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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
 

FORM 11-K
 
 
 


(Mark One)

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

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017

OR

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

For the transition period from ______ to _______


Commission File Number 1-8036

 
 
 

A.    Full title of the plan and the address of the plan, if different from that of the issuer named below:


WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN


B.    Name of issuer of the securities held pursuant to the plan and the address of its principal executive office:

WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
530 HERMAN O. WEST DRIVE
EXTON, PA 19341
610-594-2900


 







REQUIRED INFORMATION

Items
 
1 to 3.
Not required; see Item 4 below.
 
 
4.
The following are furnished for the Plan:
 
(a) The West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. 401(k) Plan is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), as amended, and is, therefore, filing Plan financial statements and schedules prepared in accordance with the financial reporting requirements of ERISA.
 
(b) A written consent of the accountant.





























WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
For the Years Ended December 31, 2017 and 2016
































WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN


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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION*:
 
 
 
 
 

* Other schedules required by 29 CFR 2520.103-10 of the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under ERISA have been omitted because they are not applicable.






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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Participants and the Administrator of
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. 401(k) Plan:

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of the West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”) as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the related statements of changes in net assets available for benefits for the years then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the financial statements). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of the Plan as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Plan’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Plan is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Plan’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Supplemental Information

The supplemental information in the accompanying schedule of assets (held at end of year) as of December 31, 2017, has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental information is the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental information reconciles to the financial statements or the underlying accounting and other records, as applicable, and performing procedures to test the completeness and accuracy of the information presented in the supplemental information. In forming our opinion on the supplemental information, we evaluated whether the supplemental information, including its form and content, is presented in conformity with the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In our opinion, the supplemental information is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.

/s/ Fischer Cunnane & Associates Ltd

We have served as the Plan’s auditor since 2004.

West Chester, Pennsylvania
June 22, 2018


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WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN
STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016




 
2017
2016
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Investments:
 
 
Investments at fair value (Note D)
$
215,133,133

$
183,288,126

Plan interest in Master Trust (Note C)
44,427,390

45,663,109

Total investments
259,560,523

228,951,235

 
 
 
Receivables:
 
 
Employer contributions
847,156

132,995

Notes receivable from participants
3,779,825

3,813,926

Total receivables
4,626,981

3,946,921

 
 
 
Net assets available for benefits
$
264,187,504

$
232,898,156






























The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these statements.


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WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN
STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016




 
2017
2016
Additions:
 
 
Investment income:
 
 
Interest and dividend income
$
13,895,520

$
6,988,161

Net appreciation in fair value of investments
18,572,596

7,712,898

Plan interest in Master Trust net investment income
6,916,867

14,601,083

Net investment income
39,384,983

29,302,142

 
 
 
Interest income on notes receivable from participants
167,880

152,654

 
 
 
Contributions:
 
 
Employer
6,462,841

4,913,660

Participant
11,713,782

10,093,472

Rollover
1,438,777

2,339,525

Total contributions
19,615,400

17,346,657

 
 
 
Total additions
59,168,263

46,801,453

 
 
 
Deductions:
 
 
Benefits paid
27,799,725

17,809,193

Plan expenses
79,190

71,505

Total deductions
27,878,915

17,880,698

 
 
 
Net increase
31,289,348

28,920,755

 
 
 
Net assets available for plan benefits:
 
 
Beginning of the year
232,898,156

203,977,401

End of the year
$
264,187,504

$
232,898,156











The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these statements.


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WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016


NOTE A - Description of Plan

The following description of the West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (the “Company” or “Plan Administrator”) 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”), as amended and restated effective October 26, 2012, provides only general information. Participants should refer to the Plan document for a more complete description of the Plan’s current provisions.

General
The Plan is a defined contribution profit-sharing plan, designed to comply with Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), that also satisfies the matching contribution “safe harbor” provisions of the Code. Full-time employees of the Company and its participating affiliates who are at least eighteen years of age are immediately eligible to participate in the Plan. The Plan is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), as amended.

Master Trust
Effective January 3, 2011, the Company entered into an agreement with Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company (“VFTC”) to form a master trust (“Master Trust”) to hold certain investments of the Plan and the West Contract Manufacturing Savings and Retirement Plan (formerly known as the Tech Group Puerto Rico Savings and Retirement Plan) on a commingled basis, for investment purposes only. The sole investment in the Master Trust is common stock of the Company (the “West Stock Fund”). See Note C for more information regarding the Master Trust.

Automatic Enrollment
Employees hired on January 1, 2017 or later are automatically enrolled in the Plan 30 days following their date of hire at a pre-tax contribution rate of 3% of eligible compensation. Employees may choose to decline participation by contacting The Vanguard Group, recordkeeper for the Plan.

Employee Contributions
Eligible employees may contribute up to 75% of pre-tax annual compensation to the Plan, of which all or a portion can be designated by the participant as Roth contributions, provided such contributions do not exceed the limits of the Code. Participants can also contribute amounts representing distributions from other qualified defined benefit or defined contribution plans, as well as Roth rollover contributions.

Company Matching Contributions
The Company matches 100% of the first 3% of compensation that a participant contributes to the Plan and 50% of the next 2% of compensation contributed to the Plan.

Non-Elective Company Contributions
Beginning in 2017, eligible employees of specific participating employers, and all employees who were hired on or after January 1, 2017, were entitled to receive a Non-Elective Company Contribution to the Plan. The Non-Elective Company Contribution was equal to 1% of each eligible employee’s compensation in 2017 and will be 2% in 2018. Beginning in 2019, all employees will be eligible to receive a Non-Elective Company Contribution equal to 3% of the employee’s compensation. Employees must be employed on December 31 or have terminated employment during the year due to death, total and permanent disability or have reached age 55 with at least 10 years of service to be eligible for the annual Non-Elective Company Contribution.

The Non-Elective Company Contribution is made annually and will be allocated to participant accounts no later than the March 15 that follows the end of the previous calendar year.



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WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016


Investments
The Plan offers mutual funds, a collective trust fund, and the West Stock Fund as investment options for participants. The Company’s Investment Committee periodically reviews and may make changes to the investment alternatives available.

Participants may change or transfer their investment options at any time. Participants may not allocate future contributions to, or make purchases into, the West Stock Fund if their current balance in the fund exceeds 20% of their total account balance. The portion of the Plan which is invested in the West Stock Fund has been designated as an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”). Participants have the option to elect to receive dividends paid on shares of stock held in the ESOP in cash or have them reinvested in the West Stock Fund. If no election is made, the dividends are reinvested.

Company matching contributions and Non-Elective Company Contributions are invested according to the investment allocations made for participant contributions.

Participant Accounts
Individual accounts are maintained for each Plan participant. Each account is self-directed and is credited with the participant’s contribution, the Company’s matching contribution and any applicable Non-Elective Company Contribution, and an allocation of Plan earnings (losses). Participant accounts are charged with certain administrative expenses. Allocations are based on participant earnings or account balances, as defined. The benefit to which a participant is entitled is the benefit that can be provided from the participant’s vested account.

Vesting
Participants are immediately vested in their contributions and Company matching contributions, plus earnings thereon. Participants become vested in the Non-Elective Company Contribution after completing three years of service with the Company. All contributions are 100% vested when a participant reaches age 65, dies or becomes totally and permanently disabled.

Forfeited Accounts
Forfeitures result from non-vested accounts of participants that terminated prior to 2012. At December 31, 2017 and 2016, the balance of forfeited accounts totaled $5,886 and $1,148, respectively. During 2017 and 2016, no forfeitures were used to reduce Company matching contributions or pay administrative expenses.

Notes Receivable from Participants
Participants may borrow from their fund accounts a maximum amount equal to the lesser of $50,000 or 50% of the vested portion of their account balances. The loans are secured by the balance in the participant’s account. Loan terms generally range from one to five years, except for loans to purchase a principal residence which may be repaid over fifteen years, and bear interest at the Prime rate plus 1% as published on the first business day of each month following a change in the rate, as determined on the date the loan is made. At December 31, 2017 and 2016, interest rates on outstanding loans ranged from 4.25% to 6.00% and 4.25% to 10.00%, respectively. Principal and interest are paid ratably through payroll deductions.

Benefits
Benefits are payable upon termination of a participant’s employment, or termination of service due to death, disability or retirement. Participants may make in-service withdrawals in accordance with the provisions outlined in the Plan document. Generally, any benefit due shall be paid as soon as administratively feasible.



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WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016


NOTE B - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Accounting
The accompanying financial statements of the Plan are prepared using the accrual basis of accounting.

Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying footnotes. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

Valuation of Investments and Income Recognition
The Plan’s investments are stated at fair value. See Note D for discussion of fair value measurements, with the exception of the Master Trust, which is discussed in Note C. Purchases and sales of investments are recorded on a trade-date basis. The Plan presents in its statements of changes in net assets available for benefits the net appreciation (depreciation) in the fair value of its investments, which consists of both realized and unrealized gains and losses.

Dividend income is recorded on the ex-dividend date. Capital gain distributions are included in dividend income. Interest income is accrued when earned.

Vanguard Retirement Savings Trust
The Plan holds an investment in a Vanguard retirement savings trust, which is a stable value collective trust fund. This trust fund invests in investment contracts issued by insurance companies and commercial banks and in investment contracts backed by high-quality fixed income securities. The fund seeks to minimize exposure to credit risk by diversifying among high credit-quality investments and investment contracts which are structured to smooth market gains and losses over time.

Payment of Benefits
Benefits are recorded when paid. Delinquent notes receivable from participants are treated as distributions based upon the terms of the Plan document.

Plan Expenses
Administrative expenses of the Plan are paid jointly by participants and the Company.

New Accounting Pronouncement
In February 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued guidance to clarify presentation requirements for an employee benefit plan’s interest in a master trust. This guidance also requires more detailed disclosures of an employee benefit plan’s interest in a master trust. Entities should apply these amendments retrospectively to each period for which financial statements are presented. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. Management believes that the adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on the Plan’s financial statements.

NOTE C - Master Trust

As mentioned in Note A, a portion of the Plan’s investments are held in a Master Trust, commingled with assets of another Company-sponsored retirement plan. The sole investment in the Master Trust is the West Stock Fund.

The total fair value of the Master Trust’s investment in the West Stock Fund, as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, was $44,560,650 and $45,767,757, respectively. The West Stock Fund is valued at the year-end unit closing price, which


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WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016


is comprised of the quoted market price of the Company stock plus an uninvested cash portion, which is considered a Level 1 fair value measurement.

The Plan’s share of the Master Trust’s net assets and investment activities is based upon the total of each individual participant’s share of the Master Trust. The Plan’s interest in the net assets of the Master Trust was 99.70% and 99.77%, as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

The changes in net assets for the Master Trust for the years ended December 31 are as follows:
 
2017
2016
Dividends
$
265,993

$
284,996

Net appreciation in fair value of common stock
6,670,091

14,345,703

Net investment income
6,936,084

14,630,699

Net transfers
(8,143,191
)
(5,932,457
)
(Decrease) increase in net assets
(1,207,107
)
8,698,242

Net assets:
 
 
    Beginning of year
45,767,757

37,069,515

    End of year
$
44,560,650

$
45,767,757


NOTE D - Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date.

The following fair value hierarchy classifies the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into one of three levels:

Level 1:
Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2:
Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.

Level 3:
Unobservable inputs that reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions.



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WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016


The following tables summarize the Plan’s investments, excluding the Master Trust, that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis:
 
 
 
 
Balance at
 
Basis of Fair Value Measurements
December 31,
 
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
2017
Mutual funds
$
195,624,241

$

$

$
195,624,241

Total assets in the fair value hierarchy
$
195,624,241

$

$

$
195,624,241

Collective trust fund measured at NAV (a)
 
 
 
19,508,892

Investments at fair value
 
 
 
$
215,133,133


 
 
 
 
Balance at
 
Basis of Fair Value Measurements
December 31,
 
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
2016
Mutual funds
$
164,079,163

$

$

$
164,079,163

Total assets in the fair value hierarchy
$
164,079,163

$

$

$
164,079,163

Collective trust fund measured at NAV (a)






19,208,963

Investments at fair value
 
 
 
$
183,288,126


(a) Certain investments measured at net asset value (“NAV”) have not been classified in the fair value hierarchy. The fair value amounts presented in this table are intended to permit reconciliation of the fair value hierarchy to the line items presented in the statements of net assets available for benefits.

The valuation methodologies used for assets measured at fair value are as follows:

Mutual funds: Valued at quoted market prices, which represent the NAV of shares held by the Plan at year-end.

Collective trust fund: Comprised of a stable value fund. Refer to Note B, Vanguard Retirement Savings Trust, for a description of the investment strategy related to the stable value fund. The Plan’s holdings in the stable value trust at year-end are valued at NAV, as provided by the trustee of each fund. The NAV, which is used as a practical expedient to estimate fair value, is based on the fair value of the underlying investments held by each trust less their liabilities. There are no unfunded commitments related to this trust. Redemptions are permitted daily with no advance notice requirement.

NOTE E - Risks and Uncertainties

The Plan provides for various investment options in any combination of stocks, mutual funds, and a collective trust fund. Investment securities are exposed to various risks, such as interest rate, market and credit. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities and the level of uncertainty related to changes in the value of investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in risks in the near term would materially affect participants’
account balances and the amounts reported in the statements of net assets available for benefits and the statements of changes in net assets available for benefits.



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WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016


NOTE F - Related Party Transactions

The Plan invests in both shares of mutual funds and units of a collective trust fund, which are managed by VFTC, a subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc. VFTC acts as Trustee for these investments, as well as the West Stock Fund, as defined by the Plan. Therefore, these transactions qualify as party-in-interest transactions, which are exempt from the prohibited transaction rules. In addition, loans to participants qualify as party-in-interest transactions.

NOTE G - Plan Termination

Although it has not expressed any intent to do so, the Company has the right under the Plan to discontinue its contributions at any time and to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions of ERISA. In the event of termination of the Plan, participants’ accounts will be distributed in accordance with the provisions of the Plan.

NOTE H - Tax Status

The Plan obtained its latest determination letter on May 3, 2017, in which the Internal Revenue Service stated that the Plan, as then designed, was in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Code.

U.S. GAAP requires Plan management to evaluate tax positions taken by the Plan and recognize a tax liability (or asset) if the Plan has taken an uncertain position that more likely than not would not be sustained upon examination by the U.S. federal, state or local authorities. The Plan Administrator has analyzed the tax positions taken by the Plan, and has concluded that, as of December 31, 2017, there were no uncertain positions taken or expected to be taken that require recognition or disclosure in the financial statements. The Plan is subject to routine audits by taxing jurisdictions; however, there are currently no audits for any tax periods in progress. The Plan Administrator believes the Plan is no longer subject to income tax examinations prior to 2014.

NOTE I - Reconciliation of Financial Statements to Form 5500

The following is a reconciliation of net assets available for benefits per the financial statements to Schedule H of Form 5500:
 
2017
2016
Net assets available for benefits per the financial statements
$
264,187,504

$
232,898,156

Adjustment for deemed distributions of participant loans
(22,925
)
(12,984
)
Net assets per Schedule H of Form 5500
$
264,164,579

$
232,885,172


The following is a reconciliation of the net increase in net assets available for benefits per the financial statements to Schedule H of Form 5500:
 
2017
2016
Net increase per the financial statements
$
31,289,348

$
28,920,755

Less: Change in the adjustment for deemed distributions of participant loans
(9,941
)
(11,206
)
Net income per Schedule H of Form 5500
$
31,279,407

$
28,909,549



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WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN
SCHEDULE H, LINE 4i - SCHEDULE OF ASSETS (HELD AT END OF YEAR)
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017
 
PLAN EIN: 23-1210010
 
 
 
 
PLAN NUMBER: 008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a)
(b) Identity of issue, borrower, lessor, or similar party
(c) Description of investment including maturity date, rate of interest, collateral, par, or maturity value
(d) Cost
(e) Current Value
*
American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund
Mutual Fund
**
$
10,438,810

*
Vanguard Diversified Equity Fund
Mutual Fund
**
86,329,737

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2015 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
2,591,991

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2020 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
11,310,080

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2025 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
12,656,253

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2030 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
11,382,046

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2035 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
7,123,767

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2040 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
6,094,057

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2045 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
6,119,730

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2050 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
4,092,925

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2055 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
1,627,876

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2060 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
535,821

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2065 Fund
Mutual Fund
**
38,922

*
Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement Income Fund
Mutual Fund
**
1,535,278

*
Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund
Mutual Fund
**
5,808

*
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund Institutional Shares
Mutual Fund
**
10,405,250

*
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares
Mutual Fund
**
599

*
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Institutional Shares
Mutual Fund
**
23,335,291

*
Vanguard Retirement Savings Trust III
Collective Trust
**
19,508,892

*
West Stock Fund
Master Trust
**
44,427,390

*
Participant Loans
4.25% - 6.00%
$0
3,779,825

 
 
 
 
$
263,340,348

 
 
 
 
 
*
Party-in-interest
 
 
 
**
Cost has been omitted, as investment is participant-directed.
 
 


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SIGNATURE

The Plan. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the trustees (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) have duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC. 401(k) PLAN


By: /s/ William J. Federici
William J. Federici
Plan Administrator



Date:  June 22, 2018


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EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit
Number
 
Description
23.1
 




12
Exhibit



Exhibit 23.1



Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm


The Board of Directors
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.:

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the registration statements on Form S-8 filed by West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. on June 1, 2007 (File No. 333-143437) and December 30, 2008 (File No. 333-156492) of our report dated June 22, 2018, with respect to the statements of net assets available for benefits of the West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. 401(k) Plan as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the related statements of changes in net assets available for benefits for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the related supplemental schedule of assets (held at end of year) as of December 31, 2017, which report appears in the December 31, 2017 annual report on Form 11-K of the West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. 401(k) Plan.


/s/ Fischer Cunnane & Associates Ltd
Fischer Cunnane & Associates Ltd
Certified Public Accountants
West Chester, Pennsylvania
June 22, 2018