UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20580
Office of the Secretary
September 10, 1996
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc.
New York, New York 10036
Re: File No. 801 0059
Dear Mr. Hoeft:
The Commission has conducted an investigation involving your possible violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Clayton Act through your pricing and promotional practices.
Upon further review of this matter, it now appears that no further action is warranted by the Commission at this time. Accordingly, the investigation has been closed. This action is not to be construed as a determination that a violation may not have occurred, just as the pendency of an investigation should not be construed as a determination that a violation has occurred. The Commission reserves the right to take such further action as the public interest may require.
By direction of the Commission, Chairman Pitofsky recused.
Donald S. Clark
cc: Douglas L. Wald
Cathy A. Hoffman
Arnold & Porter
Counsel to Bantam Doubleday Dell