Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Jul. 03, 2021
Retirement Benefits [Abstract]  
The components of pension cost (income) for VF’s defined benefit plans were as follows:
  Three Months Ended June
(In thousands) 2021 2020
Service cost – benefits earned during the period $ 3,613  $ 3,632 
Interest cost on projected benefit obligations 9,475  11,948 
Expected return on plan assets (19,385) (20,539)
Settlement charge 948  — 
Amortization of deferred amounts:
Net deferred actuarial losses 2,840  2,863 
Deferred prior service credits (118) (17)
Net periodic pension cost (income) $ (2,627) $ (2,113)
The amounts reported in these disclosures have not been segregated between continuing and discontinued operations.
VF has reported the service cost component of net periodic pension cost (income) in operating income and the other components, which include interest cost, expected return on plan assets, settlement charges and amortization of deferred actuarial losses and prior service credits, in the other income (expense), net line item in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
VF contributed $4.1 million to its defined benefit plans during the three months ended June 2021, and intends to make approximately $23.4 million of contributions during the remainder of Fiscal 2022.
VF recorded a $0.9 million settlement charge in the other income (expense), net line item in the Consolidated Statement of Operations for the three months ended June 2021. The settlement charge related to the recognition of deferred actuarial losses resulting from lump sum payments of retirement benefits in the supplemental defined benefit pension plan. Actuarial assumptions used in the interim valuation were reviewed and revised as appropriate. The discount rate used to determine the supplemental defined benefit pension obligation as of June 2021 was 2.90%.