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Lockheed Martin Statement on FTC Opposition to Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquisition

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
January 25, 2022
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Update on Proposed Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquisition
Lockheed Martin
Jan. 25, 2022

Earlier this month, Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne agreed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that the parties would not close the transaction before Jan. 27, 2022, to enable the parties to discuss the scope and nature of the merchant supply and firewall commitments previously offered by Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin has been advised by the FTC that its concerns regarding the transaction cannot be addressed adequately by the terms of a consent order. Lockheed Martin believes it is highly likely that the FTC will vote to sue to block the transaction and expects they will make a decision before Jan. 27, 2022.

If the FTC sues to block the transaction, Lockheed Martin could elect to defend the lawsuit or terminate the merger agreement. Additional information concerning the transaction can be found in Lockheed Martin’s 2021 Form 10-K that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Lockheed Martin continues to believe in the benefits of the transaction for the United States and its allies, the industry, and all of the company’s stakeholders.