IRS has determined and informed the Company by a letter dated October 23, 2017 that the Plan is qualified and the trust established for the Plan is exempt from Federal Income Tax under the appropriate Sections of the IRC. The Company and Plan’s tax counsel believe the Plan is currently designed and being operated in compliance with the applicable requirements of the IRC. Therefore, no provision for income taxes has been included in the Plan’s financial statements.

NOTE 6 - RECONCILIATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TO FORM 5500

The following is a reconciliation of net assets available for benefits per the financial statements at December 31, 2019 and 2018 to the Form 5500:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)    2019      2018  

Net Assets Available for Benefits per the Financial Statements

   $ 1,971,915      $ 1,720,116  

Adjustment from Contract Value to Fair Value for Fully Benefit-Responsive Investment Contracts

     6,871        (1,082

Amounts Allocated to Withdrawing Participants

     (504      (598
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets Available for Benefits per the Form 5500

   $ 1,978,282      $ 1,718,436  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

The following is a reconciliation of benefits paid to participants per the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 to the Form 5500:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)       

Benefits Paid to Participants per the Financial Statements

   $ 168,890  

Amounts Allocated to Withdrawing Participants at December 31, 2019

     504  

Amounts Allocated to Withdrawing Participants at December 31, 2018

     (598
  

 

 

 

Benefits Paid to Participants per the Form 5500

   $ 168,796  
  

 

 

 

Amounts allocated to withdrawing participants are recorded on the Form 5500 for benefit claims that have been processed and approved for payment prior to the plan year end, but not yet paid as of that date.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

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December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

The following is a reconciliation of net investment gain from the Plan’s interest in the Commingled Trust per the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 to the Form 5500:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)       

Net Investment Gain from Plan’s Interest in Commingled Trust per the Financial Statements

   $ 308,897  

Impact of Reflecting Fully Benefit-Responsive Investment

  

Contracts at Fair Value

     7,953  
  

 

 

 

Net Investment Gain from Plan’s Interest in Commingled Trust per the Form 5500

   $ 316,850  
  

 

 

 

Fully benefit-responsive investment contracts are recorded at fair value on the Form 5500.

NOTE 7 - FINANCIAL DATA OF THE COMMINGLED TRUST

All of the Plan’s investments are in the Commingled Trust, which was established for the investment of plan assets. Each participating plan has a divided interest in the Commingled Trust. At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Plan’s interest in the net assets of the Commingled Trust was approximately 67.3% and 67.5%, respectively.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

The Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits of the Commingled Trust are as follows:

 

     December 31, 2019      December 31, 2018  
            Plan’s Interest in             Plan’s Interest in  
(Dollars in Thousands)    Commingled Trust      Commingled Trust      Commingled Trust      Commingled Trust  

Investments:

           

Investments at Fair Value:

           

Common Collective Trusts

           

JP Morgan Value Opportunities Fund

   $ 53,309      $ 41,123      $ 44,171      $ 34,118  

NT Collective S&P 500 Index Fund

     565,989        375,697        455,950        306,711  

JP Morgan ACWI Ex US Fund

     211,388        143,044        170,933        116,537  

NT Collective Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund

     149,024        99,942        114,958        76,260  

Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Target Retirement Income Fund

     27,174        19,540        23,858        17,783  

Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Target Retirement 2015 Fund

     55,717        40,290        54,925        39,875  

Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Target Retirement 2025 Fund

     319,053        212,333        269,681        180,022  

Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Target Retirement 2035 Fund

     257,560        167,092        202,624        133,698  

Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Target Retirement 2045 Fund

     214,359        140,142        170,541        111,365  

Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Target Retirement 2055 Fund

     52,042        38,005        34,149        25,027  

Western Asset Core Plus Bond Fund

     157,774        107,733        119,517        81,340  

Victory Small Cap Value Collective Fund

     28,173        23,197        22,184        18,183  

Short-Term Investments

     15,924        10,657        24,434        16,277  

Mutual Funds

           

Carillon Eagle Growth & Income Fund

     75,986        57,450        66,703        49,819  

Charles Schwab Self Directed Account - Mutual Funds

     52,310        31,678        48,355        29,870  

Common Stock of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

     51,577        33,512        65,347        41,139  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Investments at Fair Value

     2,287,359        1,541,435        1,888,330        1,278,024  

Investments at Contract Value:

           

Investment Contracts (See Note 9)

     586,747        393,849        608,928        407,390  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Investments

     2,874,106        1,935,284        2,497,258        1,685,414  

Receivables:

           

Accrued Interest and Dividends

     19        13        49        33  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Receivables

     19        13        49        33  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets

     2,874,125        1,935,297        2,497,307        1,685,447  

Liabilities:

           

Administrative Expenses Payable

     (531      (358      (1,582      (1,090

Pending Sales

     —          —          (338      (213
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     (531      (358      (1,920      (1,303
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets Available for Benefits

   $ 2,873,594      $ 1,934,939      $ 2,495,387      $ 1,684,144  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY

EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

Net investment gain for the Commingled Trust is as follows:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)    Year Ended
December 31,
2019
 

Net Appreciation in Fair Value of Investments

   $ 437,980  

Interest and Dividends

     18,623  
  

 

 

 

Investment Gain

     456,603  

Administrative Expenses

     (2,390
  

 

 

 

Net Investment Gain

   $ 454,213  
  

 

 

 

NOTE 8 - FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are classified using the following hierarchy, which is based upon the transparency of inputs to the valuation as of the measurement date:

 

   

Level 1 – Valuation is based upon quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

 

   

Level 2 – Valuation is based upon quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, or other inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.

 

   

Level 3 – Valuation is based upon other unobservable inputs that are significant to the fair value measurement.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

The Commingled Trust’s assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis are as follows:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)           December 31, 2019         
   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Mutual Funds

   $ 128,296      $ —        $ —        $ 128,296  

Common Stock

     51,577        —          —          51,577  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets in the Fair Value Hierarchy

   $ 179,873      $ —        $ —          179,873  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Investments Measured at Net Asset Value:

           

Common Collective Trusts

              2,107,486  
           

 

 

 

Total Investments at Fair Value

            $ 2,287,359  
           

 

 

 
            December 31, 2018         
     Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Mutual Funds

   $ 115,058      $ —        $ —        $ 115,058  

Common Stock

     65,347        —          —          65,347  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets in the Fair Value Hierarchy

   $ 180,405      $ —        $ —          180,405  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Investments Measured at Net Asset Value:

           

Common Collective Trusts

              1,707,925  
           

 

 

 

Total Investments at Fair Value

            $ 1,888,330  
           

 

 

 

The classification of fair value measurements within the hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the measurement. Investments that were measured at net asset value (“NAV”) per share are not classified in the fair value hierarchy. The fair value amounts presented in this table are intended to permit reconciliation of the fair value hierarchy to total investments at fair value of the Commingled Trust. Valuation methodologies used for assets measured at fair value are as follows:

Mutual Funds: Valued at the NAV of shares held by the Commingled Trust at year end, as determined by the closing price reported on the active market on which the individual securities are traded.

Common Stock: Valued at the year-end closing price reported on the active market on which the individual securities are traded.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

Common Collective Trusts: Valued at the NAV of units held by the Commingled Trust at year end. The NAV, as provided by the trustee of each common collective trust fund, is used as a practical expedient to estimate fair value. The NAV is based on the fair value of the underlying investments held by each fund less its liabilities. This practical expedient would not be used when it is determined to be probable that the fund will sell the investment for an amount different than the reported NAV. Participant transactions (purchases and sales) may occur daily. If the plan were to initiate a full redemption of any common collective trust, each investment advisor reserves the right to temporarily delay withdrawal to ensure that securities liquidation will be carried out in an orderly business manner. The common collective trust funds had a fair value of approximately $2,107,486,000 and $1,707,925,000 as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, with no unfunded commitments, daily pricing frequency, and full redemption notice periods that extend no greater than 30 days.

The methods described above may produce a fair value calculation that may not be indicative of net realizable value or reflective of future fair values. Furthermore, while the Plan believes its valuation methods are appropriate and consistent with other market participants, the use of different methodologies or assumptions to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in a different fair value measurement at the reporting date.

NOTE 9 - INVESTMENT CONTRACTS

One investment fund available under the Commingled Trust is the Stable Value Fund, which has entered into benefit-responsive guaranteed investment contracts and wrapper contracts with various financial institutions. The Stable Value Fund is credited with earnings on the underlying investments and charged for participant withdrawals and administrative expenses. The value of the Commingled Trust’s investment in the Stable Value Fund was approximately $586,747,000 and $608,928,000 as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

As described in Note 1, because the guaranteed investment contracts held by the Commingled Trust are fully benefit-responsive, contract value is the relevant measurement attribute for that portion of the net assets available for benefits attributable to the guaranteed investment contracts. Contract value, as reported to the Commingled Trust by the manager of the Stable Value Fund, represents contributions made under the contract, plus earnings, less participant withdrawals and administrative expenses. Participants may ordinarily direct the withdrawal or transfer of all or a portion of their investment at contract value. There are no reserves against contract value for credit risk of the contract issuers or otherwise. The crediting interest rate is based on a formula agreed upon individually with the issuers.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2019 and 2018

 

The Stable Value Fund has purchased wrapper contracts from the financial institutions. The wrapper contracts amortize the realized and unrealized gains and losses on the underlying fixed income investments, typically over the duration of the investments, through adjustments to the future interest crediting rate (which is the rate earned by participants in the fund for underlying investments). The issuers of the wrapper contracts provide assurance that the adjustments to the interest crediting rate do not result in a future interest crediting rate that is less than zero.

Certain events limit the ability of the Plan to transact at contract value with the issuer. These events include termination of the Plan, a material adverse change to the provisions of the Plan, if the Commingled Trust elects to withdraw from a wrapper contract in order to switch to a different investment provider, or if the terms of a successor plan (in the event of the spin-off or sale of a division) do not meet the wrapper contract issuer’s underwriting criteria for issuance of a clone wrapper contract. The events described above that could result in the payment of benefits at market value rather than contract value are not probable of occurring in the foreseeable future.

The wrapper contracts do not permit the issuers to terminate the contracts unless the Plan loses its qualified status, has incurred material breaches of responsibilities, or material and adverse changes occur to the provisions of the Plan.

 

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EMPLOYEE SAVINGS PLAN

FOR SALARIED EMPLOYEES

SCHEDULE H, LINE 4i - SCHEDULE OF ASSETS (HELD AT END OF YEAR)

December 31, 2019

Employer Identification Number: 34-0253240, Plan Number: 004

 

(a)    (b)    (c)    (d)    (e)
      Description of investment      
   Identity of issue, borrower lessor or similar party    including maturity date, rate of interest, collateral par, or maturity value    Cost    Current Value

*

   Notes Receivable from Participants    4.25% - 6.50%    $ —      $ 34,325,290

Note: This schedule excludes the Plan’s interest in the Commingled Trust, which is not required to be reported on the schedule pursuant to the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

 

*

Represents a party-in-interest to the Plan, as defined by ERISA.

 

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