ASSETS HELD FOR SALE
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Discontinued Operations and Disposal Groups [Abstract]|
|ASSETS HELD FOR SALE||ASSETS HELD FOR SALE
As previously disclosed, on January 24, 2021, we entered into a definitive agreement to divest our UPS Freight business to TFI International Inc. ("TFI") for $800 million, subject to working capital and other adjustments.
As of December 31, 2020, we classified UPS Freight as held for sale and, as a result, recognized a total pre-tax impairment charge of $686 million ($629 million after tax), comprised of a goodwill impairment charge of $494 million and a valuation allowance of $192 million to adjust the carrying value of the disposal group to fair value less cost to sell. As of March 31, 2021, we increased the valuation allowance by $66 million ($50 million after tax) to adjust the carrying value of the disposal group to our revised estimate of fair value less cost to sell.
On April 30, 2021, we completed the divestiture of UPS Freight for cash proceeds of $848 million, which included our estimate of working capital and other adjustments. Self-insurance reserves for UPS Freight and obligations for benefits earned within UPS-sponsored pension and postretirement medical benefit plans were retained by us. In connection with the completion of the divestiture of UPS Freight, we remeasured and amended certain of our company-sponsored U.S. pension and postretirement medical benefit plans, resulting in a $2.1 billion reduction in the obligations included in our consolidated balance sheet. Also in connection with the completion of the divestiture, we recorded a pre-tax gain of $101 million ($77 million after tax), which included the impact of the plan remeasurements and plan amendments.
There were no adjustments recorded during the three months ended September 30, 2021. The nine months ended September 30, 2021 include a net pre-tax gain of $35 million ($27 million after tax), recognized within Other expenses in the statements of consolidated income.
UPS and TFI also entered into an agreement for UPS Freight to continue to utilize our U.S. Domestic Package network to fulfill shipments for an initial period of five years. UPS also agreed to provide certain other services to TFI for a transitional period. We recognize our performance under commercial agreements as revenue in the statements of consolidated income. Expenses associated with commercial agreements are presented in the respective line items of operating expenses in the statements of consolidated income.
The following table summarizes the carrying values of the assets and liabilities classified as held for sale in our consolidated balance sheets as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 (in millions):
The entire disclosure related to a disposal group. Includes, but is not limited to, a discontinued operation, disposal classified as held-for-sale or disposed of by means other than sale or disposal of an individually significant component.
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