9104008 Informal Interpretation

Patrick Sharpe
File Number:



See below



April 12, 1991

Patrick Sharp
Premerger Notification Office
Bureau of Competition
Federal Trade Commission
6th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Room 303
Washington, D.C. 20580


Dear Mr. Sharp:

The purpose of this letter is to follow up on our recent telephone discussion regarding the referenced subject.

In October, 1987, representatives of (redacted) filed appropriate documents pursuant to the Premerger Notification Requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1986 (Act). These documents proposed a linkage agreement which would result in the (redacted) Ms. (redacted), Contract Representative of the Premerger Notification Office confirmed by correspondence dated November 5, 1987, that the parties request for early termination of the waiting period was granted and effective as of October 30, 1987.

As I stated during our telephone discussion, it is now anticipated that (redacted) will be formally merged into (redacted) as of July 1, 1991, resulting in one Board of Trustees under the University. This letter confirms your conclusion that this latest transaction does not require an additional filing under the Act in light of the prior review of the transaction. I sincerely appreciate your time and consideration in this matter.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.



4/16/91 - J/S says if original transaction took place, no need to file now for merger of (redacted)(renamed (redacted)) Hospital into (redacted). Spoke with (redacted) who said original transaction had taken place and (redacted) now appoints all of (redacted)s trustees. Will send letter to Pat explaining our discussion in which I advised that no new filing need be made for the proposed merger. RB Smith

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