The extent to which the restructuring of pension obligations will provide stability of benefits, reduce costs, and enhance prospects for future returns will depend primarily on the performance of the funds in which the associates will participate after the restructuring. Our ability to find additional opportunities to safeguard associates' benefits, increase certainty and control over future pension obligations, and deliver strong shareholder value will depend primarily on the extent to which fund trustees are willing to negotiate changes to or withdrawal from funds covering our associates.
We assume no obligation to update the information contained herein. Please refer to Kroger's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a further discussion of these risks and uncertainties.
SOURCE The Kroger Co.