Effective today, February 20, 2015, the jurisdictional thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR Act”), have been increased. Pursuant to statutory amendments made in 2000, the thresholds are annually adjusted based on changes in gross national product. One key effect of this year’s indexing is that transactions will only be reportable if the Size of Transaction exceeds $76.3 million. This is a slight increase over last year’s $75.9 million threshold. The revised thresholds apply to all transactions that close on or after February 20, 2015. Key revised thresholds are as follows:

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In addition, while the HSR filing fee amounts themselves have not changed, the thresholds upon which the filing fees are based have increased as follows:

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