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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 Start Printed Page 7493Commission 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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/26/2000
20010829Sanrise Group, IncExodus Communications, IncExodus Communities, Inc.
20010834Westmoreland Health SystemFrick Health SystemFrick Health System.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/27/2000
20010941GMT Communications Partners II, L.PFormus CommunicationsFormus Communications Inc.
20010958TeleCorp PCS, IncMarshall W. PagonPegasus PCS Partners, L.P.
20010959IVAX CorporationJinn Wu and Diana Wu, (husband & wife)Xenobiotic Laboratories, Inc.
20010970Verizon Communications IncJames & Jean Douglas Irrevocable Descendant's TrustIllinois Nine Corporation.
20011007Zhone Technologies, IncInd-TeleSoft Pvt. Ltd.Xybridge Technologies, Inc.
20011028Leap Wireless International, IncCook Inlet Region, Inc.CIVS IV License Sub I, LLC.
20011033Nippon Telegraph and Telephone CorporationAT&T CorpAT&T Corp.
20011040Bank of MontrealAlexander J. VoglWilton Corporation.
20011051Mitsui Marine and Fire Insurance Co., LtdAmerican Financial Group, IncAmerican Financial Group, Inc.
20011062Universal Insurance Group, IncNationwide Mutual Insurance CompanyCaribbean Alliance Insurance Company.
20011067ABN AMRO Holding N.VAlleghany CorporationAlleghany Asset Management, Inc.
20011073TSG3 L.PThe Proctor & Gamble CompanyThe Proctor & Gamble Company.
20011076Deere & CompanyFdG Capital Partners LLCMcGinnis Farms, Inc.
20011079Resurrection Health Care CorporationSisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth-Sacred Heart ProvinceSisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth-Sacred Heart Province.
20011080Bank of America CorporationCAF Holdings, IncCAF Holdings, Inc.
20011091Morgenthaler Partners VI, L.PCatena Networks, IncCatena Networks, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/29/2000
20010975Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VII, L.POrthoLink Physicians CorporationOrthoLink Physicians Corporation.
20010984Sprout Capital IX, L.PCredit Suisse GroupFocus Technologies, Inc.
20011015SBC Communications IncVoiceStream Wireless CorporationOmnipoint NY MTA License, LLC.
20011016VoiceStream Wireless CorporationSBC Communications IncPacific Telesis Mobile Services LLC.
20011023Internet Capital Group, IncLogistics.com, IncLogistics.com, Inc.
20011042Silverline Technologies LimitedSeraNova, IncSeraNova, Inc.
20011058DST Systems, IncBank One CorporationEquiServe Limited Partnership.
20011061M. Francçiois PinaultGeorge A. & Kay A. WilsonRyall Electric Supply Company.
20011071Lee R. Anderson, SrJames DoodyDoody Mechanical, Inc.
20011085Oak Investment Partners IX, Limited PartnershipMichael J. NoonanFiber Optic Network Solutions Corp.
20011086Morgenthaler Partners VI, L.PMichael J. NoonanFiber Optic Network Solutions Corp.
20011093Sun Microsystems, IncHighGround Systems, Inc.HighGround Systems, Inc
20011096VNU N.VVNU N.VEntertainment Marketing Information Systems.
20011101Sanofi-SynthelaboAtrix Laboratories, IncAtrix Laboratories, Inc.
20011102Parsons CorporationHarold W. Wyatt, Jr.H.E. Hennigh, Inc.
20011109Motiva Enterprises LLCR.R. Morrison & Son, IncR.R. Morrison & Son, Inc.
20011112ALZA CorporationPharmaceutical Development, IncGenupro, Inc.
200111162000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.PDonald H. DrewDHD Healthcare Corporation.
200111172000 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund, L.PBruce J. DrewDHD Healthcare Corporation.
20011118Sandy Springs Bancorp, IncProgress Financial CorporationProgress Financial Corporation
20011121Metro National CorporationSaltgrass, Inc.Saltgrass, Inc.
20011131UBS Capital Americas II, LLCOresis Communications, IncOresis Communications, Inc.
20011133United Rentals, IncHarold W. WieseWiese Planning & Engineering.
20011137General Electric CompanyGeneral Electric CompanyCurtis Power Co., LLC.
20011139Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KGDetection Systems, IncDetection Systems, Inc.
20011142Aegis Group plcStanford NygardOutdoor Vision.
20011143Aegis Group plcSterling Pile, IIIOutdoor Vision.
20011150Hvide Marine IncorporatedHvide Marine IncorporatedLightship Partners, LP.
20011155Ford Motor CompanyFord Motor CompanyFRN of Rochester, LLC.
20011157Bank of America CorporationCupertino Electric, IncCupertino Electric, Inc.
20011163Voting Shares Irrevocable TrustHans P. UtschEdgemont Asset Management Corporation.
20011164Voting Shares Irrevocable TrustLawrence AurianaEdgemont Asset Management Corporation.
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20011166Norman P. CreightonComerica IncorporatedComercia Incroporated.
20011169Wolters Kluwer nvLoislaw.com, IncLosilaw.com, Inc.
20011172Wolseley plcVernon Mountcastle, JrInterior Distributors, Inc.
20011174Olympus Growth Fund III, L.PGriffin Land & Nuseries, IncGriffin Land & Nurseries, Inc.
20011175Thoma Cressey Fund VI, L.PPhillip D. WhisenhuntCMS Wireless, LLC.
20011186Linsalata Capital Partners Fund III, L.PKevco, IncKevco, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/02/2001
20010916Brinker International, IncNERC Limited Partnership; NERC Limited Partnership IINE Restaurant Company, Inc.
20011126Apax Europe IV-A, L.PCenterBeam, Inc.CenterBeam, Inc.
20011128ICVF 1999, L.PAllegro Networks, IncAllegro Networks, Inc.
20011129Michael DevlinRational Software CorporationRational Software Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/03/2001
20010994Macromedia, IncAtom CorporationAtom Corporation.
20011069Royal Dutch Petroleum CompanyWoodside Petroleum LtdWoodside Petroleum Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/04/2001
20010960Allied Waste Industries, IncRepublic Services, IncRepublic Services of Pennsylvania, LLC.
20011010Richard E. Jordan, IIStrongco, Inc.Strongco (USA), Inc.
20011084Insilco Holding CoInNet Technologies, IncInNet Technologies, Inc.
20011105Siemens AGRamtron International CorporationRamtron International Corporation.
20011146George L. Graziadio, JrComercia IncorporatedComerica Incorporated
20011148Harvest Partners III, L.PFrank Defino, SrTukaiz Communications, L.L.C.
20011149Harvest Partners III, L.PMatthews International CorporationTukaiz Communications, L.L.C.
20011168Mohawk Industries, IncBurlington Industries, IncThe Bacova Guild, Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—01/05/2001
20010698ANTEC CorporationNortel Networks CorporationArris Interactive L.L.C.
20010699Nortel Networks CorporationANTEC CorporationNewco.
20010943Xcel Energy IncLS Power, LLCGrantie Power Partners, II, L.P., LS Power Management, LLC.
20010972Mr. Lloyd DorfmanPreussag AktiengesellschaftThomas Cook Inc.
20011047Asyst Technologies, IncAdvanced Machine Programming, Inc.Advanced Machine Programming, Inc.
20011134Morgan Stanley Dean Wittner & CoAMR CorporationAMR Corporation.
20011153Safeguard Scientifics, IncMicroAge, Inc.MicroAge, Inc.
200179Artal Group S.AWeighco Enterprise, IncWeighco Enterprise, Inc.
20011181Professionals Group, IncMedical Assurance, IncMedical Assurance, Inc.
20011182Medical Assurance, IncProfessionals Group, IncProfessionals Group, Inc.
20011183A. Derrill Crowe, M.DProAssurance CorporationProAssurance Corporation.
20011189Andrew McKelveyTomasz L. SchellenbergADEPT, Inc.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-2044 Filed 1-22-01; 8:45am]

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