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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 period 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#AcquiringAcquiredEntities
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/08/2001
20005155Atmos Energy CorporationCitizens Communications CompanyCitizens Communications Company.
20010375Winn-Dixie Stores, IncBruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., L.PDelchamps, Inc., debtor-in-possession
Interstate Jitney Jungle Stores, Inc., debtor-in-possession.
Jitney Jungle Stores of America, Inc., debtor-in-possession.
P&S Operations, Inc., debtor-in-possession.
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Pump & Save, Inc., debtor-in-possession.
Southern Jitney Jungle Company, Inc., debtor-in-possession.
Supermarket Cigarette Sales, Inc., debtor-in-possession.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/09/2001
20011034AventisaaiPharma IncaaiPharma Inc.
20011075U.S. Concrete, IncBlue Circle Industries, PLCBlue Circle Materials Inc.
20011106University Community Hospital, IncSun Coast Hospital, IncSun Coast Hospital, Inc.
20011113Total Fina Elf S.ADickerson L. Whitney, JrMcGean—Rohco Worldwide, Inc.
McGean-Rohco, Inc.
20011177Westboro Properties LLCBunge International LimitedBunge First Capital Limited.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/11/2001
20011081General Electric CompanyR. Mark BostickComcar Leasing, Inc.
20011103Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV, L.PBurt I. Harris, SrHarriscope of Los Angeles, Inc.
20011130Paul LevyRational Software CorporationRational Software Corporation
20011154The Kroger CoFleming Companies, IncBaker's Food Group, Inc.
20011159iBasis, IncPriceinteractive, IncPriceinteractive, Inc.
20011162Aurora Equity Partners II L.PHar Technologies, IncHar Technologies, Inc.
20011178Infogrames Entertainment SAHasbro, IncHasbro, Inc.
20011180Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting TrustChorus Communications Group, LtdChorus Communications Group, Ltd.
20011184Sola International, IncCharles E. CrewsOracle Lens Manufacturing Corporation.
20011188Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund III, L.PCovance IncCovance Clinical and Periapproval Services Ltd.
Covance Pharmaceutical Packaging Services AG.
Convance Pharmaceutical Packaging Services Inc.
20011190Polycom, Inc.Accord Networks, Inc.Accord Networks, Inc.
20011191KINO Management, LLCIFCO Enterprises, Inc.IFCO Enterprises, Inc.
20011192Anheuser-Bush Companies, Inc.La Jolla Capital, Inc.La Jolla Capital, Inc.
20011193United Auto Group, Inc.George C. AndreasLantzsch-Andreas Enterprises, Inc.
20011196Citizens Communications CompanyBerkshire Telephone CompanyBerkshire Telephone Company.
20011198Business News Publishing Company II, LLCElsevier NVReed Elsevier Inc.
20011199McLeodUSA IncorporatedOSPG III, Inc.OSPG III, Inc.
20011201Michael S. SmithStone Energy CorporationStone Energy Corporation.
20011202Western Distributing CompanyZulanas PartnersZulanas Distributors, Inc.
20011206Kent P. DautenPaul B. Steeter, Sr.Freed's Bakery, Inc.
20011208Bessemer Securities L.L.C.Stanley G. PridePride Manufacturing Company and Pride Golf Tee Company.
20011215American Express CompanyPacific Century FinancialPacific Century Financial.
20011218ITOCHU CorporationAllied Products CorporationAllied Products Corporation.
20011223Kearny Mesa Financial Credit UnionSantel Federal Credit UnionSantel Federal Credit Union.
20011229Berkshire Hathaway Inc.Manville Personal Injury Settlement TrustJohns Manville Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/17/2001
20011115Hampshire Equity Partners II, L.P.Connector Service CorporationConnector Service Corporation.
20011140Northwestern CorporationThe Montana Power CompanyThe Montana Power Company.
20011152Dominion Resources, IncPowergen picLG&E Westmoreland Altavisa.
LG&E Westmoreland Hopewell.
LG&E-Westmoreland Southampton.
20011200Michael W. LynchAlcoa Inc.Reynolds Metals Company.
20011203Converge, IncVertical Net, IncNECX.com LLC.
20011204VerticalNet, IncConverge, IncConverge, Inc.
20011213GATX CorporationEl Camino Resources International, IncEl Camino Resources, Ltd.
20011214Plum Creek Timber Company, IncGeorgia-Pacific CorporationGPW Timber, Inc., LRFP Timber, Inc., NPC Timber, Inc.
N. America Timber Corp., NPI Timber, Inc., GNN Timber, Inc.
20011216Transcore Holdings, IncM. Albin JubitzEuroDAT Services, s.c.a.
EuroDAT, Ltd.
Jubitz Corporation.
20011217Transcore Holdings, IncFrederick K. JubitzEuroDAT Services, s.c.a.
EruoDAT, Ltd.
Jubitz Corporation.
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20011225Tyco International LtdPactiv CorporationPactiv Corporation.
20011230George Abi ZeidAT&T Corp.AT&T Corp.
20011231Inter-Tel, IncorporatedConvergent Communications, Inc.Convergent Communications Services, Inc.
20011232Eni SpALASMO picLASMO pic
20011235SHC Investment PartnershipDonald R. DannerLeland-Powell Fastners, Inc.
20011236SHC Investment PartnershipJoseph R. ExumLeland-Powell Fastners, Inc.
20011242Steven B. KlinskyRon and Beverly BaileyStrayer Education, Inc.
20011245M. Francois PinaultEugene M. WinnerElectric Supply Company of Asheville, Inc.
20011246Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz TrustU.S. BancorpU.S. Bancorp.
20011247GTCR Fund VII, L.PSBC Communications IncSecurityLink from Ameritech, Inc.
20011248J.R. ShawRandall L. MoffatMoffat Communications Limited.
20011253Bernard ArnaultDonna Karan and Stephan WeissGabrielle Studio, Inc.
20011263Frank Lyon, Jr. TrustU.S. BancorpU.S. Bancorp.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/18/2001
20011176Baxter International IncSera-Tec Biologicals Limited PartnershipSera-Tec Biologicals Limited Partnership.
20011187Asyst Technologies, IncGlenn A. Roberson, JrSemifab, Inc.
20011228CarrAmerica Realty CorporationFrontLine Capital GroupHQ Global Holdings, Inc.
20011237Centennial Communications Corp.Hector R. GonzalezTPC Communications PR, Inc.
20011251Emulex CorporationGigaNet, Inc.GigaNet, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/19/2001
20011135Ralcorp Holdings, IncT&C Holdings CorporationT&C Holdings Corporation.
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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 Director of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-3495 Filed 2-9-01; 8:45 am]

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