On January 21, 2011, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the agency charged with administering the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”), as amended, and its filing requirements, announced the adjusted HSR Act notification thresholds for 2011. The new thresholds will be published in the Federal Register within a few days and will become effective 30 days after publication. The HSR Act notification requirements apply to transactions that satisfy the specified “size of transaction” and “size of person” thresholds, and the thresholds are adjusted annually to reflect changes in the U.S. gross national product.
The new thresholds also apply to certain other HSR Act thresholds and exemptions.
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