SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 22, 2013
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On January 24, 2013, The Laclede Group, Inc. (“Laclede”) issued a news release announcing the early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR”) in connection with Laclede's acquisition, through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, from Southern Union Company (“SUG”) of substantially all of the assets and liabilities of Missouri Gas Energy (“MGE”) and New England Gas Company (“NEG”).
On January 22, 2013, Laclede and Laclede Gas Company (“Laclede Gas”) received confirmation of the early termination of the waiting period under HSR. This termination satisfies one of the closing conditions for the Purchase and Sale Agreements, dated as of December 14, 2012, entered into by Laclede Gas (by way of an assignment and assumption agreement) and Plaza Massachusetts Acquisition, Inc. (and each guaranteed by Laclede), to acquire from SUG substantially all of the assets and liabilities of MGE and NEG, respectively.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.