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Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549-0213.


Regulations 14D and 14E, Schedule 14D-9, OMB Control No. 3235-0102, SEC File No. 270-114.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities Start Printed Page 16841and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget the request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below.

Regulation 14D (17 CFR 240.14d-1—240.14d-11) and Regulation 14E (17 CFR 240.14e-1—240.14f-1) and related Schedule 14D-9 (17 CFR 240.14d-101) require information important to security holders in deciding how to respond to tender offers. This information is made available to the public. Information provided on Schedule 14D-9 is mandatory. Schedule 14D-9 takes approximately 260.56 hours per response to prepare and is filed by 150 companies annually. We estimate that 25% of the 260.56 hours per response (65.14 hours) is prepared by the company for an annual reporting burden of 9,771 hours (65.14 hours per response × 150 responses).

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number.

The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, . Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to:; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

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Dated: March 20, 2014.

Kevin M. O'Neill,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2014-06608 Filed 3-25-14; 8:45 am]