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Towers Perrin, a Global Professional Services Firm Named Sponsor at the Knowledge Congress’ Event on Statement 158 Pension & Postretirement Accounting on December 7, 2007

New York, NY, November 17, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Towers Perrin, a global professional services firm is a sponsor at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Statement 158 Pension & Postretirement Accounting”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for December 7, 2007, Friday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

In September 2006, the FASB issued FASB Statement No. 158, Employers' Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Plans. This new standard requires plan sponsors to:

Recognize the overfunded/underfunded status of a benefit plan on the employer’s balance sheet
Measure a plan’s assets and obligation as of the end of the employer's fiscal year

The deadline for recognizing the funded status in the financial statements was effective as of the end of the fiscal year ending after December 15, 2006 for public companies and at the end of the fiscal year ending after June 15, 2007 for all other companies. The use of fiscal year end as the measurement date is required for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2007.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of widely distinguished experts and industry thought leaders to help companies understand the new accounting rule. The panel will present their findings, which includes best practices, in a live two-hour teleconference.

About Towers Perrin

Towers Perrin is a global professional services firm that helps organizations around the world optimize performance through effective people, risk and financial management. The firm provides innovative solutions to client issues in the areas of human resource strategy, design and management; actuarial and management consulting to the financial services industry; and reinsurance intermediary services. For more information, visit

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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Therese Lumbao, Director
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