No written comments
October 23, 1984
Wayne Kaplan, Esq.
Federal Trade Commission
Premerger Notification Office
Washington, D.C. 20580
Dear Mr. Kaplan:
This letter is to confirm our telephone conversation that a transaction I described to you today is exempt from the notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the Act).
The transaction that I described to you is as follows:
B is 57.5% owned by public company P and 42.5% owned by public company Q. B owns 100% of X and 50.1% of U. U is 49.9% owned by the public. B will transfer all of its stock in X to U, and U will issue additional U shares to B such that B will own 80% of U. You stated that it was your belief that P was both the acquiring and acquired person in this transaction and, consequently, the transaction was exempt from the notification requirements of the Act pursuant to the Intra-person Transactions exemption.
I additionally advised you that X would own voting securities of Q. You stated that no notification was required under the Act with respect to qs voting securities because P was not acquiring any* securities of Q.**
Staff comments: * additional. ** P already owned the Q shares held by X.
If the foregoing does not accurately express you conclusions in our conversation today, please advise me in writing by November 7, 1984. If I receive no response from you in writing by that date, I will assume that the foregoing accurately reflects your views. I greatly appreciate your time and cooperation in discussing these matters with me.
I would appreciate your acknowledging receipt of this letter by signing the enclosed copy and returning it to me in the enclosed self-addressed, stamped envelope.