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Accounting for PCC Issue on Identifiable Intangible Assets Finalized

Announced by the Private Company Council (“PCC”), the accounting for identifiable intangible assets in PCC Issue No. 13-01A, “Accounting for Identifiable Intangible Assets in a Business Combination” has been finalized. In preparation for endorsement by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), a final Accounting Standards Update (ASU) is being prepared.

The ASU will feature amendments stating an entity would not identify non-competition agreements, and customer-related intangible assets not able to be sold or licensed separately from other assets in a business combination. Once endorsed, the amendments would go into effect for business combinations agreed upon in the first annual period starting after December 15, 2015, and interim periods contained in annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Early application of the ASU will be permitted.

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