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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549



FORM 10-K

(Mark One)    

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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended September 24, 2010

OR

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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

001-13836
(Commission File Number)



TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Switzerland
(Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
  98-0390500
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

Freier Platz 10, CH-8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
(Address of registrant's principal executive office)

41-52-633-02-44
(Registrant's telephone number)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12 (b) of the Act:

Title of each class
Common Shares, Par Value CHF 7.16

 

Name of each exchange on which registered
New York Stock Exchange

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12 (g) of the Act: None



          Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes ý No o

          Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes o No ý

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes ý No o

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes ý No o

          Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III or this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K    o

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer ý   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer o
(Do not check if a
smaller reporting company)
  Smaller reporting company o

          Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes o No ý

          The aggregate market value of voting common shares held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of March 26, 2010 was approximately $17,093,045,816

          The number of common shares outstanding as of November 5, 2010 was 489,442,702.


DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

          Portions of the registrant's proxy statement filed within 120 days of the close of the registrant's fiscal year in connection with the registrant's 2011 annual general meeting of shareholders are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K.

          See page 65 to 68 for the exhibit index.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
   
 
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Part I            

Item 1.

 

Business

 

 

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Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

 

 

11

 

Item 1B.

 

Unresolved Staff Comments

 

 

23

 

Item 2.

 

Properties

 

 

23

 

Item 3.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

 

24

 

Part II

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.

 

Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

 

28

 

Item 6.

 

Selected Financial Data

 

 

33

 

Item 7.

 

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

 

34

 

Item 7A.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

 

60

 

Item 8.

 

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

 

61

 

Item 9.

 

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

 

 

62

 

Item 9A.

 

Controls and Procedures

 

 

62

 

Item 9B.

 

Other Information

 

 

63

 

Part III

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 10.

 

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

 

 

64

 

Item 11.

 

Executive Compensation

 

 

64

 

Item 12.

 

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

 

 

64

 

Item 13.

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

 

 

64

 

Item 14.

 

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

 

 

64

 

Part IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 15.

 

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedule

 

 

65

 

Signatures

 

 

69

 

Index to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

71

 

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PART I

Item 1.    Business

General

        Tyco International Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "we," the "Company" or "Tyco") is a diversified, global company that provides products and services to customers in various countries throughout the world. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls and other industrial products. We operate and report financial and operating information in the following five segments:

    ADT Worldwide designs, sells, installs, services and monitors electronic security systems for residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition, ADT Worldwide manufactures certain products related to retailer anti-theft systems.

    Flow Control designs, manufactures, sells and services valves, pipes, fittings, valve automation and heat tracing products for general process, energy and mining markets as well as the water and wastewater markets.

    Fire Protection Services designs, sells, installs and services fire detection and fire suppression systems for commercial, industrial and governmental customers.

    Electrical and Metal Products designs, manufactures and sells galvanized steel tubing, armored wire and cable and other metal products for non-residential construction, electrical, fire and safety and mechanical customers.

    Safety Products designs, manufactures and sells fire suppression, electronic security and life safety products, including fire sprinklers, breathing apparatus, intrusion, security, access control and video management systems. In addition, Safety Products manufactures products installed and serviced by ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection Services.

        We also provide general corporate services to our segments and these costs are reported as Corporate and Other.

        Net revenue by segment for 2010 is as follows ($ in billions):

 
  Net Revenue   Percent of
Total
Net
Revenue
  Key Brands

ADT Worldwide

  $ 7.4     44 % ADT, Sensormatic

Flow Control

    3.4     20   Keystone, Vanessa

Fire Protection Services

    3.3     19   SimplexGrinnell, Wormald

Electrical and Metal Products

    1.4     8   Allied Tube & Conduit, AFC Cable Systems

Safety Products

    1.5     9   Scott, Protector, Ansul, Grinnell, Software House, American Dynamics, DSC and Bentel
             

  $ 17.0     100 %  
             

        During the first quarter of 2011, the Company will realign our Safety Products segment between our ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection segments. Our existing ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection segments will create two new businesses: Tyco Security Solutions and Tyco Fire Protection.

        Tyco Security Solutions will consist of our ADT Worldwide segment as well as manufacturing security products including intrusion, security, access control and video management systems previously

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manufactured by our Safety Products segment. Tyco Fire Protection will consist of our Fire Protection segment as well as a number of businesses in our Safety Products segment including our fire suppression and building products and life safety products businesses.

        As a result of this realignment, as well as the planned sale of a 51% interest of our Electrical and Metal Products business (see Note 25 to the Consolidated Financial Statements), we will have three core businesses: Tyco Security Solutions, Tyco Fire Protection and Flow Control.

        Unless otherwise indicated, references in this Annual Report to 2010, 2009 and 2008 are to Tyco's fiscal years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008, respectively.

History and Development

Tyco International Ltd.

        Tyco International Ltd. is a Company organized under the laws of Switzerland. The Company was created as a result of the July 1997 acquisition of Tyco International Ltd., a Massachusetts corporation, by ADT Limited, a public company organized under the laws of Bermuda, at which time ADT Limited changed its name to Tyco International Ltd. Effective March 17, 2009, following shareholder and Board of Director approval on March 12, 2009, the Company ceased to exist as a Bermuda corporation and continued its existence as a Swiss corporation under articles 620 et seq. of the Swiss Code of Obligations (the "Change of Domicile").

        Effective June 29, 2007, Tyco International Ltd. completed the spin-offs of Covidien and Tyco Electronics, formerly our Healthcare and Electronics businesses, respectively, into separate, publicly traded companies (the "Separation") in the form of a distribution to Tyco shareholders.

        During the third quarter of 2010, we announced our intention to pursue a tax-free spin-off of our Electrical and Metal Products business. On November 9, 2010, we announced an agreement to sell a 51% interest in our Electrical and Metal Products business. In connection with this announcement, we no longer plan to pursue the tax-free spin-off of our Electrical and Metal Products business as proposed on April 27, 2010. See Note 25 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

        On May 14, 2010, we acquired all of the outstanding equity of Brink's Home Security Holdings, Inc. ("BHS" or "Broadview Security") in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.0 billion, with $585 million in cash being used to fund the acquisition. Broadview Security is being integrated into the Company's ADT Worldwide segment.

        Tyco's registered and principal office is located at Freier Platz 10, CH-8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Its management office in the United States is located at 9 Roszel Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.

Segments

        Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform with the current period presentation. During the third quarter of 2010, our Board of Directors approved a plan to sell our water business in Europe, which is part of our Flow Control segment. The business met the held for sale criteria and discontinued operations criteria and has been included in discontinued operations for all periods presented. See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Additionally, during fiscal 2010 we aligned certain business operations resulting in prior period segment amounts being recast. See Note 19 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

ADT Worldwide

        Our ADT Worldwide segment designs, sells, installs, services and monitors electronic security systems for residential, commercial, educational, governmental and industrial customers around the

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world. We are one of the world's largest providers of electronic security systems and services. We have a significant market presence in North and South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. With 2010 net revenue of $7.4 billion, our ADT Worldwide segment comprises 44% of our consolidated net revenue. In 2009 and 2008, net revenue totaled $7.1 billion, or 42%, of our consolidated net revenue and $7.8 billion, or 39%, of our consolidated net revenue, respectively.

        On May 14, 2010, we acquired all of the outstanding equity of Brink's Home Security Holdings, Inc. ("BHS" or "Broadview Security") in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.0 billion, with $585 million in cash being used to fund the acquisition. Broadview Security is being integrated into the Company's ADT Worldwide segment. Broadview Security's core business is to provide security alarm monitoring services for residential and commercial properties in North America. It has a large residential recurring customer base, which has enhanced ADT's presence in the North American residential security business. Broadview Security is also a leader in technologies and services which are expected to enhance ADT Worldwide's service offerings to its customers. In connection with the integration of Broadview Security into the ADT Worldwide segment, the Broadview Security brand has been discontinued. We expect to realize cost savings and other synergies through operational efficiencies including consolidation of both marketing and general and administrative functions. See Note 4 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Services and Products

        ADT Worldwide supplies and installs electronic security systems to the residential, commercial, educational, governmental and industrial markets. It also provides electronic security services, including monitoring of burglar alarms, fire alarms and other life safety conditions as well as maintenance of electronic security systems. A significant portion of the components used in our electronic security systems are manufactured by our Safety Products segment.

        Our electronic security systems business involves the installation and use of security systems designed to detect intrusion, control access and react to movement, fire, smoke, flooding, environmental conditions, industrial processes and other hazards. These electronic security systems include detection devices that are usually connected to a monitoring center that receives and records alarm signals where skilled security monitoring specialists verify alarm conditions and initiate a range of response scenarios. For most systems, control panels identify the nature of the alarm and the areas where a sensor was triggered. Our other solutions include: access control systems for sensitive areas such as government facilities and banks; video surveillance systems designed to deter theft and fraud and help protect employees and customers; and asset protection and security management systems designed to monitor and protect physical assets as well as proprietary electronic data. Our offerings also include anti-theft systems utilizing acousto magnetic and radio frequency identification ("RFID") tags and labels in the retail industry. Many of the world's leading retailers use our Sensormatic anti-theft systems to help protect against shoplifting and employee theft.

        Purchasers of our intrusion systems typically contract for ongoing security system monitoring and maintenance at the time of initial equipment installation. Systems installed at customers' premises may be either owned by ADT Worldwide or by our customers. Monitoring center personnel may respond to alarms by relaying appropriate information to local fire or police departments, notifying the customer or taking other appropriate action. In certain markets, ADT Worldwide directly provides the alarm response services with highly trained and professionally equipped employees. In some instances, alarm systems are connected directly to local fire or police departments.

        Many of our residential customers may purchase security systems as a result of prompting by their insurance carriers, which may offer lower insurance premium rates if a security system is installed or require that a system be installed as a condition of coverage.

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Customers

        ADT Worldwide sells to residential, commercial, educational, governmental and industrial customers. Our residential customers typically include owners of single-family homes or renters in multi-family apartment complexes. Our commercial customers include, among others, retail businesses, financial institutions, commercial/industrial facilities and health care facilities. Our government customers include federal, state and local governments, defense installations, schools and mass transportation providers. In addition to advertising, direct mailings and the internet, we market our electronic security systems and services to these customers through a direct sales force and, with respect to certain residential customers, through an authorized dealer network. A separate sales force services large commercial and governmental customers and focuses on key vertical markets such as retail and banking.

Competition

        The electronic security services business is highly competitive and fragmented with a number of major firms and thousands of smaller regional and local companies. Competition is based primarily on price in relation to quality of service. Rather than compete purely on price, we emphasize the quality of our electronic security service, the reputation of our brands and our knowledge of our customers' security needs. For large commercial, educational, governmental and industrial customers the comprehensive national and/or global coverage offered by ADT Worldwide can also provide a competitive advantage. We also have significantly expanded our systems integration capabilities, which allow ADT Worldwide to offer comprehensive solutions to customers that fully integrate security and fire offerings into comprehensive IT networks, business operations and management tools, and process automation and control systems.

Flow Control

        Our Flow Control segment designs, manufactures, sells and services valves, pipes, fittings, valve automation and heat tracing products for general process, energy and mining markets as well as the water and wastewater market. We believe we are the world's leading manufacturer of flow control products. With 2010 net revenue of $3.4 billion, our Flow Control segment comprises 20% of our consolidated net revenue. In 2009 and 2008, net revenue totaled $3.5 billion, or 21%, of our consolidated net revenue and $3.9 billion, or 20%, of our consolidated net revenue, respectively. Flow Control is a global business with 30% of its sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA"), 29% from the Americas, 26% from the Pacific region and 15% from Asia. During the third quarter of 2010, our Board of Directors approved a plan to sell our water business in Europe. This business met the held for sale and discontinued operations criteria and has been included in discontinued operations for all periods presented. The sale of this business closed on September 30, 2010.

Services and Products

        Flow Control designs, manufactures and services a wide variety of valves, actuators, controls, pipes, fittings and heat tracing products. Valve products include a broad range of industrial valves, including on-off valves, safety relief valves and other specialty valves. Actuation products include pneumatic, hydraulic and electric actuators. Control products include limit switches, solenoid valves, valve positioners, network systems and accessories. For the water market, Flow Control offers a wide variety of pipes and valves, for water transmission applications. Flow Control is also a global provider of heat tracing services and products. In addition to these core products, Flow Control makes a variety of specialty products for environmental (emissions monitoring, water flow and quality monitoring, dust filter cleaning systems), instrumentation (manifolds, enclosures, isolation valves) and other applications. We manufacture these products in facilities located throughout the world.

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        Flow Control products are used in many applications including power generation, chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, wastewater, pulp and paper, commercial irrigation, mining and food and beverage. Flow Control also provides engineering, design, inspection, maintenance and repair services for its valves and related products.

        Flow Control products are sold under many trade names, including Anderson Greenwood, Biffi, Crosby, Keystone, KTM, Raychem, Sempell, Tracer and Vanessa. Flow Control sells its services and products in most geographic regions directly through its internal sales force and in some cases through a network of independent distributors and manufacturers' representatives.

Customers

        Flow Control's customers include businesses engaged in a wide range of industries, including power generation, chemical and petrochemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas exploration, production and refining, mining, water, food and beverage, marine and shipbuilding and other process industries. Customers include end users as well as engineering, procurement and construction companies, contractors, original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") and distributors. Flow Control operates an extensive network of sales, service and distribution centers to serve a wide range of global customers.

Competition

        The flow control industry is highly fragmented, consisting of many local and regional companies and a few global competitors. We compete against a number of international, national and local manufacturers of industrial valves as well as against specialized manufacturers on the basis of product capability, product quality, breadth of product line, delivery and price. Our major competitors vary by region.

Fire Protection Services

        Our Fire Protection Services segment designs, sells, installs and services fire detection and fire suppression systems for commercial enterprises, governmental entities, airports, commercial shipping companies, transportation systems, healthcare owners, petrochemical facilities and homeowners. We believe we are one of the largest providers of these systems and services. With 2010 net revenue of $3.3 billion, our Fire Protection Services segment comprises 19% of our consolidated net revenue. In 2009 and 2008, net revenue totaled $3.4 billion, or 20%, of our consolidated net revenue and $3.8 billion, or 19%, of our consolidated net revenue, respectively.

Services and Products

        Fire Protection Services designs, sells, installs and services fire alarm and fire detection systems, automatic fire sprinkler systems and special hazard suppression systems. Fire Protection Services operates under various leading trade names, including SimplexGrinnell, Wormald, Mather & Platt, Dong Bang, Zettler and Tyco. A significant portion of the components used in our fire detection and fire suppression systems are manufactured by our Safety Products segment.

        Fire Protection Services offers a wide range of fire alarm and fire detection systems. These alarm and detection systems include fire alarm control panels, advanced fire alarm monitoring systems, smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors, voice evacuation systems and emergency lighting systems. Fire Protection Services also offers a wide range of fire suppression systems, the majority of which are water-based sprinkler systems. In addition, Fire Protection Services provides custom designed special hazard suppression systems, which incorporate specialized extinguishing agents such as foams, dry chemicals and gases, in addition to spill control products designed to absorb, neutralize and solidify spills of hazardous materials. These systems are often especially suited to fire suppression in certain

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manufacturing, power generation, petrochemical, offshore oil exploration, transportation, data processing, telecommunications, commercial food preparation, mining and marine applications.

        Fire Protection Services installs fire detection and fire suppression systems in both new and existing buildings. These systems typically are purchased by owners, construction engineers and electrical contractors as well as mechanical or general contractors. In recent years, retrofitting of existing buildings has grown as a result of legislation mandating the installation of fire detection and fire suppression systems, especially in hotels, healthcare facilities and educational establishments. In September 2008, the International Residential Code Council, a non-profit association that develops model codes that are the predominant building and fire safety regulations used by states and jurisdictions in the United States, adopted a proposal advanced by firefighters and other life-safety advocates to require sprinkler systems in new one and two family dwellings effective in January 2011. This national code must be adopted by states and jurisdictions in order for it to be applied to new homes being built in that area. The timing of adoption will vary by state / district. Fire Protection Services also continues to focus on system maintenance and inspection, which have become increasingly significant parts of its business.

Customers

        Fire Protection Services' customers include commercial enterprises, governmental entities, airports, commercial shipping companies, transportation systems, healthcare facility owners, petrochemical facilities and homeowners. We market our fire detection and fire suppression systems to the majority of these customers through a direct sales force.

Competition

        Competition in the fire detection and fire suppression business varies by region. In North America, we compete with hundreds of smaller contractors on a regional or local basis for the installation of fire detection and fire suppression systems. In Europe, we compete with many regional or local contractors on a country-by-country basis. In Asia, Australia and New Zealand, we compete with a few large fire detection and fire suppression contractors, as well as with many smaller regional and local companies. We compete for fire detection and fire suppression systems contracts primarily on the basis of service, quality and price.

Electrical and Metal Products

        During the third quarter of 2010, we announced our intention to pursue a tax-free spin-off of our Electrical and Metal Products business. On November 9, 2010, we announced an agreement to sell a 51% interest in our Electrical and Metal Products business. In connection with this announcement, we no longer plan to pursue the tax-free spin-off of our Electrical and Metal Products business as proposed on April 27, 2010. See Note 25 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

        Our Electrical and Metal Products segment designs, manufactures and sells galvanized steel tubing and pipe products, pre-wired armored electrical cables, electrical support systems and metal framing systems for trade contractors in the construction and modernization of non-residential structures such as commercial office buildings, institutional facilities, manufacturing plants and warehouses, shopping centers and multi-family dwellings. In North America, our Allied Tube & Conduit business is a leading manufacturer of electrical steel conduit and our AFC Cable Systems business is a leading manufacturer of steel and aluminum pre-wired electrical cable. Electrical and Metal Products also manufactures and sells cable tray systems, steel tubes, tiles, plates and other specialty formed steel products in South America, Asia Pacific and EMEA. With 2010 net revenue of $1.4 billion, our Electrical and Metal Products segment comprises 8% of our consolidated net revenue. In 2009 and 2008, net revenue

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totaled $1.4 billion, or 8%, of our consolidated net revenue and $2.3 billion, or 12%, of our consolidated net revenue, respectively.

        The market prices of key raw materials such as steel and copper have a significant impact on the segment's operating results. In particular, the difference between amounts paid for these raw materials and the selling price charged to customers for the range of value-add products manufactured from these raw materials significantly impacts operating results. As a result, this segment maintains diligent focus on raw material purchases, manufacturing processes, pricing and sales strategies.

Services and Products

        Electrical and Metal Products designs and manufactures galvanized steel tubing and pipe products that include electrical conduit, fire sprinkler pipe, light gauge steel tube and fence pipe. These steel tube and pipe products are sold under the brand names Allied Tube & Conduit and Tectron Tube. In addition, we manufacture various electrical support system products including strut channel, metal framing, cable tray systems and associated fittings, sold under brand names Unistrut, PowerStrut, TJ Cope and Acroba.

        Electrical and Metal Products also designs and manufactures pre-wired armored and metal-clad electrical cable, flexible and non-metallic conduit, PVC and HDPE cable protection products, as well as other fire stop products. These offerings are sold under the brand names AFC Cable Systems, Eastern Wire and Conduit and Kaf-Tech.

Customers

        The majority of the products manufactured by Electrical and Metal Products are used by trade contractors in the construction and modernization of non-residential structures such as commercial office buildings, institutional facilities, manufacturing plants and warehouses, shopping centers and multi-family dwellings. Nearly 95% of these products are sold through wholesale distribution to trade contractors; the remaining 5% are sold to smaller contractors and homeowners through big-box home improvement retailers. Distribution-based sales account for 75% of the total revenue for the Electrical and Metal Products segment.

        The other major customer segment, representing approximately 25% of revenue, is the OEM market. The steel tubes supplied by Electrical and Metal Products are ultimately used as a component for OEM products in commercial or industrial end markets. Steel tubular products are sold direct to OEMs or through metals distributors.

Competition

        The market for electrical conduit and wiring and supports, fire protection and security products and steel tubing includes a broad range of competitors. Principal competitors range from national manufacturers to smaller regional players. Customers purchase from Electrical and Metal Products because of the product availability, breadth of product line and the premium quality of products.

Safety Products

        Our Safety Products segment designs, manufactures and sells fire suppression, electronic security and life safety products, including fire suppression products, breathing apparatus, intrusion, security, access control and video management systems. In addition, Safety Products manufactures products installed and serviced by ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection Services. With 2010 net revenue of $1.5 billion, our Safety Products segment comprises 9% of our consolidated net revenue. In 2009 and 2008, net revenue totaled $1.5 billion, or 9%, of our consolidated net revenue and $1.9 billion, or 10%, of our consolidated net revenue, respectively.

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Services and Products

        Safety Products manufactures fire suppression products, including water sprinkler systems, portable fire extinguishers, commercial suppression systems for special hazards including gas, powder and foam agents, hose products and fire-fighting foam and related delivery devices. Safety Products also manufactures life safety products, including self-contained breathing apparatus designed for firefighter, industrial and military use, supplied air respirators, air-purifying respirators, thermal imaging cameras, gas detection equipment and gas masks. Safety Products' breathing apparatus are used by the military forces of several countries and many U.S. firefighters rely on the Scott Air-Pak brand of self-contained breathing apparatus.

        Safety Products designs and manufactures electronic security products, including integrated video surveillance and access control systems to enable businesses to manage their security and enhance business performance. Its global access control solutions include: integrated security management systems for enterprise applications, access control solutions applications, alarm management panels, door controllers, readers, keypads and cards. Its global video system solutions include: digital video management systems, matrix switchers and controllers, digital multiplexers, programmable cameras, monitors and liquid crystal displays. Its intrusion security products provide advanced security products for homes and businesses ranging from burglar alarms to a full range of security systems including alarm control panels, keypads, sensors and central station receiving equipment used in security monitoring centers.

        Safety Products also manufactures a number of products for ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection Services for incorporation into their electronic security systems and fire detection and fire suppression systems. These products include a wide range of our fire detection and fire suppression products, security, video and access control products, electronic article surveillance and intrusion products.

        Our Safety Products businesses utilize a worldwide network of sales offices and operate globally under various trade names, including Scott, Protector, Ansul, Grinnell, Tyco, Software House, American Dynamics, DSC and Bentel.

Customers

        In addition to selling to our ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection Services segments, Safety Products sells its products primarily through indirect distribution channels around the world. These business partners sell to customers including contractors that install fire suppression, security and theft protection systems. Some of our partners are integrators and install the products themselves; others act as dealers and sell to smaller fire and security contractors. Our customers for our breathing apparatus include fire departments, municipal and state governments and military forces as well as major companies in the Industrial sector. Customers for our fire sprinkler products include distributors, commercial builders and contractors. Residential builders, contractors and developers are emerging customers for our sprinkler products given changing regulatory dynamics.

Competition

        Competition for the manufacture and sale of our products is based on specialized product capacity, breadth of product line, price, training and support and delivery. The principal competitors are specialty products manufacturing companies based in the United States, with other smaller competitors in Europe and Asia.

Backlog

        See Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for information relating to our backlog.

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Intellectual Property

        Patents, trademarks, copyrights and other proprietary rights are important to our business. We also rely upon trade secrets, manufacturing know-how, continuing technological innovations and licensing opportunities to maintain and improve our competitive position. We review third-party proprietary rights, including trademarks, patents and patent applications, in an effort to develop an effective intellectual property strategy, avoid infringement of third-party proprietary rights, identify licensing opportunities and misappropriation of our proprietary rights, and monitor the intellectual property claims of others.

        We own a portfolio of patents that principally relates to: electronic security systems; fire protection products and systems, including fire detection and fire suppression with chemical, gas, foam and water agents, piping, couplings, fittings for fluid systems; personal protective products and systems for fire and other hazards; integrated systems for surveillance and control of public transportation and other public works; structural and electrical tubing and conduit; building structural members, panels and related fixtures; fire-rated and armored electrical cabling; heat tracing and floor heating systems; security wire and fencing; and flow control products, including valves, actuators and controllers and airflow control and sensing products. We also own a portfolio of trademarks and are a licensee of various patents and trademarks. Patents for individual products extend for varying periods according to the date of patent filing or grant and the legal term of patents in the various countries where patent protection is obtained. Trademark rights may potentially extend for longer periods of time and are dependent upon national laws and use of the marks.

        While we consider our patents to be valuable assets, we do not believe that our overall competitive position is dependent on patent protection or that our overall operations are dependent upon any single patent or group of related patents.

Research and Development

        We are engaged in research and development in an effort to introduce new products, to enhance the effectiveness, ease of use, safety and reliability of our existing products and to expand the applications for which the uses of our products are appropriate. We continually evaluate developing technologies in areas that we believe will enhance our business for possible investment. Our research and development expense was $131 million in 2010, $116 million in 2009 and $125 million in 2008.

Raw and Other Purchased Materials

        We are a large buyer of metals and other commodities, including gasoline. Materials are purchased from a large number of independent sources around the world. There have been no shortages in materials that have had a material adverse effect on our businesses. We enter into long-term supply contracts, using fixed or variable pricing to manage our exposure to potential supply disruptions. Significant changes in certain raw material costs have had, and may in the future have, an adverse impact on costs and operating margins. In particular, the Electrical and Metal Products segment is significantly affected by volatility in the price of steel and copper, with operating margins generally contracting in a declining price environment and expanding when prices of these commodities are rising.

Governmental Regulation and Supervision

        Our operations are subject to numerous federal, state and local laws and regulations, both within and outside the United States, in areas such as: consumer protection, government contracts, international trade, environmental protection, labor and employment, tax, licensing and others. For example, most U.S. states in which we operate have licensing laws directed specifically toward the alarm and fire suppression industries. Our ADT Worldwide business currently relies extensively upon

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the use of wireline and wireless telephone service to communicate signals, and wireline and wireless telephone companies in the United States are regulated by the federal and state governments. Another example is our Flow Control business, which is subject to strict regulations governing the import and export of goods and technologies across international borders, particularly with respect to "dual use" products, which are products that may have both civil and military applications or may otherwise be involved in weapons proliferation. In addition, government regulation of fire safety codes can impact our Fire Protection Services business. These and other laws and regulations impact the manner in which we conduct our business, and changes in legislation or government policies can affect our worldwide operations, both positively and negatively. For a more detailed description of the various laws and regulations that affect our business, see Item 1A. Risk Factors—Risks Related to Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Matters and Item 3. Legal Proceedings.

Environmental Matters

        We are subject to numerous foreign, federal, state and local environmental protection and health and safety laws governing, among other things, the generation, storage, use and transportation of hazardous materials; emissions or discharges of substances into the environment; and the health and safety of our employees.

        Certain environmental laws assess liability on current or previous owners or operators of real property for the cost of removal or remediation of hazardous substances at their properties or at properties at which they have disposed of hazardous substances. In addition to cleanup actions brought by governmental authorities, private parties could bring personal injury or other claims due to the presence of, or exposure to, hazardous substances or pursuant to indemnifications provided by us in connection with asset disposals. We have received notification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and from state environmental agencies that conditions at a number of sites where we and others disposed of hazardous substances require cleanup and other possible remedial action and may require that we reimburse the government or otherwise pay for the cost of cleanup of those sites and/or for natural resource damages. We have projects underway at a number of current and former manufacturing facilities to investigate and remediate environmental contamination resulting from past operations.

        Given uncertainties regarding the extent of the required cleanup, the interpretation of applicable laws and regulations and alternative cleanup methods, the ultimate cost of cleanup at disposal sites and manufacturing facilities is difficult to predict. Based upon our experience, current information regarding known contingencies and applicable laws, we concluded that it is probable that we would incur remedial costs in the range of approximately $27 million to $85 million. As of September 24, 2010, we concluded that the best estimate within this range is approximately $34 million, of which $18 million is included in accrued and other current liabilities and $16 million is included in other liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. In view of our financial position and reserves for environmental matters, we believe that any potential payment of such estimated amounts will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Employees

        As of September 24, 2010, we employed approximately 108,000 people worldwide, of which approximately 41,000 are employed in the United States and 67,000 are outside the United States. Approximately 29,000 employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements or works councils and we believe that our relations with the labor unions are generally good.

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Available Information

        Tyco is required to file annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. Investors may read and copy any document that Tyco files, including this Annual Report on Form 10-K, at the SEC's Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Room 1580, Washington, DC 20549. Investors may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition, the SEC maintains an Internet site at http://www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC, from which investors can electronically access Tyco's SEC filings.

        Our Internet website is www.tyco.com. We make available free of charge on or through our website our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, reports filed pursuant to Section 16 and any amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to section 13(a) or 15(d) of the exchange act as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file or furnish such materials to the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a Swiss company, we prepare Swiss statutory financial statements, including Swiss consolidated financial statements, on an annual basis. A copy of the Swiss statutory financial statements is distributed along with our annual report to shareholders, and all of the aforementioned reports will be made available to our shareholders upon their request. In addition, we have posted the charters for our Audit Committee, Compensation and Human Resources Committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee, as well as our Board Governance Principles and Guide to Ethical Conduct, on our website under the heading "Corporate Citizenship—Governance." The annual report to shareholders, charters and principles are not incorporated in this report by reference. We will also provide a copy of these documents free of charge to shareholders upon request.

Item 1A.    Risk Factors

        You should carefully consider the risks described below before investing in our publicly traded securities. The risks described below are not the only ones facing us. Our business is also subject to the risks that affect many other companies, such as technological obsolescence, labor relations, geopolitical events, climate change and international operations.

Risks Relating to Our Businesses

    General economic and cyclical industry conditions may adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

        Our operating results have been and may in the future be adversely affected by general economic conditions and the cyclical pattern of certain industries in which we operate. For example, demand for our services and products is significantly affected by the level of commercial construction, the amount of discretionary consumer and business spending, and the performance of the housing market, each of which historically has displayed significant cyclicality. Recent economic weakness has adversely affected our businesses. For example, weakness in the North American and European non-residential construction markets have adversely impacted the system installation and service portion of our ADT Worldwide business, and weak global economic conditions have also adversely impacted our Flow Control business. Continued weakness in the U.S. or global economies, or in the industries in which we operate, could have a material negative impact on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

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    We face intense competition in each of our businesses, and competitive challenges from lower cost manufacturers. If we cannot successfully compete in an increasingly global market-place, our operating results may be adversely affected.

        We operate in competitive domestic and international markets and compete with many highly competitive manufacturers and service providers, both domestically and on a global basis. Our manufacturing businesses face competition from lower cost manufacturers in Asia and elsewhere and our service businesses face competition from alternative service providers around the world. Key components of our competitive position are our ability to adapt to changing competitive environments and to manage expenses successfully. This requires continuous management focus on reducing costs, maintaining our competitive position and improving efficiency through cost controls, productivity enhancements and regular appraisal of our asset portfolio. If we are unable to achieve appropriate levels of scalability or cost-effectiveness, or if we are otherwise unable to manage and react to changes in the global marketplace, our operating results may be adversely affected.

    Our future growth is largely dependent upon our ability to successfully compete with new and existing competitors by developing or acquiring new technologies that achieve market acceptance with acceptable margins.

        Our businesses operate in global markets that are characterized by rapidly changing technologies, evolving industry standards and potential new entrants in our markets. For example, a number of cable and other telecommunications companies have introduced interactive security services that are competitive with the products and services offered through our ADT Worldwide business. Although these competitive products and services are currently in the initial stages of development and test marketing, if they were to be aggressively marketed and gained market acceptance, our ability to grow our ADT Worldwide business could be materially adversely affected. Accordingly, our future success depends upon a number of factors, including our ability to: identify emerging technological trends in our target end-markets; develop, acquire and maintain competitive products and services; enhance our products and services by adding innovative features that differentiate our products and services from those of our competitors; and develop or acquire, manufacture and bring products and services to market quickly and cost-effectively. Our ability to develop or acquire new products and services based on technological innovation can affect our competitive position and requires the investment of significant resources. These acquisitions and development efforts divert resources from other potential investments in our businesses, and they may not lead to the development of new technologies, products or services on a timely basis or that meet the needs of our customers as fully as competitive offerings. In addition, the markets for our products and services may not develop or grow as we anticipate. As a result, the failure of our technology, products or services to gain market acceptance or their obsolescence could significantly reduce our revenues, increase our operating costs or otherwise adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

    Our ADT business may experience higher rates of customer attrition, which may reduce our future revenue and cause us to change the estimated useful lives of assets related to our security monitoring customers, increasing our depreciation and amortization expense.

        Although attrition rates for customers in our ADT Worldwide business decreased over the prior year to an average of 12.8% for 2010, as compared to 13.3% for 2009, and 12.9% in 2008, attrition rates may increase in the future due to reasons such as customer dissatisfaction or competitive offerings. In periods of increasing attrition rates, ADT's recurring revenue and results of operations may be adversely affected. The risk is more pronounced in times of economic uncertainty. Tyco amortizes the costs of ADT's contracts and related customer relationships purchased through the ADT dealer program based on the estimated life of the customer relationships. Internally generated residential and commercial pools are similarly depreciated. If attrition rates were to rise significantly,

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Tyco may be required to accelerate the depreciation and amortization of subscriber system assets and intangible assets, which could cause a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

    We have significant operations outside of the United States, which are subject to political, economic and other risks inherent in operating outside of the United States.

        We generated 51% of our net revenue outside of the United States in 2010. We expect net revenue generated outside of the United States to continue to represent a significant portion of total net revenue. Business operations outside of the United States are subject to political, economic and other risks inherent in operating in certain countries, such as:

    the difficulty of enforcing agreements, collecting receivables and protecting assets through non-U.S. legal systems;

    trade protection measures and import or export licensing requirements;

    difficulty in staffing and managing widespread operations and the application of certain labor regulations outside of the United States;

    compliance with a wide variety of non-U.S. laws and regulations;

    changes in the general political and economic conditions in the countries where we operate, particularly in emerging markets;

    the threat of nationalization and expropriation;

    increased costs and risks of doing business in a wide variety of jurisdictions;

    changes in enacted tax laws;

    limitations on repatriation of earnings; and

    fluctuations in revenues, operating margins and other financial measures due to changes in foreign currency exchange rates.

        Changes in the political or economic environments in the countries in which we operate could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

    Volatility in currency exchange rates, commodity prices and interest rates may adversely affect our financial condition, result of operations or cash flows.

        We are exposed to a variety of market risks, including the effects of changes in currency exchange rates, commodity prices and interest rates. See Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

        Our net revenue derived from sales in non-U.S. markets for 2010 was 51% of our total net revenue, and we expect revenue from non-U.S. markets to continue to represent a significant portion of our total net revenue. Therefore, if the U.S. dollar has strengthened in relation to the principle foreign currencies where we derive revenue as compared to a prior period, our U.S. dollar reported revenue and income will decrease, and vice-versa. Changes in the relative values of currencies occur regularly and in some instances, may have a significant effect on our results of operations. Our financial statements reflect translation of items denominated in non-U.S. currencies to U.S. dollars, our functional currency (using year-end exchange rates for balance sheet data and average exchange rates for statement of operations data).

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recent years. Increases in the prices of some of these commodities could increase the costs of manufacturing our products and providing our services. We may not be able to pass on these costs to our customers or otherwise effectively manage price volatility and this could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. Further, in a declining price environment, our operating margins may contract because we account for inventory using the first-in, first-out method. This is most pronounced in our Electrical and Metal Products segment, which we have agreed to sell a 51% interest, where fluctuations in the price of copper and steel can negatively affect both revenue and operating margins.

        We monitor these exposures as an integral part of our overall risk management program. In some cases, we enter into hedge contracts to insulate our results of operations from these fluctuations. These hedges are subject to the risk that our counterparty may not perform. As a result, changes in currency exchange rates, commodity prices and interest rates may have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

    Divestitures of some of our businesses or product lines may materially adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

        We continue to evaluate the performance of all of our businesses and may sell businesses or product lines. For example, we recently announced that we have agreed to sell a 51% interest in our Electrical and Metal Products business segment to an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier and Rice, LLC for approximately $720 million. The sale is expected to close in the first half of 2011. Divestitures involve risks, including difficulties in the separation of operations, services, products and personnel, the diversion of management's attention from other business concerns, the disruption of our business, the potential loss of key employees and the retention of uncertain environmental or other contingent liabilities related to the divested business. In addition, divestitures may result in significant asset impairment charges, including those related to goodwill and other intangible assets, which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations. We cannot assure you that we will be successful in managing these or any other significant risks that we encounter in divesting a business or product line.

    Our business strategy includes acquiring companies and making investments that complement our existing businesses. These acquisitions and investments could be unsuccessful or consume significant resources, which could adversely affect our operating results.

        Acquisitions and investments may involve significant cash expenditures, debt incurrence, operating losses and expenses that could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and operating results. Acquisitions involve numerous other risks, including:

    diversion of management time and attention from daily operations;

    difficulties integrating acquired businesses, technologies and personnel into our business;

    inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and/or required financing on favorable terms;

    potential loss of key employees, key contractual relationships, or key customers of acquired companies or of us; and

    assumption of the liabilities and exposure to unforeseen liabilities of acquired companies.

        It may be difficult for us to complete transactions quickly and to integrate acquired operations efficiently into our current business operations. Any acquisitions or investments may ultimately harm our business or financial condition, as such acquisitions may not be successful and may ultimately result in impairment charges.

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    If we cannot obtain sufficient quantities of materials, components and equipment required for our manufacturing activities at competitive prices and quality and on a timely basis, or if our manufacturing capacity does not meet demand, our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows may suffer.

        We purchase materials, components and equipment from unrelated parties for use in our manufacturing operations. If we cannot obtain sufficient quantities of these items at competitive prices and quality and on a timely basis, we may not be able to produce sufficient quantities of product to satisfy market demand, product shipments may be delayed or our material or manufacturing costs may increase. In addition, because we cannot always immediately adapt our cost structures to changing market conditions, our manufacturing capacity may at times exceed or fall short of our production requirements. Any of these problems could result in the loss of customers, provide an opportunity for competing products to gain market acceptance and otherwise adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

    Failure to retain or attract qualified personnel could adversely affect our business.

        The Company's culture and guiding principles focus on continuously training, motivating and developing employees, and in particular it strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified managers to handle the day-to-day operations of a highly diversified organization. If we fail to retain and attract qualified personnel, the Company's operations could be adversely affected. In addition, excessive turnover in personnel could cause manufacturing inefficiencies in certain of our businesses. The demand for experienced management in certain geographic areas also makes it difficult to retain qualified employees. High turnover could result in additional training and inefficiencies that could adversely impact the Company's operating results.

    We have recognized substantial impairment charges in the past and may be required to recognize additional impairment charges in the future.

        Pursuant to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, we are required to periodically assess our goodwill, intangibles and other long-lived assets to determine if they are impaired. Disruptions to our business, end market conditions and protracted economic weakness, unexpected significant declines in operating results of reporting units, divestitures and market capitalization declines may result in additional charges for goodwill and other asset impairments. During the second fiscal quarter of 2009, we recognized aggregate goodwill and intangible asset impairments of $2.7 billion, resulting primarily from a slowdown in the commercial markets including the retailer end market in certain of our businesses; a decline in sales volume at our Electrical and Metal Products segment; and downward revisions to forecasted results, restructuring actions and weaker industry outlooks. As a result, the Company recognized an aggregate goodwill impairment of $2.6 billion ($2.6 billion after-tax) at six of our reporting units and intangible asset impairments of $64 million ($40 million after-tax). The Company believes that our goodwill balance as of September 24, 2010 is recoverable. However, fair value determinations require considerable judgment and are sensitive to change. Additional impairments to one or more of our reporting units could occur in future periods whether or not connected to the annual impairment analysis. Future impairment charges could materially affect our reported earnings in the periods of such charges and could adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.

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Risks Related to Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Matters

    We are subject to a variety of claims and litigation that could cause a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

        We are subject to a significant number of claims and are named as a defendant in numerous lawsuits, including claims for damages arising out of the use or installation of our products or services, litigation alleging the infringement of intellectual property rights, litigation alleging anti-competitive behavior, litigation related to environmental matters, product liability litigation (including asbestos-related claims), and litigation related to employee matters and commercial disputes. In certain circumstances, patent infringement and anti-trust laws permit successful plaintiffs to recover treble damages. The defense of these lawsuits may divert our management's attention, and we may incur significant expenses in defending these lawsuits. In addition, we may be required to pay damage awards or settlements, or become subject to injunctions or other equitable remedies, that could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. Moreover, any insurance or indemnification rights that we have may be insufficient or unavailable to protect us against potential loss exposures.

    Legislative action by the U.S. Congress could materially, adversely affect us.

        Legislative action could be taken by the U.S. Congress which, if ultimately enacted, could override tax treaties upon which we rely, which would adversely affect our effective corporate tax rate. We cannot predict the outcome of any specific legislative proposals. However, if proposals were enacted that had the effect of disregarding our incorporation in Switzerland or limiting our ability as a Swiss company to take advantage of the tax treaties between Switzerland and the United States, we could be subjected to increased taxation. Also, various U.S. federal and state legislative proposals have been introduced in recent years that deny, or would deny, government contracts to U.S. companies that move their locations abroad. We cannot assure you that such legislation, if enacted, would not apply to us.

        In addition, there continues to be negative publicity regarding, and criticism of, companies that conduct substantial business in the U.S. but are domiciled abroad. We cannot assure you that we will not be subject to such criticism as a result of our domicile in Switzerland.

    Changes in legislation or governmental regulations or policies can have a significant impact on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

        We operate in regulated industries. Our U.S. operations are subject to regulation by a number of federal, state and local governmental agencies with respect to safety of operations and equipment, labor and employment matters and financial responsibility. Intrastate operations in the United States are subject to regulation by state regulatory authorities, and our international operations are regulated by the countries in which they operate and by extra-territorial laws. We and our employees are subject to various U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as non-U.S. laws and regulations, including many related to consumer protection. Most states in which we operate have licensing laws covering the monitored security services industry and the construction industry. Our ADT Worldwide segment relies heavily upon both wireline and wireless telephone service to communicate signals, and these technologies are regulated by both the federal and state governments. Changes in laws or regulations could require us to change the way we operate, which could increase costs or otherwise disrupt operations. In addition, failure to comply with any applicable laws or regulations could result in substantial fines or revocation of our operating permits and licenses. If laws and regulations changed or we failed to comply, our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows could be materially and adversely affected.

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    We could be adversely affected by violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar anti-bribery laws outside the United States.

        The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the "FCPA") and similar anti-bribery laws in other jurisdictions generally prohibit companies and their intermediaries from making improper payments to government officials for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. Recent years have seen a substantial increase in FCPA enforcement activity, with more frequent and aggressive investigations and enforcement proceedings by both the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), increased enforcement activity by non-U.S. regulators, and increases in criminal and civil proceedings brought against companies and individuals. Our policies mandate compliance with these anti-bribery laws. We operate in many parts of the world that have experienced governmental and commercial corruption to some degree and in certain circumstances, strict compliance with anti-bribery laws may conflict with local customs and practices. We cannot assure you that our internal control policies and procedures always will protect us from reckless or criminal acts committed by our employees or agents. Furthermore, we are subject to investigations by the DOJ and the SEC related to allegations that improper payments have been made by our subsidiaries and agents in recent years in violation of the FCPA. We have continued to report to the DOJ and the SEC the remedial measures that we have taken in response to the allegations and our own internal investigations. In 2005, we informed the DOJ and the SEC that we had retained outside counsel to perform a Company-wide baseline review of our policies, controls and practices with respect to the FCPA. The baseline review, which has been completed, has revealed that some business practices may not comply with Tyco and FCPA requirements. In February 2010, we initiated discussions with the DOJ and SEC aimed at resolving these matters. Active discussions are ongoing; however, the timing for ultimately reaching resolution as well as the outcome of this matter remains uncertain. In connection with the resolution of these matters, it is possible that we will be required to pay material fines, consent to injunctions on future conduct, consent to the imposition of a compliance monitor, or suffer other civil or criminal penalties or adverse impacts, including being subject to lawsuits brought by private litigants or a general loss of investor confidence, any one of which could adversely affect our financial position, results of operations, cash flows, business prospects or the market value of our stock.

    Our failure to satisfy international trade compliance regulations may adversely affect us.

        Our global operations require importing and exporting goods and technology across international borders on a regular basis. Certain of the products we manufacture are "dual use" products, which are products that may have both civil and military applications, and are often subject to more stringent export controls. From time to time, we obtain or receive information alleging improper activity in connection with imports or exports. Our policy mandates strict compliance with U.S. and international trade laws. When we receive information alleging improper activity, our policy is to investigate that information and respond appropriately, including, if warranted, reporting our findings to relevant governmental authorities. Nonetheless, we cannot provide assurance that our policies and procedures will always protect us from actions that would violate U.S. and/or foreign laws. Such improper actions could subject the Company to civil or criminal penalties, including material monetary fines, or other adverse actions including denial of import or export privileges, and could damage our reputation and our business prospects.

    We continue to be responsible for a portion of our contingent and other corporate liabilities following the Separation, primarily those relating to pre-Separation income tax liabilities.

        Under the Separation and Distribution Agreement, the Tax Sharing Agreement and other agreements entered in connection with the Separation, subject to certain exceptions contained in the Tax Sharing Agreement, we, Covidien and Tyco Electronics have agreed to assume and be responsible for 27%, 42% and 31%, respectively, of certain of our contingent and other corporate liabilities. All

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costs and expenses associated with the management of these contingent and other corporate liabilities are generally shared equally among the parties. These contingent and other corporate liabilities primarily relate to pre-Separation income tax liabilities. Liabilities that are specifically related to one of the three separated companies are not allocated.

        If any party responsible for such liabilities were to default in its payment, when due, of any of these assumed obligations, each non-defaulting party would be required to pay equally with any other non-defaulting party the amounts in default. Accordingly, under certain circumstances, we may be obligated to pay amounts in excess of our agreed-upon share of the assumed obligations related to such contingent and other corporate liabilities including associated costs and expenses.

    We are subject to product liability claims relating to products we manufacture or install, including claims arising from exposure to asbestos. These claims could result in significant costs and liabilities and reduce our profitability.

        We face exposure to product liability claims in the event that any of our products results in personal injury or property damage. In addition, if any of our products prove to be defective, we may be required to recall or redesign such products, which could result in significant unexpected costs. We have been named in a significant number of lawsuits alleging damages based on claims that individuals were exposed to asbestos through the past distribution of asbestos-containing industrial products. Any insurance we maintain may not be available on terms acceptable to us or such coverage may not be adequate for liabilities actually incurred. Any claim or product recall could result in adverse publicity against us, which could adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

        In addition, we could face liability for failure to respond adequately to alarm activations or failure of our fire protection systems to operate as expected. The nature of the services we provide exposes us to the risks that we may be held liable for employee acts or omissions or system failures. In an attempt to reduce this risk, our alarm monitoring agreements and other contracts contain provisions limiting our liability in such circumstances. We cannot assure you, however, that these limitations will be enforced. Losses from such litigation could be material to our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

    Our operations expose us to the risk of material environmental liabilities, litigation and violations.

        We are subject to numerous foreign, federal, state and local environmental protection and health and safety laws governing, among other things:

    the generation, storage, use and transportation of hazardous materials;

    emissions or discharges of substances into the environment; and

    the health and safety of our employees.

We cannot assure you that we have been or will be at all times in compliance with environmental and health and safety laws. If we violate these laws, we could be fined, criminally charged or otherwise sanctioned by regulators.

        Certain environmental laws assess liability on current or previous owners or operators of real property for the cost of removal or remediation of hazardous substances at their properties or at properties at which they have disposed of hazardous substances. In addition to cleanup actions brought by governmental authorities, private parties could bring personal injury or other claims due to the presence of, or exposure to, hazardous substances.

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reimburse the government or otherwise pay for the cost of cleanup of those sites and/or for natural resource damages. We have projects underway at a number of current and former manufacturing facilities to investigate and remediate environmental contamination resulting from past operations. These projects relate to a variety of activities, including:

    solvent, metal and other hazardous substance contamination cleanup; and

    oil spill equipment upgrades and replacement.

        These projects involve both remediation expenses and capital improvements. In addition, we remain responsible for certain environmental issues at manufacturing locations previously sold by us.

        The ultimate cost of cleanup at disposal sites and manufacturing facilities is difficult to predict given uncertainties regarding the extent of the required cleanup, the interpretation of applicable laws and regulations and alternative cleanup methods. Based upon our experience, current information regarding known contingencies and applicable laws, we concluded that it is probable that we would incur remedial costs of approximately $27 million to $85 million as of September 24, 2010. As of September 24, 2010, we concluded that the best estimate within this range is approximately $34 million, of which $18 million is included in accrued and other current liabilities and $16 million is included in other liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 24, 2010. Environmental laws are complex, change frequently and have tended to become more stringent over time. While we have budgeted for future capital and operating expenditures to maintain compliance with such laws, we cannot provide assurance that our costs of complying with current or future environmental protection and health and safety laws, or our liabilities arising from past or future releases of, or exposures to, hazardous substances will not exceed our estimates or materially adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. We may also be subject to material liabilities for additional environmental claims for personal injury or cleanup in the future based on our past, present or future business activities or for existing environmental conditions of which we are not presently aware.

Risks Related to Our Liquidity

    Disruptions in the financial markets could have adverse effects on us, our customers and our suppliers, as access to liquidity may be negatively impacted by disruptions in the credit markets, leading to increased funding costs or unavailability of credit.

        In the normal course of our business, we may access credit markets for general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of indebtedness, acquisitions, additions to working capital, repurchase of common shares, capital expenditures and investments in the Company's subsidiaries. Although we believe we have sufficient liquidity to meet our foreseeable needs, our access to and the cost of capital could be negatively impacted by disruptions in the credit markets. In 2009 and 2010, credit markets experienced significant dislocations and liquidity disruptions, and similar disruptions in the credit markets could make financing terms for borrowers unattractive or unavailable. These factors may make it more difficult or expensive for us to access credit markets if the need arises. In addition, these factors may make it more difficult for our suppliers to meet demand for their products or for prospective customers to commence new projects, as customers and suppliers may experience increased costs of debt financing or difficulties in obtaining debt financing. Disruptions in the financial markets have had adverse effects on other areas of the economy and have led to a slow down in general economic activity that may continue to adversely affect our businesses. These disruptions may have other unknown adverse affects. Based on these conditions, our profitability and our ability to execute our business strategy may be adversely affected.

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    Covenants in our debt instruments may adversely affect us.

        Our bank credit agreements contain financial covenants, including a limit on the ratio of debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization and limits on incurrence of liens and subsidiary debt. Our indentures contain customary covenants including limits on negative pledges, subsidiary debt and sale/leaseback transactions.

        Although we believe none of these covenants are restrictive to our operations, our ability to meet the financial covenants can be affected by events beyond our control, and we cannot provide assurance that we will meet those tests. A breach of any of these covenants could result in a default under our credit agreements or indentures. Upon the occurrence of an event of default under any of our credit facilities or indentures, the lenders or trustees could elect to declare all amounts outstanding thereunder to be immediately due and payable and terminate all commitments to extend further credit. If the lenders or trustees accelerate the repayment of borrowings, we cannot provide assurance that we will have sufficient assets to repay our credit facilities and our other indebtedness. Furthermore, acceleration of any obligation under any of our material debt instruments will permit the holders of our other material debt to accelerate their obligations, which could have a material adverse affect on our financial condition. See Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

    Material adverse legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements could adversely affect our financial health and prevent us from fulfilling our obligations under our outstanding indebtedness.

        We estimate that our available cash, our cash flow from operations and amounts available to us under our revolving lines of credit will be adequate to fund our operations and service our debt for the foreseeable future. However, material adverse legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements arising from litigation and similar contingencies could require additional funding. If such developments require us to obtain additional funding, we cannot provide assurance that we will be able to obtain the additional funding that we need on commercially reasonable terms or at all, which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

        Such an outcome could have important consequences to you. For example, it could:

    require us to dedicate a substantial portion of our cash flow from operations to payments on our indebtedness, thereby reducing the availability of our cash flow to fund working capital, capital expenditures, research and development efforts and other general corporate purposes, including dividend payments;

    increase our vulnerability to adverse economic and industry conditions;

    limit our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our businesses and the industries in which we operate;

    restrict our ability to introduce new technologies or exploit business opportunities;

    make it more difficult for us to satisfy our payment obligations with respect to our outstanding indebtedness; and

    increase the difficulty and/or cost to us of refinancing our indebtedness.

Risks Relating to Tax Matters

    We share responsibility for certain of our, Covidien's and Tyco Electronics' income tax liabilities for tax periods prior to and including June 29, 2007.

        Under the Tax Sharing Agreement, we share responsibility for certain of our, Covidien's and Tyco Electronics' income tax liabilities that result in cash payments, based on a sharing formula for periods prior to and including June 29, 2007. More specifically, we, Covidien and Tyco Electronics share 27%, 42% and 31%, respectively, of income tax liabilities that arise from adjustments made by tax authorities

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to our, Covidien's and Tyco Electronics' U.S. and certain non-U.S. income tax returns, certain income tax liabilities arising from adjustments made by tax authorities to intercompany transactions or similar adjustments, and certain taxes attributable to internal transactions undertaken in anticipation of the Separation. Costs and expenses associated with the management of these shared tax liabilities will generally be shared equally among the parties. We are responsible for all of our own taxes that are not shared pursuant to the Tax Sharing Agreement's sharing formula. In addition, Covidien and Tyco Electronics are responsible for their tax liabilities that are not subject to the Tax Sharing Agreement's sharing formula. In connection with the execution of the Tax Sharing Agreement, we established receivables from Covidien and Tyco Electronics representing the amount we expected to receive for pre-Separation uncertain tax positions. We also established liabilities representing the fair market value of our share of their estimated obligations under the Tax Sharing Agreement. As of September 24, 2010, we had recorded $89 million in other assets and $25 million in prepaid expenses and other current assets representing the receivables from Covidien and Tyco Electronics. We had also recorded $398 million in other liabilities and $156 million in accrued and other current liabilities representing our estimated obligations to Covidien and Tyco Electronics under the Tax Sharing Agreement.

        If any party to the Tax Sharing Agreement were to default in its obligation to another party to pay its share of the distribution taxes that arise as a result of no party's fault, each non-defaulting party would be required to pay, equally with any other non-defaulting party, the amounts in default. In addition, if another party to the Tax Sharing Agreement that is responsible for all or a portion of an income tax liability were to default in its payment of such liability to a taxing authority, we could be legally liable under applicable tax law for such liabilities and required to make additional tax payments. Accordingly, under certain circumstances, we may be obligated to pay amounts in excess of our agreed-upon share of our, Covidien's and Tyco Electronics' tax liabilities.

    Examinations and audits by tax authorities, including the Internal Revenue Service, could result in additional tax payments for prior periods.

        The Company and its subsidiaries' income tax returns periodically are examined by various tax authorities. In connection with these examinations, tax authorities, including the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"), have raised issues and proposed tax adjustments, in particular, with respect to tax years preceding the Separation. We are reviewing and contesting certain of the proposed tax adjustments. Although we expect to resolve a substantial number of the proposed tax adjustments with the IRS, a few significant items are expected to remain open with respect to the audit of the 1997 through 2004 years. As of the date hereof, it is unlikely that we will be able to resolve these open items, which primarily involve the treatment of certain intercompany transactions during the period, through the IRS appeals process. As a result, we may be required to litigate these matters. The calculation of our tax liabilities involves dealing with uncertainties in the application of complex tax regulations in a multitude of jurisdictions across our global operations. We recognize potential liabilities and record tax liabilities for anticipated tax audit issues in the United States and other tax jurisdictions based on our estimate of whether, and the extent to which, additional income taxes will be due. These tax liabilities are reflected net of related tax loss carryforwards. We adjust these liabilities in light of changing facts and circumstances. We have assessed our obligations under the Tax Sharing Agreement and determined that the recorded liability is sufficient to cover the indemnifications made by us under such agreement. However, such amount could differ materially from amounts that are actually determined to be due, and any such difference could materially adversely affect our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

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    If the distribution of Covidien and Tyco Electronics common shares to our shareholders or certain internal transactions undertaken in connection with the Separation are determined to be taxable for U.S. federal income tax purposes, we could incur significant U.S. federal income tax liabilities.

        We have received private letter rulings from the IRS regarding the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the distribution of Covidien and Tyco Electronics common shares to our shareholders substantially to the effect that the distribution of such shares, except for cash received in lieu of fractional shares, will qualify as tax-free under Sections 355 and 368(a)(1)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the "Code"). The private letter rulings also provided that certain internal transactions undertaken in anticipation of the Separation would qualify for favorable treatment under the Code. The private letter rulings relied on certain facts and assumptions, and certain representations and undertakings, from Tyco, Covidien and Tyco Electronics regarding the past and future conduct of our respective businesses and other matters. Notwithstanding the private letter rulings and the opinions, the IRS could determine on audit that the distribution or the internal transactions should be treated as taxable transactions if it determines that any of these facts, assumptions, representations or undertakings are not correct or have been violated, or that the distributions should be taxable for other reasons, including as a result of significant changes in stock or asset ownership after the distribution. If the distribution ultimately is determined to be taxable, we would recognize a gain in an amount equal to the excess of the fair market value of the Covidien and Tyco Electronics common shares distributed to our shareholders on June 29, 2007 over our tax basis in such common shares, but such gain, if recognized, generally would not be subject to U.S. federal income tax. However, we would incur significant U.S. federal income tax liabilities if it ultimately is determined that certain internal transactions undertaken in connection with the Separation should be treated as taxable transactions.

Risks Relating to Our Jurisdiction of Incorporation in Switzerland

    Swiss laws differ from the laws in effect in the United States and may afford less protection to holders of Tyco's securities.

        Because of differences between Swiss law and U.S state and federal laws and differences between the governing documents of Swiss companies incorporated in the U.S., it may not be possible to enforce court judgments obtained in the United States against Tyco International based on the civil liability provisions of the federal or state securities laws of the United States in Switzerland. As a result, in a lawsuit based on the civil liability provisions of the U.S. federal or state securities laws, U.S. investors may find it difficult to:

    effect service within the United States upon Tyco or its directors and officers located outside the United States;

    enforce judgments obtained against those persons in U.S. courts or in courts in jurisdictions outside the United States; and

    enforce against those persons in Switzerland, whether in original actions or in actions for the enforcement of judgments of U.S. courts, civil liabilities based solely upon the U.S. federal or state securities laws.

        Switzerland and the United States do not have a treaty providing for reciprocal recognition of and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. The recognition and enforcement of a judgment of the courts of the United States in Switzerland is governed by the principles set forth in the Swiss Federal Act on Private International Law. This statute provides in principle that a judgment rendered by a non-Swiss court may be enforced in Switzerland only if:

    the foreign court had jurisdiction pursuant to the Swiss Federal Act on Private International Law;

    the judgment of such foreign court has become final and non-appealable;

    the judgment does not contravene Swiss public policy;

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    the court procedures and the service of documents leading to the judgment were in accordance with the due process of law; and

    no proceeding involving the same position and the same subject matter was first brought in Switzerland, or adjudicated in Switzerland, or that it was earlier adjudicated in a third state and this decision is recognizable in Switzerland.

    As a result of our change of domicile from Bermuda to Switzerland and the increase in the par value of our shares, we may have less flexibility with respect to certain aspects of capital management.

        In connection with our change of domicile from Bermuda to Switzerland, we significantly increased the par value of our shares. Currently the par value of our shares is CHF 7.16 (or approximately $7.41 based on the exchange rate in effect on November 8, 2010). Under Swiss law, we generally may not issue registered shares for an amount below par value. As of November 8, 2010 the closing price of our ordinary shares on the NYSE was $39.11. In the event there is a need to raise common equity capital at a time when the trading price of our registered shares is below our par value, we would need to obtain approval of our shareholders to decrease the par value of our registered shares. We cannot assure you that we would be able to obtain such shareholder approval in a timely manner. Obtaining shareholder approval would require filing a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC and convening a meeting of shareholders which would delay any capital raising plans. If we were to receive shareholder approval to reduce the par value of our registered shares, the reduction would decrease our ability to pay dividends as a repayment of share capital, which may subject you to Swiss withholding tax.

Item 1B.    Unresolved Staff Comments

        None.

Item 2.    Properties

        Our operations are conducted in facilities throughout the world aggregating approximately 35 million square feet of floor space, of which approximately 15 million square feet are owned and approximately 20 million square feet are leased. These facilities house manufacturing, distribution and warehousing operations, as well as sales and marketing, engineering and administrative offices.

        ADT Worldwide operates through a network of offices and service facilities located in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region and South Africa. The group occupies approximately 7 million square feet, of which 1 million square feet are owned and 6 million square feet are leased.

        Flow Control has manufacturing facilities, warehouses and distribution centers throughout North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The group occupies approximately 11 million square feet, of which 6 million square feet are owned and 5 million square feet are leased.

        Fire Protection Services operates through a network of offices located in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The group occupies approximately 5 million square feet, all of which are leased.

        Electrical and Metal Products has manufacturing facilities, warehouses and distribution centers throughout North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The group occupies approximately 6 million square feet, of which 5 million square feet are owned and 1 million square feet are leased.

        Safety Products operates through a network of offices located in North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Our Safety Products manufacturing facilities, warehouses and distribution centers are located in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The group occupies approximately 6 million square feet, of which 3 million square feet are owned and 3 million square feet are leased.

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        In the opinion of management, our properties and equipment are in good operating condition and are adequate for our present needs. We do not anticipate difficulty in renewing existing leases as they expire or in finding alternative facilities. See Note 14 to Consolidated Financial Statements for a description of our lease obligations.

Item 3.    Legal Proceedings

        As previously disclosed, the Company and certain of its officers and directors were subject to a number of lawsuits alleging violations of federal and state securities laws and related claims. Since June 2007, the Company has resolved substantially all of these claims, although a number of matters have not reached final resolution. The most significant of these is the previously disclosed settlement for $79 million of the Stumpf v. Tyco International Ltd. matter, a class action lawsuit arising from Tyco's July 2000 initial public offering of common stock of TyCom Ltd. The settlement received final court approval on August 25, 2010 from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, although certain contingencies for the matter will remain outstanding until the end of calendar year 2010. The settlement is subject to the liability sharing provisions of the Separation and Distribution Agreement with Covidien and Tyco Electronics. The Company believes its remaining reserve related to legacy securities matters is sufficient to satisfy the final resolution of this matter.

        Tyco is also a party to several lawsuits involving disputes with former management, among which are affirmative cases brought by Tyco against Mr. Dennis L. Kozlowski, Tyco's former chief executive officer, Mr. Mark Swartz, its former chief financial officer, and Mr. Frank Walsh Jr., a former director. In connection with these affirmative actions, Messrs. Kozlowski and Swartz are seeking an aggregate of approximately $128 million allegedly due in connection with their compensation and retention arrangements and under ERISA, and Mr. Walsh has made claims alleging that Tyco is required to indemnify him for his defense costs and settlement amounts paid by him in connection with securities lawsuits and arising from his role as a Tyco director. Tyco intends to vigorously defend each of these actions. In October 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Tyco's affirmative claims against Mr. Walsh. Tyco intends to appeal this decision. Mr. Walsh's claims for indemnification against Tyco remain outstanding.

        Tyco has reserved its best estimate of probable loss for these matters, and although their ultimate resolution could differ materially from these estimates, it does not believe any such resolution would have a material adverse effect on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Environmental Matters

        Tyco is involved in various stages of investigation and cleanup related to environmental remediation matters at a number of sites. The ultimate cost of site cleanup is difficult to predict given the uncertainties regarding the extent of the required cleanup, the interpretation of applicable laws and regulations and alternative cleanup methods. As of September 24, 2010, Tyco concluded that it was probable that it would incur remedial costs in the range of approximately $27 million to $85 million. As of September 24, 2010, Tyco concluded that the best estimate within this range is approximately $34 million, of which $18 million is included in accrued and other current liabilities and $16 million is included in other liabilities in the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheet. In view of the Company's financial position and reserves for environmental matters, the Company believes that any potential payments of such estimated amounts will not have a material adverse effect on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Asbestos Matters

        The Company and certain of its subsidiaries along with numerous other companies are named as defendants in personal injury lawsuits based on alleged exposure to asbestos-containing materials. These cases typically involve product liability claims based primarily on allegations of manufacture, sale or distribution of industrial products that either contained asbestos or were attached to or used with

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asbestos-containing components manufactured by third-parties. Each case typically names between dozens to hundreds of corporate defendants. While the Company has observed an increase in the number of these lawsuits over the past several years, including lawsuits by plaintiffs with mesothelioma-related claims, a large percentage of these suits have not presented viable legal claims and, as a result, have been dismissed by the courts. The Company's strategy has been, and continues to be, to mount a vigorous defense aimed at having unsubstantiated suits dismissed, and, where appropriate, settling suits before trial. Although a large percentage of litigated suits have been dismissed, the Company cannot predict the extent to which it will be successful in resolving lawsuits in the future. Of the lawsuits that have proceeded to trial since 2005, the Company has won or settled all but one case, with that one case returning an adverse jury verdict for approximately $7.7 million, which included both compensatory and punitive damages. The Company recently settled the matter while its appeal was pending for significantly less than the amount awarded by the jury. As of September 24, 2010, there were approximately 3,500 lawsuits pending against the Company and its subsidiaries. Each lawsuit typically includes several claims, and the Company has determined that there were approximately 4,700 claims outstanding as of September 24, 2010, which amount reflects the Company's current estimate of the number of active claims made against it or its affiliates, and includes adjustments for claims that are not actively being prosecuted, identify incorrect defendants or are duplicative of other actions.

        For a detailed discussion of asbestos-related matters, see Note 14 of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Income Tax Matters

        The Company and its subsidiaries' income tax returns periodically are examined by various tax authorities. In connection with these examinations, tax authorities, including the IRS, have raised issues and proposed tax adjustments, in particular, with respect to tax years preceding the Separation. We are reviewing and contesting certain of the proposed tax adjustments. Although we expect to resolve a substantial number of the proposed tax adjustments with the IRS, a few significant items are expected to remain open with respect to the audit of the 1997 through 2004 years. As of the date hereof, it is unlikely that we will be able to resolve these open items, which primarily involve the treatment of certain intercompany transactions during the period, through the IRS appeals process. As a result, we may be required to litigate these matters. The calculation of our tax liabilities involves dealing with uncertainties in the application of complex tax regulations in a multitude of jurisdictions across our global operations. We recognize potential liabilities and record tax liabilities for anticipated tax audit issues in the United States and other tax jurisdictions based on our estimate of whether, and the extent to which, additional income taxes will be due. These tax liabilities are reflected net of related tax loss carryforwards. We adjust these liabilities in light of changing facts and circumstances. We have assessed our obligations under the Tax Sharing Agreement and determined that the recorded liability is sufficient to cover the indemnifications made by us under such agreement. However, such amount could differ materially from amounts that are actually determined to be due, and any such difference could materially adversely affect our financial position, results of operations, cash flows or the effective tax rate in future reporting periods.

        For a detailed discussion of income tax matters and audits, see Note 6 of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Compliance Matters

        As previously reported in the Company's periodic filings, the Company has received and responded to various allegations and other information that certain improper payments were made by the Company's subsidiaries and agents in recent years. For example, two subsidiaries in the Company's Flow Control business in Italy have been charged, along with numerous other parties, in connection with the Milan public prosecutor's investigation into allegedly improper payments made to certain Italian entities, and the Company has reported to German authorities potentially improper conduct

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involving agents retained by the Company's EMEA water business. The Company has since resolved this matter with German authorities while the Italian matter remains outstanding. The Company reported to the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the SEC the investigative steps and remedial measures that it has taken in response to these and other allegations and its internal investigations. In 2005, the Company informed the DOJ and the SEC that it retained outside counsel to perform a Company-wide baseline review of its policies, controls and practices with respect to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), and that it would continue to investigate and make periodic progress reports to these agencies. The Company has and will continue to communicate with the DOJ and SEC to provide updates on the baseline review and follow-up investigations, including, as appropriate, briefings concerning additional instances of potential improper conduct identified by the Company in the course of its ongoing compliance activities. The baseline review, which has been completed, has revealed that some business practices may not comply with Tyco and FCPA requirements, and in February 2010, the Company initiated discussions with the DOJ and SEC aimed at resolving these matters. Active discussions remain ongoing, and the Company cannot predict the timing of their resolution or their outcome and cannot estimate the range of potential loss or the form of penalty that may result from an adverse resolution. It is possible that the Company may be required to pay material fines, consent to injunctions on future conduct, consent to the imposition of a compliance monitor, or suffer other criminal or civil penalties or adverse impacts, including being subject to lawsuits brought by private litigants, each of which may have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        Covidien and Tyco Electronics agreed, in connection with the Separation, to cooperate with the Company in its responses regarding these matters. Any judgment required to be paid or settlement or other cost incurred by the Company in connection with the FCPA investigations matters would be subject to the liability sharing provisions of the Separation and Distribution Agreement, which assigned liabilities primarily related to the former Healthcare and Electronics businesses of the Company to Covidien and Tyco Electronics, respectively, and provides that the Company will retain liabilities primarily related to its continuing operations. Any liabilities not primarily related to a particular segment will be shared equally among the Company, Covidien and Tyco Electronics.

        As previously disclosed, in early 2007 certain former subsidiaries in the Company's Flow Control business were charged by the German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") with engaging in anti-competitive practices, in particular with regard to its hydrant, valve, street box and fittings business. The Company investigated this matter and determined that the conduct may have violated German anti-trust law. The Company is cooperating with the FCO in its ongoing investigation of this violation. The Company cannot estimate the range of potential loss that may result from this violation. It is possible that the Company may be subject to civil or criminal proceedings and may be required to pay judgments, suffer penalties or incur settlements in amounts that may have a material adverse effect on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

ERISA Partial Withdrawal Liability Assessment and Demand

        On June 8, 2007, SimplexGrinnell received a notice alleging that it had partially withdrawn from the National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Pension Fund (the "Fund"). Under Title IV of ERISA, if the Fund can prove that an employer completely or partially withdraws from a multi-employer pension plan such as the Fund, the employer is liable for withdrawal liability equal to its proportionate share of the plan's unfunded vested benefits. The alleged withdrawal results from a 1994 labor dispute between Grinnell Fire Protection Systems, SimplexGrinnell's predecessor, and Road Sprinkler Fitters Local Union No. 669.

        ERISA requires that payment of withdrawal liability be made in full or in quarterly installments commencing upon receipt of a liability assessment from the plan. A plan's assessment of withdrawal liability generally may be challenged only in arbitration, and ERISA requires that quarterly payments must continue to be made during the pendency of the arbitration. If the employer prevails in

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arbitration (and any subsequent appeals), its quarterly withdrawal liability payments are refunded with interest. The Fund's total withdrawal liability assessment against SimplexGrinnell is approximately $25 million. The quarterly withdrawal liability payments are $1.1 million, $14.3 million of which has been cumulatively paid through September 24, 2010. While the ultimate outcome is uncertain, SimplexGrinnell believes that it has strong arguments that no withdrawal liability is owed to the Fund, and it plans to vigorously defend against the Fund's withdrawal liability assessment. The matter is currently in arbitration. The Company has made no provision for this contingency and believes that its quarterly payments are recoverable.

Broadview Security Contingency

        On May 14, 2010, the Company acquired Broadview Security, which is a business that was formerly owned by The Brink's Company. Under the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act of 1992, as amended (the "Coal Act"), The Brink's Company and its majority-owned subsidiaries at July 20, 1992 (including certain legal entities acquired in the Broadview Security acquisition) are jointly and severally liable with certain of The Brink's Company's other current and former subsidiaries for health care coverage obligations provided for by the Coal Act. A Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Associate ("VEBA") trust has been established by The Brink's Company to pay for these liabilities, although the trust may have insufficient funds to satisfy all future obligations. At the time of its spin-off from The Brink's Company, Broadview Security entered into an agreement in which The Brink's Company agreed to indemnify Broadview Security for any and all liabilities and expenses related to The Brink's Company's former coal operations, including any health care coverage obligations. The Brink's Company has agreed that this indemnification survives the Company's acquisition of Broadview Security. The Company has evaluated its potential liability under the Coal Act as a contingency in light of all known facts, including the funding of the VEBA, and indemnification provided by The Brinks Company. The Company has concluded that no accrual is necessary due to the existence of the indemnification and its belief that The Brink's Company and the VEBA will be able to satisfy all future obligations under the Coal Act.

Other Matters

        As previously reported, in 2002, the SEC's Division of Enforcement conducted an investigation related to past accounting practices for dealer connect fees that ADT had charged to its authorized dealers upon purchasing customer accounts. The investigation related to accounting practices employed by the Company's former management, which were discontinued in 2003. Although the Company settled with the SEC in 2006, a number of former dealers and related parties have filed lawsuits against the Company, including a class action lawsuit filed in the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado, alleging breach of contract and other claims related to ADT's decision to terminate certain authorized dealers in 2002 and 2003. In February 2010, the Court granted a directed verdict in ADT's favor dismissing a number of the plaintiffs' key claims. The plaintiffs have appealed this verdict. While it is not possible at this time to predict the final outcome of these lawsuits, the Company does not believe these claims will have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        In addition to the foregoing, the Company is subject to claims and suits, including from time to time, contractual disputes and product and general liability claims, incidental to present and former operations, acquisitions and dispositions. With respect to many of these claims, the Company either self-insures or maintains insurance through third-parties, with varying deductibles. While the ultimate outcome of these matters cannot be predicted with certainty, the Company believes that the resolution of any such proceedings, whether the underlying claims are covered by insurance or not, will not have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial condition, results of operations or cash flows beyond amounts recorded for such matters.

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PART II

Item 5.    Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

        The number of registered holders of Tyco's common shares as of November 5, 2010 was 26,561.

        Tyco common shares are listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol "TYC." The following table sets forth the high and low closing sales prices of Tyco common shares as reported by the NYSE, and the dividends declared on Tyco common shares, for the quarterly periods presented below. Effective March 17, 2009, Tyco changed its jurisdiction of incorporation from Bermuda to the Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. In connection with the change of domicile, the par value of Tyco's common shares increased from $0.80 per share to 8.53 Swiss francs (CHF) per share (or $7.21 based on the exchange rate in effect on March 17, 2009). The Change of Domicile was approved at a special general meeting of shareholders held on March 12, 2009. The following steps occurred in connection with the Change of Domicile, which did not result in a change to total shareholders' equity:

    (1)
    approximately 21 million shares held directly or indirectly in treasury were cancelled;

    (2)
    the par value of common shares was increased from $0.80 to CHF 8.53 through an approximate 1-for-9 reverse share split, followed by the issuance of approximately eight fully paid up shares so that the same number of shares were outstanding before and after the Change of Domicile, which reduced share premium and increased common shares; and

    (3)
    the remaining amount of share premium was eliminated with a corresponding increase to contributed surplus.

 
  Year Ended September 24, 2010   Year Ended September 25, 2009  
 
  Market Price
Range
   
  Market Price
Range
   
 
 
  Dividends Declared
Per Common
Share(1)
  Dividends Declared
Per Common
Share(1)
 
Quarter
  High   Low   High   Low  

First

  $ 37.08   $ 33.32   $ 0.22   $ 35.02   $ 15.65   $ 0.20  

Second

    38.19     33.95     0.19     24.57     17.43     0.21  

Third

    40.54     35.00     0.21     28.86     18.88     0.21  

Fourth

    39.79     34.43     0.24     34.87     25.55     0.23  
                                   

              $ 0.86               $ 0.85  
                                   

(1)
The dividends declared in 2010 and the second through fourth quarters of 2009 are the U.S. dollar equivalent of Swiss francs converted at the U.S. dollar/Swiss franc exchange rate shortly before the payment dates. As a Swiss company, dividends paid by Tyco are subject to shareholder approval. Shareholders approved annual dividends of CHF 0.93 and CHF 0.90 at the shareholder meetings held on March 12, 2009 and March 11, 2010, respectively. At the time of approval, the equivalent U.S. dollar amount of these dividends were $0.80 and $0.84, respectively.

Dividend Policy

        Pursuant to Swiss law, dividend payments made prior to January 1, 2011 are subject to Swiss withholding taxes unless made in the form of a return of capital from our registered share capital. As a result, we have paid dividends in the form of a reduction of registered share capital, denominated in Swiss francs since March 2009. Notwithstanding the Swiss denomination of annual dividends we have made payments of dividends in U.S. dollars based on exchange rates in effect shortly before the payment date. Fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar compared to the Swiss franc between the date the dividend is declared and paid increase or decrease the U.S. dollar amount required to be paid. We have managed the variability in cash flows associated with the dividend payments by entering into derivative financial instruments used as economic hedges of the underlying risk. Our last dividend

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expected to be paid out of registered share capital is scheduled to be paid in February 2011. After this payment, we expect to make dividend payments in the form of a reduction in contributed surplus, which are also expected to be made free of Swiss withholding taxes, but can be denominated and paid in U.S. dollars, removing the exposure to currency fluctuations for recipients of the dividend. We expect to obtain shareholder approval of the annual dividend amount out of contributed surplus each year at our annual general meeting, and we expect to distribute the approved dividend amount in four quarterly installments, the timing of which will be determined by our Board of Directors. The timing, declaration and payment of future dividends to holders of our common shares will depend upon many factors, including our financial condition and results of operations, the capital requirements of our businesses, industry practice and any other relevant factors. Future dividends will be proposed by our Board of Directors and, as stated above, require shareholder approval.

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Performance Graph

        Set forth below is a graph comparing the cumulative total shareholder return on Tyco's common shares against the cumulative return on the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Industrials Index, assuming investment of $100 on September 30, 2005, including the reinvestment of dividends. The graph shows the cumulative total return as of the fiscal years ended September 29, 2006, September 28, 2007, September 26, 2008, September 25, 2009 and September 24, 2010.

GRAPHIC


Total Return To Shareholders
(Includes reinvestment of dividends)

 
  Annual Return Percentage
Years Ended
 
Company/Index
  9/06   9/07   9/08   9/09   9/10  

Tyco International Ltd. 

    1.59     2.61     (17.97 )   (3.58 )   16.16  

S&P 500 Index

    10.79     16.44     (18.85 )   (11.56 )   12.23  

S&P 500 Industrials Index

    8.34     20.96     (15.16 )   (8.00 )   13.83  

 

 
  9/05   9/06   9/07   9/08   9/09   9/10  

Tyco International Ltd. 

  $ 100   $ 101.59   $ 104.25   $ 85.51   $ 82.45   $ 95.77  

S&P 500 Index

    100     110.79     129.00     104.68     92.58     103.90  

S&P 500 Industrials Index

    100     108.34     131.05     111.19     102.29     116.43  

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Equity Compensation Plan Information

        The following table provides information as of September 24, 2010 with respect to Tyco's common shares issuable under its equity compensation plans:

 
  Equity Compensation Plan  
Plan Category
  Number of securities
to be issued upon
exercise of outstanding
options
(a)
  Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding options
(b)
  Number of securities
remaining available for future
issuance under equity
compensation plans
(excluding securities reflected
in column (a))
(c)
 

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders:

                   
 

2004 Stock and Incentive Plan(1)

    25,330,612   $ 42.10     22,001,897  
 

LTIP Plan(2)

    3,732,606     32.70      
 

ESPP(3)

            2,919,845  
                 

    29,063,218           24,921,742  
                 

Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders:

                   
 

LTIP II Plan(4)

    3,330,741   $ 54.73      
 

SAYE(5)

    243,904     36.16      
 

Broadview Security Plans(6)

    479,011     26.28     263,540  
                 

    4,053,656           263,540  
                 
 

Total

    33,116,874           25,185,282  
                 

(1)
The Tyco International Ltd. 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan ("Plan") provides for the award of stock options, restricted shares and other equity and equity-based awards to Board members, officers and non-officer employees. Amount shown under number of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options includes 205,044 deferred stock unit ("DSU") grants and dividend equivalents earned on each DSU account, 19,725,390 shares to be issued upon exercise of options, 3,671,026 restricted stock units and 1,729,152 performance share units representing target payout. There are currently no restricted share awards outstanding under this plan. Amount shown under shares available reflects the aggregate shares available under Tyco International Ltd. Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP"), LTIP II and the 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan. Shares available under LTIP and LTIP II in March 2004 were rolled into the 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan as of the inception of the Plan.

(2)
The LTIP allows for the grant of stock options and other equity or equity-based grants to Board members, officers and non-officer employees. Amount shown under number of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options includes 2,864,247 shares to be issued upon exercise of options, including 20,137 assumed in connection with acquisitions with a weighted-average exercise price of $61.09 and 868,359 DSU grants and dividend equivalents earned on each DSU account. No additional options may be granted under those assumed plans. Effective as of inception of the 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan, no additional grants may be made under the LTIP or the LTIP II.

(3)
Shares available for future issuance under the Tyco Employee Stock Purchase Plan ("ESPP"), which represents the number of remaining shares registered for issuance under this plan. All of the shares delivered to participants under the ESPP were purchased in the open market. The ESPP was suspended indefinitely during the fourth quarter of 2009.

(4)
Under the terms of the 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan adopted in March 2004, no additional options, equity or equity-based grants will be made to Board members, officers and non-officer employees under the LTIP or the LTIP II. LTIP II allowed for the grant of stock options and other equity or equity-based grants to employees who are not officers of Tyco. Under this plan, non-officer employees or former employees of Tyco or a subsidiary could receive: (i) options to purchase Tyco common shares; (ii) stock appreciation rights; (iii) awards payable in cash, common shares, other securities or other property, based on the achievement of performance goals; (iv) dividend equivalents, consisting of a right to receive payments equivalent to dividends declared on Tyco common shares; and (v) other stock-based awards as determined by the Compensation and Human Resources Committee ("Committee"). The exercise price of options and stock appreciation rights would generally be fair market value on the date of grant, but could be lower in certain circumstances. No individual could receive awards for more than 12,000,000 shares (or 3,000,000 shares on a post-reverse stock split basis) in any

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    calendar year. Terms and conditions of awards were determined by the Committee. Awards could be deferred, and could be payable in any form the Committee determined, including cash, Tyco common shares, other securities or other property. The Committee may modify awards in recognition of unusual or nonrecurring events, including a change of control. The shares granted under the LTIP II will be issued at vesting under the 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan.

(5)
The Tyco International Ltd. United Kingdom ("UK") Savings Related Share Option Plan ("SAYE") is a UK Inland Revenue approved plan for UK employees pursuant to which employees were granted options to purchase shares at the end of three years of service at a 15% discount off of the market price at time of grant. Employees made monthly contributions that were, at the election of the employee, used for the purchase price of shares or the contribution could have been returned to the employee. The total amount of shares that may have been purchased at the end of the three years of service was equal to the total of the monthly contributions, plus a tax-free bonus amount equal to a multiple of the aggregate amount of monthly contributions, divided by the option price. An option will generally be exercisable only during the period of six months following the three-year period. The plan was administered by the Company's International Benefits Oversight Committee, appointed by the Committee. The International Benefits Oversight Committee, among other things, determined when to grant options and set the option price. The SAYE Plan was approved on November 3, 1999 for a ten year period and has expired according to its terms on November 3, 2009. The International Benefits Oversight Committee has not approved any additional grants since the last annual grant on October 9, 2008 and it has not applied for approval of a replacement for the SAYE Plan at this time.

(6)
In connection with the acquisition of Broadview Security in May 2010, options outstanding under the Brink's Home Security Holdings, Inc. 2008 Equity Incentive Plan ("2008 Equity Plan") and the Brink's Home Security Holdings, Inc. Non-Employee Director's Equity Plan were converted into options to purchase Tyco common shares. Shares available represent the number of shares available for issuance under future awards from the 2008 Equity Plan, which are now available for future issuance under Tyco's 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Period
  Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
  Average
Price
Paid Per
Share
  Total Number of
Shares Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced Plans or
Programs
  Maximum Approximate
Dollar Value of
Shares that May Yet Be
Purchased Under
Publicly Announced
Plans or Programs
 

6/26/10–7/23/10

    7,435,500   $ 36.23     7,435,500      

7/24/10–8/27/10

    6,321,123   $ 37.47     6,321,123      

8/28/10–9/24/10

    3,057,000   $ 38.27     3,057,000   $ 1,000,415,000  

        The transactions described in the table above represent the repurchase of common shares on the NYSE as part of the $1.0 billion share repurchase program approved by the Board of Directors in July 2008 ("2008 Share Repurchase Program"). The average price paid per share is calculated by dividing the total cash paid for the shares by the total number of shares repurchased. The Company has substantially completed the 2008 Share Repurchase Program. On September 8, 2010, the Board of Directors approved a new $1 billion share repurchase program ("2010 Share Repurchase Program"). Less than $1 million and $1 billion remained outstanding under the 2008 and 2010 Share Repurchase Programs, respectively, as of September 24, 2010.

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Item 6.    Selected Financial Data

        The following table sets forth selected consolidated financial data of Tyco. This data is derived from Tyco's Consolidated Financial Statements for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009, September 26, 2008, September 28, 2007 and September 29, 2006, respectively. Tyco has a 52 or 53-week fiscal year that ends on the last Friday in September. Fiscal years 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 were all 52-week years. Fiscal 2011 will be a 53-week year which will end on September 30, 2011.

        During the third quarter of fiscal 2010, we entered into an agreement to sell our European water business. The business met the held for sale and discontinued operations criteria and therefore has been included in discontinued operations in all periods presented below. In the third quarter of fiscal 2007, we completed the spin-offs of Covidien and Tyco Electronics, formerly our Healthcare and Electronics businesses, respectively. These businesses are classified as discontinued operations in fiscal 2007 and 2006. Net income (loss) attributable to Tyco common shareholders for 2007 and 2006 includes income (loss) from discontinued operations of $814 million and $2.8 billion, respectively, primarily related to the Healthcare and Electronics businesses. This selected financial data should be read in conjunction with Tyco's Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes included elsewhere in this Annual Report as well as the section of this Annual Report titled Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 
  2010   2009(1)   2008   2007(2)   2006  
Consolidated Statements of Operations Data:                                
  Net revenue   $ 17,016   $ 16,882   $ 19,733   $ 18,055   $ 16,699  
  Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Tyco common shareholders     1,125     (1,845 )   1,062     (2,556 )   775  
  Net income (loss) attributable to Tyco common shareholders     1,132     (1,798 )   1,553     (1,742 )   3,590  
Basic earnings per share attributable to Tyco common shareholders:                                
  Income (loss) from continuing operations     2.32     (3.90 )   2.19     (5.16 )   1.54  
  Net income (loss)     2.33     (3.80 )   3.21     (3.52 )   7.14  
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Tyco common shareholders:                                
  Income (loss) from continuing operations     2.31     (3.90 )   2.18     (5.16 )   1.51  
  Net income (loss)     2.32     (3.80 )   3.19     (3.52 )   6.95  
Cash dividends per share     0.86     0.84     0.65     1.60     1.60  
Consolidated Balance Sheet Data (End of Year):                                
  Total assets   $ 27,128   $ 25,553   $ 28,804   $ 32,815   $ 63,011  
  Long-term debt     3,652     4,029     3,709     4,080     8,856  
  Total Tyco shareholders' equity     14,084     12,941     15,494     15,624     35,387  

(1)
Loss from continuing operations attributable to Tyco common shareholders for the year ended September 25, 2009 includes goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges of $2.7 billion, which was recorded during the quarter ended March 27, 2009.

(2)
Loss from continuing operations attributable to Tyco common shareholders for the year ended September 28, 2007 includes a class action settlement charge, net of $2.9 billion.

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Item 7.    Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Results of Operations

        The following discussion and analysis of the Company's financial condition and results of operations should be read together with the Selected Financial Data and our Consolidated Financial Statements and the related Notes included elsewhere in this Annual Report. The Company does not believe that its historical operating results will be indicative of future operating results. This discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including but not limited to those under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Information."

Introduction

        The Consolidated Financial Statements include the consolidated results of Tyco International Ltd., a company organized under the laws of Switzerland, and its subsidiaries (hereinafter collectively referred to as "we," the "Company" or "Tyco"). The financial statements have been prepared in United States dollars ("USD"), in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP").

        The Company operates in the following business segments:

    ADT Worldwide designs, sells, installs, services and monitors electronic security systems for residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition, ADT Worldwide manufactures certain products related to retailer anti-theft systems.

    Flow Control designs, manufactures, sells and services valves, pipes, fittings, valve automation and heat tracing products for general process, energy and mining markets as well as the water and wastewater markets.

    Fire Protection Services designs, sells, installs and services fire detection and fire suppression systems for commercial, industrial and governmental customers.

    Electrical and Metal Products designs, manufactures and sells galvanized steel tubing, armored wire and cable and other metal products for non-residential construction, electrical, fire and safety and mechanical customers.

    Safety Products designs, manufactures and sells fire suppression, electronic security and life safety products, including fire sprinklers, breathing apparatus, intrusion, security, access control and video management systems. In addition, Safety Products manufactures products installed and serviced by ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection Services.

        We also provide general corporate services to our segments and these costs are reported as Corporate and Other.

        References to the segment data are to the Company's continuing operations. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform with the current period presentation. The Company has reclassified certain businesses which have satisfied the criteria to be presented as discontinued operations to income from discontinued operations in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and assets and liabilities held for sale within the Consolidated Balance Sheets. See Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Additionally, the Company has realigned certain business operations during the first quarter of fiscal 2010 resulting in prior period segment amounts being recast. See Note 19 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

        On May 14, 2010, we acquired all of the outstanding equity of Brink's Home Security Holdings, Inc. ("BHS" or "Broadview Security") in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately

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$2.0 billion, with $585 million in cash being used to fund the acquisition. Broadview Security is being integrated into the Company's ADT Worldwide segment. Broadview Security's core business is to provide security alarm monitoring services for residential and commercial properties in North America. It has a large residential recurring customer base, which has enhanced ADT's presence in the North American residential security business. Broadview Security is also a leader in technologies and services which are expected to enhance ADT Worldwide's service offerings to its customers. In connection with the integration of Broadview Security into the ADT Worldwide segment, the Broadview Security brand has been discontinued, and we expect to realize cost savings and other synergies through operational efficiencies including consolidation of both marketing and general and administrative functions. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, we initiated a program to fully integrate Broadview Security into our ADT Worldwide segment. We anticipate that Broadview Security will be fully integrated into our ADT Worldwide segment's North America business during the first half of 2011. As a result, Broadview Security's operating results, including its revenue and income from continuing operations, will be reflected in the operating results of our ADT North America business and will no longer be reported separately.

        Due to the integration of operations, we have estimated that Broadview Security contributed approximately $193 million to our consolidated net revenue and a loss from continuing operations of $25 million during 2010. We incurred approximately $17 million of costs directly related to the acquisition and $18 million of integration costs for a total of $35 million during 2010. Of this amount, $32 million has been recorded in our ADT Worldwide segment and $3 million in Corporate and Other. Both acquisition and integration costs have been recorded within selling, general and administrative expenses in our Consolidated Statement of Operations during 2010. In addition, our ADT Worldwide segment recorded $14 million of restructuring expenses related to combining the Broadview Security and ADT Worldwide businesses, which have been recorded within restructuring, asset impairments and divestiture charges, net in our Consolidated Statement of Operations during 2010.

        Also, during the third quarter of 2010, we announced our intention to pursue a tax-free spin-off of our Electrical and Metal Products business. On November 9, 2010, we announced an agreement to sell a 51% interest in our Electrical and Metal Products business. In connection with this announcement, we no longer plan to pursue the tax-free spin-off of our Electrical and Metal Products business as proposed on April 27, 2010. See Note 25 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Overview

        Net revenue for 2010 increased $134 million, or 0.8%, as compared to 2009. The increase was primarily driven by the favorable impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $624 million, or 3.7%. This increase was partially offset by net revenue declines experienced in our Flow Control and Fire Protection Services segments. Flow Control's decline in net revenue was primarily the result of reduced volume in its valves business driven by decreased demand in our end markets. Weakness in the commercial end market resulted in a decline in product and systems installation revenue within our Fire Protection Services segment.

        Service revenue continued to grow as a percentage of our overall revenue to 41% for 2010 as compared to 40% and 36% for 2009 and 2008, respectively. Our service revenues are principally derived from our ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection Services businesses, and represent a predictable and consistent source of revenue. Recurring revenue in our ADT Worldwide business represents approximately 58% of ADT's total revenue compared to approximately 54% in 2009 and 51% in 2008. Recurring revenue represents revenue associated with monitoring and maintenance services under contractual arrangements. In the Fire Protection Services business, service revenue continued to increase as a percentage of Fire Protection's total revenue to 52% in 2010, as compared to 49% and 48% in 2009 and 2008, respectively. Net revenue was also favorably impacted by approximately

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$69 million, or 0.4%, for net acquisitions and divestitures, which primarily related to the acquisition of Broadview Security partially offset by the sale of our French security business.

        Operating income during 2010 was $1.6 billion, compared to an operating loss of $1.5 billion during 2009. Operating income in 2009 was negatively affected by goodwill and intangible asset impairment charges of approximately $2.7 billion and legacy legal settlement charges of approximately $125 million during 2009. Operating income in 2010 was favorably impacted by efficiencies gained from cost containment actions taken in fiscal 2010 and 2009 and restructuring actions taken in prior years. Restructuring and asset impairment charges decreased to $145 million during 2010 from $232 million during 2009. Operating income during 2010 was favorably impacted by net gains on divestitures of $40 million as compared to a loss on divestitures of $15 million during 2009. We also incurred acquisition and integration charges of $35 million during 2010 related to our acquisition of Broadview Security. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted operating income by $80 million during 2010.

        As of September 24, 2010, our cash balance was $1.8 billion, as compared to $2.4 billion as of September 25, 2009. We generated approximately $2.6 billion of cash from operating activities, which was more than offset by: $600 million of cash used for acquisitions net of cash acquired, primarily related to our acquisition of Broadview Security; accounts purchased by ADT and capital expenditures of $1.3 billion; approximately $900 million to repurchase our common shares; dividends paid of $416 million; and a net debt repayment of $204 million. We expect to continue to use our cash to fund internal growth opportunities, improve productivity across all of our businesses, make acquisitions that strategically fit within our ADT Worldwide, Fire Protection Services and Flow Control businesses and return capital to shareholders. On September 8, 2010, our Board of Directors approved a new $1.0 billion share repurchase program ("2010 repurchase program") as the remaining capacity under our existing $1.0 billion share repurchase program was substantially utilized by the end of August 2010. We did not repurchase any shares under the new program during 2010.

        In 2010, we also continued our portfolio refinement efforts by exiting areas that have not provided, and are not expected to provide, an adequate return on investment and by taking advantage of restructuring opportunities that are expected to provide future cost savings. During 2010, we incurred approximately $145 million of restructuring and asset impairment charges, substantially completing our 2009 restructuring program. During fiscal 2010, we identified additional opportunities for cost savings through restructuring activities in fiscal 2011. We expect to incur restructuring and restructuring related charges of approximately $150 million in fiscal 2011.

        Over the last few years, we have explored alternatives for under-performing or non-strategic businesses, including divestiture. We sold our French security business, which was part of our ADT Worldwide segment, resulting in a pre-tax gain of $53 million during 2010. The gain and results of operations of the French security business are presented in continuing operations as the criteria for discontinued operations have not been met. As discussed above, during the first quarter of fiscal 2011, we announced our intention to sell a 51% interest in our Electrical and Metal Products business. See Notes 25 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Additionally, during the third quarter of fiscal 2010, our Board of Directors approved a plan to sell our European water business, which is part of our Flow Control segment. The business met the held for sale and discontinued operations criteria and has been included in discontinued operations for all periods presented. On September 30, 2010, we received the necessary consents and approval to complete the sale of this business and received net cash proceeds of approximately $267 million. We expect to recognize a gain on the transaction.

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Operating Results

        Net revenue, operating income (loss) and net income (loss) for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 were as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Revenue from product sales

  $ 9,990   $ 10,134   $ 12,602  

Service revenue

    7,026     6,748     7,131  
               

Net revenue

  $ 17,016   $ 16,882   $ 19,733  
               

Operating income (loss)

  $ 1,598   $ (1,506 ) $ 1,896  

Interest income

    31     44     112  

Interest expense

    (284 )   (301 )   (396 )

Other expense, net

    (75 )   (7 )   (223 )
               

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

    1,270     (1,770 )   1,389  

Income tax expense

    (138 )   (71 )   (326 )
               

Income (loss) from continuing operations

    1,132     (1,841 )   1,063  

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

    7     47     491  
               

Net income (loss)

  $ 1,139   $ (1,794 ) $ 1,554  

Less: Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries net income

    7     4     1  
               

Net income (loss) attributable to Tyco common shareholders

  $ 1,132   $ (1,798 ) $ 1,553  
               

Segment Results

        The segment discussions that follow describe the significant factors contributing to the changes in results for each of our segments included in continuing operations.

ADT Worldwide

        Net revenue, goodwill and intangible asset impairments, operating income (loss) and operating margin for ADT Worldwide for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 were as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Revenue from product sales

  $ 2,388   $ 2,270   $ 2,728 (1)

Service revenue

    4,988     4,796     5,074 (1)
               

Net revenue

  $ 7,376   $ 7,066   $ 7,802  
               

Goodwill and intangible asset impairments

  $   $ 1,023   $ 1  

Operating income (loss)

    1,056     (202 )   866  

Operating margin

    14.3 %   (2)   11.1 %

(1)
As discussed in Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, revenue related to the sale of electronic tags and labels has been classified as revenue from product sales during fiscal 2010. During fiscal 2009 and 2008, the sale of the electronic tags and labels was misclassified as service revenue. The service revenue and revenue from product sales during fiscal 2009 and 2008 have not been changed for this misclassification, as the effect is not material. The impact of the misclassification for fiscal 2009 would have been to decrease service revenue by $286 million, with corresponding increases to revenue from product sales. The impact of the misclassification for fiscal 2008 would have been to decrease service revenue by $364 million, with corresponding increases to revenue from product sales.

(2)
Certain operating margins and percentages have not been presented as management believes such calculations are not meaningful.

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        Revenue from product sales includes sales and installation of electronic security and other life safety systems as well as products related to retailer anti-theft systems. Service revenue is comprised of electronic security services and maintenance, including the monitoring of burglar alarms, fire alarms and other life safety systems as well as other security services.

        Net revenue for ADT Worldwide increased $310 million, or 4.4%, during 2010, as compared to 2009. Net revenue was favorably impacted by changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $218 million, or 3.1%. Net revenue was also favorably impacted by the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures of $72 million, or 1.0%, which was primarily the result of $193 million in net revenue estimated to be contributed by the Broadview Security acquisition partially offset by $109 million of divested revenue relating to our French security business. Approximately 58% and 54% of ADT Worldwide's total net revenue during 2010 and 2009, respectively, represents revenue associated with monitoring and maintenance services under contractual arrangements, which is considered recurring revenue. Recurring revenue increased by $435 million, or 11.3%, to approximately $4.3 billion as a result of growth in customer accounts of approximately 1.5 million, or 20.5%, to a total of approximately 8.9 million accounts as of September 24, 2010. Approximately 1.4 million customer accounts were acquired on May 14, 2010 in connection with the Broadview Security acquisition and approximately 501,000 customer accounts were acquired through the ADT dealer program during 2010. The net impact of acquisitions and divestitures and changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted recurring revenue by $148 million in 2010, or 3.8%, and $116 million, or 3.0%, respectively. Systems installation, product sales and other service revenue declined by $125 million, or 3.9%, to approximately $3.1 billion due to lower sales volume primarily as the result of continued weakness in the commercial end market, which has declined at a slower rate than the same period in the prior year. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted systems installation, product sales and other service revenue by $102 million, or 3.2%, while the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures resulted in an unfavorable impact of $76 million, or 2.4%.

        Net revenue by geographic area for ADT Worldwide for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 was as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

North America

  $ 4,436   $ 4,185   $ 4,231  

Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA")

    1,733     1,870     2,398  

Rest of World

    1,207     1,011     1,173  
               

  $ 7,376   $ 7,066   $ 7,802  
               

        Geographically, North America net revenue increased $251 million, or 6.0%, during 2010 primarily as the result of the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, which favorably impacted net revenue by an estimated $193 million, or 4.6%, as the result of the acquisition of Broadview Security. Partially offsetting this increase was a decline in systems installation and product sales as the result of continued weakness in the commercial market, although the rate of decline was slower than the same period in the prior year. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates also favorably impacted net revenue by $48 million, or 1.1%. Net revenue in EMEA decreased $137 million, or 7.3%, as favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $60 million, or 3.2%, were more than offset by a decline in systems installation and other service revenue as a result of continued weakness in the commercial end market, although the rate of decline was slower than the same period in the prior year. Additionally, EMEA net revenue was unfavorably impacted by $121 million, or 6.5%, due to the impact of divestitures. Net revenue increased $196 million, or 19.4%, in the Rest of World geographies primarily due to recurring revenue growth in both Latin American and Asia Pacific regions as ADT Worldwide continues to focus on building its customer account and recurring revenue base in these markets. The Asia-Pacific region experienced an increase in system installation, products sales and other service revenue which was

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partially offset by a decrease in the Latin American region due to the continued slowdown in commercial and retailer end markets. Net revenue in the Rest of World geographies was also favorably impacted by changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $110 million, or 10.9%.

        Attrition rates decreased during 2010 as compared to 2009 as shown in the following table:

 
  For the Fiscal Year Ended  
 
  September 24,
2010
  September 25,
2009
  September 26,
2008
 

Attrition

    12.8 %   13.3% (1)   12.9% (1)

(1)
Attrition rates for the years ended September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 have been recast to reflect the divestiture of our French security business, which resulted in reductions of 0.1% in the amounts previously reported for September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008, respectively.

        Operating income increased by approximately $1.3 billion during 2010 as compared to 2009. Operating income for 2009 was negatively affected by goodwill impairment charges of $959 million recorded at our ADT EMEA and Sensormatic Retail Solutions reporting units and intangible asset impairment charges of $64 million. Operating income in 2010 was positively impacted by the shift to higher margin recurring revenue. Additionally, 2010 operating income was favorably impacted by the net impact of savings realized through previous restructuring actions, savings realized through cost containment actions, and a curtailment gain of $12 million recognized when certain defined benefit pension plans were frozen in the United Kingdom. These increases were partially offset by an increase in the amortization of intangible assets primarily relating to the Broadview Security acquisition. During 2010, $60 million of net restructuring charges were incurred, of which $14 million related to restructuring actions associated with the acquisition of Broadview Security, as compared to $103 million of restructuring charges, net during 2009. Fiscal year 2010 also included a $45 million gain on divestitures, net primarily related to the sale of our French security business, and $32 million of acquisition and integration costs related to the acquisition of Broadview Security, as compared to a $6 loss and nil of divestiture and acquisition costs, respectively, during 2009. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted operating income by $30 million.

        Net revenue for ADT Worldwide decreased $736 million, or 9.4%, during 2009 as compared to 2008. This decrease was primarily driven by the unfavorable impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $614 million. Revenue was positively affected by $152 million for the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures. Revenue from product sales decreased 16.8% and service revenue decreased 5.5%. Recurring revenue declined 3.5% during 2009 primarily as a result of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, which unfavorably impacted recurring revenue by 7.5%, but was offset by growth in North America and Asia. Product sales and installation and other service revenue declined 15.6% partially due to a result of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, which unfavorably impacted system installation and service revenue by 8.3%, and lower sales volume due to weakness in the commercial markets, including the retailer end market. Geographically, revenue in North America decreased $46 million, or 1.1%, resulting from reduced spending primarily in the commercial markets, including the retailer end market. Revenue in EMEA decreased $528 million, or 22.0%, largely as a result of foreign currency exchange rates, which had an unfavorable impact of $328 million. The remaining decrease in EMEA was primarily a result of a decline in product sales, systems installation and service revenue due to a slowdown in the commercial markets, including the retailer end market. Revenue declined $162 million, or 13.8%, in the Rest of World geographies, which was primarily due to the unfavorable impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $223 million partially offset by growth in Asia and Latin America.

        Operating income in 2009 decreased $1.1 billion as compared to 2008. Based on the deterioration in the commercial markets, including the retailer end market discussed above, the Company recorded a goodwill impairment charge of $959 million related to its ADT EMEA reporting unit and intangible

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asset impairment charges of $64 million related to certain franchise rights within North America during the second quarter of 2009. The decrease is also related to the unfavorable impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $45 million. The decrease was further driven by the decline in sales volume as well as an increase in bad debt charges, both as a result of the weakness experienced in the commercial markets, including the retailer end market, and adverse global economic conditions. Operating income was negatively impacted by restructuring, asset impairment and divestiture charges of $109 million in 2009. Operating income in 2008 included restructuring charges of $119 million and expenses of $51 million primarily to convert customers from analog to digital signal transmission in North America. There were no charges related to converting customers to digital signal during 2009. The decline in operating income was partially offset by savings realized through cost containment and restructuring actions.

Flow Control

        Net revenue, operating income and operating margin for Flow Control for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 were as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Revenue from product sales

  $ 3,089   $ 3,232   $ 3,740  

Service revenue

    284     263     212  
               

Net revenue

  $ 3,373   $ 3,495   $ 3,952  
               

Operating income

  $ 410   $ 496   $ 574  

Operating margin

    12.2 %   14.2 %   14.5 %

        Net revenue for Flow Control decreased $122 million, or 3.5%, during 2010 as compared to 2009. The decrease in net revenue was primarily driven by reduced volume in the valves business driven by decreased demand in our end markets. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted net revenue by $218 million, or 6.2%, as well as the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures by $10 million, or 0.3%.

        The decrease in operating income of $86 million, or 17.3%, during 2010 as compared to 2009, was primarily due to decreased volume in our valves business and an expected loss related to completion of a long-term construction project of approximately $18 million. These declines were partially offset by favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $31 million, or 6.3%. The decline in operating income was also partially offset by savings realized through cost containment and restructuring actions. Operating income was negatively impacted by $24 million of restructuring and divestiture charges, net during both 2010 and 2009. Additionally, management estimated that $5 million of additional charges resulting from restructuring actions were incurred during 2009.

        Net revenue for Flow Control decreased $457 million, or 11.6%, during 2009 as compared to 2008. The decrease in net revenue was primarily driven by the unfavorable impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $418 million, or 10.6%. Revenue also decreased due to reduced volume in the water business and reduced project activity in the energy end market of the thermal controls business. The decrease in revenue was partially offset by an increase in the valves business primarily from the energy end market in EMEA. The net impact of acquisitions and divestitures unfavorably impacted net revenue by $3 million in 2009 and favorably impacted net revenue by $16 million in 2008.

        Operating income decreased $78 million, or 13.6%, during 2009 as compared to 2008. The decrease in operating income was primarily due to the unfavorable impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $71 million as well as decreased volume in the water businesses discussed above offset by margin improvements in the valves business. Margins were also negatively impacted by restructuring, asset impairment and divestiture charges of $24 million. Additionally, management

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estimates that $5 million of additional charges resulting from restructuring actions were incurred during 2009. Restructuring, asset impairment and divestiture charges were $6 million in 2008. Additionally, selling, general and administrative expenses during 2008 included an environmental remediation charge of $6 million related to the closure of a facility in North America. The decline in operating income was partially offset by savings realized through cost containment and restructuring actions.

Fire Protection Services

        Net revenue, goodwill impairment, operating income and operating margin for Fire Protection Services for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 were as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Revenue from product sales

  $ 1,615   $ 1,734   $ 1,989  

Service revenue

    1,740     1,676     1,824  
               

Net Revenue

  $ 3,355   $ 3,410   $ 3,813  
               

Goodwill impairment

  $   $ 180   $ 9  

Operating income

    272     70     333  

Operating margin

    8.1 %   (1)   8.7 %

(1)
Certain operating margins and percentage changes have not been presented as management believes such calculations are not meaningful.

        Revenue from product sales includes sales and installation of fire protection and other systems. Service revenue consists of inspection, maintenance, service and monitoring of fire detection and suppression systems.

        Net revenue by geographic area for Fire Protection Services was as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

North America

  $ 1,940   $ 1,994   $ 2,111  

International

    1,415     1,416     1,702  
               

Net revenue

  $ 3,355   $ 3,410   $ 3,813  
               

        Net revenue for Fire Protection Services decreased $55 million, or 1.6%, during 2010 compared to 2009. This decrease was primarily due to continued weakness in commercial markets and a shift from lower margin projects to higher projects, which more than offset the favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $118 million, or 3.5%. Geographically, net revenue in North America decreased $54 million, or 2.7%, primarily due to the continued decline in systems installation and upgrade activity in the sprinkler business. Reduced systems installation and upgrade activity in the electronic business as well as service revenue in the sprinkler and suppression businesses also contributed to the decrease, although to a much lesser extent. These declines were partially offset by an increase in service revenue in the electronic business. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted revenue in North America by $28 million, or 1.4%. Although net revenue in our international fire businesses decreased by $1 million, changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted net revenue by $90 million, or 6.4%, which was almost entirely offset by a decrease in revenue due to continued weakness in the European commercial markets. The net impact of acquisitions and divestitures unfavorably impacted revenue by $6 million, or 0.2%.

        Operating income increased $202 million during 2010 as compared to 2009. Operating income during 2009 was negatively affected by a goodwill impairment charge of $180 million recorded at the EMEA Fire reporting unit. Additionally, operating income in 2010 was favorably impacted by savings

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realized through cost containment actions, and to a lesser extent, a curtailment gain of approximately $7 million recognized when certain defined benefit pension plans were frozen in the United Kingdom. During 2010, $34 million of restructuring and divestiture charges, net were incurred as compared to $45 million of restructuring charges during 2009. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted operating income by $11 million. The net increase in operating income was partially offset by the decreased sales volume discussed above.

        Net revenue for Fire Protection Services decreased $403 million, or 10.6%, during 2009 as compared to 2008. This decrease was primarily due to the impact of unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $293 million, or 7.7%. Additionally, revenue declined due to the weakness in the commercial market and adverse global economic conditions. Geographically, revenue in our international fire businesses decreased by $286 million, or 16.8%, largely due to the impact of unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates discussed above as well as weakness in the European commercial markets. Additionally, revenue in our North America SimplexGrinnell business decreased by $117 million, 5.5%, primarily due to a decline in systems installation and upgrade activity in the sprinkler business.

        Operating income decreased $263 million during 2009 as compared to 2008. The decrease was primarily due to a $180 million goodwill impairment in EMEA recorded during 2009 compared to a $9 million goodwill impairment in Latin America recorded during 2008. The decrease was further driven by the decline in sales volume discussed above as well as an increase in bad debt charges, both as a result of the weakness experienced in the commercial markets and adverse global economic conditions. There were restructuring, asset impairment and divestiture charges of $45 million in 2009 as compared to $26 million in 2008. Additionally, operating income decreased due to the unfavorable impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $10 million. The decline in operating income was partially offset by savings realized through cost containment and restructuring actions.

Electrical and Metal Products

        Net revenue, goodwill impairment, operating income (loss) and operating margin for Electrical and Metal Products for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 were as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Revenue from product sales

  $ 1,394   $ 1,389     2,266  

Service revenue

    5     3     6  
               

Net Revenue

  $ 1,399   $ 1,392     2,272  
               

Goodwill impairment

  $   $ 935   $  

Operating income (loss)

    100     (938 )   342  

Operating margin

    7.1 %   (1)   15.1 %

(1)
Certain operating margins and percentage changes have not been presented as management believes such calculations are not meaningful.

        Net revenue for Electrical and Metal Products increased $7 million, or 0.5%, during 2010 compared to 2009. The increase in revenue was primarily due to favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $37 million, or 2.7%, and $24 million, or 1.7%; due to the favorable net impact of acquisitions and divestitures. These increases were partially offset by a decline in volume of armored cable products and, to a lesser extent, steel products. Higher selling prices for armored cable products were almost entirely offset by lower selling prices for steel products.

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recorded at the Electrical and Metal Products reporting unit. Also contributing to the increase in operating income were higher spreads for steel products resulting from lower raw material costs which more than offset lower selling prices. These increases in operating income were partially offset by lower volumes as well as higher raw material costs which more than offset higher selling prices for armor cable products. During 2010, $13 million of restructuring charges were incurred compared to $21 million of restructuring and divestiture charges during 2009. Additionally, $1 million of additional charges resulting from restructuring actions were incurred during 2009 as compared to no additional charges during 2010.

        Net revenue for Electrical and Metal Products decreased $880 million, or 38.7%, in 2009 as compared to 2008. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to lower volume and selling prices of steel products largely resulting from a decline in the commercial market in North America. Lower volume and selling prices for armored cable products also contributed to the decline. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates had an unfavorable impact of $52 million, or 2.3%. The net impact of acquisitions and divestitures negatively affected revenue by approximately $31 million, or 1.4%.

        Operating income decreased $1.3 billion in 2009 as compared to 2008. Based on the sales volume decrease as well as the significant decline in the price of steel, the Company recorded a goodwill impairment charge of $935 million during the second quarter of 2009. There was no goodwill impairment recorded during 2008. The decrease in operating income also related to volume declines as well as lower spreads for steel products. Spreads for steel products continued to decline as a direct result of higher raw material costs and lower selling prices. Lower restructuring and divestiture charges incurred in 2009 as compared to similar charges incurred in 2008 partially offset the decline in operating income discussed above. Results for 2009 included restructuring and divestiture charges of $21 million as compared to $42 million for 2008. Additionally, management estimates that $1 million of additional charges resulting from restructuring actions were incurred during 2009.

Safety Products

        Net revenue, goodwill impairments, operating income (loss) and operating margin for Safety Products for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 were as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Revenue from product sales

  $ 1,504   $ 1,510   $ 1,880  

Service revenue

    9     9     9  
               

Net Revenue

  $ 1,513   $ 1,519   $ 1,889  
               

Goodwill impairments

  $   $ 567   $  

Operating income (loss)

  $ 221   $ (367 ) $ 301  

Operating margin

    14.6 %   (1)   15.9 %

(1)
Certain operating margins and percentage changes have not been presented as management believes such calculations are not meaningful.

        Net revenue for Safety Products decreased $6 million, or 0.4%, during 2010 as compared to 2009. The decrease in net revenue is primarily due to lower volume in our fire suppression business partially offset by higher volume experienced in our electronic security and life safety businesses. The decrease in our fire suppression business was primarily due to reduced spending in the commercial construction market. The increase in our electronic security and life safety businesses was due to higher volume primarily related to the introduction of several new products. Net revenue was favorably impacted by changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $33 million, or 2.2%, which was almost entirely offset by the unfavorable impact of divestitures of $31 million, or 2.0%.

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        Operating income increased $588 million during 2010 compared to 2009. Operating income during 2009 was negatively affected by goodwill impairment charges of $567 million recorded at the Access Controls and Video Systems ("ACVS") and Life Safety reporting units. The increase in operating income is attributable to the increased sales volume in the electronic security and life safety businesses and a shift in product mix to higher margin products across all businesses, which was partially offset by the fire suppression sales volume decline discussed above and increased sales and marketing expense. Restructuring, asset impairment and divestiture charges, net was $12 million during 2010 as compared to $32 million of restructuring charges during 2009. Additionally, management estimated that $7 million of additional charges resulting from restructuring actions were incurred during 2009 as compared to no additional charges during 2010. Savings realized through cost containment and restructuring actions also contributed to the increase in operating income. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates favorably impacted operating income by $6 million.

        Net revenue for Safety Products decreased $370 million, or 19.6%, during 2009 as compared to 2008. The decrease was primarily related to reduced volume in our fire suppression business, life safety and electronic security businesses, which were impacted by soft economic conditions. The remaining decrease was related to the unfavorable impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates of $114 million, 6.0%. The decrease in our fire suppression business was primarily due to reduced spending in the commercial construction market. The decrease in the life safety business was primarily due to reduced municipal spending. The electronic security business decrease was primarily due to the slow down in the retail sector, as retail capital projects and new store openings were canceled or delayed.

        Operating income decreased $668 million in 2009 as compared to 2008. The decline was primarily attributable to goodwill and intangible impairment charges of $567 million recorded during the quarter ended March 27, 2009 as a result of the slowdown in the commercial and retail markets. As discussed above, decreased sales volume within the fire suppression, life safety and electronic security businesses also negatively impacted operating income. Operating income was negatively impacted by restructuring charges of $32 million during 2009. Additionally, management estimates that $7 million of additional charges resulting from restructuring actions were incurred during 2009. The same period in the prior year included $47 million of restructuring and asset impairment charges, net. Operating income in 2009 also decreased by $16 million due to unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Operating income was also negatively impacted by a charge of $8 million relating to the amount of depreciation and amortization expense that would have been recorded had a business that was previously classified as held for sale been continuously classified as held and used (see Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements).

Corporate and Other

        Corporate expense decreased $104 million, or 18.4%, to $461 million for 2010 compared to $565 million in 2009. Corporate expense during 2009 was negatively affected by approximately $125 million of charges related to legacy securities matters partially offset by a $16 million benefit related to a settlement reached with a former executive. Restructuring charges decreased to $1 million for 2010 as compared to $10 million in 2009. Corporate expense was also favorably impacted by savings realized through cost containment and restructuring charges. These decreases in Corporate expenses were partially offset by a $52 million net asbestos charge recorded during the third quarter of 2010 as compared to a $37 million net asbestos charge in 2009, both of which were recorded in conjunction with the valuation of our asbestos-related liabilities and insurance assets. In addition, $4 million of divestiture charges, net, and $3 million of acquisition costs were recorded during the 2010 as compared to $6 million of divestiture charges, net, and nil of acquisition costs for 2009.

        Corporate expense for 2009 was $45 million higher as compared to the prior year, primarily resulting from a charge of approximately $125 million related to the settlement of legacy securities matters, which was partially offset by $16 million benefit related to a settlement reached with a former

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executive. Additionally, corporate expense in 2009 included $16 million of restructuring, asset impairment and divestiture charges, net. Corporate expense for 2008 included net charges of $28 million composed of a $29 million charge for a legacy legal settlement, $4 million of separation costs and $5 million for restructuring, asset impairment and divestiture charges, net, offset by a credit of $10 million for class action settlement recoveries. The remaining decrease in corporate expense is primarily related to cost reduction initiatives and the restructuring program.

Interest Income and Expense

        Interest income was $31 million in 2010, as compared to $44 million and $112 million in 2009 and 2008, respectively. The decrease in interest income from 2009 primarily related to lower investment yields.

        Interest expense was $284 million in 2010, as compared to $301 million and $396 million in 2009 and 2008, respectively. The decrease in interest expense is primarily related to savings from interest rate swaps and no amounts being drawn under the revolving credit facilities in 2010, partially offset by additional interest associated with the January and October 2009 debt issuances.

        The weighted-average interest rate on total debt outstanding as of September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 was 6.3%, 6.6% and 6.2%, respectively.

Other Expense, Net

        Other expense, net of $75 million in 2010 primarily relates to a charge of $87 million as a loss on extinguishment of debt on the redemption of our 6.375% public notes due 2011, 7% notes due 2028 and 6.875% notes due 2029. See Note 11. This loss was partially offset by an $8 million gain recorded as a result of an increase in the receivables due from Covidien and Tyco Electronics under the Tax Sharing Agreement. See Note 6.

        Other expense, net of $7 million in 2009 primarily relates to a $14 million charge recorded as a result of a decrease in the receivables due from Covidien and Tyco Electronics under the Tax Sharing Agreement, which was partially offset by income of $5 million relating to a gain on derivative contracts used to economically hedge the foreign currency risk related to the Swiss franc denominated dividends.

        Other expense, net of $223 million in 2008 primarily relates to a charge of $258 million as a loss on extinguishment of debt related to the consent solicitation and exchange offers and termination of the bridge loan facility offset by income of $6 million recorded in connection with the settlement of the 3.125% convertible senior debentures and related financial instruments. We also recorded other-than-temporary impairments and realized losses on the sale of investments of $6 million related primarily to investments in corporate debt. Additionally, we recorded $40 million of income as a result of an increase in the receivables due from Covidien and Tyco Electronics under the Tax Sharing Agreement in connection with the adoption of the guidance pertaining to the accounting for uncertain income taxes. We also recorded $6 million of expense for other activity in accordance with the Tax Sharing Agreement during 2008.

Income Taxes

Effective Income Tax Rate

        Our effective income tax rate was 10.9% for 2010. Our tax rate was favorably impacted by pre-tax income in tax jurisdictions with low tax rates. Additionally, the 2010 tax rate was further reduced by limited tax on certain business dispositions, a release of deferred tax valuation allowances and a non-recurring item generating a tax benefit. The effective income tax rate for 2009 is not meaningful primarily as a result of the loss driven by goodwill impairment charges of $2.6 billion for which almost no tax benefit was available. Additionally, taxes for 2009 were positively impacted by increased

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profitability in lower tax rate jurisdictions and release of contingency reserves partially offset by enacted tax law changes and changes in foreign exchange rates that negatively impacted the non-U.S. deferred tax assets. Our effective income tax rate was 23.5% for 2008. Income taxes during 2008 were positively impacted by increased profitability in lower tax rate jurisdictions and release of deferred tax valuation allowances partially offset by enacted tax law changes that negatively impacted the non-U.S. deferred tax assets.

        The valuation allowance for deferred tax assets of $1,379 million and $766 million as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, respectively, relates principally to the uncertainty of the utilization of certain deferred tax assets, primarily tax loss and credit carryforwards in various jurisdictions. The valuation allowance was calculated and recorded when we determined that it was more-likely-than-not that all or a portion of our deferred tax assets would not be realized. We believe that we will generate sufficient future taxable income to realize the tax benefits related to the remaining net deferred tax assets on our Consolidated Balance Sheets.

        The calculation of our tax liabilities involves dealing with uncertainties in the application of complex tax regulations in a multitude of jurisdictions across our global operations. We record tax liabilities for anticipated tax audit issues in the U.S. and other tax jurisdictions based on our estimate of whether, and the extent to which, additional taxes will be due. These tax liabilities are reflected net of related tax loss carryforwards. We adjust these liabilities in light of changing facts and circumstances; however, due to the complexity of some of these uncertainties, the ultimate resolution may result in a payment that is materially different from our current estimate of the tax liabilities. Substantially all of these potential tax liabilities are recorded in other liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as payment is not expected within one year.

Other Income Tax Matters

        In connection with the spin-offs of Covidien and Tyco Electronics from Tyco, Tyco entered into a Tax Sharing Agreement that governs the rights and obligations of each party with respect to certain pre-Separation income tax liabilities. More specifically, Tyco, Covidien and Tyco Electronics share 27%, 42% and 31%, respectively, of shared income tax liabilities that arise from adjustments made by tax authorities to Tyco's, Covidien's and Tyco Electronics' U.S. and certain non-U.S. income tax returns. Costs and expenses associated with the management of these shared tax liabilities are generally shared equally among the parties. Consistent with the sharing provisions of the Tax Sharing Agreement, Tyco had a net receivable from Covidien and Tyco Electronics of $114 million and $106 million as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, respectively. In addition, as of September 24, 2010, Tyco had a recorded liability of $554 million (of which $156 million is included in accrued and other current liabilities and the remaining amount in other liabilities) representing the fair value of Tyco's obligations under the Tax Sharing Agreement as of the date of the Separation. The liability was $554 million as of September 25, 2009, which was recorded in other liabilities. During the fourth quarter of 2010, we reclassified $156 million from other liabilities to accrued and other current liabilities as we expect to make a payment within the next twelve months to Covidien and Tyco Electronics related to resolution of certain IRS audit matters.

        Tyco and its subsidiaries' income tax returns periodically are examined by various tax authorities. In connection with these examinations, tax authorities, including the IRS, have raised issues and proposed tax adjustments. The Company is reviewing and contesting certain of the proposed tax adjustments. Amounts related to these tax adjustments and other tax contingencies and related interest have been assessed as uncertain income tax positions and recorded as appropriate.

        For a detailed discussion of contingencies related to Tyco's income taxes, see Note 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

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2009 Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairments

        Annually in the fiscal fourth quarter, and more frequently if triggering events occur, we test goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment by comparing the fair value of each reporting unit or indefinite-lived intangible assets with its carrying amount.

        We began to experience a decline in revenue during the first quarter of 2009 in our ADT Worldwide, Fire Protection Services and Safety Products segments as a result of a slowdown in the commercial markets, including the retailer end market as well as a decline in sales volume at our Electrical Metal Products segments. Although we considered and concluded that these factors did not constitute triggering events during the first quarter of 2009, the continued existence of these conditions during the second quarter of 2009, along with downward revisions to forecasted results, restructuring actions and weaker industry outlooks, caused us to conclude that sufficient indicators of impairment existed. Reporting units within ADT Worldwide, Fire Protection Services and Safety Products segments continued to be negatively impacted as a result of a slowdown in the commercial markets including the retailer end market. Additionally, our Electrical Metal Products reporting unit continued to be negatively impacted by a decline in sales volume due to the downturn in the non-residential construction market. We determined that these underlying events and circumstances constituted triggering events for six reporting units where such events would more likely than not reduce the fair value below their respective carrying amounts. Specifically, we concluded that our EMEA Security and EMEA Fire reporting units within the ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection Services segments, our Electrical and Metal Products reporting unit within the Electrical and Metal Products segment and our ACVS, Life Safety and Sensormatic Retail Solutions ("SRS") reporting units within the Safety Products segment experienced triggering events such that the carrying values of these reporting units likely exceeded their fair values. Furthermore, we determined that certain indefinite-lived intangible assets required impairment testing based on the underlying events and circumstances described as well as the continued deterioration of the business environment related to the retailer end market of our ADT Worldwide and Safety Products segments. As a result of the triggering events, we performed long-lived asset, goodwill and intangible asset impairment tests for these reporting units and certain of our trade names and franchise rights.

        Fair value of each reporting unit was determined utilizing a discounted cash flow analysis based on forecast cash flows (including underlying revenue and operating income growth rates) discounted using an estimated weighted-average cost of capital of market participants. In determining fair value, management relied on and considered a number of factors, including operating results, business plans, economic projections including the timing for an economic recovery, cash flow forecasts, market data, and our overall market capitalization. Based on the factors described above, actual and anticipated reductions in demand for the reporting unit's products and services as well as increased risk due to economic uncertainty, the estimates of future cash flows used in the second quarter of 2009 discounted cash flow analyses were revised downward from our most recent test conducted during the fiscal fourth quarter of 2008. Furthermore, the range of the weighted-average cost of capital utilized was increased to reflect increased risk due to economic volatility and uncertainties related to demand for our products and services. The results of the goodwill impairment tests indicated that the implied goodwill amount was less than the carrying amount of goodwill for each of the aforementioned reporting units. We recorded an aggregate non-cash impairment charge of $2.6 billion ($2.6 billion after-tax) during the second quarter of 2009. The non-cash impairment charge was recorded in goodwill and intangible asset impairments in our Consolidated Statements of Operations for the quarter ended March 27, 2009.

        Indefinite-lived intangible assets consisting primarily of trade names and franchise rights were tested for impairment using either a relief from royalty method or excess earnings method, which include the selection of appropriate discount rates, royalty rates and terminal year growth rate assumptions and estimates of the amount and timing of future cash flows attributable to the underlying intangible assets. Also, during the second quarter of 2009, our estimates of future cash flows used in

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determining the fair value of our Safety Products segment Sensormatic tradename as well as certain ADT Worldwide segment franchise rights were revised downward relative to the estimates used in our tests during the fourth quarter of 2008. The results of the impairment test indicated that the Safety Products Sensormatic tradename and ADT Worldwide franchise rights estimated fair values were less than their respective carrying amounts. As a result, we recorded an aggregate non-cash impairment charge of $64 million ($40 million after-tax) during the second quarter of 2009. The non-cash impairment charge was recorded in goodwill and intangible asset impairments in our Consolidated Statements of Operations for the quarter ended March 27, 2009.


Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

        The preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to use judgment in making estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses. The following accounting policies are based on, among other things, judgments and assumptions made by management that include inherent risks and uncertainties. Management's estimates are based on the relevant information available at the end of each period.

        Depreciation and Amortization Methods for Security Monitoring-Related Assets—Tyco considers assets related to the acquisition of new customers in its electronic security business in three asset categories: internally generated residential subscriber systems, internally generated commercial subscriber systems (collectively referred to as subscriber system assets) and customer accounts acquired through the ADT dealer program (referred to as dealer intangibles). Subscriber system assets include installed property, plant and equipment for which Tyco retains ownership and deferred costs directly related to the customer acquisition and system installation. Subscriber system assets and any deferred revenue resulting from the customer acquisition are accounted for over the expected life of the subscriber. In certain geographical areas where the Company has a large number of customers that behave in a similar manner over time, the Company accounts for subscriber system assets and related deferred revenue using pools, with separate pools for the components of subscriber system assets and any related deferred revenue based on the month and year of acquisition. The Company depreciates its pooled subscriber system assets (primarily in North America) and related deferred revenue using an accelerated method with lives up to 15 years. The accelerated method utilizes declining balance rates based on geographical area ranging from 160% to 195% for residential subscriber pools and 145% to 265% for commercial subscriber pools and converts to a straight line methodology when the resulting depreciation charge is greater than that from the accelerated method. The Company uses a straight-line method with a 14-year life for non-pooled subscriber system assets (primarily in Europe and Asia) and related deferred revenue, with remaining balances written off upon customer termination.

        Revenue Recognition—Contract sales for the installation of fire protection systems, large security intruder systems and other construction-related projects are recorded primarily under the percentage-of-completion method. Profits recognized on contracts in process are based upon estimated contract revenue and related total cost of the project at completion. The risk of this methodology is its dependence upon estimates of costs at completion, which are subject to the uncertainties inherent in long-term contracts. Provisions for anticipated losses are made in the period in which they become determinable.

        Product discounts granted are based on the terms of arrangements with direct, indirect and other market participants. Rebates are estimated based on sales terms, historical experience and trend analysis.

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        Loss Contingencies—Accruals are recorded for various contingencies including legal proceedings, self-insurance and other claims that arise in the normal course of business. The accruals are based on judgment, the probability of losses and, where applicable, the consideration of opinions of internal and/or external legal counsel and actuarially determined estimates. Additionally, the Company records receivables from third party insurers when recovery has been determined to be probable.

        Asbestos-Related Contingencies and Insurance Receivables—We and certain of our subsidiaries along with numerous other companies are named as defendants in personal injury lawsuits based on alleged exposure to asbestos-containing materials. We estimate the liability and corresponding insurance recovery for pending and future claims and defense costs predominantly based on claim experience over the past five years, and a projection which covers claims expected to be filed, including related defense costs, over the next seven years on an undiscounted basis. Due to the high degree of uncertainty regarding the pattern and length of time over which claims will be made and then settled or litigated, we use multiple estimation methodologies based on varying scenarios of potential outcomes to estimate the range of loss. We have concluded that estimating the liability beyond the seven year period will not provide a reasonable estimate, as these uncertainties increase significantly as the projection period lengthens.

        In connection with the recognition of liabilities for asbestos-related matters, we record asbestos-related insurance recoveries that are probable. The estimate of asbestos-related insurance recoveries represents estimated amounts due to us for previously paid and settled claims and the probable reimbursements relating to estimated liability for pending and future claims. In determining the amount of insurance recoverable, we consider a number of factors, including available insurance, allocation methodologies, solvency and creditworthiness of the insurers.

        Annually, we perform a detailed analysis with the assistance of outside legal counsel and other experts to review and update as appropriate the underlying assumptions used in the estimated asbestos-related assets and liabilities. On a quarterly basis, we re-evaluate the assumptions used to perform the annual analysis and record an expense as necessary to reflect changes in the estimated liability and related insurance asset. See Note 14 to the financial statements for a discussion of management's judgments applied in the recognition and measurement of asbestos-related assets and liabilities.

        Income Taxes—In determining taxable income for financial statement purposes, we must make certain estimates and judgments. These estimates and judgments affect the calculation of certain tax liabilities and the determination of the recoverability of certain of the deferred tax assets, which arise from temporary differences between the tax and financial statement recognition of revenue and expense.

        In evaluating our ability to recover our deferred tax assets we consider all available positive and negative evidence including our past operating results, the existence of cumulative losses in the most recent years and our forecast of future taxable income. In estimating future taxable income, we develop assumptions including the amount of future pre-tax operating income, the reversal of temporary differences and the implementation of feasible and prudent tax planning strategies. These assumptions require significant judgment about the forecasts of future taxable income and are consistent with the plans and estimates we are using to manage the underlying businesses.

        We currently have recorded valuation allowances that we will maintain until it is more-likely-than-not the deferred tax assets will be realized. Our income tax expense recorded in the future may be reduced to the extent of decreases in our valuation allowances. The realization of our remaining deferred tax assets is primarily dependent on future taxable income in the appropriate jurisdiction. Any reduction in future taxable income including but not limited to any future restructuring activities may require that we record an additional valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets. An increase in

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the valuation allowance could result in additional income tax expense in such period and could have a significant impact on our future earnings.

        Changes in tax laws and rates could also affect recorded deferred tax assets and liabilities in the future. Management records the affect of a tax rate or law change on the Company's deferred tax assets and liabilities in the period of enactment. Future tax rate or law changes could have a material effect on the Company's financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

        In addition, the calculation of our tax liabilities involves dealing with uncertainties in the application of complex tax regulations in a multitude of jurisdictions across our global operations. We recognize potential liabilities and record tax liabilities for anticipated tax audit issues in the U.S. and other tax jurisdictions based on our estimate of whether, and the extent to which, additional taxes will be due. These tax liabilities are reflected net of related tax loss carryforwards. We adjust these reserves in light of changing facts and circumstances; however, due to the complexity of some of these uncertainties, the ultimate resolution may result in a payment that is materially different from our current estimate of the tax liabilities. If our estimate of tax liabilities proves to be less than the ultimate assessment, an additional charge to expense would result. If payment of these amounts ultimately proves to be less than the recorded amounts, the reversal of the liabilities would result in tax benefits being recognized in the period when we determine the liabilities are no longer necessary.

        Goodwill and Indefinite-Lived Intangible Asset Impairments—Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets are assessed for impairment annually and more frequently if triggering events occur. In performing these assessments, management relies on various factors, including operating results, business plans, economic projections including expectations and assumptions regarding the timing and degree of any economic recovery, anticipated future cash flows, comparable market transactions (to the extent available) and other market data.

        We elected to make the first day of the fourth quarter the annual impairment assessment date for all goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets. In the first step of the goodwill impairment test, we compare the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. Fair value for the goodwill impairment test is determined utilizing a discounted cash flow analysis based on forecast cash flows (including estimated underlying revenue and operating income growth rates) discounted using an estimated weighted-average cost of capital for market participants. A market approach, utilizing observable market data such as comparable companies in similar lines of business that are publicly traded or which are part of a public or private transaction (to the extent available), is used to corroborate the discounted cash flow analysis performed at each reporting unit. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, goodwill is considered potentially impaired and further tests are performed to measure the amount of impairment loss. In the second step of the goodwill impairment test, we compare the implied fair value of a reporting unit's goodwill with the carrying amount of the reporting unit's goodwill. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit's goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to the excess of the carrying amount of goodwill over its implied fair value. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined in the same manner that the amount of goodwill recognized in a business combination is determined. We allocate the fair value of a reporting unit to all of the assets and liabilities of that unit, including intangible assets, as if the reporting unit had been acquired in a business combination. Any excess of the fair value of a reporting unit over the amounts assigned to its assets and liabilities represents the implied fair value of goodwill.

        Based on our most recent annual goodwill impairment assessment performed during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, we determined that none of our reporting units with significant goodwill were at risk of failing step one of the goodwill impairment test.

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made for purposes of the annual goodwill impairment test will prove to be accurate predictions of the future. Examples of events or circumstances that could reasonably be expected to negatively affect the underlying key assumptions and ultimately impact the estimated fair value of the aforementioned reporting units may include such items as follows:

    A prolonged downturn in the business environment in which the reporting units operate (i.e. sales volumes and prices) especially in the commercial construction and retailer end markets;

    An economic recovery that significantly differs from our assumptions in timing or degree;

    Volatility in equity and debt markets resulting in higher discount rates; and

    Unexpected regulatory changes.

        While historical performance and current expectations have resulted in fair values of goodwill in excess of carrying values, if our assumptions are not realized, it is possible that in the future an impairment charge may need to be recorded. However, it is not possible at this time to determine if an impairment charge would result or if such a charge would be material.

        Long-Lived Assets—Asset groups held and used by the Company, including property, plant and equipment and amortizable intangible assets, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in business circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset group may not be fully recoverable. Tyco performs undiscounted operating cash flow analyses to determine if impairment exists. For purposes of recognition and measurement of an impairment for assets held for use, Tyco groups assets and liabilities at the lowest level for which cash flows are separately identified. If an impairment is determined to exist, any related impairment loss is calculated based on fair value. Impairments to long-lived assets to be disposed of are recorded based upon the fair value less cost to sell of the applicable assets. The calculation of the fair value of long-lived assets is based on assumptions concerning the amount and timing of estimated future cash flows and assumed discount rates, reflecting varying degrees of perceived risk. Since judgment is involved in determining the fair value and useful lives of long-lived assets, there is a risk that the carrying value of our long-lived assets may be overstated or understated.

        Pension and Postretirement Benefits—Our pension expense and obligations are developed from actuarial valuations. Two critical assumptions in determining pension expense and obligations are the discount rate and expected long-term return on plan assets. We evaluate these assumptions at least annually. Other assumptions reflect demographic factors such as retirement, mortality and turnover and are evaluated periodically and updated to reflect our actual experience. Actual results may differ from actuarial assumptions resulting in actuarial gains and losses. For active plans, such actuarial gains and losses will be amortized over the average expected service period of the participants and in the case of inactive plans over the average remaining life expectancy of participants. The discount rate represents the market rate for high-quality fixed income investments and is used to calculate the present value of the expected future cash flows for benefit obligations under our pension plans. A decrease in the discount rate increases the present value of pension benefit obligations. A 25 basis point decrease in the discount rate would increase the present value of pension obligations by approximately $89 million and increase our annual pension expense by approximately $7 million. We consider the relative weighting of plan assets by class, historical performance of asset classes over long-term periods, asset class performance expectations as well as current and future economic conditions in determining the expected long-term return on plan assets. A 50 basis point decrease in the expected long-term return on plan assets would increase our annual pension expense by approximately $8 million.


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world. The primary source of funds to finance our operations and capital expenditures is cash generated by operations. In addition, we maintain a commercial paper program, have access to committed revolving credit lines and have access to equity and debt capital from public and private sources. We continue to balance our operating, investing and financing uses of cash through investment in our core businesses, strategic acquisitions and divestitures, dividends and share repurchases. We believe our cash position, amounts available under our credit facilities and cash provided by operating activities will be adequate to cover our operational and business needs.

        We had $1.8 billion and $2.4 billion of cash and cash equivalents as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, respectively. Cash generated by operating activities increased to $2.6 billion for the 2010 fiscal year compared to $2.4 billion in fiscal 2009. Cash used in investing activities was $1.8 billion for the 2010 fiscal year compared to $1.3 billion in fiscal 2009. Cash used in financing activities was $1.4 billion for the 2010 fiscal year compared to $0.3 billion in fiscal 2009.

        As of September 24, 2010, our shareholder's equity was $14.1 billion and our total debt was $4.2 billion. In addition, we had lines of credit totaling approximately $1.7 billion, none of which were drawn. Our ratio of total debt to total capital (the sum of our short- and long-term debt and shareholders' equity) was 23% at September 24, 2010 and 25% at September 25, 2009. This ratio is a measure of our long-term liquidity and is an indicator of financial flexibility.

        We continue to monitor market conditions and assess the impact, if any, on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows. More than 95% of our U.S. and non-U.S. funded pension plans are invested in marketable investments, including publicly-traded equity and fixed income securities. Our funding policy is to make contributions in accordance with the laws and customs of the various countries in which we operate as well as to make discretionary contributions from time to time. We anticipate that we will contribute at least the minimum required to our pension plans in 2011 of $12 million for the U.S. plans and $52 million for non-U.S. plans. We also anticipate making discretionary contributions of approximately $20 million to our U.S. plans during 2011.

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Cash flow from operating activities

        The sources of our cash flow from operating activities and the use of a portion of that cash in our operations for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008 were as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Cash flows from operating activities:

                   

Operating income (loss)

  $ 1,598   $ (1,506 ) $ 1,896  

Goodwill and intangible asset impairments

        2,705     10  

Non-cash restructuring and asset impairment charges, net

    (1 )   23     34  

(Gain) loss on divestitures

    (41 )   13      

Depreciation and amortization(1)

    1,203     1,126     1,148  

Non-cash compensation expense

    120     103     99  

Deferred income taxes

    (129 )   (90 )   (99 )

Provision for losses on accounts receivable and inventory

    127     156     133  

Loss (gain) on the retirement of debt

    87     (2 )   258  

Other, net

    (49 )   59     (121 )

Class action settlement liability

            (3,020 )

Net change in working capital

    106     128     (640 )

Interest income

    31     44     112  

Interest expense

    (284 )   (301 )   (396 )

Income tax expense

    (138 )   (71 )   (326 )
               

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

  $ 2,630   $ 2,387   $ (912 )
               

Other cash flow items:

                   

Capital expenditures, net(2)

  $ (689 ) $ (690 ) $ (697 )

(Increase) decrease in the sale of accounts receivable

    (2 )   10     14  

Accounts purchased by ADT

    (559 )   (543 )   (376 )

Purchase accounting and holdback liabilities

    (3 )   (2 )   (2 )

Voluntary pension contributions

        22     4  

(1)
Includes depreciation expense of $654 million, $610 million, and $620 million in 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively, and amortization of intangible assets of $549 million, $516 million and $528 million in 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

(2)
Includes net proceeds received for the sale/disposition of property, plant and equipment of $29 million, $12 million and $25 million in 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

        The net change in working capital increased operating cash flow by $106 million in 2010. The components of this change are set forth in detail in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. The significant changes in working capital included a $119 million increase in accounts payable and an $88 million decrease in prepaid and other current assets which were partially offset by a $108 million increase in inventories.

        The net change in working capital increased operating cash flow by $128 million in 2009. The components of this change are set forth in detail in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. The significant changes in working capital included a $346 million decrease in inventory, a $191 million decrease in accounts receivable, a $106 million net decrease in contracts in progress, partially offset by a $337 million decrease in accounts payable and a $138 million decrease in income taxes, net.

        The net change in working capital decreased operating cash flow by $640 million in 2008. The components of this change are set forth in detail in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. The significant changes in working capital included a $186 million increase in accounts receivable, a $140 million increase in inventories and a $155 million decrease in accrued and other liabilities.

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        During 2010, 2009 and 2008 we paid approximately $160 million (inclusive of $2 million relating to the French security business being classified as held for sale), $152 million and $186 million, respectively, in cash related to restructuring activities. See Note 3 to our Consolidated Financial Statements for further information regarding our restructuring activities.

        Income taxes paid, net of refunds, related to continuing operations were $255 million, $281 million and $489 million in 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

Cash flow from investing activities

        We made capital expenditures of $718 million, $702 million and $722 million during 2010, 2009 and 2008. The level of capital expenditures in fiscal year 2011 is expected to exceed the spending levels in fiscal year 2010 and is also expected to exceed depreciation.

        During 2010, 2009 and 2008, we paid approximately $559 million, $543 million and $376 million of cash, respectively, to acquire approximately 501,000, 512,000 and 370,000 customer contracts for electronic security services within our ADT Worldwide segment.

        During 2010, net cash paid for Broadview Security totaled $448 million by the Company's ADT Worldwide segment. In addition to the net cash paid to acquire Broadview Security, we issued approximately $1.4 billion of common shares as consideration. We paid cash for other acquisitions included in continuing operations totaling $152 million, net of cash acquired of $1 million. Additionally, our Flow Control segment acquired two Brazilian valve companies, including Hiter Industria e Comercio de Controle Termo-Hidraulico Ltda ("Hiter"), a valve manufacturer which serves a variety of industries including the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical markets. Net cash paid for the Brazilian valve companies totaled $104 million. Our Electrical and Metal Products segment acquired certain assets of a business for $39 million and our Safety Products segment acquired a business for $9 million.

        During 2010, we received cash proceeds, net of cash retained in the amount of $21 million for divestitures included in continuing operations primarily within our Safety Products, Flow Control, and ADT Worldwide segments.

        During the second quarter of 2008, Tyco released $2,960 million of funds placed in escrow during the third quarter of 2007 as well as $60 million of interest earned on those funds for the benefit of the class stipulated in the court's final order related to the class action settlement of claims alleging securities fraud for actions taken by former senior management.

Cash flow from financing activities

        On May 5, 2010, Tyco International Finance, S.A. ("TIFSA"), our finance subsidiary, issued $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.375% notes due on October 15, 2015, which are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by us, and received net cash proceeds of approximately $495 million.

        On May 28, 2010, we used the net proceeds of the aforementioned offering and additional cash on hand to redeem notes which aggregated $878 million in principal amount. The notes that were redeemed were TIFSA's 6.375% notes due 2011, its 7% notes due 2028 and its 6.875% notes due 2029.

        On October 5, 2009, TIFSA issued $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% notes due on October 15, 2014, which are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by us, and received net cash proceeds of approximately $495 million.

        Net repayments of short-term debt were approximately $243 million in 2010, which primarily related to the extinguishment of $200 million of outstanding commercial paper during the first quarter of 2010. As of September 24, 2010, there was no commercial paper outstanding. Additionally,

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repayments of long-term debt were $962 million, which primarily related to the redemption of all of the 6.375% public notes due 2011, 7% notes due 2028, and 6.875% notes due 2029. The repayments of long-term debt were more than offset by approximately $1.0 billion of proceeds received from the issuance of long-term debt.

        Pursuant to our share repurchase program, we may repurchase Tyco shares from time to time in open market purchases at prevailing market prices, in negotiated transactions off the market, or pursuant to an approved 10b5-1 trading plan in accordance with applicable regulations. During the year ended September 24, 2010, we repurchased approximately 24 million common shares of the remaining $900 million authorized under our $1.0 billion share repurchase program approved by our board of directors on July 10, 2008. See Note 16 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. On September 8, 2010, the Board of Directors approved a new $1.0 billion share repurchase program ("2010 Share Repurchase Program").

        On March 10, 2010, our shareholders approved an annual dividend on our common shares of CHF 0.90 per share, which is being paid in the form of a return on capital in four installments of CHF 0.22, CHF 0.22, CHF 0.23 and CHF 0.23 through February 2011. During 2010, 2009 and 2008 we paid cash dividends of approximately $416 million, $388 million and $292 million, respectively.

        Management believes that cash generated by or available to us should be sufficient to fund our capital and liquidity needs for the foreseeable future, including quarterly dividend payments and share repurchases.

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Commitments and Contingencies

Contractual Obligations

        Contractual obligations and commitments for debt, minimum lease payment obligations under non-cancelable operating leases and other obligations as of September 24, 2010 are as follows ($ in millions):

 
  Fiscal Year    
   
 
 
  2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   Thereafter   Total  

Debt principal(1)

  $ 516   $   $   $ 656   $ 500   $ 2,379   $ 4,051  

Interest payments(2)

    235     219     219     199     169     632     1,673  

Capital leases(3)

    21     5     5     6     6     35     78  

Operating leases

    254     194     131     86     56     155     876  

Purchase obligations(4)

    488     6     3                 497  
                               

Total contractual cash obligations(5)

  $ 1,514   $ 424   $ 358   $ 947   $ 731   $ 3,201   $ 7,175  
                               

(1)
Excludes debt discount, swap activity and interest.

(2)
Interest payments consist of interest on our fixed interest rate debt and exclude the impact of our interest rate swaps. As of September 24, 2010, we had swapped an aggregate of approximately $1.5 billion of fixed for floating rate debt.

(3)
Excludes interest.

(4)
Purchase obligations consist of commitments for purchases of goods and services.

(5)
Other long-term liabilities excluded from the above contractual obligation table primarily consist of the following: pension and postretirement costs, income taxes, warranties and environmental liabilities. We are unable to estimate the timing of payment for these items due to the inherent uncertainties related to these obligations. However, the minimum required contributions to our pension plans are expected to be approximately $64 million in 2011 and we expect to pay $6 million in 2011 related to postretirement benefit plans. In addition, we expect to make a payment of $156 million for resolution of certain of the outstanding IRS audit matters within the next twelve months (see Note 6). As of September 24, 2010, we recorded gross unrecognized tax benefits of $318 million and gross interest and penalties of $63 million. We are unable to make a reasonably reliable estimate of the timing for the payments in future years of such unrecognized tax benefits; therefore, such amounts have been excluded from the above contractual obligation table. However, based on the current status of our income tax audits, we believe that is reasonably possible that between $18 million and $140 million in unrecognized tax benefits may be resolved in the next twelve months.

        As of September 24, 2010, we had total commitments of $1.69 billion under our revolving credit facilities, $500 million of which expires on June 24, 2011 and $1.19 billion of which expires on April 25, 2012. As of September 24, 2010, there were no amounts drawn under these revolving credit facilities.

        TIFSA's bank credit agreements contain customary terms and conditions, and financial covenants that limit the ratio of our debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization and that limit our ability to incur subsidiary debt or grant liens on our property. Our indentures contain customary covenants including limits on negative pledges, subsidiary debt and sale/leaseback transactions. None of these covenants are considered restrictive to our business.

        In May 2008, TIFSA commenced issuing commercial paper to U.S. institutional accredited investors and qualified institutional buyers. Borrowings under the commercial paper program are available for general corporate purposes. As of September 24, 2010, TIFSA had no commercial paper outstanding.

        In the normal course of business, we are liable for contract completion and product performance. In the opinion of management, such obligations will not significantly affect our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

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        In connection with the Separation, we entered into a liability sharing agreement regarding certain actions that were pending against Tyco prior to the Separation. Under the Separation and Distribution Agreement and Tax Sharing Agreement, we have assumed 27%, Covidien has assumed 42% and Tyco Electronics has assumed 31% of certain Tyco pre-Separation contingent and other corporate liabilities, which, as of September 24, 2010, primarily relate to tax contingencies and potential actions with respect to the spin-offs or the distributions made or brought by any third party.

Backlog

        As of September 24, 2010 we had a backlog of unfilled orders of $9.5 billion compared to a backlog of $8.9 billion as of September 25, 2009. We expect that approximately 87% of our backlog as of September 24, 2010 will be filled during the next 12 months. Backlog by segment was as follows ($ in millions):

 
  September 24,
2010
  September 25,
2009
 

ADT Worldwide

  $ 6,589   $ 5,916  

Flow Control

    1,482     1,646  

Fire Protection Services

    1,196     1,171  

Electrical and Metal Products

    88     72  

Safety Products

    121     102  
           

  $ 9,476   $ 8,907  
           

        Backlog increased $569 million, or 6.4%, to $9.5 billion as of September 24, 2010. The increase in backlog was primarily due to an increase in recurring revenue-in-force in our ADT Worldwide segment, partially offset by decreased bookings in our Flow Control segment. ADT Worldwide's backlog includes recurring revenue-in-force and long-term deferred revenue for upfront fees paid by customers for ADT owned security systems. Revenue-in-force represents 12 months' revenue associated with monitoring and maintenance services under contract in the security business. ADT Worldwide's backlog of $6.6 billion and $5.9 billion as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, respectively, consists primarily of $4.8 billion and $4.0 billion of recurring revenue-in-force as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, respectively, and $1.1 billion of deferred revenue for both September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009. ADT Worldwide's backlog increased $673 million primarily driven by an increase in revenue-in-force of $724 million, including $540 million estimated to be contributed by the Broadview Security acquisition, and favorable changes in foreign currency of $15 million. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in bookings of $48 million in our ADT EMEA operations and a reduction in deferred revenue of $36 million. Flow Control's backlog decreased by $164 million primarily due to decreased bookings of $162 million as several large projects were completed during fiscal 2010. Fire Protection's backlog increased by $25 million primarily due to an increase of $100 million in the Asia-Pacific region and favorable changes in foreign currency of $14 million. These increases were partially offset by decreases experienced in EMEA and North America of $57 million and $18 million, respectively. Backlog within Safety Products increased $19 million primarily as a result of increased orders across various businesses.


Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

Sale of Accounts Receivable

        Certain of our international businesses utilize the sale of accounts receivable as short-term financing mechanisms. The aggregate amount outstanding under our international accounts receivable programs was not material as of September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 or September 26, 2008.

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Guarantees

        Certain of our business segments have guaranteed the performance of third-parties and provided financial guarantees for uncompleted work and financial commitments. The terms of these guarantees vary with end dates ranging from the current fiscal year through the completion of such transactions. The guarantees would typically be triggered in the event of nonperformance and performance under the guarantees, if required, would not have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        There are certain guarantees or indemnifications extended among Tyco, Covidien and Tyco Electronics in accordance with the terms of the Separation and Distribution Agreement and the Tax Sharing Agreement. The guarantees primarily relate to certain contingent tax liabilities included in the Tax Sharing Agreement. At the time of the Separation, we recorded a liability necessary to recognize the fair value of such guarantees and indemnifications. See Note 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of the Tax Sharing Agreement. In addition, prior to the Separation we provided support in the form of financial and/or performance guarantees to various Covidien and Tyco Electronics operating entities. To the extent these guarantees were not assigned in connection with the Separation, we assumed primary liability on any remaining such support. These obligations were not material to us as of September 24, 2010.

        In disposing of assets or businesses, we often provide representations, warranties and/or indemnities to cover various risks including, for example, unknown damage to the assets, environmental risks involved in the sale of real estate, liability to investigate and remediate environmental contamination at waste disposal sites and manufacturing facilities, and unidentified tax liabilities and legal fees related to periods prior to disposition. We have no reason to believe that these uncertainties would have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows. We have recorded liabilities for known indemnifications included as part of environmental liabilities. See Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of these liabilities.

        In the normal course of business, we are liable for contract completion and product performance. We record estimated product warranty costs at the time of sale. In the opinion of management, such obligations will not significantly affect our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        As of September 24, 2010, we had total outstanding letters of credit and bank guarantees of approximately $740 million.

        For a detailed discussion of guarantees and indemnifications, see Note 12 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.


Accounting Pronouncements

        See Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements and Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements.


Forward-Looking Information

        Certain statements in this report are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. All statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "project" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement contained herein, in press releases, written statements or other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), or in Tyco's communications and discussions with investors and analysts in the normal course of business through meetings, webcasts, phone calls and conference calls, regarding expectations with respect to sales, earnings, cash flows, operating and tax efficiencies, product

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expansion, backlog, the consummation and benefits of acquisitions and divestitures, as well as financings and repurchases of debt or equity securities, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies. Many of these risks, uncertainties and contingencies are beyond our control, and may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performances or achievements. Factors that might affect such forward-looking statements include, among other things:

    overall economic and business conditions;

    the demand for Tyco's goods and services;

    competitive factors in the industries in which Tyco competes;

    changes in tax requirements (including tax rate changes, new tax laws or treaties and revised tax law interpretations);

    results and consequences of Tyco's internal investigations and governmental investigations concerning the Company's governance, management, internal controls and operations including its business operations outside the United States;

    the outcome of litigation, arbitrations and governmental proceedings;

    effect of income tax audit settlement and appeals;

    our ability to repay or refinance our outstanding indebtedness as it matures;

    our ability to operate within the limitations imposed by financing arrangements and to maintain our credit ratings;

    interest rate fluctuations and other changes in borrowing costs;

    other capital market conditions, including availability of funding sources and currency exchange rate fluctuations;

    availability of and fluctuations in the prices of key raw materials, including steel and copper;

    economic and political conditions in international markets, including governmental changes and restrictions on the ability to transfer capital across borders;

    the ability to achieve cost savings in connection with the Company's strategic restructuring and Six Sigma initiatives;

    our ability to execute our portfolio refinement and acquisition strategies;

    potential further impairment of our goodwill, intangibles and/or our long-lived assets;

    the impact of fluctuations in the price of Tyco common shares;

    risks associated with the change in our Swiss incorporation, including the possibility of reduced flexibility with respect to certain aspects of capital management, increased or different regulatory burdens, and the possibility that we may not realize anticipated tax benefits;

    changes in U.S. and non-U.S. government laws and regulations; and

    the possible effects on Tyco of future legislation in the United States that may limit or eliminate potential U.S. tax benefits resulting from Tyco International's Swiss incorporation or deny U.S. government contracts to Tyco based upon its Swiss incorporation.

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Item 7A.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

        In the normal course of conducting business, we are exposed to certain risks associated with potential changes in market conditions. These risks include fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices. Accordingly, we have established a comprehensive risk management process to monitor, evaluate and manage the principal exposures to which we believe we are subject. We seek to manage these risks through the use of financial derivative instruments. Our portfolio of derivative financial instruments may, from time to time, include forward foreign currency exchange contracts, foreign currency options, interest rate swaps, commodity swaps and forward commodity contracts. Derivative financial instruments related to interest rate sensitivity of debt obligations, intercompany cross border transactions and anticipated non-functional currency cash flows are used with the goal of mitigating a significant portion of these exposures when it is cost effective to do so.

        We do not execute transactions or utilize derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes. Further, to reduce the risk that a counterparty will be unable to honor its contractual obligations to us, we only enter into contracts with counterparties having at least an A-/A3 long-term debt rating. These counterparties are generally financial institutions and there is no significant concentration of exposure with any one party.

Foreign Currency Exposures

        We hedge our exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates through the use of forward foreign currency exchange contracts. During 2010, our largest exposures to foreign exchange rates existed primarily with the Swiss franc, British pound, Euro, Australian dollar and Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar. The market risk related to the forward foreign currency exchange contracts (excluding the dividend hedge contract discussed below) is measured by estimating the potential impact of a 10% change in the value of the U.S. dollar relative to the local currency exchange rates. The rates used to perform this analysis were based on the market rates in effect on September 24, 2010. A 10% appreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to the local currency exchange rates would result in an immaterial net decrease in the fair value of the contracts. Conversely, a 10% depreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to the local currency exchange rates would result in an immaterial net increase in the fair value of the contracts. However, gains or losses on these derivative instruments are economically offset by the gains or losses on the underlying transactions.

        Effective March 17, 2009, Tyco changed its jurisdiction of incorporation from Bermuda to Switzerland. Until the last payment is made in February 2011, Tyco intends to make dividend payments in the form of a reduction of capital denominated in Swiss francs. However, the Company expects to actually pay these dividends in U.S. dollars, based on exchange rates in effect shortly before the payment date. Fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar compared to the Swiss franc between the date the dividend is declared and paid will increase or decrease the U.S. dollar amount required to be paid. The Company manages the potential variability in cash flows associated with the dividend payments by entering into derivative financial instruments used as economic hedges of the underlying risk. A 10% appreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to the Swiss franc would result in a $21 million net decrease in the fair value of the contracts. Conversely, a 10% depreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to the Swiss franc would result in a $25 million net increase in the fair value of the contracts. However, gains or losses on these derivative instruments are economically offset by the amount of the dividend we would be required to pay.

        During the third quarter of 2010, Tyco International Finance, S.A. ("TIFSA"), the Company's finance subsidiary, entered into foreign currency exchange forward contracts to hedge its Euro denominated net investment. The aggregate notional amount of these hedges was approximately $255 million as of September 24, 2010. The potential impact from a 10% appreciation of the U.S.

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dollar relative to the Euro would result in a $25 million net increase in other comprehensive income. Conversely, a 10% depreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to the Euro would result in a $30 million net decrease in other comprehensive income.

        As of September 24, 2010, and September 25, 2009 $3.0 billion of intercompany loans have been designated as permanent in nature. For the fiscal years ended September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, we recorded $24 million and nil, respectively, of cumulative translation loss through accumulated other comprehensive loss related to these loans.

Interest Rate Exposures

        Our long-term debt portfolio primarily consists of fixed-rate instruments. The Company manages its interest rate risk through the use of interest rate swap transactions with financial institutions acting as principal counterparties, which were designated as fair value hedges for accounting purposes. During the third quarter of 2009, first quarter of 2010 and third quarter of 2010, the Company entered into interest rate swap transactions with the objective of managing the exposure to interest rate risk by converting the interest rates on $1.4 billion, $500 million, and $501 million, respectively of fixed-rate debt to variable rates. In these contracts, the Company agreed with financial institutions acting as principal counterparties to exchange, at specified intervals, the difference between fixed and floating interest amounts calculated on an agreed-upon notional principal amount. In connection with the redemption of all of the 6.375% public notes due 2011 during the third quarter of 2010, the Company terminated the corresponding interest rate swaps. As of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, the total gross notional amount of the Company's interest rate swap contracts was $1.5 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively. A 100 basis point increase in interest rates relative to interest rates as of September 24, 2010 would result in a $37 million net decrease in the fair value of the contracts. Conversely, a 100 basis point decrease in interest rates relative to interest rates as of September 24, 2010 would result in a $38 million net increase in the fair value of the contracts.

Commodity Exposures

        We are exposed to volatility in the prices of raw materials used in some of our products and may, in limited circumstances, enter into hedging contracts to manage those exposures. These exposures are monitored as an integral part of our risk management program. During 2010, the Company entered into commodity swaps for copper which are not designated as hedging instruments for accounting purposes. These swaps did not have a material impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows. Additionally, a 100 basis point increase or decrease in the price of copper as of September 24, 2010 would not have a material impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Item 8.    Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

        The following consolidated financial statements and schedule specified by this Item, together with the report thereon of Deloitte & Touche LLP, are presented following Item 15 of this report:

        Financial Statements:

      Management's Responsibility for Financial Statements

      Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

      Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008

      Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009

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      Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008

      Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008

      Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

        Financial Statement Schedule:

      Schedule II—Valuation and Qualifying Accounts

        All other financial statements and schedules have been omitted since the information required to be submitted has been included in the Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes or because they are either not applicable or not required under the rules of Regulation S-X.

        Information on quarterly results of operations is set forth in Note 23 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Item 9.    Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

        None.

Item 9A.    Controls and Procedures

Conclusion Regarding the Effectiveness of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

        We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission's rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

        Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined under Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e). Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of September 24, 2010, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized and reported as and when required.

        There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended September 24, 2010 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, these internal controls.

Management's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

        Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as defined under Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f). Our internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the Company's assets, (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles,

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and that the Company's receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of the Company's management and directors and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the Company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

        Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

        Management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of September 24, 2010. In making this assessment, management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control—Integrated Framework. Management's assessment included an evaluation of the design of the Company's internal control over financial reporting and testing of the operational effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting. Management reviewed the results of its assessment with the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors. Based on our assessment and those criteria, management believes that the Company maintained effective internal controls over financial reporting as of September 24, 2010.

        Our internal control over financial reporting as of September 24, 2010, has been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, the independent registered public accounting firm that audited and reported on the Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Form 10-K, and their report is also included in this Form 10-K.

Item 9B.    Other Information

        None.

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PART III

Item 10.    Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

        Information concerning Directors and Executive Officers may be found under the proposal regarding the election of directors and under the captions "—Committees of the Board of Directors," and "—Executive Officers" in our definitive proxy statement for our 2011 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "2011 Proxy Statement"), which will be filed with the Commission within 120 days after the close of our fiscal year. Such information is incorporated herein by reference. The information in the 2011 Proxy Statement set forth under the caption "Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance" is incorporated herein by reference. Information regarding shareholder communications with our Board of Directors may be found under the caption "Governance of the Company" in our 2011 Proxy Statement and is incorporated herein by reference.

Code of Ethics

        We have adopted the Tyco Guide to Ethical Conduct, which applies to all employees, officers and directors of Tyco. Our Guide to Ethical Conduct meets the requirements of a "code of ethics" as defined by Item 406 of Regulation S-K and applies to our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer, as well as all other employees. Our Guide to Ethical Conduct also meets the requirements of a code of business conduct and ethics under the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. Our Guide to Ethical Conduct is posted on our website at www.tyco.com under the heading "Corporate Citizenship—Governance." We will also provide a copy of our Guide to Ethical Conduct to shareholders upon request. We disclose any amendments to our Guide to Ethical Conduct, as well as any waivers for executive officers or directors, on our website.

Item 11.    Executive Compensation

        Information concerning executive compensation may be found under the captions "Executive Officer Compensation," "Compensation of Non-Employee Directors," and "Governance of the Company" of our 2011 Proxy Statement. Such information is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 12.    Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

        The information in our 2011 Proxy Statement set forth under the captions "Executive Officer Compensation" and "Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management" is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 13.    Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

        The information in our 2011 Proxy Statement set forth under the captions "Governance of the Company" and "Committees of the Board" is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 14.    Principal Accountant Fees and Services

        The information in our 2011 Proxy Statement set forth under the proposal related to the election of auditors is incorporated herein by reference.

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Item 15.    Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

(a)
(1) and (2) Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—See Item 8.

(3)
Exhibit Index:

Exhibit
Number
 
  2.1   Separation and Distribution Agreement by and among Tyco International Ltd., Covidien Ltd., and Tyco Electronics Ltd., dated June 29, 2007 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2007).
  2.2   Investment Agreement, dated as of November 9, 2010, among Tyco International Ltd., Tyco International Holding S.à.r.l., Atkore International Group Inc. and CD&R Allied Holdings, L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to Tyco International Ltd's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on November 10, 2010).
  3.1   Memorandum of Association of Tyco International Ltd. (Tyco International AG) (Tyco International SA), amended to reflect change in par value of registered shares (Filed herewith).
  3.2   Organizational Regulations (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 17, 2009).
  4.1   Form of Indenture, dated as of June 9, 1998, among Tyco International Group S.A., Tyco and Wilmington Trust Company as successor to The Bank of New York, as trustee (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Post-effective Amendment No.1 to Tyco's and Tyco International Group S.A.'s Co-Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-50855) filed on June 9, 1998).
  4.2   Supplemental Indenture No. 16, dated as of February 21, 2001 among Tyco International Group S.A., Tyco International Ltd. and the Bank of New York, as Trustee relating to the co-obligor's 6.750% Notes due 2011 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to Tyco International Group S.A.'s Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Form S-3 (333-44100) filed on February 28, 2001).
  4.3   Indenture dated as of November 12, 2003, among Tyco International Group S.A., Tyco International Ltd. and The Bank of New York, as Trustee (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended December 31, 2003 filed on February 17, 2004).
  4.4   First Supplemental Indenture dated as of November 12, 2003, among Tyco International Group S.A., Tyco International Ltd. and The Bank of New York, as trustee relating to the co-obligor's 6.0% Notes due 2013 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended December 31, 2003 filed on February 17, 2004).
  4.5   Supplemental Indenture 2008-2 by and among Tyco International Ltd., Tyco International Finance S.A. and Wilmington Trust Company, as trustee, dated as of May 15, 2008 relating to the co-obligor's 6.875% Notes due 2021 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 5, 2008).
  4.6   Supplemental Indenture 2008-3 by and among Tyco International Ltd., Tyco International Finance S.A. and Wilmington Trust Company, as trustee, dated as of May 15, 2008 relating to the co-obligor's 7.0% Notes due 2019 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.4 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 5, 2008).

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Exhibit
Number
 
  4.7   Indenture, dated as of January 9, 2009, by and among Tyco International Finance S.A., as issuer, Tyco International Ltd., as guarantor, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 9, 2009).
  4.8   Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 9, 2009, by and among Tyco International Finance S.A., as issuer, Tyco International Ltd., as guarantor, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee relating to the issuer's 8.5% notes due 2019 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 9, 2009).
  4.9   Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 5, 2009, by and among Tyco International Finance S.A., as issuer, Tyco International Ltd., as guarantor, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee relating to the issuer's 4.125% notes due 2014 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 5, 2009).
  4.10   Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of May 5, 2010, by and among Tyco International Finance S.A., as issuer, Tyco International Ltd., as guarantor, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee relating to the issuer's 3.375% notes due 2015 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 5, 2010).
  10.1   The Tyco International Ltd. Long Term Incentive Plan (formerly known as the ADT 1993 Long-Term Incentive Plan) (as amended May 12, 1999) (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Form S-8 (No. 333-80391) filed on June 10, 1999).(1)
  10.2   Tyco International (US) Inc. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, amended and restated as of October 1, 2000, dated December 30, 2000 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2004 filed on December 14, 2004).(1)
  10.3   Second Amendment to Tyco International (US) Inc. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, dated February 14, 2002 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2004 filed on December 14, 2004).(1)
  10.4   Third Amendment to Tyco International (US) Inc. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, dated July 30, 2002 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2004 filed on December 14, 2004).(1)
  10.5   Amendments to the Tyco International Ltd. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, dated December 24, 2003 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2004 filed on December 14, 2004).(1)
  10.6   December 2003 Amendment to Tyco International (US) Inc. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, dated December 24, 2003 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2004 filed on December 14, 2004).(1)
  10.7   Amendment No. 2004-1 to the Tyco International (US) Inc. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, dated April 30, 2004 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.8 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2004 filed on December 14, 2004).(1)

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Number
 
  10.8   The Tyco International Ltd. Long Term Incentive Plan II (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Registration Statement on Form S-8 (No. 333-75037) filed March 25, 1999).(1)
  10.9   Change in Control Severance Plan for Certain U.S. Officers and Executives dated January 1, 2005, as amended (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 27, 2009 filed on April 30, 2009).(1)
  10.10   Edward D. Breen Employment Contract dated July 25, 2002, as amended (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed December 19, 2008).(1)
  10.11   Employment Offer Letter dated February 14, 2005 between Tyco International Ltd. and Christopher J. Coughlin (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 15, 2005).(1)
  10.12   Tyco Supplemental Savings and Retirement Plan, amended and restated effective January 1, 2005 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.27 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2005 filed on December 9, 2005).(1)
  10.13   Tyco International Ltd. 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan amended and restated effective January 1, 2009 (Incorporated by reference to Appendix A to Tyco International Ltd.'s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on March 12, 2009 filed on January 16, 2009).(1)
  10.14   Form of terms and conditions for Option Awards, Restricted Stock Awards, Restricted Unit Awards, Performance Share Awards under the 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.18 to Tyco International Ltd's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 26, 2008).(1)
  10.15   Form of revised terms and conditions for Option Awards, Restricted Unit Awards, Performance Share Awards under the 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan (filed herewith).(1)
  10.16   Form of terms and conditions for Restricted Stock Awards for Directors under the 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.17 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 25, 2009).(1)
  10.17   Terms and conditions for Option Awards and Performance Share Awards granted to Christopher Coughlin under the 2004 Stock and Incentive Plan (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 5, 2009).(1)
  10.18   Tyco International (US) Inc. Severance Plan for U.S. Officers and Executives Plan, as amended (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 27, 2009 filed on April 30, 2009).(1)
  10.19   Founders' Grant Option Award (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2007).(1)
  10.20   Founders' Grant Restricted Unit Award (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2007).(1)
  10.21   Credit Agreement, dated as of April 25, 2007, among Tyco International Finance S.A., Tyco International Ltd., the Lenders party thereto, and Citibank, N.A. as Administrative Agent (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 27, 2007).

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Number
 
  10.22   Amendment No. 2 to 364-Day Senior Bridge Loan Agreement, dated as of November 27, 2007, and Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement dated as of April 25, 2007, among Tyco International Ltd., a Bermuda company, Tyco International Finance S.A., a Luxembourg company, the Lenders party thereto and Citibank, N.A., as Administrative Agent (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.27 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2007 filed on November 27, 2007).
  10.23   Three-Year Senior Unsecured Credit Agreement, dated June 24, 2008 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 26, 2008).
  10.24   Amendment No. 2, dated June 24, 2008, to Five-Year Senior Credit Agreement, dated April 25, 2007 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 26, 2008).
  10.25   Tax Sharing Agreement by and among Tyco International Ltd., Covidien Ltd., and Tyco Electronics Ltd., dated June 29, 2007 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2007).
  10.26   Guarantor Assumption Agreement by and among Tyco International Ltd. and Tyco Electronics Ltd., dated as of June 29, 2007 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2007).
  10.27   Guarantor Assumption Agreement by and among Tyco International Ltd. and Tyco Electronics Ltd., dated as of June 29, 2007 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2007).
  10.28   Guarantor Assumption Agreement by and among Tyco International Ltd. and Covidien Ltd., dated as of June 29, 2007 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2007).
  10.29   Guarantor Assumption Agreement by and among Tyco International Ltd. and Covidien Ltd., dated as of June 29, 2007 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to Tyco International Ltd.'s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2007).
  21.1   Subsidiaries of Tyco International Ltd. (Filed herewith).
  23.1   Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP (Filed herewith).
  24.1   Power of Attorney with respect to Tyco International Ltd. signatories (filed herewith).
  31.1   Certification by the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Filed herewith).
  31.2   Certification by the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Filed herewith).
  32.1   Certification by the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Filed herewith).
  101   Financial statements from the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Tyco International Ltd. for the fiscal year ended September 24, 2010 formatted in XBRL: (i) the Consolidated Statements of Operations, (ii) the Consolidated Balance Sheets, (iii) the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, (iv) the Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity, and (v) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

(1)
Management contract or compensatory plan.
(b)
See Item 15(a)(3) above.

(c)
See Item 15(a)(2) above.

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SIGNATURES

        Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

    TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.

 

 

By:

 

/s/ CHRISTOPHER J. COUGHLIN

        Christopher J. Coughlin
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)

Date: November 12, 2010

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant on November 12, 2010 in the capacities indicated below.

Name
 
Title

 

 

 

/s/ EDWARD D. BREEN


Edward D. Breen
 

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director (Principal Executive Officer)

/s/ CHRISTOPHER J. COUGHLIN


Christopher J. Coughlin
 

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer)

/s/ CAROL ANTHONY DAVIDSON


Carol Anthony Davidson
 

Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer (Principal Accounting Officer)

*


Timothy M. Donahue
 

Director

*


Brian Duperreault
 

Director

*


Bruce S. Gordon
 

Director

*


Rajiv L. Gupta
 

Director

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Name
 
Title

 

 

 

*


John A. Krol
 

Director

*


Dr. Brendan R. O'Neill
 

Director

*


William S. Stavropoulos
 

Director

*


Sandra S. Wijnberg
 

Director

*


Michael E. Daniels
 

Director

*


R. David Yost
 

Director


*
Judith A. Reinsdorf, by signing her name hereto, does sign this document on behalf of the above noted individuals, pursuant to powers of attorney duly executed by such individuals, which have been filed as Exhibit 24.1 to this Report.

    By:   /s/ JUDITH A. REINSDORF

Judith A. Reinsdorf
Attorney-in-fact

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Index to Consolidated Financial Statements

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MANAGEMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Discussion of Management's Responsibility

        We are responsible for the preparation, integrity and fair presentation of the Consolidated Financial Statements and related information appearing in this report. We take these responsibilities very seriously and are committed to being recognized as a leader in governance, controls, clarity and transparency of financial statements. We are committed to making honesty, integrity and transparency the hallmarks of how we run Tyco. We believe that to succeed in today's environment requires more than just compliance with laws and regulations—it requires a culture based upon the highest levels of integrity and ethical values. Expected behavior starts with our Board of Directors and our senior team leading by example and includes every one of Tyco's global employees, as well as our customers, suppliers and business partners. One of our most crucial objectives is continuing to maintain and build on the public, employee and shareholder confidence that has been restored in Tyco. We believe this is being accomplished; first, by issuing financial information and related disclosures that are accurate, complete and transparent so investors are well informed; second, by supporting a leadership culture based on an ethic of uncompromising integrity and accountability; and third, by recruiting, training and retaining high-performance individuals who have the highest ethical standards. We take full responsibility for meeting this objective. We maintain appropriate accounting standards and disclosure controls and devote our full commitment and the necessary resources to these items.

Dedication to Governance, Controls and Financial Reporting

        Throughout 2010, we continued to maintain and enhance internal controls over financial reporting, disclosures and corporate governance practices. We believe that a strong control environment is a dynamic process. Therefore, we intend to continue to devote the necessary resources to maintain and improve our internal controls and corporate governance.

        Our Audit Committee meets regularly and separately with management, Deloitte & Touche LLP, our independent auditors, and our internal auditors to discuss financial reports, controls and auditing.

        We, our Board and our Audit Committee are all committed to excellence in governance, financial reporting and controls.

/s/ EDWARD D. BREEN

Edward D. Breen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  /s/ CHRISTOPHER J. COUGHLIN

Christopher J. Coughlin
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of
Tyco International Ltd.:

        We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Tyco International Ltd. and subsidiaries (the "Company") as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders' equity, and cash flows for each of the three fiscal years in the period ended September 24, 2010. Our audits also included the financial statement schedule listed in the Index at Item 15. These financial statements and financial statement schedule are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial statements and financial statement schedule based on our audits.

        We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

        In our opinion, such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Tyco International Ltd. and subsidiaries as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three fiscal years in the period ended September 24, 2010, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Also, in our opinion, such financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein.

        As discussed in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company adopted the new accounting guidance related to the measurement date of defined benefit pension and other postretirement plans effective September 27, 2008.

        We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the Company's internal control over financial reporting as of September 24, 2010, based on the criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated November 11, 2010 expressed an unqualified opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting.

  

/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

New York, New York
November 11, 2010

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of
Tyco International Ltd.:

        We have audited the internal control over financial reporting of Tyco International Ltd. and subsidiaries (the "Company") as of September 24, 2010, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. The Company's management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying Management's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

        We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

        A company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the company's principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and effected by the company's board of directors, management, and other personnel to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

        Because of the inherent limitations of internal control over financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Also, projections of any evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal control over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

        In our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of September 24, 2010, based on the criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

        We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule as of and for the fiscal year ended September 24, 2010 of the Company and our report dated November 11, 2010 expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements and financial statement schedule.

/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

New York, New York
November 11, 2010

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TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Years Ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008
(in millions, except per share data)

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Revenue from product sales

  $ 9,990   $ 10,134   $ 12,602  

Service revenue

    7,026     6,748     7,131  
               
 

Net revenue

    17,016     16,882     19,733  

Cost of product sales

    7,164     7,314     8,858  

Cost of services

    3,572     3,556     3,922  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    4,586     4,599     4,824  

Goodwill and intangible asset impairments (see Note 9)

        2,705     10  

Restructuring, asset impairment and divestiture charges, net (see Notes 2 and 3)

    96     214     223  
               
 

Operating income (loss)

    1,598     (1,506 )   1,896  

Interest income

    31     44     112  

Interest expense

    (284 )   (301 )   (396 )

Other expense, net

    (75 )   (7 )   (223 )
               
 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

    1,270     (1,770 )   1,389  

Income tax expense

    (138 )   (71 )   (326 )
               
 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

    1,132     (1,841 )   1,063  

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

    7     47     491  
               
 

Net income (loss)

    1,139     (1,794 )   1,554  

Less: noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries net income

    7     4     1  
               
 

Net income (loss) attributable to Tyco common shareholders

  $ 1,132   $ (1,798 ) $ 1,553  
               

Amounts attributable to Tyco common shareholders:

                   
 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

  $ 1,125   $ (1,845 ) $ 1,062  
 

Income from discontinued operations

    7     47     491  
               
 

Net income (loss) attributable to Tyco common shareholders

  $ 1,132   $ (1,798 ) $ 1,553  
               

Basic earnings per share attributable to Tyco common shareholders:

                   
 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

  $ 2.32   $ (3.90 ) $ 2.19  
 

Income from discontinued operations

    0.01     0.10     1.02  
               
 

Net income (loss) attributable to Tyco common shareholders

  $ 2.33   $ (3.80 ) $ 3.21  
               

Diluted earnings per share attributable to Tyco common shareholders:

                   
 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

  $ 2.31   $ (3.90 ) $ 2.18  
 

Income from discontinued operations

    0.01     0.10     1.01  
               
 

Net income (loss) attributable to Tyco common shareholders

  $ 2.32   $ (3.80 ) $ 3.19  
               

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

                   
 

Basic

    485     473     484  
 

Diluted

    488     473     488  

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
As of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009
(in millions, except per share data)

 
  2010   2009  

Assets

             

Current Assets:

             
 

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 1,775   $ 2,354  
 

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $161 and $167, respectively

    2,493     2,544  
 

Inventories

    1,443     1,370  
 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    936     963  
 

Deferred income taxes

    382     405  
 

Assets held for sale

    324     404  
           
   

Total current assets

    7,353     8,040  

Property, plant and equipment, net

    4,156     3,437  

Goodwill

    9,577     8,791  

Intangible assets, net

    3,446     2,643  

Other assets

    2,596     2,642  
           
   

Total Assets

  $ 27,128   $ 25,553  
           

Liabilities and Equity

             

Current Liabilities:

             
 

Loans payable and current maturities of long-term debt

  $ 536   $ 245  
 

Accounts payable

    1,340     1,198  
 

Accrued and other current liabilities

    2,671     2,438  
 

Deferred revenue

    618     588  
 

Liabilities held for sale

    103     277  
           
   

Total current liabilities

    5,268     4,746  

Long-term debt

    3,652     4,029  

Deferred revenue

    1,106     1,133  

Other liabilities

    3,001     2,691  
           
   

Total Liabilities

    13,027     12,599  
           

Commitments and Contingencies (see Note 14)

             

Tyco Shareholders' Equity:

             
 

Common shares, CHF 6.70 par value, 814,801,671 shares authorized, 514,502,770 shares issued as of September 24, 2010; CHF 7.60 par value, 814,801,671 shares authorized, 479,346,720 shares issued as of September 25, 2009. 

    2,948     3,122  
 

Common shares held in treasury, 26,097,158 and 5,182,984 shares, as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, respectively

    (976 )   (214 )
 

Contributed surplus

    12,121     10,940  
 

Accumulated earnings (deficit)

    312     (820 )
 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (321 )   (87 )
           
   

Total Tyco Shareholders' Equity

    14,084     12,941  

Noncontrolling interest

    17     13  
           
   

Total Equity

    14,101     12,954  
           
   

Total Liabilities and Equity

  $ 27,128   $ 25,553  
           

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

For the Year Ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008
(in millions)

 
  Number of
Common
Shares
  Common
Shares at
Par Value
(see Note 16)
  Common
Shares
$0.80
Par Value
  Treasury
Shares
  Share
Premium
  Contributed
Surplus
  Accumulated
Earnings
(Deficit)
  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
  Total Tyco
Shareholders'
Equity
  Non-
controlling
Interest
  Total
Equity
 

Balance as of September 28, 2007

    496   $   $ 397   $   $ 9,189   $ 5,439   $ 34   $ 565   $ 15,624   $ 66   $ 15,690  

Comprehensive income:

                                                                   
 

Net income

                                        1,553           1,553     1     1,554  
 

Currency translation

                                              (307 )   (307 )         (307 )
 

Divestiture of subsidiary shares from noncontrolling interests, net

                                                          (52 )   (52 )
 

Unrealized loss on marketable securities and derivative instruments, net of income taxes

                                              (5 )   (5 )         (5 )
 

Retirement plans, net of income taxes

                                              (21 )   (21 )         (21 )
                                                               
 

Total comprehensive income

                                                    1,220     (51 )   1,169  

Dividends declared

                                        (313 )         (313 )         (313 )

Share option exercised, including tax benefit of $2

    2           2           47     2                 51           51  

Repurchase of common shares by subsidiary

    (20 )         (17 )               (837 )               (854 )         (854 )

Repurchase of common shares held in treasury

    (5 )               (192 )                           (192 )         (192 )

Compensation expense

                                  97                 97           97  

Exchange of convertible debt

                                  10                 10           10  

Cumulative effect of adopting a new accounting principle (see Note 6)

                                        (79 )         (79 )         (79 )

Other (see Note 2)

                                        (70 )         (70 )   (1 )   (71 )
                                               

Balance as of September 26, 2008

    473   $   $ 382   $ (192 ) $ 9,236   $ 4,711   $ 1,125   $ 232   $ 15,494   $ 14   $ 15,508  

Comprehensive income:

                                                                   
 

Net loss

                                        (1,798 )         (1,798 )   4     (1,794 )
 

Currency translation

                                              (203 )   (203 )         (203 )
 

Unrealized gain on marketable securities and derivative instruments, net of income taxes of $5 million

                                              9     9           9  
 

Retirement plans, net of income tax benefit of $107 million (see Note 18)

                                              (220 )   (220 )         (220 )
                                                               
 

Total comprehensive loss

                                                    (2,212 )   4     (2,208 )

Change of Domicile (see Note 16)

                                                                   
 

Reclassification of shares owned by subsidiaries and cancellation of common shares held in treasury

          1           (54 )         53                            
 

Reverse share split and issuance of fully paid up shares

          3,498     (382 )         (3,116 )                                
 

Reallocation of share premium to contributed surplus

                            (6,120 )   6,120                            

Dividends declared (see Note 16)

          (377 )                           (95 )         (472 )         (472 )

Shares issued from treasury for vesting of share based equity awards and other related tax effects

    1                 32           (38 )               (6 )         (6 )

Repurchase of common shares by subsidiary

                                  (3 )               (3 )         (3 )

Compensation expense

                                  103                 103           103  

Cumulative effect of adopting a new accounting principle, net of income tax benefit of $2 million and income taxes $28 million, respectively, (See Note 15)

                                        (5 )   61     56           56  

Other

                                  (6 )   (47 )   34     (19 )   (5 )   (24 )
                                               

Balance as of September 25, 2009

    474   $ 3,122   $   $ (214 ) $   $ 10,940   $ (820 ) $ (87 ) $ 12,941   $ 13   $ 12,954  
                                               

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (Continued)

For the Year Ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008
(in millions)

 
  Number of
Common
Shares
  Common
Shares at
Par Value
(see Note 16)
  Treasury
Shares
  Contributed
Surplus
  Accumulated
Earnings
(Deficit)
  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
  Total Tyco
Shareholders'
Equity
  Non-
controlling
Interest
  Total
Equity
 

Balance as of September 25, 2009

    474   $ 3,122   $ (214 ) $ 10,940   $ (820 ) $ (87 ) $ 12,941   $ 13   $ 12,954  

Comprehensive income:

                                                       
 

Net income

                            1,132           1,132     7     1,139  
 

Currency translation, net of taxes of $7 million

                                  (201 )   (201 )         (201 )
 

Retirement plans, net of taxes of $14 million

                                  (33 )   (33 )         (33 )
                                                   
 

Total comprehensive income

                                        898     7     905  

Dividends declared (see Note 16)

          (415 )                           (415 )         (415 )

Acquisition of Brinks Home Security Inc. (see Note 4)

                                                       
 

Issuance of shares

    35     241     2     1,119                 1,362           1,362  
 

Replacement of share based equity awards issued

                      27                 27           27  

Shares issued from treasury for vesting of share based equity awards

    3           136     (87 )               49           49  

Repurchase of common shares by treasury

    (24 )         (900 )                     (900 )         (900 )

Compensation expense

                      122                 122           122  

Other

                                              (3 )   (3 )
                                       

Balance as of September 24, 2010

    488   $ 2,948   $ (976 ) $ 12,121   $ 312   $ (321 ) $ 14,084   $ 17   $ 14,101  
                                       

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Years Ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008
($ in millions)

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

                   

Net income (loss) attributable to Tyco common shareholders

  $ 1,132   ($ 1,798 ) $ 1,553  
 

Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries net income

    7     4     1  
 

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

    (7 )   (47 )   (491 )
               

Income (loss) from continuing operations

    1,132     (1,841 )   1,063  

Adjustments to reconcile net cash provided by operating activities:

                   
 

Goodwill and intangible asset impairments

        2,705     10  
 

Depreciation and amortization

    1,203     1,126     1,148  
 

Non-cash compensation expense

    120     103     99  
 

Deferred income taxes

    (129 )   (90 )   (99 )
 

Provision for losses on accounts receivable and inventory

    127     156     133  
 

Loss (gain) on the retirement of debt

    87     (2 )   258  
 

Non-cash restructuring and asset impairment charges, net

    (1 )   23     34  
 

(Gains) losses on divestitures

    (41 )   13      
 

(Gains) losses on investments, net

    (11 )   (11 )   14  
 

Debt and refinancing cost amortization

    21     25     59  
 

Other non-cash items

    16     52     29  
 

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the effects of acquisitions and divestitures:

                   
   

Accounts receivable, net

    (22 )   191     (186 )
   

Contracts in progress

    (32 )   106     (26 )
   

Inventories

    (108 )   346     (140 )
   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    88     2     9  
   

Accounts payable

    119     (337 )   (6 )
   

Accrued and other liabilities

    58     (46 )   (155 )
   

Income taxes, net

    12     (138 )   (83 )
   

Class action settlement liability

            (3,020 )
   

Other

    (9 )   4     (53 )
               
     

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

    2,630     2,387     (912 )
               
     

Net cash provided by discontinued operating activities

    27     34     22  

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

                   

Capital expenditures

    (718 )   (702 )   (722 )

Proceeds from disposal of assets

    29     12     25  

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

    (600 )   (48 )   (347 )

Accounts purchased by ADT

    (559 )   (543 )   (376 )

Divestiture of businesses, net of cash retained

    21     2     1  

Class action settlement escrow

            2,960  

Decrease in investments

    59     17     32  

Decrease (increase) in restricted cash

    7     1     (17 )

Other

    (14 )   (1 )   (1 )
               
     

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

    (1,775 )   (1,262 )   1,555  
               
     

Net cash (used in) provided by discontinued investing activities

    (12 )   59     902  
               

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

                   

Proceeds from issuance of short-term debt

        26     16  

Repayment of short-term debt

    (243 )   (552 )   (377 )

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

    1,001     3,424     3,864  

Repayment of long-term debt

    (962 )   (2,890 )   (4,050 )

Proceeds from exercise of share options

    49     1     49  

Dividends paid

    (416 )   (388 )   (292 )

Repurchase of common shares by subsidiary

        (3 )   (854 )

Repurchase of common shares by treasury

    (900 )       (192 )

Transfer from discontinued operations

    15     93     928  

Other

    15     9     (72 )
               
     

Net cash used in financing activities

    (1,441 )   (280 )   (980 )
               
     

Net cash used in discontinued financing activities

    (15 )   (93 )   (924 )
               

Effect of currency translation on cash

    7     (10 )   (38 )
               

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

    (579 )   835     (375 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    2,354     1,519     1,894  
               

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

  $ 1,775   $ 2,354   $ 1,519  
               

Supplementary Cash Flow Information:

                   

Interest paid

  $ 267   $ 294   $ 313  

Income taxes paid, net of refunds

  $ 255   $ 281   $ 489  

Supplementary Non-Cash Investing Information:

                   

Issuance of shares in connection with the acquisition Brinks Home Security, Inc. 

  $ 1,362   $   $  

Supplementary Non-Cash Financing Information:

                   

Conversion of debt to common shares

  $   $   $ 10  

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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        Basis of Presentation—The Consolidated Financial Statements include the consolidated accounts of Tyco International Ltd., a corporation organized under the laws of Switzerland, and its subsidiaries (Tyco and all its subsidiaries, hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Company" or "Tyco"). The financial statements have been prepared in United States dollars ("USD") and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). Certain information described under article 663-663h of the Swiss Code of Obligations has been presented in the Company's Swiss statutory financial statements for the period ended September 24, 2010. Unless otherwise indicated, references in the Consolidated Financial Statements to 2010, 2009 and 2008 are to Tyco's fiscal year ended September 24, 2010, September 25, 2009 and September 26, 2008, respectively.

        Effective June 29, 2007, Tyco completed the spin-offs of Covidien and Tyco Electronics, formerly the Healthcare and Electronics businesses, respectively, into separate, publicly traded companies (the "Separation") in the form of a distribution to Tyco shareholders. During 2008, the Company incurred pre-tax costs related to the Separation of $275 million. Of this amount, $4 million is included in selling, general and administrative expenses for 2008. Additionally, $258 million in 2008 is related to loss on early extinguishment of debt and is included in other expense, net. Separation costs included in interest expense, net during 2008 were $47 million related to the write-off of unamortized credit facility fees. Also during 2010, 2009 and 2008, $8 million of income, $14 million of expense and $34 million of income, respectively, relating to the Tax Sharing Agreement is included in other expense, net.

        Revenue related to the sale of electronic tags and labels utilized in retailer anti-theft systems is classified as revenue from product sales. In reporting periods prior to the first quarter of fiscal 2010, revenue related to the sale of electronic tags and labels utilized in retailer anti-theft systems was misclassified as service revenue. Such item had no effect on net revenue, operating income (loss), net income (loss) and cash flows. No changes have been made to previously filed financial statements or in the comparative amounts presented herein, as the effect in prior periods is not material. Revenue related to the sale of such electronic tags and labels reflected as service revenue was $286 million and $364 million in 2009 and 2008, respectively, and related cost of services was $176 million and $221 million in 2009 and 2008, respectively.

        The Company has a 52 or 53-week fiscal year that ends on the last Friday in September. Fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008 were all 52-week years. Fiscal 2011 will be a 53-week year which will end on September 30, 2011.

        Principles of Consolidation—Tyco is a holding company which conducts its business through its operating subsidiaries. The Company consolidates companies in which it owns or controls more than fifty percent of the voting shares or has the ability to control through similar rights. Also, the Company consolidates variable interest entities in which the Company bears a majority of the risk of the entities' expected losses or stands to gain from a majority of the entities' expected returns. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated. The results of companies acquired or disposed of during the year are included in the Consolidated Financial Statements from the effective date of acquisition or up to the date of disposal. References to the segment data are to the Company's continuing operations.

        Use of Estimates—The preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities and reported amounts of revenues and expenses. Significant estimates in these Consolidated Financial Statements include restructuring charges, allowances for doubtful accounts receivable, estimates of future cash flows associated with

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asset impairments, useful lives for depreciation and amortization, loss contingencies (including legal, environmental and asbestos reserves), net realizable value of inventories, fair values of financial instruments, estimated contract revenue and related costs, income taxes and tax valuation allowances, and pension and postretirement employee benefit expenses. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates.

        Revenue Recognition—The Company recognizes revenue principally on four types of transactions—sales of products, sales of security systems, billings for monitoring and maintenance services and contract sales.

        Revenue from the sales of products is recognized at the time title and risks and rewards of ownership pass. This is generally when the products reach the free-on-board shipping point, the sales price is fixed and determinable and collection is reasonably assured.

        Provisions for certain rebates, sales incentives, trade promotions, product returns and discounts to customers are accounted for as reductions in determining sales in the same period the related sales are recorded. These provisions are based on terms of arrangements with direct, indirect and other market participants. Rebates are estimated based on sales terms, historical experience and trend analysis.

        Sales of security monitoring systems may have multiple elements, including equipment, installation, monitoring services and maintenance agreements. The Company assesses its revenue arrangements to determine the appropriate units of accounting. When ownership of the system is transferred to the customer, each deliverable provided under the arrangement is considered a separate unit of accounting. Revenues associated with sale of equipment and related installations are recognized once delivery, installation and customer acceptance is completed, while the revenue for monitoring and maintenance services are recognized as services are rendered. Amounts assigned to each unit of accounting are based on an allocation of total arrangement consideration using each deliverable's relative fair value. Revenue recognized for equipment and installation is limited to the lesser of their allocated amounts under the relative fair value method or the non-contingent up-front consideration received at the time of installation, since collection of future amounts under the arrangement with the customer is contingent upon the delivery of monitoring and maintenance services.

        For transactions in which the Company retains ownership of the subscriber system asset, fees for monitoring and maintenance services are recognized on a straight-line basis over the contract term. Non-refundable fees received in connection with the initiation of a monitoring contract, along with associated direct and incremental selling costs, are deferred and amortized over the estimated life of the customer relationship.

        While the Company does not expect situations where fair value cannot be objectively determined for sales of security systems and services, if such cases were to arise, the Company's policy is to recognize revenue for all elements over the contract life.

        Revenue from the sale of services is recognized as services are rendered. Customer billings for services not yet rendered are deferred and recognized as revenue as the services are rendered and the associated deferred revenue is included in current liabilities or long-term liabilities, as appropriate.

        Contract sales for the installation of fire protection systems, large security intruder systems and other construction-related projects are recorded primarily under the percentage-of-completion method. Profits recognized on contracts in process are based upon estimated contract revenue and related total cost of the project at completion. The extent of progress toward completion is generally measured

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based on the ratio of actual cost incurred to total estimated cost at completion. Revisions to cost estimates as contracts progress have the effect of increasing or decreasing profits each period. Provisions for anticipated losses are made in the period in which they become determinable. Estimated warranty costs are included in total estimated contract costs and are accrued over the construction period of the respective contracts under percentage-of-completion accounting.

        At September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009, accounts receivable and other long-term receivables included retainage provisions of $62 million and $66 million, respectively, of which $45 million and $46 million are unbilled, respectively. These retainage provisions consist primarily of fire protection contracts and become due upon contract completion and acceptance. As of September 24, 2010 the retainage provision included $50 million that is expected to be collected during fiscal 2011.

        Research and Development—Research and development expenditures are expensed when incurred and are included in cost of product sales, which amounted to $131 million, $116 million and $125 million for 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively. Research and development expenses include salaries, direct costs incurred and building and overhead expenses.

        Advertising—Advertising costs are expensed when incurred and are included in selling, general and administrative expenses, which amounted to $164 million, $131 million and $142 million for 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

        Translation of Foreign Currency—For the Company's non-U.S. subsidiaries that account in a functional currency other than U.S. dollars, assets and liabilities are translated into U.S. dollars using year-end exchange rates. Revenue and expenses are translated at the average exchange rates in effect during the year. Foreign currency translation gains and losses are included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss in shareholders' equity.

        Gains and losses resulting from foreign currency transactions, including the impact of foreign currency derivatives related to operating activities and dividends declared in Swiss francs, are reflected in selling, general and administrative expenses and other expense, net, respectively.

        Cash and Cash Equivalents—All highly liquid investments with maturities of three months or less from the time of purchase are considered to be cash equivalents.

        Allowance for Doubtful Accounts—The allowance for doubtful accounts receivable reflects the best estimate of probable losses inherent in Tyco's receivable portfolio determined on the basis of historical experience, specific allowances for known troubled accounts and other currently available evidence.

        Inventories—Inventories are recorded at the lower of cost (primarily first-in, first-out) or market value.

        Property, Plant and Equipment, Net—Property, Plant and Equipment, net is recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation expense for 2010, 2009 and 2008 was $654 million, $610 million and $620 million, respectively. Maintenance and repair expenditures are charged to expense when

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incurred. Except for pooled subscriber systems, depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets as follows:

Buildings and related improvements

  5 to 50 years

Leasehold improvements

  Lesser of remaining term of the lease or economic useful life

Subscriber systems

  Accelerated method up to 15 years

Other machinery, equipment and furniture and fixtures

  2 to 20 years

        See below for discussion of depreciation method and estimated useful lives related to subscriber systems.

        Subscriber System Assets and Related Deferred Revenue Accounts—The Company considers assets related to the acquisition of new customers in its electronic security business in three asset categories: internally generated residential subscriber systems, internally generated commercial subscriber systems (collectively referred to as subscriber system assets) and customer accounts acquired through the ADT dealer program (referred to as dealer intangibles). Subscriber system assets include installed property, plant and equipment for which Tyco retains ownership and deferred costs directly related to the customer acquisition and system installation. Subscriber system assets represent capitalized equipment (e.g. security control panels, touchpad, motion detectors, window sensors and other equipment) and installation costs associated with electronic security monitoring arrangements under which the Company retains ownership of the security system assets in a customer's residence or place of business. Installation costs represent costs incurred to prepare the asset for its intended use. The Company pays property taxes on the subscriber system assets and upon customer termination, may retrieve such assets. These assets embody a probable future economic benefit as they generate future monitoring revenue for the Company.

        Costs related to the subscriber system equipment and installation are categorized as property, plant and equipment rather than deferred costs. Deferred costs associated with subscriber system assets represent direct and incremental selling expenses (i.e. commissions) related to acquiring the customer. Commissions related to up-front consideration paid by customers in connection with the establishment of the monitoring arrangement are determined based on a percentage of the up-front fees and do not exceed deferred revenue. Such deferred costs are recorded as non-current assets and are included in other assets within the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

        Subscriber system assets and any deferred revenue resulting from the customer acquisition are accounted for over the expected life of the subscriber. In certain geographical areas where the Company has a large number of customers that behave in a similar manner over time, the Company accounts for subscriber system assets and related deferred revenue using pools, with separate pools for the components of subscriber system assets and any related deferred revenue based on the same month and year of acquisition. The Company depreciates its pooled subscriber system assets (primarily in North America) and related deferred revenue using an accelerated method with lives up to 15 years. The accelerated method utilizes declining balance rates based on geographical area ranging from 160% to 195% for residential subscriber pools and 145% to 265% for commercial subscriber pools and converts to a straight-line methodology when the resulting depreciation charge is greater than that from the accelerated method. The Company uses a straight-line method with a 14-year life for non-pooled

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subscriber system assets (primarily in Europe and Asia) and related deferred revenue, with remaining balances written off upon customer termination.

        Long-Lived Asset Impairments—Tyco reviews long-lived assets, including property, plant and equipment and amortizable intangible assets, for impairment whenever events or changes in business circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be fully recoverable. Tyco performs undiscounted operating cash flow analyses to determine if impairment exists. For purposes of recognition and measurement of an impairment for assets held for use, Tyco groups assets and liabilities at the lowest level for which cash flows are separately identified. If an impairment is determined to exist, any related impairment loss is calculated based on fair value. Impairment losses on assets to be disposed of, if any, are based on the estimated proceeds to be received, less costs of disposal.

        Goodwill and Indefinite-Lived Intangible Asset Impairments—Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets are assessed for impairment annually and more frequently if triggering events occur (see Note 9). In performing these assessments, management relies on various factors, including operating results, business plans, economic projections, anticipated future cash flows, comparable transactions and other market data. There are inherent uncertainties related to these factors which require judgment in applying them to the analysis of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment. The Company performed its annual impairment tests for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets on the first day of the fourth quarter of 2010.

        When testing for goodwill impairment, the Company first compares the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. Fair value for the goodwill impairment test is determined utilizing a discounted cash flow analysis based on the Company's future budgets discounted using market participants' weighted-average cost of capital and market indicators of terminal year cash flows. Other valuation methods are used to corroborate the discounted cash flow method. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, goodwill is considered potentially impaired and further tests are performed to measure the amount of impairment loss. In the second step of the goodwill impairment test, the Company compares the implied fair value of the reporting unit's goodwill with the carrying amount of the reporting unit's goodwill. If the carrying amount of the reporting unit's goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to the excess of the carrying amount of goodwill over its implied fair value. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined in the same manner that the amount of goodwill recognized in a business combination is determined. The Company allocates the fair value of a reporting unit to all of the assets and liabilities of that unit, including intangible assets, as if the reporting unit had been acquired in a business combination. Any excess of the fair value of a reporting unit over the amounts assigned to its assets and liabilities represents the implied fair value of goodwill.

        Indefinite lived intangible assets consisting primarily of trade names and franchise rights are tested for impairment using either a relief from royalty method or excess earnings method.

        Dealer and Other Amortizable Intangible Assets, Net—Intangible assets primarily include contracts and related customer relationships and intellectual property. Certain contracts and related customer relationships result from purchasing residential security monitoring contracts from an external network of independent dealers who operate under the ADT dealer program. Acquired contracts and related customer relationships are recorded at their contractually determined purchase price.

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        During the first six months (twelve months in certain circumstances) after the purchase of the customer contract, any cancellation of monitoring service, including those that result from customer payment delinquencies, results in a chargeback by the Company to the dealer for the full amount of the contract purchase price. The Company records the amount charged back to the dealer as a reduction of the previously recorded intangible asset.

        Intangible assets arising from the ADT dealer program described above are amortized in pools determined by the same month and year of contract acquisition on an accelerated basis over the period and pattern of economic benefit that is expected to be obtained from the customer relationship.

        The estimated useful life of dealer intangibles in geographical areas comprising approximately 90% of the net carrying value of dealer intangibles is 15 years. The Company amortizes dealer intangible assets on an accelerated basis. Other contracts and related customer relationships, as well as intellectual property consisting primarily of patents, trademarks, copyrights and unpatented technology, are amortized on a straight-line basis over 4 to 40 years. The Company evaluates the amortization methods and remaining useful lives of intangible assets on a periodic basis to determine whether events and circumstances warrant a revision to the amortization method or remaining useful lives.

        Investments—The Company invests in debt and equity securities. Long-term investments in marketable equity securities that represent less than twenty percent ownership are marked to market at the end of each accounting period. Unrealized gains and losses are credited or charged to accumulated other comprehensive loss within shareholders' equity for available for sale securities unless an unrealized loss is deemed to be other than temporary, in which case such loss is charged to earnings. Management determines the proper classification of investments in debt obligations with fixed maturities and equity securities for which there is a readily determinable market value at the time of purchase and reevaluates such classifications as of each balance sheet date. Realized gains and losses on sales of investments are included in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

        Other equity investments for which the Company does not have the ability to exercise significant influence and for which there is not a readily determinable market value are accounted for under the cost method of accounting. Each reporting period, the Company evaluates the carrying value of its investments accounted for under the cost method of accounting, such that they are recorded at the lower of cost or estimated net realizable value. For equity investments in which the Company exerts significant influence over operating and financial policies but does not control, the equity method of accounting is used. The Company's share of net income or losses of equity investments is included in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and was not material in any period presented.

        Product Warranty—The Company records estimated product warranty costs at the time of sale. Products are warranted against defects in material and workmanship when properly used for their intended purpose, installed correctly, and appropriately maintained. Generally, product warranties are implicit in the sale; however, the customer may purchase an extended warranty. However, in most instances the warranty is either negotiated in the contract or sold as a separate component. Warranty period terms range from 90 days up to 15 years. The warranty liability is determined based on historical information such as past experience, product failure rates or number of units repaired, estimated cost of material and labor, and in certain instances estimated property damage.

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        Environmental Costs—Tyco is subject to laws and regulations relating to protecting the environment. Tyco provides for expenses associated with environmental remediation obligations when such amounts are probable and can be reasonably estimated.

        Income Taxes—Deferred tax liabilities and assets are recognized for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been reflected in the Consolidated Financial Statements. Deferred tax liabilities and assets are determined based on the differences between the book and tax bases of particular assets and liabilities and operating loss carryforwards, using tax rates in effect for the years in which the differences are expected to reverse. A valuation allowance is provided to offset deferred tax assets if, based upon the available evidence, including consideration of tax planning strategies, it is more-likely-than-not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

        Asbestos-Related Contingencies and Insurance Receivables—The Company and certain of its subsidiaries along with numerous other companies are named as defendants in personal injury lawsuits based on alleged exposure to asbestos-containing materials. The Company's estimate of the liability and corresponding insurance recovery for pending and future claims and defense costs is predominantly based on claim experience over the past five years, and a projection which covers claims expected to be filed, including related defense costs, over the next seven years on an undiscounted basis. Due to the high degree of uncertainty regarding the pattern and length of time over which claims will be made and then settled or litigated, the Company uses multiple estimation methodologies based on varying scenarios of potential outcomes to estimate the range of loss. The Company has concluded that estimating the liability beyond the seven year period will not provide a reasonable estimate, as these uncertainties increase significantly as the projection period lengthens.

        In connection with the recognition of liabilities for asbestos-related matters, the Company records asbestos-related insurance recoveries that are probable. The Company's estimate of asbestos-related insurance recoveries represents estimated amounts due to the Company for previously paid and settled claims and the probable reimbursements relating to its estimated liability for pending and future claims. In determining the amount of insurance recoverable, the Company considers a number of factors, including available insurance, allocation methodologies, solvency and creditworthiness of the insurers.

        Insurable Liabilities—The Company records liabilities for its workers' compensation, product, general and auto liabilities. The determination of these liabilities and related expenses is dependent on claims experience. For most of these liabilities, claims incurred but not yet reported are estimated by utilizing actuarial valuations based upon historical claims experience. Certain insurable liabilities are discounted using a risk-free rate of return when the pattern and timing of the future obligation is reliably determinable. The impact of the discount on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009 was to reduce the obligation by $21 million and $20 million, respectively. The Company maintains captive insurance companies to manage certain of its insurable liabilities. Additionally, the Company records receivables from third party insurers when recovery has been determined to be probable.

        Financial Instruments—The Company may use interest rate swaps, currency swaps, forward and option contracts and commodity swaps to manage risks generally associated with interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk and commodity prices. Derivatives used for hedging purposes are designated and effective as a hedge of the identified risk exposure at the inception of the contract. Accordingly, changes in fair value of the derivative contract are highly effective at offsetting the changes in the fair

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value of the underlying hedged item at inception of the hedge and are expected to remain highly effective over the life of the hedge contract.

        All derivative financial instruments are reported on the Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value. Derivatives used to economically hedge foreign currency denominated balance sheet items related to operating activities are reported in selling, general and administrative expenses along with offsetting transaction gains and losses on the items being hedged. Derivatives used to economically hedge dividends declared in Swiss francs are reported in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations as part of other expense, net along with offsetting transaction gains and losses on the items being hedged. Derivatives used to manage the exposure to changes in interest rates are reported in interest expense along with offsetting transaction gains and losses on the items being hedged. Gains and losses on net investment hedges are included in the cumulative translation adjustment component of accumulated other comprehensive loss to the extent they are effective. Gains and losses on derivatives designated as cash flow hedges are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss and reclassified to earnings in a manner that matches the timing of the earnings impact of the hedged transactions. The Company classifies cash flows associated with the settlement of derivatives consistent with the nature of the transaction being hedged. The Company did not have any cash flow hedges during 2010. The ineffective portion of all hedges, if any, is recognized currently in earnings as noted above. Instruments that do not qualify for hedge accounting are marked to market with changes recognized in current earnings.

        Reclassifications—Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform with the current period presentation. Specifically, the Company has reclassified certain businesses which have satisfied the criteria to be presented as discontinued operations to income from discontinued operations in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and assets and liabilities held for sale within the Consolidated Balance Sheets. See Note 2. Additionally, the Company has realigned certain business operations in the first quarter of fiscal 2010, resulting in prior period segment amounts being recast. See Note 19.

        Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements—In December 2008, the FASB issued authoritative guidance for employers' disclosures about postretirement benefit plan assets. The guidance requires additional disclosures about plan assets related to an employer's defined benefit pension or other post-retirement plans to enable investors to better understand how investment decisions are made, the major categories of plan assets, the inputs and valuation techniques used to measure the fair value of plan assets, the effect of fair value measurements using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) on changes in plan assets for the period, and the significant concentrations of risk within plan assets. The disclosure provisions of the guidance were adopted concurrent with the pension disclosures associated with the Company's annual valuation process during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010. The adoption did not impact the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows. See Note 15.

        In June 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") ratified authoritative guidance for determining whether instruments granted in share-based payment transactions are participating securities. The guidance addresses whether instruments granted in share-based payment awards are participating securities prior to vesting and, therefore, must be included in the earnings allocation in calculating earnings per share under the two-class method. The guidance requires that unvested share-based payment awards that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends or dividend-equivalents be treated as participating securities in calculating earnings per share. The guidance became effective for Tyco in the first quarter of fiscal 2010, and was applied retrospectively to prior periods. The adoption

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did not have a material impact on the Company's historical annual or quarterly basic and diluted earnings per share. See Note 7 for additional information related to the adoption of the guidance.

        In December 2007, the FASB revised the authoritative guidance for business combinations. The revised guidance retains the underlying concepts of the existing guidance in that business combinations are still accounted for at fair value. However, the accounting for certain other aspects of business combinations will be affected. Acquisition costs will generally be expensed as incurred. Restructuring costs associated with a business combination will generally be expensed subsequent to the acquisition date. In-process research and development will be recorded at fair value as an indefinite-lived intangible at the acquisition date until it is completed or abandoned and its useful life can be determined. Changes in deferred tax asset valuation allowances and uncertain tax positions after the acquisition date will generally impact income tax expense. The revised guidance also expands required disclosures surrounding the nature and financial effects of business combinations. The revised guidance was adopted by the Company in the first quarter of fiscal 2010, which did not have a material impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows. The revised guidance is primarily effective for all business combinations beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and thereafter, including the acquisition of Broadview Security. See Note 4.

        In December 2007, the FASB issued authoritative guidance for noncontrolling interests in consolidated financial statements. The guidance requires the recognition of a noncontrolling interest (minority interest prior to the adoption of the guidance) as equity in the Consolidated Financial Statements. The amount of net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest should be included in consolidated net income on the face of the Consolidated Statements of Operations. The guidance also amends certain existing consolidation procedures in order to achieve consistency with the requirements of the revised authoritative guidance for business combinations discussed above. The guidance also includes expanded disclosure requirements regarding the interests of the parent and its noncontrolling interest. The guidance was adopted by Tyco in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and was applied retrospectively. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        In September 2006, the FASB issued authoritative guidance for fair value measurements, which enhances existing guidance for measuring assets and liabilities at fair value. The guidance defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosure about fair value measurements. The guidance was adopted in two phases. Tyco adopted the fair value provisions relating to financial assets and liabilities in the first quarter of 2009 and for nonfinancial assets and liabilities in the first quarter of fiscal 2010. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        In April 2008, the FASB issued authoritative guidance for determining the useful life of intangible assets. The guidance amends the factors that should be considered in developing renewal or extension assumptions used to determine the useful life of a recognized intangible asset. The guidance became effective for Tyco in the first quarter of fiscal 2010. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements—In September 2009, the FASB issued authoritative guidance for the accounting for revenue arrangements with multiple deliverables. The guidance establishes a selling price hierarchy for determining the selling price of a deliverable. The selling price used for each deliverable will be based on vendor-specific objective evidence if available, third-party

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evidence if vendor-specific objective evidence is not available, or estimated selling price if neither vendor-specific evidence nor third-party evidence is available. The guidance requires arrangements under which multiple revenue generating activities to be performed be allocated at inception. The residual method under the existing accounting guidance has been eliminated. The guidance expands the disclosure requirements related to multiple-deliverable revenue arrangements. The guidance becomes effective for revenue arrangements entered into or materially modified beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The guidance applies on a prospective basis. The Company believes that the guidance will not have a material impact on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        In June 2009, the FASB issued authoritative guidance which amended the existing guidance for the consolidation of variable interest entities, to address the elimination of the concept of a qualifying special purpose entity. The guidance also replaces the quantitative-based risks and rewards calculation for determining which enterprise has a controlling financial interest in a variable interest entity with an approach focused on identifying which enterprise has the power to direct the activities of a variable interest entity, and the obligation to absorb losses of the entity or the right to receive benefits from the entity. Additionally, the guidance requires any enterprise that holds a variable interest in a variable interest entity to provide enhanced disclosures that will provide users of financial statements with more transparent information about an enterprise's involvement in a variable interest entity. The guidance is effective for Tyco in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The Company believes that the guidance will not have a material impact on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

2.    Divestitures

        The Company has continued to assess the strategic fit of its various businesses and has pursued divestiture of certain businesses which do not align with its long-term strategy.

        During the third quarter of 2010, the Board of Directors approved a plan to pursue a tax-free spin-off of Tyco's Electrical and Metal Products business. On November 9, 2010, the Company announced an agreement to sell a 51% interest in its Electrical and Metal Products business. In connection with this announcement, the Company no longer plans to pursue the tax-free spin-off of our Electrical and Metal Products business as proposed on April 27, 2010. See Note 25.

        During the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company approved a plan to sell its French security business, which was part of the Company's ADT Worldwide segment. This business has been classified as held for sale as of September 25, 2009; however, its results of operations were presented in continuing operations as the criteria to be presented as discontinued operations were not met. During the second quarter of 2010, the Company completed the sale and recorded a $53 million pre-tax gain within restructuring, asset impairment and divestiture charges, net in the Company's Consolidated Statement of Operations.

        During the third quarter of 2008, the Company approved a plan to sell a business in its Safety Products segment. This business had been classified as held for sale in the Company's historical Consolidated Balance Sheet. During the second quarter of 2009, due to a change in strategy by management, the Company decided not to sell the business. As a result, the business no longer satisfied the requirements to be classified as held for sale. The Company measured the business at the lower of its (i) carrying amount before it was classified as held for sale, adjusted for depreciation and amortization expense that would have been recognized had the business been continuously classified as held and used, or (ii) fair value at the date the decision not to sell was made. The Company recorded a

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charge of $8 million in the second quarter of 2009 relating to the amount of depreciation and amortization expense that would have been recorded had the asset been continuously classified as held and used.

Discontinued Operations

    Fiscal 2010

        During the quarter ended June 25, 2010, the Board of Directors approved a plan to sell the Company's European water business, which is part of the Company's Flow Control segment. Subject to the receipt of certain consents and approvals and other customary closing conditions, the Company has agreed to sell the business for approximately $245 million. As of September 24, 2010, the necessary consents and approvals had not been obtained. The business met the held for sale and discontinued operations criteria and has been included in discontinued operations in all periods presented. As of September 24, 2010, the Company had assessed and determined that the carrying value of the remaining assets were recoverable based on current fair value, less cost to sell. The transaction has subsequently closed and the Company expects to record a gain on the transaction. See Note 25.

    Fiscal 2009

        In July 2008, the Company substantially completed the sale of its Infrastructure Services business, which met the criteria to be presented as discontinued operations. In order to complete the sale of the remaining Infrastructure Services businesses, Earth Tech Brasil Ltda. ("ET Brasil"), the Earth Tech UK businesses and certain assets in China, the Company was required to obtain consents and approvals to transfer the legal ownership of the businesses and assets. By the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company received all the necessary consents and approvals to transfer the legal ownership of the businesses and assets and received cash proceeds of $61 million. As a result of the fiscal 2009 dispositions, a net pre-tax gain of $33 million was recorded in income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ended September 25, 2009.

    Fiscal 2008

        During 2008, the Company sold its Empresa de Transmissao de Energia do Oeste Ltda. ("ETEO") business, Ancon Building Products ("Ancon") business, Nippon Dry-Chemical Co., Ltd. ("NDC") business, and a European manufacturer of public address products and acoustic systems. As discussed above, the Company also substantially completed the sale of its Infrastructure Services Business during the fourth quarter of 2008. These businesses met the held for sale and discontinued operations criteria and have been included in discontinued operations in all periods presented.

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        In May 2008, the Company sold 100% of the stock of ETEO, a Brazilian subsidiary of the Company's Infrastructure Services business for $338 million of net cash proceeds and recorded a pre-tax gain of $232 million, including the effects of the economic hedge of the purchase price discussed below. The gain was recorded in income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ended September 26, 2008. ETEO was part of the Company's Corporate and Other. During September 2007, Tyco entered into an economic hedge of the Brazilian Real denominated contractual sale price of the ETEO business. Since the hedging transaction was directly linked to the proceeds from the sale of a business that was reflected in discontinued operations, Tyco began including the impact of the hedge in discontinued operations during the first quarter of 2008. During the third quarter of 2008, Tyco incurred a pre-tax loss of $36 million on this hedge.

        Additionally in fiscal year 2008, the Company settled a contract dispute arising under its former Infrastructure Services business. In connection with the settlement, the Company assessed its assets under the original contract and concluded the assets were no longer recoverable, resulting in a $51 million charge to discontinued operations.

        During April 2008, the Company sold Ancon, a manufacturer of stainless steel products used in masonry construction. Ancon was part of the Company's Corporate and Other. The sale was completed for $164 million in net cash proceeds and a pre-tax gain of $100 million was recorded which was largely exempt from tax. The gain was recorded in income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ended September 26, 2008. During the fourth quarter of 2008, the Company received an additional $6 million of proceeds related to the sale of Ancon.

        During February 2008, the Company sold NDC, a company in the Japanese fire protection industry. NDC was part of the Company's Fire Protection Services and Safety Products segments. The sale was completed for $50 million in net cash proceeds and a pre-tax gain of $7 million was recorded. The gain was recorded in income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ended September 26, 2008.

        During January 2008, the Company sold a European manufacturer of public address products and acoustic systems, which was part of the Company's Fire Protection Services Segment and recorded an $8 million pre-tax loss on sale. The loss was recorded in income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ended September 26, 2008.

        Net revenue, income from operations, (loss) gain on sale and income tax expense for discontinued operations for 2010, 2009 and 2008 are as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009   2008  

Net revenue

  $ 326   $ 358   $ 1,687  
               

Pre-tax income from discontinued operations

  $ 28   $ 23   $ 94  

Pre-tax (loss) gain on sale of discontinued operations

    (5 )   33     484  

Income tax expense

    (16 )   (9 )   (87 )
               

Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

  $ 7   $ 47   $ 491  
               

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        Consolidated balance sheet information for pending divestitures as of September 24, 2010 and September 25, 2009 was as follows ($ in millions):

 
  2010   2009  

Accounts receivables, net

  $ 70   $ 124  

Inventories

    71     74  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    13     38  

Property, plant and equipment, net

    59     82  

Goodwill and intangible assets, net

    105     14  

Other assets

    6     72  
           
 

Total assets

  $ 324   $ 404  
           

Accounts payable

  $ 43   $ 67  

Accrued and other current liabilities

    36     108  

Other liabilities

    24     102