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US: Packaging companies expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period for merger

 |  March 11, 2015

Rock-Tenn Company and MeadWestvaco Corporation announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to the pending business combination transaction between RockTenn and MWV has expired.

The 30-day waiting period is required by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice as part of the premerger notification program before such a combination transaction can close.

On Feb. 6, 2015, RockTenn and MWV filed the requisite notification and report forms under the HSR Act with the U.S. antitrust authorities.


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