Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Knauf International GmbH; Armstrong World lndustries, Inc. - BWB/Z-3796 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Knauf International GmbH; Armstrong World lndustries, Inc.

BWB/Z-3796

17.01.2018

On 17.01.2018 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

Industry sector: F - Construction

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 14.02.2018.

Entrepreneurs whose legal or economic interests are affected by the merger can bring in a written statement at the Federal Competition Authority or the Federal Cartel Prosecutor within 14 days from publication date.

Note: The intervening party has no right to a certain treatment of the statement and will not gain a party position.

On February 7, 2018, the Federal Competition Authority submitted a request for referral to the European Commission pursuant to Art. 22 of the EC Merger Regulation (FKVO). Any national time limits relating to the concentration shall be suspended until it has been decided, in accordance with the procedure laid down in this Article, by whom the concentration will be examined.

The parties informed the European Commission on 24.7.2018 that the merger application has been withdrawn.

Non-prohibition of the merger

The Federal Competition Authority and the Federal Cartel Prosecutor have not applied for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court. The standstill obligation (§ 17 (1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 15.03.2018 .

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