The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has announced revised thresholds applicable to Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") notification requirements, effective on February 24, 2014. The revised thresholds are:

Size-of-Transaction Test: The threshold used in the size-of-transaction test will increase from $70.9 million to $75.9 million.

Size-of-Persons Test: The sales and assets thresholds used in the size-of-persons test will increase from $14.2 million to $15.2 million and from $141.8 million to $151.7 million, respectively. The threshold below which the size-of-persons test applies, will increase from $283.6 million to $303.4 million.

Greater Notification Thresholds: These thresholds, which apply to acquisitions of voting securities made within five years after expiration or termination of the waiting period from a previous HSR filing for an acquisition of voting securities from the same issuer, were revised as follows:

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Filing Fees: Filing fee thresholds based upon the value of assets or voting securities being acquired will be revised as follows:

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