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Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules

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Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.

The following transactions were granted early termination of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Neither agency intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/27/2000
20010384Bunzl plcLawrence D. StarrKoch Supplies Inc.
20010443Bunzl plcEdward S. ReinerSchrier Bros., Inc.
20010445Knauf International GmbHUSG CorporationUSG Corporation.
20010490AmeriPath, IncPathology Consultants of America, IncPathology Consultants of America, Inc.
20010505Ali M. & Ather JaferiBay View Capital CorpBay View Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company.
20010507NICE Systems, LtdSteven D. KaiserStevens Communications, Inc.
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20010547Solectron CorporationSony CorporationSony Industries Taiwan Co., Ltd Sony Nakaniida Corporation.
20010593Chorum Technologies, IncPolytronix, IncPolytronix, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/28/2000
20010423Oak Investment Partners IX, Limited PartnershipUnited Messaging, IncUnited Messaging, Inc.
20010468Swander Pace Capital Fund, L.PBruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., L.PBurns & Ricker, Inc.
20010477Perot Systems CorporationHealth Systems Design CorporationHealth Systems Design Corporation.
20010480General Electric CompanyGannett Co., IncSpace Holding Corp.
20010481Greylock IX Limited PartnershipGannett Co., IncSpace Holding Corp.
20010482Venrock Associates IIGannett Co., IncSpace Holding Corp.
20010484Third Avenue TrustTejon Ranch CompanyTejon Ranch Company.
20010492Carl Marks Strategic Investments, L.PTejon Ranch CompanyTejon Ranch Company.
20010524Nationwide Mutual Insurance CompanyWhite Mountains Insurance Group, LtdWaterford Insurance Company.
20010536Advent International CorporationDatek Online Holdings, CorpDatek Online Holdings, Corp.
20010537Silver Lake Partners, L.PDatek Online Holdings, CorpDatek Online Holdings, Corp.
20010538TA IX, L.P.Datek Online Holdings, Corp.Datek Online Holdings, Corp.
20010553Naomi C. DempseyInternational Paper CompanyInternational Paper Company.
20010575Adelphia Communications CorporationEverett J. MundyTele-Media Company of Green River. Tele-Media Company of Southern Virginia. Tele-Media Kentucky Trading Company, G.P.
20010576Adelphia Communications CorporationRobert E. TudekTele-Media Company of Green River. Tele-Media Company of Southern Virginia. Tele-Media Kentucky Trading Company, G.P.
20010638TA/Atlantic and Pacific IV, L.PDatek Online Holdings CorpDatek Online Holdings Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/29/2000
20010444Patton R. CorriganEquilease Holding CorpMansfield Plumbing Products, Inc.
20010494Global Sports, IncFogdog, IncFogdog, Inc.
20010500Wind Point Partners IV, L.PWeyerhaeuser CompanyWeyerhaeuser Company.
20010504David Frederick Griffin Trust No. 1A.H. Belo CorporationKOTV, Inc.
20010509The 1818 Fund III, L.PMortimer B. Fuller, IIIGenesee & Wyoming Inc.
20010510El.FI. Electrofinanzaria S.p.AMoulinex S.AMoulinex S.A.
20010512Duke Energy CorporationEl Paso Energy CorporationPG&E National Energy Goup, Inc.
20010514SEACOR SMIT IncSCF CorporationSCF Corporation.
20010515Fabrikant International CorporationSEACOR SMIT IncSEACOR SMIT Inc.
20010516Textron, IncGeorge Sbordone, JrTempo Research Corporation.
20010527Radio One, IncSunburst Dallas, L.PSunburst Dallas, L.P.
20010529Safeguard Scientifics, IncSteven D. SiegfriedPalarco International, Inc Palarco, Inc.
20010531AMT Group, IncHCA—The Healthcare CompanyColumbia Hospital Corporation of Houston.
20010535Global Private Equity III Limited PartnershipDatek Online Holdings, CorpDatek Online Holdings, Corp.
20010539FleetBoston Financial CorporationJeffrey ChizmasCider Mill Farms Company, Inc Snuffy's Pet Products, Inc.
20010540FleetBoston Financial CorporationWhitehall Associates, L.PAPP Holding Corporation.
20010543O. Bruton SmithRobert R. & Margaret E. BaillargeonRichardson Ford, Inc.
20010555CDC FinanceCDC North America IncCDC North America Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/30/2000
20010489InterWest Partners V, L.PCorixa CorporationCorixa Corporation.
20010499Paul G. AllenOne-on-One Sports, IncOne-on-One Sports, Inc.
20010508Fresenius AGEverest Healthcare Services CorporationEverest Healthcare Services Corporation.
20010546Dover CorporationRailAmerica, IncKalyn/Siebert I Incorporated.
20010548Sheldahl, IncMorgenthaler Venture Partners V, L.PInternational Flex Holdings, Inc.
20010550Munich ReLoews CorporationLoews Corporation.
20010556FedEx CorporationAmerican Freightways CorporationAmerican Freightways Corporation
20010557F. Sheridan GarrissonFedEx CorporationFedEx Corporation.
20010588Software AGSaga Systems, IncSaga Systems, Inc.
20010594Cox Enterprises, IncRadio One, Inc.Radio One Licenses, Inc.
20010598Cisco Systems, IncIntegrated Micromachines IncorporatedIntegrated Micromachines Incorporated.
20010600Kulicke & Soffa Industries, IncSiegal-Robert, IncProbe Technology, Corporation.
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20010601Estate of Charles A. SammonsWilliam L. BakerCoastline Equipment Co., Inc.
20010603Fuji Seal, IncOwens-Illinois, IncOwens-Illinois Labels Inc.
20010604Exelon CorporationBlair Park Services, Inc.Blair Park Services, Inc.
20010605Best Buy Co., IncLeonard M. TwetenMagnolia Hi-Fi, Inc.
20010607Andrew J. McKelveySatinder Consultants, Inc.
20010618Intuit IncFrontLine Capital GroupEmployee Matters, Inc.
20010639Bain Capital Fund VII, L.PDatek Online Holdings, CorpDatek Online Holdings, Corp.
20010641Apollo Investment Fund IV, L.PWareco Service, IncWareco Service, Inc.
20010644Mosaic Group IncParadigm Direct, IncParadigm Direct, Inc.
20010645Computershare LimitedMerrill Lynch & Co., IncMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
20010647Investor ABMolecular Staging IncMolecular Staging Inc.
20010649Broadcom CorporationSiByte, IncSiByte, Inc.
20010651Andrew J. McKelveySPEC Group Holdings, IncSPEC Group Holdings, Inc.
20010653Smith International, IncEmerson Electric CoEmerson Electric Co.
20010655Pitney Bowes, IncRoyal Dutch Petroleum CompanyServices Integration Group, L.P. SIG-GP, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/01/2000
20010485Hollinger IncThe James S. Copley Marital TrustFox Valley Press Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/04/2000
20010622MBNA Corporation.Citizens Banking CorporationCitizens Bank, F&M Banking-Iowa.
20010673The Black & Decker CorporationEmglo Products, L.PEmglo Products, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/05/2000
20010532Ernst & Young U.S.,, Inc.
20010551International FiberCom, IncJohn W. Perry, JrFaulk & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
20010552Cephalon, IncAbbott LaboratoriesAbbott Laboratories
20010554Aether Systems, IncRTS Wireless, IncRTS Wireless, Inc.
20010606James ChaoNew Focus, IncNew Focus, Inc.
20010608KKR 1996 Fund,, Inc.
20010612Cisco Systems InciPass InciPass Inc.
20010621Exelon CorporationConectiv, IncAtlantic City Electric Company. Delmarva Power & Light Company.
20010623Ocwen Financial CorporationEmpire Funding CorpEmpire Funding Corp.
20010624Juniper Networks, IncCalient Networks, IncCalient Networks, Inc.
20010625Rocco B. CommissoAT&T CorpTCI TKR of the Gulf Plains, Inc.
20010630Victorinox A.GSwiss Army Brands, IncSwiss Army Brands, Inc.
20010632Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers IX-A, L.PNaxon CorporationNaxon Corporation
20010633Sky Financial Investment, LLCTricon Global Restaurants, IncTricon Global Restaurants, Inc.
20010636The Zukerman Family TrustEli EpsteinCalcined Coke Corporation.
20010637The Bank of New York, Inc.Citigroup, Inc.Schroder & Co., Inc.
20010640The Chase Manhattan CorporationCitigroup, Inc.Lewco Securities Corp.
20010648Avocent CorporationEquinox Systems IncEquinox Systems Inc.
20010650Aether Systems, IncMichael J., Incorporated.
20010662David SmilowMutual of American Life Insurance CompanyLifxo Holding Company, Inc.
20010664Henry L. HillmanPatrick P. LeeHughes Hi-Tech, Inc. SAS Fluid Power, Inc.
20010670Ripplewood Partners, L.PAdaptive Broadband CorporationAdaptive Broadband Corporation
20010674AAR CorpAAR CorpTurbine Engine Asset Management, LLC.
20010675General Electric CompanyAAR CorpTurbine Engine Asset Management, LLC.
20010678General Electric CompanyGeneral Electric CompanyAviation Inventory Management Co.; LLC (AIMCO)
20010679White Mountain Insurance Group, IncCGNU plcCGU Corporation.
20010680Salem Communications CorporationSumner M. RedstoneInfinity Broadcasting Corporation.
20010682Financial Holding CorporationORIX CorporationMorgan Premium Finance Corp. Morgan Premium Finance of California, Inc.
20010683General Motors CorporationSuzuki Motor CorporationSuzuki Motor Corporation.
20010685Internet Capital Group, Inc.Anderson Consulting, Inc.
20010688Windward Capital Partners II, L.PFirst National of Nebraska, IncRPSI, Inc. d/b/a Retriever Payment Systems.
20010692Mican LimitedCGI Holding ComanyCGI Holding Company.
20010693Startec Global Communications CorpIceberg Transport, S.ACapsule Communications, Inc.
20010702Dell Computer CorpStorageApps IncStorageApps Inc.
20010707Atlantic Equity Partners III, L.PThermo Electron CorporationPeek Ltd.
20010712David and Sherry Gold99¢ Only StoresOdd's-N-End's, Inc Universal International, Inc.
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20010713Footstar IncJ. Baker, IncJBI, Inc Morse Shoe, Inc.
20010714Alliant Energy CorporationNational Grid Group, plcEUA Congenex Corporation.
20010720E.I. du Pont de Nemours and CompanyHaci Omer Sabanci Holding A.SKordsa Sabanci DuPont Industrial Yarn & Tire Cord Fabric Man.
20010723Close Brothers Group plcVereniging AegonTransamerica Insurance Finance Company.
20010725Ashish BhutaniDresdner BanK AGDresdner Bank AG.
20010726Jeffrey A. RosenDresdner Bank AGDresdner Bank AG.
20010727Michael J. BiondiDresdner Bank AGDresdner Bank AG.
20010728Robert PruzanDresdner Bank AGDresdner Bank AG.
20010730Molson IncPhilip Morris Companies IncMolson USA, LLC.
20010732Siebel Systems,,, Inc.
20010735Brentwood Associates Private Equity III, L.PWilliam FieldingDramatic Holdings, Inc.
20010736Brentwood Associates Private Equity III, L.PJohn FieldingDramatic Holdings, Inc.
20010741Grotech Partners V, L.PUSinternetworking, IncUSinternetworking, Inc.
20010748Faithful Central Bible ChurchPhilip F. AnschutzL.A. Forum Holdings, LLC.
20010749Bayerische Hypo -und Vereinsbank AGBA Holding AGBank Austria Commerical Paper LLC, Bank Austria AG.
20010763Inktomi CorporationAdero, IncAdero, Inc.
20010774Capital Z Financial Services Fund II, L.PLending Tree, IncLending Tree, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/06/2000
20010051Robert N. SmithStephens Group, IncStephens Group, Inc.
20010448VoiceStream Wireless CorporationCook Inlet Region, IncCook Inlet GSM, Inc Cook Inlet Telecommunications, Inc.
20010454Robert E. ShawBerkshire Hathaway, IncBerkshire Hathaway, Inc.
20010475Martin Marietta Materials, IncMAC Acquisitions, IncMAC Acquisitions, Inc.
20010523Heartland Industrial Partners, L.PGlobal Metal Technologies, IncGlobal Metal Technologies, Inc.
20010562VerticalNet, Inc.
20010564New Focus, IncJames ChaoJCA Technology, Inc.
20010565Apollo Investment Fund IV, L.PRail Van, IncRail Van, Inc.
20010566Richard HaworthUS Office Products CompanyPear Commercial Interiors, Inc Price Modern, Inc.
20010570SAIA-Burgess Electronics Holding AGTRW IncTRW Sensors and Components Inc.
20010571Donald R. Draughon, Jr.East Coast Oil CorporationEast Coast Oil Corporation.
20010652Meriter Health Services, IncPhysicians Plus Insurance CorporationPhysicians Plus Insurance Corporation.
20010709J.W. Childs Equity Partners II, L.PLeonard N. SternHartz Mountain Corporation.
20010845PJM Interconnection, L.L.CPPL CorporationPPL Corporation.
20010846PJM Interconnection, L.L.CPublic Service Enterprise Group IncorporatedPublic Service Enterprise Group Incorporated.
20010847PJM Interconnection, L.L.CExelon CorporationExelon Corporation.
20010853Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona, S.ADaniel J. Keating, IIIKeating Technologies, Inc.
20010858Allianz AGArthur E. NicholasNicholas-Applegate LLC.
20010864The Virginia Insurance ReciprocalAlabama Hospital Association TrustCoastal Insurance Enterprises, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/07/2000
20010488Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing CompanyMicroTouch Systems, IncMicroTouch Systems, Inc.
20010573Empirix IncTeradyne, IncSFTG LLC.
20010584Anderson-Tully CompanyNaomi C. DempseySoterra LLC.
20010597Alan B. MillerBehavioral Healthcare CorporationBHC Clinicas Del Este Hospital, Inc. BHC Health Services of Puerto Rico, Inc BHC San Juan Capestrano Hospital, Inc CPC Clinicas Del Este, Inc., Integrated HealthCare Sys Corp.
20010614Manuel AlbaMarvell Technology Group LtdMarvell Technology Group Ltd.
20010615Avigdor WillenzMarvell Technology Group LtdMarvell Technology Group Ltd.
20010656David E. BarensfeldAllegheny Technologies IncorporatedTDY Industries, Inc.
20010668Patterson Energy, IncLawayne JonesJones Drilling Corp., Henderson Welding, Inc. LEJ Truck and Crane, Inc.
20010669Zemex CorporationHecla Mining CompanyHecla de Brasil Empreendimentos de Participacoes Ltda. Kentucky-Tennessee Clay Company.
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20010716Centre Capital Investors III, L.P.Terence J. GoodlingGrass Valley Group Inc.
20010718Unaxis Holding AGApplied Films CorporationApplied Films Corporation.
20010719Panhandle-Plains Higher Education Authority, IncAbilene Higher Education FoundationAbilene Higher Education Resources Corporation.
20010762Reinhard MohnFrank V. CappoCoral Graphics Services of Virginia, Inc Coral Graphics Services, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/08/2000
20010542Credit Suisse GroupEnron CorpBasic Energy Services, Inc.
20010545Compagnie de Saint-GobainMagic Manufacturing, IncMagic Manufacturing, Inc.
20010567Internet Capital Group, IncCephren, IncCephren, Inc.
20010568General Electric CompanyCephren, IncCephren, Inc.
20010572Royal Bank of CanadaDain Rauscher CorporationDain Rauscher Corporation.
20010574Teradyne, IncEmpirix IncEmpirix Inc.
20010589Allied Capital CorporationBLC Financial Services, IncBLC Financial Services, Inc.
20010592Germain LamondeBurleigh Instruments, IncBurleigh Instruments, Inc.
20010610Whitney V, L.PMichael J. HartnettRoller Bearing Holding Company, Inc.
20010619Electronic Data Systems CorporationElectronic Data Systems CorporationTransAlliance L.P.
20010620Berkshire Hathaway IncBenjamin Moore & CoBenjamin Moore & Co.
20010646AT&T CorporationSumner M. RedstoneViacom Inc. Westinghouse CBS Holding Company. Westinghouse Electric G.m.b.H.
20010663Washington Mutal IncThe PNC Financial Services Group, IncPNC Mortgate Corp. of America. PNC Mortgage Securities Corp PNC Reinsurance Corp.
20010681Menasha CorporationAccurate Box, Carton and Container CorpAccurate Box, Carton and Container Corp.
20010689Crescendo III, L.PVeloCom IncVeloCom Inc.
20010690GTCR Fund VII, L.PFirst Tennessee National CorporationFirst Tennessee Bank National Association.
20010697Bank of America CorporationAmerican Fidelity & Liberty, IncAmerican Fidelity & Liberty, Inc.
20010700George E. Robb JrLaBranche & Co. IncLaBranche & Co. Inc.
20010701LaBranche & Co. IncGeorge E. Robb JrRobb Peck McCooey Financial Services, Inc.
20010708Monrovia Nursery CompanyHorticultural Farms, IncHorticultural Farms, Inc.
20010711Harrowston IncAvinMeritor, IncMeritor Heavy Vehicle Systems, LLC.
20010715Honeywell Electronic Manufacturing Services, IncMitsubishi Chemical CorporationMitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.
20010717Cendant CorporationAvis Group Holdings, IncAvis Group Holdings, Inc.
20010734Brambles Industries LimitedInstashred Security Services, IncInstashred Security Services, LLC.
20010739Comverse TechnologyPacketVideo CorporationPacketVideo Corporation.
20010743Phillips Petroleum CompanyPhillips Petroleum CompanySweeny Olefins Limited Partnership.
20010744William DavidsonTruServ CorporationTruServ Corporation.
20010745Paxton Media Group, IncA.H. Belo CorporationHenderson Gleaner, Inc.
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, Inc.
20010746NDS Holdings, L.PSarno Heirs TrustSML, LLC.
20010747Gerald W. SchwartzLa Francaise Bakery, IncLa Francaise Bakery, Inc.
20010752Praxair IncViscount III, LLCHealthCare Partners, LLC, HCP, Inc HealthCare Partners-Indiana, Inc., HCP Pediatric Care Ser.
20010753The Bear Stearns Companies IncHelios Management LLCHelios Group Illinois LLC. Helios Holding LLC, Helios Futures and Options LLC.
20010766Phillip R. BennettSukhmeet (Micky) DhillonMain Street Trading Company/Newhall Discount Futures, Inc.
20010777Tom T. GoresLanier Worldwide, IncLanier Worldwide, Inc.
20010781Russel Metals IncPitt-Des Moines, IncPitt-Des Moines, Inc.
20010795James Fine Chemicals, Inc. d/b/a JFC TechnologiesSchweizerhall Holding AGSchweizerhall Development Corporation. Schweizerhall Manufacturing Corporation.
20010797Arnett Physician Group, P.C.PhyCor, IncPhyCor-Lafayette, LLC, Arnett Health Plans, Inc.
20010798Michael LukeSIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft Holding AGSIG Arms Inc.
20010799Thomas OrtmeierSIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft Holding AGSIG Arms Inc.
20010803Mark CubanFXM, IncFXM, Inc.
20010804Keller Group, IncNucor CorporationNucor Corporation.
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20010809Stephen E. MyersThe Walt Disney CompanyVista-United Telecommunications Partnership.
20010812American National Insurance CompanyFarm Family Holdings, IncFarm Family Holdings, Inc., IncInternet Capital Group, IncAnimated Images, Inc.
20010815Internet Capital Group,,, Inc.
20010816PNC Financial Services Group, IncDana CorporationDana Corporation.
20010819Amkor Technology, IncToshiba CorporationIwate Toshiba Electronics Co., Ltd.
20010825Unitrin, IncCurtiss-Wright CorporationCurtiss-Wright Corporation.
20010828Zurich Financial ServicesThe First Australia Fund, IncThe First Australia Fund, Inc.
20010844PJM Interconnection, L.L.CGPU, IncGPU, Inc.
20010859General Motors CorporationBank of America CorporationBanc of America Commercial Corporation.
20010861Cook Inlet Region, IncJohn S. BoydBCN Communications, L.L.C.
20010886Brown & Brown, IncJohn R. RiedmanRiedman Corporation.
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Sandra M. Peay or Parcellena P. Fielding, Contact Representatives, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room 303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 01-1168 Filed 1-12-01; 8:45 am]