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Technip, FMC combination receives Brazilian antitrust clearance

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Technip and FMC Technologies Inc. have announced that the pending combination between the companies has received a clearance decision issued by the General Superintendent of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), the Brazilian antitrust authority.

The decision is subject to a 15-day waiting period.

Technip and FMC Technologies planned to combine to create a global leader that will drive change by redefining the production and transformation of oil and gas.

Brazil is the last outstanding antitrust clearance required prior to closing. Clearance decisions have previously been provided by antitrust authorities in the US, the EU, India, Turkey, Mexico and Russia.

The pending transaction remains subject to other closing conditions, including approval of the transaction by FMC Technologies’ and Technip’s shareholders at their respective shareholders meetings scheduled on 5 December 2016, as well as certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

The transaction is expected to close in early 2017, subject to the satisfaction of these other closing conditions.

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