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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 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

 

 

ERICSSON US 401(k) Plan

(Title of the Plan)

 

 

ERICSSON INC

Formerly Anaconda-Ericsson Inc. and Ericsson North America Inc.

 

 

6300 Legacy Drive

Plano, TX 75024

(Name and address of principal executive offices of the employer sponsoring the Plan)

 

 

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON

(Exact name of Issuer as specified in its charter)

 

 

LM ERICSSON TELEPHONE COMPANY

(Translation of Issuer’s Name into English)

 

 

Kingdom of Sweden

(Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

( Telefonplan, S-126-25 Stockholm Sweden)

(Name and address of principal executive offices of the Issuer of the securities)

 

 

 


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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, SUPPLEMENTAL

SCHEDULES AND REPORT OF INDEPENDENT

REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018


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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULES

 

     Page  

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

     3  

Financial Statements:

  

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

     5  

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

     6  

Notes to Financial Statements as of December 31, 2019 and 2018 and for the Year Ended December  31, 2019

     7  

Supplemental Schedules:

  

Schedule H, line 4i - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year) December 31, 2019

     17  

Schedule H, line 4j – Schedule of Reportable Transactions December 31, 2019

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LOGO

  

Tel: 214-969-7007

  

600 North Pearl, Suite 1700

  

Fax: 214-953-0722

  

Dallas, TX 75201

  

www.bdo.com

  

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To the Plan Administrator and Participants

Ericsson US 401(k) Plan

Plano, Texas

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of the Ericsson US 401(k) Plan (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, 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. The Plan is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Plan’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risk 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 the Plan’s management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.

BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.

 

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LOGO

 

Supplemental Information

The supplemental information in the accompanying schedules, Schedule H, line 4i – Schedule of assets (held at end of year) as of December 31, 2019, and Schedule H, Line 4j – Schedule of Reportable Transactions as of December 31, 2019 have been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental information is presented for the purpose of additional analysis and is not a required part of the financial statements but included supplemental information required by the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. 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.

 

LOGO

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

Dallas, Texas

June 26, 2020

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

     2019      2018  

Assets

     

Investments

     

Investments, at fair value

   $ 2,853,221      $ 2,452,262  

Investments, at contract value

     308,858        321,547  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments

     3,162,079        2,773,809  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Receivables

     

Notes receivable from participants

     14,549        15,563  

Participant’s contributions receivable

     —          2  

Employer’s contributions receivable

     1,430        1,688  

Other receivable

     775        328  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total receivables

     16,754        17,581  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets

     3,178,833        2,791,390  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Payables

     

Operating and other payables

     778        331  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net assets available for benefits

   $ 3,178,055      $ 2,791,059  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to the financial statements.

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

ADDITIONS

  

Investment income:

  

Net appreciation in fair value of investments

   $ 484,807  

Dividends

     17,260  

Other income

     88,268  
  

 

 

 

Total investment income

     590,335  

Interest on participant notes receivable

     890  

Contributions:

  

Participants

     68,074  

Employer

     48,840  

Rollover

     6,201  
  

 

 

 

Total contributions

     123,115  
  

 

 

 

Total Additions

     714,340  

DEDUCTIONS

  

Benefits paid to participants

     (322,714

Corrective distribution

     (21

Deemed distribution

     (364

Administrative expenses

     (5,517
  

 

 

 

Total Deductions

     (328,616
  

 

 

 

Net increase

     385,724  

Transfer into the Plan

     1,272  

Net assets available for benefits:

  

Beginning of year

     2,791,059  
  

 

 

 

End of year

   $ 3,178,055  
  

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to the financial statements.

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

1.

THE PLAN

The following description of the Ericsson US 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”) provides only general information. Participants should refer to the Plan agreement for a more complete description of the Plan’s provision. The Plan was created by action of the board of directors of Ericsson Inc. (the “Company” or “Ericsson” or the “Employer”) on May 27, 1983, effective July 1, 1983. The Plan is a defined contribution plan and is administered by an administrative committee (the “Committee”) which monitors the investment objectives and performance of the Plan’s individual investment options.

The Plan is a single employer plan.

Effective August 24, 2009, a Master Trust was created to permit the commingling of trust assets of both the Plan and the Ericsson Services 401(k) Plan. On December 28, 2012 the Ericsson Services 401(k) Plan was merged into the Ericsson US 401(k) Plan formerly called the Ericsson Capital Accumulation and Savings Plan. Total assets transferred into the Plan due to the merger were approximately $140,800. Effective July 18, 2016 Great-West Trust (“Trustee”) was made trustee of the Plan and the Master Trust was dissolved. JPMorgan Chase Bank Investor Services was the former trustee (“former Trustee”). Currently, Empower Retirement, the retirement services business of Great-West Financial, is the recordkeeper of the Plan.

Each pay period participant contributions are made to the Trustee for investment. There is currently one stable value fund, six mutual funds, six commingled funds, ten common collective trusts and two separate accounts. In addition, there is a self – directed brokerage account (“SDA”) to which participants may direct their investments. The SDA allows access to a wide variety of mutual funds, stocks and bonds. Brokerage services are provided through the Trustee. Employees interested in SDA can contact Empower or by visiting empower-retirement.com/participant to request an enrollment kit which includes application information or can contact the call center and request an application. Participants can choose these options for their contributions as well as the Company contributions.

Effective January 31, 2019 the CENX, Inc. 401(k) Plan was merged into the Plan. This allowed the CENX employees who satisfied the eligibility requirements of the Plan participation in the Plan. Total assets transferred into the Plan due to the merger were approximately $1,272.

 

2.

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Accounting

The Plan’s financial statements are presented using the accrual method of accounting in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”).

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities and changes therein. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

Risks and Uncertainties

The Plan provides for various investment options of specified registered investment companies. The underlying investments held by the registered investment companies may include stocks, bonds, fixed income securities, mutual funds and other investment securities. Such investments are exposed to various risks, such as interest rate, market and credit risk. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities and the level of uncertainty related to changes in the value of investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities in the near term could materially affect participants’ account balances and the amounts reported in the statement of net assets available for benefits.

Contributions and Contribution Receivables

Contributions are recorded on the accrual method of accounting. Contributions receivable are obligations arising from amounts owed to the Plan from participants or the Employer that have not been included in the Plan’s investments at year end. Contributions receivable are recorded at cost, which approximates their fair value. Total contributions receivable were $1,430 and $1,690 at December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Valuation of Investments

The Plan’s investments are reported at fair value, with the exception of the Stable Value Funds which are reported at contract value. The fair value of a financial instrument is the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (the exit price). See Note 4 for further discussion of fair value and fair value measurements. See Note 8 for further discussion of investment carried at contract value.

Investment Income

Purchases and sales of the investments within the Plan are reflected on a trade-date basis. Dividend income is recorded on the ex-dividend date. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis.

Security Transactions

The Plan presents in the Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits the net appreciation or depreciation in the fair value of its investments which consists of the realized gains and losses and the unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on those investments. Realized gains and losses on security transactions are determined on the trade date (the date the order to buy or sell is executed) as the difference between proceeds received and historical cost. Unrealized gains and losses represent the net change in market value of investments held during the year which are presented at fair value, with adjustments for investments sold.

Upon withdrawal from the Plan, participants invested in Company stock may elect to receive cash or Company stock. Whenever a participant receives stock, the difference between the cost of such stock and the market value on the applicable valuation date is reflected as a realized gain or loss of the Plan. Gains or losses are also realized whenever stocks are sold in satisfaction of the participants’ election to take cash upon withdrawal.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

Vesting and Forfeitures

Company and active participants’ capital accumulation contributions, and participants’ savings contributions, and the earnings thereon, are fully and immediately vested, with the exception of non-active participants transferred in from other plans, which continue to be subject to the former plans’ vesting requirements. Accordingly, the forfeiture balance as of December 31, 2019 and 2018 was$2,328 and $1,889, respectively. During 2019, $99 of forfeitures were used to pay Plan administrative expenses.

Expenses of the Plan

All net costs and expenses of the Plan and its administration, including all fees and expenses of the Trustee, are paid by the Company. All taxes, commissions and other charges on purchases, sales and transfers of Company stock and other securities are paid by the Trustee out of the fund or account involved in such purchase or sale. Participants are responsible for their own managed account fees, brokerage fees, and loan fees. A quarterly administrative fee is charged to each participant’s account.

Administration

The Committee is responsible for the general administration of the Plan and for carrying out its provisions. Members of the Committee serve without compensation from the Plan.

Notes Receivable from Participants

Notes receivables from participants may be granted to participants in an amount not to exceed 50% of the participant’s contribution account. The maximum loan amount is fifty thousand dollars minus the participant’s highest loan balance (if any) during the previous 12 months; the minimum loan amount is one thousand dollars. Loans may be repaid through payroll deductions over a selected period between 12 months and 60 months. An employee is allowed only one loan at a time. If an employee misses payments, he/she will be required to make up the payments and accrued interest immediately. Failure to keep the loan current could result in the loan being classified as a “deemed distribution”, which is taxable income to the employee. Interest on the loan is set at the time of issuance, and the rate is the prime rate plus 1%. At December 31, 2019, interest rates range from 4.25% to 7.00%.

Termination Priorities

The Company reserves the right, by action of the board, to amend, suspend or terminate the Plan. In the event that the Plan is terminated or the Company discontinues its contributions, all amounts allocated to the participants’ accounts and all assets held under the Plan will be held for distribution to the participants.

The Company currently has no plans to terminate the Plan.

Benefit Payments

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, there were no benefit claims which had been processed and approved for payment but not yet paid. At Empower Retirement, the recordkeeper of the Plan, benefit payments are determined, paid and taxed to participants based upon the date the check is first processed. For financial statement purposes, benefit payments are recorded when paid.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

3.

PLAN PARTICIPATION

The Company offers the Plan for eligible U.S. employees to which qualified employees may elect to contribute stated percentages of eligible pay. Participation by eligible employees is voluntary and is defined as any regular salaried or hourly employee who is employed by a participating employer and receives regular compensation in the form of a weekly, biweekly semi-monthly or monthly salary from an Ericsson U.S. payroll. All eligible employees may immediately participate in the Plan. At December 31, 2019 and 2018, the number of active participants were roughly 6,500, respectively.

Eligible participants may contribute on a pre-tax and/or Roth basis any whole percentage from 1% to 50% of their eligible earnings up to current IRS limits into the Capital Accumulation 401(k) portion of the Plan; participants may also contribute any whole percentage from 1% to 5% of their eligible earnings to the Savings portion on an after-tax basis. The Company contributes 3% of a participant’s eligible pay for employees who are not actively participating in the Company’s Defined Benefit Plan, whether or not the employee contributes. The Company also matches 100% of the first 3% and an additional 50% on the 4th % and 5th % contributed. All employee and Employer contributions are 100% vested immediately.

Participants may change their percentage payroll deduction elections at anytime during the year using the web-based Empower Retirement “Retireonline” system. Participants may change investment percentages between funds at any time during the year. Participants may transfer existing fund balances to other available investment options at any time during the year. There are no restrictions on the transfer of investment balances from L M Ericsson Telephone Co. shares of Common Stock to other investment funds.

Each participant’s account is credited with the participant’s contributions, Company contributions and Plan earnings. The benefit to which a participant is entitled is the benefit that can be provided from the participant’s vested account. Participants may direct the investment of their account balances into various investment options offered by the Plan.

Participants may, at any time, request certain in-service withdrawals in the form of a normal or hardship withdrawal. Normal withdrawals may be requested from the Employee Savings account and Company Savings account for money that has been in the Plan for at least 24 full calendar months. Hardship withdrawals must meet certain requirements including approval by the Committee.

 

4.

FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The accounting standards establish a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. These tiers include: Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets; Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are based on one or more of the following three valuation techniques noted in Accounting Standards Codification “ASC” Topic 820; A) Market approach: Prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets and liabilities. B) Cost approach: Amount that would be required to replace the service capacity of an asset (replacement cost). C) Income approach: Techniques to convert future amounts to a single present amount based upon market expectation (including present value techniques, option-pricing and excess earnings models).

The following is a description of the valuation methodologies used for the investments measured at fair value, including the general classification of such instruments pursuant to the valuation hierarchy.

Mutual Funds

Mutual funds represent investments with various registered investment managers. The fair values of these investments are determined by reference to the fund’s underlying assets, which are principally marketable equity and fixed income securities. Shares held in mutual funds traded on national securities exchanges are valued at the quoted market price as of December 31, 2019 and 2018 and classified as Level 1 assets.

Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts (SDA)

A majority of the SDA accounts include investments in cash and cash equivalents, common stock, and registered investment companies and are classified as Level 2 investments. Cash and cash equivalent investments include cash and short-term interest-bearing investments with initial maturities of three months or less. Such amounts are recorded at cost, plus accrued interest. Common stock traded in active markets on national securities exchanges are valued at closing prices on the last business day of each period presented. Securities traded in markets that are not considered active are valued based on quoted market prices, broker or dealer quotations, or alternative pricing sources with reasonable levels of price transparency. Securities that trade infrequently and therefore have little or no price transparency are valued using the Plan’s investment manager’s best estimates. Mutual funds in registered investment companies are valued as mentioned above.

Commingled Funds and Common Collective Trusts

Valued using the Net Asset Value (“NAV”) provided by the administrator of the fund. The NAV is based on the value of the underlying assets owned by the fund minus applicable costs and liabilities and then divided by the number of shares outstanding. As these assets are measured at net asset value, they are therefore excluded from the fair value hierarchy and included in other.

Common Stocks

Ericsson Inc. common stock and common stocks held in participant-directed brokerage accounts are stated at fair value as quoted on a recognized securities exchange and are valued at the last reported sales price on the last business day of the Plan year and are classified as Level 1 investments.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

Separately Managed Accounts

Self-managed fund consisting of a portfolio of assets under the management of a professional investment firm and primarily valued using prices obtained from independent pricing services and are classified as Level 2 investments.

The following tables provide information about the financial assets carried at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

December 31, 2019

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Other (a)      Total  

Mutual funds

   $ 615,890      $ —        $ —        $ —        $ 615,890  

Separate accounts

     —          259,587        —          —          259,587  

Ericsson stock fund

     40,943        —          —          —          40,943  

Commingled funds

     —          —          —          1,320,513        1,320,513  

NAV

     —          —          —          535,125        535,125  

Self-directed accounts

     —          81,163        —          —          81,163  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments at fair value

   $ 656,833      $ 340,750      $ —        $ 1,855,638      $  2,853,221  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Other (a)      Total  

Mutual funds

   $ 547,102      $ —        $ —        $ —        $ 547,102  

Separate accounts

     —          212,585        —          —          212,585  

Ericsson stock fund

     40,240        —          —          —          40,240  

Commingled funds

     —          —          —          1,122,574        1,122,574  

NAV

     —          —          —          462,355        462,355  

Self-directed accounts

     —          67,406        —          —          67,406  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments at fair value

   $ 587,342      $ 279,991      $ —        $ 1,584,929      $  2,452,262  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a)

- As these assets are measured at net asset value they are therefore excluded from the fair value hierarchy and included in other.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

5.

NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE

The following table for December 31, 2019 and 2018, sets forth a summary of the Plan’s investments with a reported NAV.

 

     Fair Value Estimated Using NAV per Share

Investment

   December 31
2019 Fair  Value

(a)
     December 31
2018 Fair Value
(a)
     Unfunded
Commitment
     Redemption
Frequency
   Other
Redemption
Restrictions
   Redemption Notice Period

Asset allocation fund (b)

   $ 535,125      $ 462,355      $ —        Daily    None    Daily

Intermediate-Term Bond (c)

     107,287        98,757        —        Daily    None    Daily

Multiple Investment Trust (d)

     338,606        291,320        —        Daily    None    Daily

Mid-Cap Value Equity Trust (e)

     698,012        597,968        —        Daily    None    Daily

International Large Blend Trust (f)

     176,608        134,529        —        Daily    None    Daily

 

(a) 

The fair values of the investments have been estimated using the NAV of the investment.

(b) 

The asset allocation fund uses a strategy designed for investors expecting to retire around the year indicated in each fund’s name, with the allocation changing on an annual basis, becoming more conservative as the Fund nears the target retirement date. The funds invest in a combination of equity, fixed income and short-term JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A Commingled Pension Trust Funds and/or funds maintained by unaffiliated banks and trust companies, which includes vehicles with lower levels of active risk.

(c) 

Intermediate-term bond funds aim to generate excess return from top-down sector allocation and bottom-up subsector/security selection. Duration and yield curve are tactically managed.

(d) 

Multiple investment trust is a combination of funds including large cap growth equity trust, mid cap value equity trust, small cap value equity trust, value yield equity trust, global growth equity trust and real estate securities trust.

(e) 

Mid-cap value equity trust invests its assets in a majority of equity securities of medium-sized companies.

(f) 

International Large Blend Trust measures the investment return of stocks issued by companies located in developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

6.

PARTY-IN-INTEREST TRANSACTIONS

Certain Plan investments are Common Stock shares of LM Ericsson Telephone Company, a related party of Ericsson Inc. Ericsson Inc. sponsors the plan; therefore, these investments qualify as a party-in-interest transaction. The Plan recorded purchases of $17,772 and sales of $16,906 of the Company’s stock during the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

7.

TAX STATUS OF THE PLAN

Management believes that the Plan is qualified under section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) and therefore, the trust is exempt from taxation under section 501(a). The Internal Revenue Service granted a favorable letter of determination to the Plan covering its most recent amendments on April 6, 2017. Generally, contributions to a qualified plan are deductible by the Company when made, earnings of the trust are tax exempt and participants are not taxed on their benefits until withdrawn from the Plan.

Management believes the Plan remains qualified under the applicable sections of the IRC and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

GAAP requires plan management to evaluate tax positions taken by the Plan and recognize a tax liability (or asset) if the organization has taken an uncertain position that more likely than not would not be sustained upon examination by the Internal Revenue Service. The Plan Administrator has analyzed the tax positions taken by the Plan, and has concluded that as of December 31, 2019, there are no uncertain positions taken or expected to be taken that would require recognition of the liability (or asset) or disclosure in the financial statements. The Plan is subject to routine audits by taxing jurisdictions; however, there are currently no audits for any tax periods in progress.

 

8.

FINANCIAL ASSETS CARRIED AT CONTRACT VALUE

The following table provides information as of December 31, 2019 and 2018 about the financial assets carried at contract value:

 

As of December 31,

   2019      2018  

Financial assets at contract value:

     

Stable Value Funds

   $ 308,858      $ 321,547  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Plan holds investments in synthetic guaranteed investment contracts (“synthetic GICs”) as part of the stable value fund. The investments in synthetic GICs are presented at fair value on the table of the investments held in the Plan. The fair value of the synthetic GICs equals the total of the fair value of the underlying assets plus the total wrap rebid value, which is calculated by discounting the annual rebid fee, due to rebid, over the duration of the contract assets.

In determining the net assets available for benefits, the synthetic GICs are recorded at their contract values, which are equal to principal balance plus accrued interest. As provided in ASC 962, an investment contract is generally valued at contract value, rather than fair value, to the extent it is fully benefit-responsive.

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

The Stable Value Funds are credited with earnings on the underlying investments and charged for participant withdrawals and administrative expenses. The synthetic GICs issuers are contractually obligated to repay the principal and a specified interest rate that is guaranteed to the Plan.

The GICs are included in the financial statements at contract value as reported to the Plan by the Trustee, the investment manager. Contract value 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 currently no reserves against contract values for credit risk of the contract issuers or otherwise.

 

9.

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS WITH OFF-BALANCE-SHEET RISK IN THE PLAN

In accordance with the investment strategy of the managed accounts, the Plan’s investment managers may execute transactions in various financial instruments that may give rise to varying degrees of off-balance-sheet market and credit risk. These instruments can be executed on an exchange or negotiated in the OTC market. These financial instruments include futures, forward settlement contracts, swap and option contracts.

Swap contracts include equity, credit default and interest rate swap contracts. Equity swaps involve an agreement to exchange cash flows based on the total return of underlying securities.

Credit default swaps involve the exchange of cash flows based on the creditworthiness of the underlying issuer of securities. Interest rate swaps involve an agreement to exchange periodic interest payment streams (typically fixed vs. variable) calculated on an agreed upon periodic interest rate multiplied by a predetermined notional principal amount.

Market risk arises from the potential for changes in value of financial instruments resulting from fluctuations in interest and foreign exchange rates and in prices of debt and equity securities. The gross notional (or contractual) amounts used to express the volume of these transactions do not necessarily represent the amounts potentially subject to market risk. In many cases, these financial instruments serve to reduce, rather than increase, the Plan’s exposure to losses from market or other risks. In addition, the measurement of market risk is meaningful only when all related and offsetting transactions are identified. The Plan’s investment managers generally limit the Plan’s market risk by holding or purchasing offsetting positions.

As a writer of option contracts, the Plan receives a premium to become obligated to buy or sell financial instruments for a period of time at the holder’s option. During this period, the Plan bears the risk of an unfavorable change in the market value of the financial instrument underlying the option, but has no credit risk, as the counterparty has no performance obligation to the Plan once it has paid its cash premium. The Plan is subject to credit risk of counterparty nonperformance on derivative contracts in a gain position, except for written options, which obligate the Plan to perform and do not give rise to any counterparty credit risk.

Investments sold, but not yet purchased by the Plan as of December 31, 2019 and 2018 involve obligations to deliver specified securities at contracted prices and thereby create a liability to purchase the securities at prevailing future market prices.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND 2018, AND FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

Accordingly, these transactions result in off-balance sheet risk as the Plan’s ultimate obligation to satisfy the sale of financial instruments sold, but not yet purchased, may exceed the amount recognized in the financial statements. The Plan’s investment managers typically monitor risk exposure related to financial instruments through the use of financial, credit and legal reporting systems.

As of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the Plan did not hold any such investments.

 

10.

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (the “COVID-19 outbreak”) and the risks to the international community as the virus spreads globally beyond its point of origin. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this report. This pandemic has adversely affected global economic activity and greatly contributed to significant deterioration and instability in financial markets. As a result, the Plan’s investment portfolio has incurred a significant decline in fair value since December 31, 2019. Because the values of the Plan’s individual investments have and will fluctuate in response to changing market conditions, the amount of losses that will be recognized in subsequent periods, if any, and related impact on the Plan’s liquidity cannot be determined at this time.

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.” The CARES Act, among other things, includes several relief provisions available to tax-qualified retirement plans and their participants. Plan management is in the process of amending the Plan for any resulting changes due to the CARES Act.

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

SCHEDULE H, LINE 4i – SCHEDULE OF ASSETS (HELD AT END OF YEAR) DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

EIN: 06-1119960

Plan Number: 006

 

 
(a)   

(b)

Identity of Issue, Borrower,

Lessor or Similar Party

  

(c)

Description of Investment, Including Maturity Date, Rate

of Interest, Collateral, Par or Maturity Value

  

(d)

Cost

    

(e)

Current Value

 
   Stable Value Fund:         

***

   Wells Fargo    Wells Fargo Stable Return Fund W (a)      *    $ 308,858  
   Common Collective Trusts:         
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd Inc-CF      *      47,034  
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd 2025-CF      *      101,712  
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd 2035-CF      *      85,633  
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd 2045-CF      *      38,487  
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd 2055-CF      *      7,523  
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd 2020-CF      *      58,045  
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd 2030-CF      *      105,764  
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd 2040-CF      *      62,784  
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd 2050-CF      *      24,830  
   JPMCB    SmartRetirement Pasv Blnd 2060-CF      *      3,313  
           

 

 

 
              535,125  
   Mutual Funds:         
   Carillon    Carillon Eagle Small Cap Growth R6      *      35,595  
   American Funds    American Funds Europacific Growth-R6      *      155,293  
   Oppenhiemer    Oppenheimer Developing Markets-I      *      28,159  
   Prudential Funds    Prudential Small-Cap Value-Q      *      42,073  
   Vanguard Funds    Vanguard Small-Cap Index-Inst Plus      *      122,020  
   Vanguard Funds    Vanguard Mid-Cap Index-Inst Plus      *      232,750  
           

 

 

 
              615,890  
   Commingled funds:         
   T. Rowe Price Funds    T Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value Equity Trust-D      *      42,992  
   American Century Funds    American Century Us Value Yield Equity Trust-2      *      134,784  
   Vanguard Funds    Vanguard Inst Total Intl Stk Mkt Idx Tst      *      176,608  
   Vanguard Funds    Vanguard Institutional 500 Index Trust      *      655,020  
   Prudential Funds    Prudential Core Plus Bond Fund Class 12      *      107,287  
   Vanguard Funds    Vanguard Instl Total Bond Mrkt Idx Trust      *      203,822  
           

 

 

 
              1,320,513  
   Separately managed accounts:      
   Jennison    Adobe Inc Common Stock      *      5,349  
   Jennison    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Common Stock—Adr      *      6,704  
   Jennison    Alphabet Inc Common Stock Cl.C      *      4,876  
   Jennison    Alphabet Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      4,882  
   Jennison    Amazon.Com Inc Common Stock      *      10,191  
   Jennison    American Tower Corp Common Stock      *      1,166  
   Jennison    Apple Inc Common Stock      *      9,853  
   Jennison    Astrazeneca Plc Common Stock—Sponsored Adr      *      4,026  
   Jennison    Boeing Co Common Stock      *      2,876  
   Jennison    Boston Scientific Corp Common Stock      *      898  
   Jennison    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc Common Stock      *      2,218  
   Jennison    Costco Wholesale Corp Common Stock      *      3,464  
   Jennison    Coupa Software Inc Common Stock      *      946  

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

SCHEDULE H, LINE 4i – SCHEDULE OF ASSETS (HELD AT END OF YEAR) DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

EIN: 06-1119960

Plan Number: 006

 

(a)

 

(b)

Identity of Issue, Borrower,

Lessor or Similar Party

  

(c)

Description of Investment, Including Maturity Date, Rate

of Interest, Collateral, Par or Maturity Value

   (d)
Cost
     (e)
Current Value
 
 

Jennison

   Danaher Corp Common Stock      *      1,793  
 

Jennison

   Dexcom Inc Common Stock      *      1,995  
 

Jennison

   Disney Walt Co The Common Stock      *      2,948  
 

Jennison

   Edwards Lifesciences Corp Common Stock      *      1,754  
 

Jennison

   Exact Sciences Corp Common Stock      *      1,529  
 

Jennison

   Facebook Inc Common Stock      *      6,352  
 

Jennison

   Fleetcor Technologies Inc Common Stock      *      3,275  
 

Jennison

   Airbus Group Nv Common Stock      *      1,713  
 

Jennison

   Guardant Health Inc Common Stock      *      666  
 

Jennison

   Adidas Ag Common Stock      *      2,919  
 

Jennison

   Home Depot Inc Common Stock      *      1,787  
 

Jennison

   Illumina Inc Common Stock      *      2,648  
 

Jennison

   Intuitive Surgical Inc Common Stock      *      3,074  
 

Jennison

   Jpmorgan Chase & Co Common Stock      *      1,000  
 

Jennison

   Kering Sa Common Stock—Unsponsored Adr      *      4,520  
 

Jennison

   Lauder Estee Cos Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      3,048  
 

Jennison

   Lululemon Athletica Inc Common Stock      *      3,656  
 

Jennison

   Marriott International Inc Common Stock      *      1,798  
 

Jennison

   Mastercard Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      8,195  
 

Jennison

   Microsoft Corp Common Stock      *      9,814  
 

Jennison

   Netflix Inc Common Stock      *      4,700  
 

Jennison

   Nike Inc Common Stock      *      5,050  
 

Jennison

   Nvidia Corp Common Stock      *      3,963  
 

Jennison

   Paypal Holdings Inc Common Stock      *      2,023  
 

Jennison

   Qualcomm Inc Common Stock      *      1,666  
 

Jennison

   S&P Global Inc Common Stock      *      2,093  
 

Jennison

   Salesforce Com Inc Common Stock      *      5,921  
 

Jennison

   Sap Ag Common Stock      *      1,224  
 

Jennison

   Servicenow Inc Common Stock      *      2,040  
 

Jennison

   Shopify Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      2,285  
 

Jennison

   Splunk Inc Common Stock      *      2,981  
 

Jennison

   Square Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      1,113  
 

Jennison

   Tesla Motors Inc Common Stock      *      2,016  
 

Jennison

   Twilio Inc Common Stock      *      935  
 

Jennison

   Uber Technologies Inc Common Stock      *      450  
 

Jennison

   Union Pacific Corp Common Stock      *      2,088  
 

Jennison

   Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc Common Stock      *      1,764  
 

Jennison

   Visa Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      6,317  
 

Jennison

   Workday Common Stock      *      1,199  
 

Jennison

   Safran Sa Common Stock      *      3,011  
 

Jennison

   Adyen Nv Common Stock      *      3,069  
 

Jennison

   Interest-Bearing Cash      *      449  
 

Eagle Funds

   Advanced Micro Devices Inc Common Stock      *      1,637  
 

Eagle Funds

   Albemarle Corp Common Stock      *      448  
 

Eagle Funds

   Align Technology Inc Common Stock      *      940  
 

Eagle Funds

   Amphenol Corp Common Stock Cl.A      *      873  
 

Eagle Funds

   Autodesk Inc Common Stock      *      527  

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

SCHEDULE H, LINE 4i – SCHEDULE OF ASSETS (HELD AT END OF YEAR) DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

EIN: 06-1119960

Plan Number: 006

 

(a)

 

(b)

Identity of Issue, Borrower,

Lessor or Similar Party

  

(c)

Description of Investment, Including Maturity Date, Rate

of Interest, Collateral, Par or Maturity Value

   (d)
Cost
     (e)
Current Value
 
 

Eagle Funds

   Autozone Inc Common Stock      *      1,100  
 

Eagle Funds

   Baker Hughes A Ge Co Llc Common Stock      *      680  
 

Eagle Funds

   Ball Corp Common Stock      *      619  
 

Eagle Funds

   Bright Horizons Family Solutns Common Stock      *      776  
 

Eagle Funds

   Burlington Stores Common Stock      *      1,699  
 

Eagle Funds

   Caesars Entertainment Corp Common Stock      *      1,139  
 

Eagle Funds

   Canada Goose Holdings Inc Common Stock      *      435  
 

Eagle Funds

   Centene Corp Common Stock      *      955  
 

Eagle Funds

   Cerner Corporation Common Stock      *      589  
 

Eagle Funds

   Chemed Corp Common Stock      *      605  
 

Eagle Funds

   Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc Common Stock      *      934  
 

Eagle Funds

   Cognex Corp Common Stock      *      1,167  
 

Eagle Funds

   Coherent Inc Common Stock      *      773  
 

Eagle Funds

   Constellation Brands Inc Common Stock      *      708  
 

Eagle Funds

   Corteva Inc Common Stock      *      675  
 

Eagle Funds

   Dentsply Sirona Inc Common Stock      *      578  
 

Eagle Funds

   Dexcom Inc Common Stock      *      844  
 

Eagle Funds

   Diamondback Energy Inc Common Stock      *      732  
 

Eagle Funds

   Dollar Tree Inc Common Stock      *      1,146  
 

Eagle Funds

   Exact Sciences Corp Common Stock      *      713  
 

Eagle Funds

   Flir Systems Inc Common Stock      *      948  
 

Eagle Funds

   Fidelity Natl Information Svcs Common Stock      *      1,058  
 

Eagle Funds

   Fleetcor Technologies Inc Common Stock      *      807  
 

Eagle Funds

   Fortune Brands Home & Sec Inc Common Stock      *      1,076  
 

Eagle Funds

   Global Payments Inc Common Stock      *      1,074  
 

Eagle Funds

   Grainger W W Inc Common Stock      *      614  
 

Eagle Funds

   Guardant Health Inc Common Stock      *      357  
 

Eagle Funds

   Hexcel Corp Common Stock      *      733  
 

Eagle Funds

   Huntsman Corp Common Stock      *      621  
 

Eagle Funds

   Iac/Interactivecorp Common Stock      *      1,096  
 

Eagle Funds

   Iaa Inc Common Stock      *      681  
 

Eagle Funds

   Ipg Photonics Corp Common Stock      *      571  
 

Eagle Funds

   Idexx Labs Inc Common Stock      *      1,019  
 

Eagle Funds

   Incyte Corp Common Stock      *      381  
 

Eagle Funds

   Insulet Corporation Common Stock      *      607  
 

Eagle Funds

   Iqvia Holdings Inc Common Stock      *      838  
 

Eagle Funds

   Keysight Technologies Inc Common Stock      *      1,265  
 

Eagle Funds

   Lpl Financial Holdings Inc Common Stock      *      432  
 

Eagle Funds

   L3harris Technologies Inc Common Stock      *      1,088  
 

Eagle Funds

   Lennar Corp Common Stock Cl.A      *      554  
 

Eagle Funds

   Lions Gate Entmnt Corp Common Stock Cl.A      *      325  
 

Eagle Funds

   Lululemon Athletica Inc Common Stock      *      1,210  
 

Eagle Funds

   Msci Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      1,111  
 

Eagle Funds

   Marketaxess Hldgs Inc Common Stock      *      1,189  
 

Eagle Funds

   Martin Marietta Materials Inc Common Stock      *      1,168  
 

Eagle Funds

   Masimo Corp Common Stock      *      682  
 

Eagle Funds

   Maxim Integrated Prods Inc Common Stock          *      821  

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

SCHEDULE H, LINE 4i – SCHEDULE OF ASSETS (HELD AT END OF YEAR) DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

EIN: 06-1119960

Plan Number: 006

 

(a)

 

(b)

Identity of Issue, Borrower,

Lessor or Similar Party

  

(c)

Description of Investment, Including Maturity Date, Rate

of Interest, Collateral, Par or Maturity Value

   (d)
Cost
     (e)
Current Value
 
 

Eagle Funds

   Microchip Technology Inc Common Stock      *      1,097  
 

Eagle Funds

   Monster Beverage Corp Common Stock      *      836  
 

Eagle Funds

   Moodys Corp Common Stock      *      998  
 

Eagle Funds

   Morningstar Inc Common Stock      *      420  
 

Eagle Funds

   National Oilwell Varco Inc Common Stock      *      448  
 

Eagle Funds

   Old Dominion Freight Line Inc Common Stock      *      584  
 

Eagle Funds

   Pra Health Sciences Inc Common Stock      *      405  
 

Eagle Funds

   Ptc Inc Common Stock      *      695  
 

Eagle Funds

   Perspecta Inc Common Stock      *      781  
 

Eagle Funds

   Pinterest Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      501  
 

Eagle Funds

   Pool Corporation Common Stock      *      1,349  
 

Eagle Funds

   Ringcentral Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      1,078  
 

Eagle Funds

   Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Common Stock      *      795  
 

Eagle Funds

   Sba Communications Corp Common Stock      *      2,059  
 

Eagle Funds

   Sarepta Therapeutics Inc Common Stock      *      609  
 

Eagle Funds

   Seattle Genetics Inc Common Stock      *      664  
 

Eagle Funds

   Servicemaster Global Holdings Common Stock      *      204  
 

Eagle Funds

   Servicenow Inc Common Stock      *      1,139  
 

Eagle Funds

   Shopify Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      826  
 

Eagle Funds

   Sirius Xm Holdings Inc Common Stock      *      998  
 

Eagle Funds

   Splunk Inc Common Stock      *      1,496  
 

Eagle Funds

   Square Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      721  
 

Eagle Funds

   Synopsys Inc Common Stock      *      1,143  
 

Eagle Funds

   Take Two Interactive Software Common Stock      *      547  
 

Eagle Funds

   Teleflex Inc Common Stock      *      809  
 

Eagle Funds

   Transunion Common Stock      *      1,426  
 

Eagle Funds

   Twitter Inc Common Stock      *      1,012  
 

Eagle Funds

   Tyler Technologies Inc Common Stock      *      1,315  
 

Eagle Funds

   United Rentals Inc Common Stock      *      638  
 

Eagle Funds

   Vail Resorts Inc Common Stock      *      839  
 

Eagle Funds

   Veeva Sys Inc Common Stock Cl.A      *      562  
 

Eagle Funds

   Westinghouse Air Brake Tech Co Common Stock      *      802  
 

Eagle Funds

   Waste Connections Inc Common Stock      *      1,741  
 

Eagle Funds

   Wex Inc Common Stock      *      562  
 

Eagle Funds

   Xilinx Inc Common Stock      *      541  
 

Eagle Funds

   Zendesk Inc Common Stock      *      817  
 

Eagle Funds

   Zoetis Inc Common Stock      *      1,265  
 

Eagle Funds

   Ihs Markit Ltd Common Stock      *      1,382  
 

Eagle Funds

   Marvell Technology Group Ltd Common Stock      *      624  
 

Eagle Funds

   Aptiv Plc Common Stock      *      719  
 

Eagle Funds

   Elastic Nv Common Stock      *      521  
 

Eagle Funds

   Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Common Stock      *      855  
 

Eagle Funds

   Interest-Bearing Cash      *      856  
          

 

 

 
                  259,587  

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

SCHEDULE H, LINE 4i – SCHEDULE OF ASSETS (HELD AT END OF YEAR) DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

(a)

 

(b)

Identity of Issue, Borrower,

Lessor or Similar Party

  

(c)

Description of Investment, Including Maturity Date, Rate

of Interest, Collateral, Par or Maturity Value

   (d)
Cost
     (e)
Current Value
 

*

 

Self-Directed Brokerage Account

   Various Investments, Including Registered Investment Companies, Common Stocks, Money Market Funds and Cash      *      81,163  

*

 

Ericsson

   Ericsson Stock Fund      *      40,943  
          

 

 

 
  Total Investments            3,162,079  

*

 

Participant Loans

        *      14,549  
          

 

 

 
  Total          $ 3,176,628  
        

 

 

 

 

*

Party In Interest

**

Not Required For Participant Directed Accounts

***

All investments were stated at fair value as of December 31, 2019 with the exception of the Stable Value Fund, which is stated at contract value.

 

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ERICSSON US 401(k) PLAN

SCHEDULE H, LINE 4j – SCHEDULE OF REPORTABLE TRANSACTIONS DECEMBER 31, 2019

(Thousands of dollars)

 

 

(a)

Identity of Party Involved

  

(b)

Description of assets

   (c)
Purchase
Price
     Number of
transactions
(purchases)
     (d)
Selling
price
     Number of
transactions
(sales)
     (e)
Lease
rental
     (f)
Expenses
incurred
with
transaction
     (g)
Cost of
assets
     (h)
Current value
of asset on
transaction
date
     (i)
Net gain
(loss)
 

Transactions in Same Security

                             

Common Stock - ADR

   Ericsson (LM) Tel ADR Common Stock      19,483,215        24        —          —          —          64,102        19,483,215        19,483,215        —    
     —          —          18,157,351        42        —          59,604        18,157,351        18,625,934        468,583  

Money Market Mutual Fund

   Federated Government Obligation #5      83,739,244        331        —          —          —          —          83,739,244        83,739,244        —    
        —          —          83,500,713        395        —          —          83,500,713        83,500,713        —    

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

    

99.1 Consent of Independent Accountants – Filed herewith


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SIGNATURES

The Plan. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the trustees (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) have duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Ericsson US 401(k) Plan

Date: 06/26/2020

 

LOGO
 
Toby Todd
Head of Total Rewards, Region North America
EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO      

Tel: 214-969-7007 Fax: 214-953-0722

www.bdo.com

   600 North Pearl, Suite 1700 Dallas, TX 75201

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Ericsson US 401(k)

Plan Plano, Texas

We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (No. 33-4813) of Ericsson Inc. of our report dated June 26, 2020, relating to the financial statements and supplemental schedules of Ericsson US 401(k) Plan which appear in this Form 11-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

LOGO
Dallas, Texas
June 26, 2020

BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.

BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.