Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 2943-2944 [E6-449]

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Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $22,761,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $2,276,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A). DATES: Effective Date: January 18, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James F. Mongoven, Bureau of Competition, Office of Policy and Coordination, (202) 326–2879. (Authority: 15 U.S.C. 19(a)(5)). By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–422 Filed 1–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton Act Federal Trade Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act. Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Public Law 94–435, 90 Stat. 1390 (‘‘the Act’’), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds in the Act, to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General and to wait a designated period of time before consummating such transactions. Section 7A(a)(2) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product, in accordance with Section 8(a)(5). The new thresholds, which take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, are as follows: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 2944 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2006 / Notices Subsection of 7A Original threshold 7A(a)(2)(A) ............................................................................................................................................ 7A(a)(2)(B)(i) ........................................................................................................................................ 7A(a)(2)(B)(i) ........................................................................................................................................ 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i) .................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i) .................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II) ................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II) ................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III) .................................................................................................................................. 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III) .................................................................................................................................. Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees 1 (3)(b)(1) .............................................. Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2) ................................................ Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2) ................................................ Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(3) ................................................ $200 million ............. 50 million ................. 200 million ............... 10 million ................. 100 million ............... 10 million ................. 100 million ............... 100 million ............... 10 million ................. 100 million ............... 100 million ............... 500 million ............... 500 million ............... 1 Pub. $226.8 million. 56.7 million. 226.8 million. 11.3 million. 113.4 million. 11.3 million. 113.4 million. 113.4 million. 11.3 million. 113.4 million. 113.4 million. 567.0 million. 567.0 million. L 106–533, Sec. 630(b) amended Sec. 18a note. Any reference to these thresholds and related thresholds and limitation values in the HSR rules (16 CFR Parts 801–803) and the Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form and its Instructions will also be adjusted, where indicated by the term ‘‘(as adjusted)’’, as follows: Premerger Notification Office (202) 326– 3100. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 7A. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–449 Filed 1–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P Original threshold Adjusted threshold $10 million ................. 50 million ................... 100 million ................. 110 million ................. 200 million ................. 500 million ................. 1 billion ...................... DATES: Adjusted threshold $11.3 million. 56.7 million. 113.4 million. 124.7 million. 226.8 million. 567.0 million. 1, 134.0 million. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules Effective February 17, 2006. B. Michael Verne, Bureau of Competition, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trans # Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers Acquiring or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permit the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register. The following transactions were granted early termination of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Neither agency intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period. Acquired Entities TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/27/2005 20060278 ........... 20060380 ........... 20060381 ........... Valeant Pharmaceutical International .... Fortis SA/NV .......................................... Fortis N.V ............................................... InterMune, Inc ........................................ The William F. O’Connor Foundation .... The William F. O’Connor Foundation .... InterMune, Inc. O’Connor & Company L.L.C. O’Connor & Company L.L.C. TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—12/30/2005 20060281 ........... 20060364 ........... 20060368 ........... Cisco Systems, Inc ................................ Apollo Investment Fund V, L.P .............. Thunder FZE .......................................... 20060367 ........... Kenneth R. Thomson ............................. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc ............................. Linens ’n Things, Inc .............................. Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Quantitative Analytics Inc ...................... Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. Linens ’n Things, Inc. Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Quantitative Analytics Inc. TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—1/03/2006 erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES 20060265 20060334 20060389 20060391 20060394 20060398 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... CCG Investments BVI, L.P .................... CCG Investments BVI, L.P .................... Nokia Corporation .................................. Gannett Co., Inc ..................................... Electronic Arts Inc .................................. Wachovia Corporation ........................... Geac Computer Corporation Limited ..... InTriCage Holdco S.a.r.l ........................ Intellisync Corporation ........................... Mr. Fred Eychaner ................................. JAMDAT Mobile, Inc .............................. Ernest S. Rady ....................................... 20060399 20060400 20060407 20060408 ........... ........... ........... ........... Ernest S. Rady ....................................... ALLTEL Holding Corp ............................ General Electric Group .......................... Avista Capital Partners, LP .................... Wachovia Corporation ........................... Valor Communications Group, Inc ......... Belk, Inc ................................................. Oak Hill Capital Partners, L.P ................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:06 Jan 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM Geac Computer Corporation Limited. InTriCage Holdco S.a.r.l. Intellisync Corporation. Channel 20 TV Company. JAMDAT Mobile, Inc. Western Consumer Products. Westran Services Corp. WFS Receivables Corporation 2. WFS Receivables Corporation 4. Wachovia Corporation. Valor Communications Group, Inc. Belk, Inc. WideOpen West Cleveland, Inc. WideOpen West Illinois, Inc. 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2943-2944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-449]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the Clayton 
Act

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds 
for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required 
by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act. Section 7A of 
the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-Scott-Rodino 
Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Public Law 94-435, 90 Stat. 1390 
(``the Act''), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or 
acquisitions, which meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds in the 
Act, to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant 
Attorney General and to wait a designated period of time before 
consummating such transactions. Section 7A(a)(2) requires the Federal 
Trade Commission to revise those thresholds annually, based on the 
change in gross national product, in accordance with Section 8(a)(5). 
The new thresholds, which take effect 30 days after publication in the 
Federal Register, are as follows:

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               Subsection of 7A                        Original threshold               Adjusted threshold
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7A(a)(2)(A)...................................  $200 million...................  $226.8 million.
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)................................  50 million.....................  56.7 million.
7A(a)(2)(B)(i)................................  200 million....................  226.8 million.
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)............................  10 million.....................  11.3 million.
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i)............................  100 million....................  113.4 million.
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II)...........................  10 million.....................  11.3 million.
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II)...........................  100 million....................  113.4 million.
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)..........................  100 million....................  113.4 million.
7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III)..........................  10 million.....................  11.3 million.
Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of   100 million....................  113.4 million.
 Filing Fees \1\ (3)(b)(1).
Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of   100 million....................  113.4 million.
 Filing Fees (3)(b)(2).
Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of   500 million....................  567.0 million.
 Filing Fees (3)(b)(2).
Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of   500 million....................  567.0 million.
 Filing Fees (3)(b)(3).
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\1\ Pub. L 106-533, Sec. 630(b) amended Sec. 18a note.

    Any reference to these thresholds and related thresholds and 
limitation values in the HSR rules (16 CFR Parts 801-803) and the 
Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form and its 
Instructions will also be adjusted, where indicated by the term ``(as 
adjusted)'', as follows:

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            Original threshold                   Adjusted threshold
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$10 million...............................  $11.3 million.
50 million................................  56.7 million.
100 million...............................  113.4 million.
110 million...............................  124.7 million.
200 million...............................  226.8 million.
500 million...............................  567.0 million.
1 billion.................................  1, 134.0 million.
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DATES: Effective February 17, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: B. Michael Verne, Bureau of 
Competition, Premerger Notification Office (202) 326-3100.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 7A.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-449 Filed 1-17-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6750-01-P