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FORM 11-K
 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Plan fiscal year ended December 31, 2017
Commission File Number 1-812
 
 
UTC PUERTO RICO SAVINGS PLAN
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
10 Farm Springs Road
Farmington, Connecticut 06032






UTC PUERTO RICO SAVINGS PLAN
Index to Financial Statements
Year Ended December 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To the Administrator and Plan Participants of the UTC Puerto Rico Savings Plan:
 
Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of the UTC Puerto Rico Savings Plan (the “Plan”) as of December 31, 2017 and 2016 and the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2017, including the related notes (collectively referred to as 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, 2017 and 2016, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2017 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 of these financial statements 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.

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

Supplemental Information

The supplemental schedule of assets (held at end of year) as of December 31, 2017 has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental schedule is the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental schedule 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 schedule. In forming our opinion on the supplemental schedule, we evaluated whether the supplemental schedule, 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 schedule is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.


/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Hartford, Connecticut
June 22, 2018

We have served as the Plan’s auditor since 2002.

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UTC PUERTO RICO SAVINGS PLAN
Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits
 
 
 
December 31, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
Assets:
 
 
 
 
Investments, at fair value
 
$
27,354,936

 
$
24,310,790

Contributions receivable:
 
 
 
 
Participants'
 

 
60,734

Employer's
 

 
28,149

Notes receivable from participants
 
2,778,369

 
3,322,213

Net assets available for benefits
 
$
30,133,305

 
$
27,721,886


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

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UTC PUERTO RICO SAVINGS PLAN
Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits
 
 
Year Ended December 31, 2017
Additions to net assets attributed to:
 
Investment income:
 
Interest
$
6,749

Dividends
363,801

Net appreciation in fair value of investments
3,956,880

Contributions:
 
Participants'
2,356,092

Employer's
1,145,066

Interest income on notes receivable from participants
242,787

Total additions
8,071,375

Deductions from net assets attributed to:
 
Distributions to participants or beneficiaries
5,659,956

Total deductions
5,659,956

Net increase
2,411,419

Net assets available for benefits December 31, 2016
27,721,886

Net assets available for benefits December 31, 2017
$
30,133,305

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.


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UTC PUERTO RICO SAVINGS PLAN
Notes to Financial Statements
NOTE 1 - DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAN
General. The UTC Puerto Rico Savings Plan, formerly known as the Hamilton Sundstrand de Puerto Rico Savings Plan (the Plan), is a defined contribution plan, which is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), covering all employees of Hamilton Sundstrand de Puerto Rico, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (UTC or Employer).
As more fully discussed below, effective July 1, 2016, a number of administrative changes and amendments were made to the Plan, including:
renaming of the Plan to "UTC Puerto Rico Savings Plan;"
amendment to increase the employer matching formula to provide company matching contributions equal to 60% of employee contributions on up to 6% of eligible employee payroll contributions;
amendment of the vesting provisions to provide for vesting of the employer matching contributions at the earlier of 2 years of Plan participation or 3 years of eligible employee service;
amendment of the Plan's automatic enrollment feature, wherein new participants will be initially enrolled at a 4% contribution level with annual automatic increases;
amendment of the Plan's loan provisions, limiting the number of loans that may be outstanding to one and establishing the interest rate for new Plan loans at 1% above the prime lending rate published in the Wall Street Journal at the time of the loan;
changing the Plan's Recordkeeper from Banco Popular de Puerto Rico to Alight Solutions Caribe, Inc. (formerly, Aon Hewitt Associates Caribe, Inc.)
replacement of all investment funds, with the exception of the UTC Stock Fund, with new investment funds.
The following is a brief description of the Plan. A complete description of the provisions of the Plan can be obtained by referring to the prospectus and summary plan description as well as the Plan document, which are available from UTC.
Trustee and Recordkeeper. Banco Popular de Puerto Rico is the Plan's Trustee and Custodian and holds all of the Plan's assets. Effective July 1, 2016, Alight Solutions Caribe, Inc. (formerly, Aon Hewitt Associates Caribe, Inc.) replaced Banco Popular de Puerto Rico as the Plan's Recordkeeper and performs participant account recordkeeping services.
Contributions and Vesting. Participants may elect to contribute up to the lesser of 40% of pre-tax eligible compensation, as defined, or $15,000. Participants may also make additional after-tax contributions of up to 10% of eligible compensation through payroll deductions, subject to statutory and Plan limits. Participants direct the investment of their contributions into various investment options offered by the Plan. As of December 31, 2017, the Plan offered sixteen investment options to participants: ten target retirement funds, a total stock market index fund, an international stock index fund, a total bond market index fund, a money market fund, a target retirement income fund and a UTC Common Stock fund.
Participant contributions, plus actual earnings thereon, are fully vested at all times under the Plan. Effective July 1, 2016, new participants are automatically enrolled at a 4% pre-tax deferral rate 45 days after date of hire. Participants may opt out of automatic enrollment at any point. The contribution rate will automatically increase by 1% each year thereafter until it reaches 6%. Automatic contributions are invested in an age appropriate target retirement fund. Employer contributions plus actual earnings thereon become fully vested after two years of Plan participation or three years of continuous service, or earlier upon other events specified in the Plan.
Effective July 1, 2016, the company matching contribution is equal to 60 percent of the participant's first 1 percent to 6 percent of eligible contributions, as defined. Prior to July 1, 2016, the company matching contribution was equal to 100 percent of the participant's eligible contributions from the first 2 percent of base pay, as defined. Employer and participant contributions are deposited into the investment funds in accordance with the participants' elections.
Participant Accounts. Each participant's account is credited with (a) the participant's contributions, (b) UTC's contributions and (c) Plan earnings and losses reduced by expense allocations. The benefit to which a participant is entitled is the benefit that can be provided from the participant's vested account. Forfeited balances of terminated participants' non-vested Employer contribution amounts are used to reduce the Employer contributions to the Plan. Approximately $28,000 of forfeitures were used to fund a portion of Employer contributions for the year ended December 31, 2016; there were no forfeitures for the year ended December 31, 2017.

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Voting Rights. Common stock held in the UTC Common Stock Fund are voted by the Trustee at shareowner meetings of UTC in accordance with the confidential instructions of the participants whose accounts are invested in that fund. All shares of Employer stock for which the Trustee receives voting instructions from participants to whose accounts the shares are allocated are voted in accordance with those instructions. All UTC Common Stock for which the Trustee does not receive timely voting instructions are voted by the Trustee in accordance with the timely instructions it receives with respect to a plurality of the shares.
Notes Receivable from Participants. Under the terms of the Plan, participants are allowed to borrow up to the lesser of 50 percent of their vested account balances or $50,000 (less the amount of the participant's highest outstanding loan balance in the preceding 12 month period), with a minimum loan amount of $1,000, and must repay their loan within five years. New loans are collateralized by the balance in the participant's account and bear interest at the prime rate plus one percent per The Wall Street Journal/Reuters, which stood at 5.50% and 4.75% at December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Principal and interest are paid ratably through payroll deductions by active participants or through direct payment by inactive participants. Effective July 1, 2016, the Plan was amended to limit participants to one outstanding loan at any time. For Participants having two loans outstanding as of the amendment date, the terms of the existing loans will remain in effect until the loans are repaid.
Payment of Benefits. Generally, on termination of service, benefits may be left in the Plan or paid in a lump sum or in installments to a terminating participant. In the case of death of a participant, benefits may be paid to beneficiaries in a lump sum or in installments. Participants are also eligible for hardship withdrawals in accordance with the Plan document.
NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES
Basis of Accounting. The financial statements of the Plan are prepared under the accrual method of accounting.
Investment Valuation and Income Recognition. The Plan's investments are stated at fair value as determined by the Plan Trustee, typically by reference to published market data. See Note 3 for further discussion of how the fair values of the Plan's investments were determined.

Purchases and sales of investments are recorded on a trade-date basis. Interest income is accrued when earned. Dividend income is recorded on the ex-dividend date.
Net appreciation in the fair value of investments includes realized and unrealized gains and losses.
Notes Receivable from Participants. Notes receivable from participants are valued at their unpaid principal balance plus any accrued but unpaid interest. Delinquent loans are reclassified as distributions based upon the terms of the Plan.
Plan Expenses. Administrative expenses, such as trustee, custodial, legal, audit and recordkeeping fees, were paid directly by the Employer in 2017. Investment management fees are included within net appreciation.
Payments of Benefits. Benefit payments to participants or beneficiaries are recorded when paid.
Use of Estimates. The preparation of the Plan's financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of net assets available for benefits at the dates of the financial statements, and changes therein during the reporting period and, when applicable, disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the dates of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Risks and Uncertainties. The Plan provides for various investment options in any combination of stocks, mutual funds and other investment securities. Investment securities are exposed to various risks, such as interest rate, market and credit. These risks can be adversely impacted by shifts in the market's perception of the issuers, changes in interest rates, and global economic conditions. 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 risks in the near term would materially affect participants' account balances and the amounts reported in the statements of net assets available for benefits.
Subsequent Events. In preparing the accompanying financial statements, the Plan evaluated events occurring December 31, 2017 through the date the financial statements were issued. The Otis Puerto Rico Savings Plan merged into the United Technologies Corporation Puerto Rico Savings Plan effective January 1, 2018 resulting in the transfer of net assets of $1,109,863 into the Plan. Effective January 1, 2018, participants of the Otis Puerto Rico Savings Plan became eligible to participate in the UTC Puerto Rico Savings Plan.

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NOTE 3 - FAIR VALUE OF INVESTMENTS
The Fair Value Measurements and Disclosure Topic of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) establishes a valuation hierarchy for disclosure of the inputs to the valuations used to measure fair value. A financial asset or liability's classification within the hierarchy is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement. This hierarchy prioritizes the inputs into three broad levels as follows:
Level 1 – quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
Level 2 – inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability either directly or indirectly;
Level 3 – unobservable inputs based on our own assumptions used to measure assets and liabilities at fair value.
The following is a description of the valuation methodologies used for the Plan's investments measured at fair value, including the general classification of those investments:
Interest-bearing cash – Money market accounts are valued at the net asset values per share (NAV) as quoted by such companies or funds as of the valuation date. The money market accounts that are invested in by the Plan are institutional accounts and are commingled. Although not traded on an active market the NAV is observable. Cash is valued at the amounts deposited in the account, plus accrued interest. The money market fund is traded daily without restriction.
Mutual funds – Shares held in mutual funds are valued at the prices as of the last business day of each period presented.
UTC Common Stock fund – The UTC Stock Fund invests in a single stock, UTC Common Stock. The value of the units credited to participants' UTC Stock Fund account tracks the value of UTC Common Stock, and this Fund holds certain highly liquid short-term investments, which provide readily available cash to fund participants’ distributions, loans, and investment exchanges. Prior to July 1, 2016, the Plan invested directly in UTC Common Stock. At December 31, 2017, UTC Common Stock was stated at fair value determined using the closing sales price as of the valuation date.

The following table provides the investments carried at fair value measured on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2017 and 2016:
 
 
December 31, 2017
 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Short-term investments
 
$

 
$
330,319

 
$

 
$
330,319

Money market accounts
 

 
626,049

 

 
626,049

UTC Common Stock Fund
 

 
7,481,542

 

 
7,481,542

Mutual Funds
 
$
18,917,026

 

 

 
18,917,026

Total
 
$
18,917,026

 
$
8,437,910

 
$

 
$
27,354,936

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2016
 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Interest-bearing cash
 
$

 
$
31,760

 
$

 
$
31,760

Money market accounts
 

 
589,634

 

 
589,634

UTC Common Stock Fund
 

 
6,692,280

 

 
6,692,280

Mutual Funds *
 
$
16,997,116

 

 

 
16,997,116

Total
 
$
16,997,116

 
$
7,313,674

 
$

 
$
24,310,790

*Mutual Funds, which were classified as assets measured at fair value using NAV as a practical expedient in prior period financial statements were revised in the current year to correctly classify the investments as Level 1 Assets.  Management has concluded that the classification correction is immaterial to prior period financial statements.

NOTE 4 - RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS
The Trustee manages certain Plan investment options. These transactions qualify as exempt party-in-interest transactions.
The Plan holds common shares of UTC, the Plan sponsor, and these qualify as exempt party-in-interest transactions. During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Plan purchased shares of UTC Common Stock in the amount of $1,379,135, sold shares of

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UTC Common Stock in the amount of $1,807,209, and had net appreciation in the fair value of the UTC Common Stock in the amount of $1,217,336. The total value of the Plan's interest in UTC Common Stock was $7,481,542 and $6,692,280 at December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

NOTE 5 - PLAN TERMINATION
Although it has not expressed any intent to do so, the Plan sponsor has the right under the Plan to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions of ERISA. In the event of Plan termination, participants will become fully vested in their account balances.
NOTE 6 – RECONCILIATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TO FORM 5500
The following are reconciliations of net assets available for benefits and benefits paid from the financial statements to the Form 5500:
 
 
December 31,
(thousands of dollars)
 
2017
 
2016
Net assets available for benefits per the financial statements
 
$
30,133,305

 
$
27,721,886

Less: Deemed distributions of participant loans
 
(84,374
)
 

Net assets available for benefits per Form 5500
 
$
30,048,931

 
$
27,721,886


 
Year Ended
(thousands of dollars)
December 31, 2017
Distribution to participants or beneficiaries per the financial statements
$
5,659,956

Add: Deemed distributions of participant loans
84,374

Distribution to participants or beneficiaries per Form 5500
$
5,744,330

Deemed distributions of participant loans are included within the Notes receivable from participants balance per the financial statements, however, are reported as taxable distributions per Form 5500.

NOTE 7 - TAX STATUS
As discussed more fully in Note 1, effective July 1, 2016, the Plan adopted and implemented a number of amendments and administrative changes. On April 3, 2017, in compliance with the provisions of Circular Letter of Tax Policy No. 16-08 issued by the Puerto Rico Treasury Department on December 23, 2016, a request for determination as to qualification under the provisions of Sections 1033.09 and 1081.01(a) and (d) of the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code of 2011, as amended, was filed. On February 7, 2018, a determination letter was received from The Puerto Rico Department of Treasury declaring no objection to the participation of the Plan, as amended. The trust established thereunder will be entitled to exemption from local income taxes under the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code of 2011. The Plan is designed and is currently being operated in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Act, as amended.
Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require plan management to evaluate tax positions taken by the plan and recognize a tax liability if the organization has taken an uncertain position that more likely than not would not be sustained upon examination by The Puerto Rico Department of Treasury. The Plan is subject to routine audits by taxing jurisdictions; however, there are currently no audits for any tax periods in progress. The Plan administrator believes it is no longer subject to income tax examinations for years prior to 2015.

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SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE
UTC PUERTO RICO SAVINGS PLAN
Schedule H, Line 4i - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)
December 31, 2017
 
(a)
 
(b) Identity of issuer, 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
*
 
United Technologies Corporation Fund
 
Common Stock Fund
 
**

 
$
7,481,542

*
 
Interest-Bearing Cash Account
 
Short-term Investment
 

 
330,319

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2015
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
213,545

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2020
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
1,276,710

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2025
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
3,728,600

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2030
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
2,926,373

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2035
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
2,900,176

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2040
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
2,082,275

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2045
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
1,811,139

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2050
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
1,401,786

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2055
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
549,582

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement 2060
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
61,210

 
 
Vanguard Target Retirement Income
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
393,576

 
 
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
1,066,283

 
 
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund
 
Mutual Fund
 
**

 
132,128

 
 
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund
 
Fixed Income
 
**

 
373,643

 
 
Vanguard Treasury Money Market Fund
 
Money Market Fund
 
**

 
626,049

*
 
Plan Participants
 
Notes receivable from participants collateralized by participant balances, interest ranging from 4.25 percent to 9 percent, terms ranging from 1 year to 11 years
 

 
2,693,995

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
30,048,931

 
*
Indicates an identified person known to be a party-in-interest to the Plan.
**
Cost has been omitted as investment is participant directed.

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SIGNATURE
The Plan (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan), pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, has duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTC PUERTO RICO SAVINGS PLAN
 
 
 
 
Dated:
June 22, 2018
By:
 
/s/ PETER HOLOWESKO
 
 
 
 
Peter Holowesko
Vice President, Global Benefits
United Technologies Corporation


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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
(23)
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm *
*
Submitted electronically herewith.

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Exhibit


Exhibit 23
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement on Form S‑8 (No. 333-100718) of United Technologies Corporation of our report dated June 22, 2018 relating to the financial statements and supplemental schedule of the UTC Puerto Rico Savings Plan, which appears in this Form 11-K.
 
/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Hartford, Connecticut
June 22, 2018


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