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Jan 27, 2012

FTC Increases HSR Notification Thresholds for 2012

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has revised and, once again, raised the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. The HSR Act requires that parties to proposed stock or asset acquisitions exceeding certain thresholds file premerger notification reports to the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and then observe statutorily prescribed waiting periods (usually 30 days) prior to closing the transaction. The new thresholds were published in the Federal Register on January 27, 2012 and will go into effect on February 27, 2012.

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Wayne Dale Collins

Of Counsel

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Jessica K. Delbaum

Partner

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