29 CFR 4231.8 - Notice of merger or transfer.
(a)Filing of request -
(1)When to file. Except as provided in paragraph (f) of this section, a notice of a proposed merger or transfer must be filed not less than 120 days, or not less than 45 days in the case of a merger for which a compliance determination under § 4231.9 is not requested, before the effective date of the transaction. For purposes of this part, the effective date of a merger or transfer is the earlier of -
(b)Who must file. The plan sponsors of all plans involved in a merger or transfer, or the duly authorized representative(s) acting on behalf of the plan sponsors, must jointly file the notice required by this section.
(c)Where to file. See § 4000.4 of this chapter for information on where to file.
(d)Date of filing. The PBGC applies the rules in subpart C of part 4000 of this chapter to determine the date that a submission under this part was filed with the PBGC. For purposes of paragraph (a) of this section, the notice is not considered filed until all of the information required by paragraph (e) of this section has been submitted.
(e)Information required. Each notice must contain the following information:
(i) The name of the plan;
(2) Whether the transaction being reported is a merger or transfer, whether it involves any plan that has terminated under section 4041A(a)(2) of ERISA, whether any significantly affected plan is involved in the transaction (and, if so, identifying each such plan), and whether it is a de minimis transaction as defined in § 4231.7 (and, if so, including an enrolled actuary's certification to that effect).
(3) The proposed effective date of the transaction.
(4) A copy of each plan provision stating that no participant's or beneficiary's accrued benefit will be lower immediately after the effective date of the merger or transfer than the benefit immediately before that date.
(5) For each plan that exists after the transaction, one of the following statements, certified by an enrolled actuary:
(ii) A statement of the basis on which the actuary has determined that benefits under the plan are not reasonably expected to be subject to suspension under section 4245 of ERISA, including the supporting data or calculations, assumptions and methods.
(6) For each plan that exists before a transaction (unless the transaction is de minimis and does not involve any plan that has terminated under section 4041A(a)(2) of ERISA), a copy of the most recent actuarial valuation report that satisfies the requirements of § 4231.5.
(1) A plan sponsor demonstrates to the satisfaction of the PBGC that failure to complete the merger or transfer in the applicable notice period set forth in paragraph (a) of this section will cause harm to participants or beneficiaries of the plans involved in the transaction;
(3) The PBGC completes its review of the transaction.