Filing Fee Information

June 25, 2018

The fee for filing a Premerger Notification and Report Form is currently:

FEE
Size-of-Transaction*
$45,000
valued in excess of $84.4 million but less than $168.8 million
$125,000
valued at $168.8 million or greater but less than $843.9 million; or
$280,000
valued at $843.9 million or greater

* Size-of-Transaction is equal to the aggregate total amount of voting securities, assets, or non-corporate interests being acquired.? See Introductory Guide II and other Aggregation materials available under?HSR Resources?for more guidance.

Please note:? The Premerger Notification Office will no longer accept checks at the Constitution Center. All checks must be mailed to the FTC Financial Operations Division. See below for instructions.

The acquiring person is responsible for the payment of the fee at the time of filing. Fees are payable to the Federal Trade Commission by electronic wire transfer (EWT) or, if necessary, by bank cashier's check or certified check. The preferred method of payment is EWT (See Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fedwire Funds Services). The fee must be paid in U.S. currency. The amount of payment received must be net of any service, transfer or wiring fees charged by a bank or financial institution.

Paying by Electronic Wire Transfer

Fees paid by EWT will be deposited to the Treasury's account at the

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045-0001.

To ensure filing fees paid by EWT are attributed to the appropriate payer filing notification, the payer must provide the following information to the bank initiating the EWT.? (If you are paying by Fedwire, the required information should be entered exactly as below. If you are paying by another banking system, some of the fields below may not be applicable.)

Fedwire FieldFedwire Field NameRequired Information
{1510}Type/Subtype1000
{2000}Amount(enter payment amount)
{3400}Receiver ABA routing number *021030004 (if using a non-US bank, include one of the two following SWIFT codes: TREAS_NYC or FRNYUS33XXX)
{3400}Receiver ABA short nameTREAS? NYC
{3600}Business Function CodeCTR??????? (or CTP)
{4200}Beneficiary Identifier (account number)829000001005
{4200}Beneficiary NameFTC – Premerger Notification Office
{5000}Originator(enter the name of the originator of the payment)
{6000}Originator to Beneficiary Information – Line 1(enter the TIN for the originator of the payment or SSN if a natural person)
{6000}Originator to Beneficiary Information – Line 2(enter contact information for the originator of the payment)
{6000}Originator to Beneficiary Information – Line 3(enter the entity listed in Item 1(a) of the HSR Form)

Additionally, the transmittal letter (an original and one copy) accompanying the notification of each person submitting all or part of a filing fee should contain the following:

(1) the TIN (or SSN if a natural person) for the originator of the payment;

(2) the entity listed in Item 1(a) of the HSR Form; and

(3) if payment is made by EWT, the Confirmation Number for the EWT.

(NOTE: In the event that the above information is not available at the time of filing, please send the information via e-mail to [email protected].)

Please adhere carefully to this procedure to ensure that your payment is properly credited and to avoid delays in the start of the waiting period. Failure to provide the necessary information in a timely manner may result in the filing being deemed non-compliant until the filing fee is confirmed. See, 57 FR 47466 (October 16, 1992).

Paying by Check

The Commission strongly discourages check payments. However, if an EWT cannot be arranged, the Commission will accept a check, sent to Financial Operations. Cashiers or certified checks are preferred. Make the check payable to the Federal Trade Commission and deliver to:

Federal Trade Commission
Financial Operations Division
Attn: Premerger Notification Office
600 Pennsylvania Ave, Drop H-790
Washington, DC 20580

Additionally, the transmittal letter (an original and one copy) accompanying the notification of each person submitting all or part of a filing fee should contain the following:

  1. the TIN (or SSN if a natural person) for the originator of the payment; and
  2. the entity listed in Item 1(a) of the HSR Form.

(NOTE: In the event that the above information is not available at the time of filing, please send the information via e-mail to [email protected].)

For further information contact Theresa Kingsberry at (202) 326-3786.