DOJ Requests Additional Information For US/American Merger

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a “Second Request” for additional information from both American Airlines and US Airways in connection with their proposed merger, as a standard part of the regulatory process. The Second Request extends the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, during which the transaction cannot be closed, until 30 days after substantial compliance with the Second Request – or the waiting period is otherwise terminated by the DOJ. AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, said the two carriers will respond promptly to the Second Request and continue to work with the DOJ as it conducts a review of the proposed merger, which is expected to be completed in 3Q 2013.

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