ROSEMONT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Foods announced today that it received a request from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for additional information and documentary materials in connection with its pending merger with Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY). The request was issued under notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act).
Frequently referred to as a “second request,” this is a part of the FTC review process and was anticipated by both companies. US Foods will work to respond to the FTC requests as quickly as possible to support the review of the proposed merger
Completion of the transaction remains subject to regulatory review, including the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act, and other customary closing conditions. US Foods’ outlook on the merger remains unchanged and expects the transaction to close in the third quarter of calendar 2014.
About US Foods
With approximately $22 billion in annual revenue, US Foods is the 10th largest privately held company in America. As one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, US Foods is Keeping Kitchens Cooking and making life easier for more than 200,000 customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. The company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.
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