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Prudential Financial, Inc.

Notes to Supplemental Combining Financial Information


Contingencies (continued)

31, 2001 during the period prior to demutualization, a reserve of $144 million was recorded in the Traditional Participating Products segment for death and other benefits and related expenses due with respect to policies for which the Company has not received a death claim but where death has occurred. Upon demutualization, $134 million of this reserve became a liability of the Financial Services Businesses and any subsequent changes in this reserve will be included in the results of the Financial Services Businesses.


Earnings Per Share

The Company has outstanding two separate classes of common stock. The Common Stock reflects the performance of the Financial Services Businesses, while the Class B Stock reflects the performance of the Closed Block Business. Accordingly, earnings per share is calculated separately for each of these two classes of common stock. Earnings per share amounts are based on the earnings available to common stockholders for the period subsequent to the date of demutualization.

Net income for the Financial Services Businesses and the Closed Block Business is determined in accordance with GAAP and includes general and administrative expenses charged to each of the respective businesses based on the Company’s methodology for the allocation of such expenses. The net income of each business is modified for cash flows between the Financial Services Businesses and the Closed Block Business related to administrative expenses, which are determined by a policy servicing fee arrangement that is based upon insurance in force and statutory cash premiums. To the extent actual administrative expenses vary from these cash flow amounts, the differences will be recorded, on an after tax basis, as direct equity adjustments to the respective equity balances of each business. The direct equity adjustments are used to adjust net income to determine the earnings available to each of the classes of common stockholders for earnings per share purposes.

Prudential Financial 2001 Annual Report


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