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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 action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/05/2001
20011310Flextronics International Ltd.Greg RonanWave Optics, Inc.
20011326Heartland Industrial Partners, L.P.Collins & Aikman CorporationCollins & Aikman Corporation.
20011328PMD Group Holdings Inc.The B.F. Goodrich CompanyBF Goodrich Chemical Belgie BVBA.
BF Goodrich China Inc.
BF Goodrich, FCC, Inc. US.
Goodrich Holding Corporation.
The B.F. Goodrich Company.
20011336Dr. Terrence H. MatthewsMitel CorporationMitel Knowledge Corporation, Mitel Telecom Limited.
Mitel Networks Corporation.
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Mitel Research Park Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/06/2001
20004859Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganAscension HealthSelectCare, Inc.
20004860Henry Ford Health SystemAscension HealthSelectCare, Inc.
20010439Eastman Kodak CompanyBell & Howell CompanyBell & Howell Company.
20011342Citigroup Inc.Delco Remy International, Inc.Delco Remy International, Inc.
20011365Olivetti, S.p.A.NetCreations, Inc.NetCreations, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/07/2001
20011271Providence Media Partners L.P.VoiceStream Wireless CorporationVoiceStream Wireless Corporation.
20011272Providence Equity Partners III L.P.VoiceStream Wireless CorporationVoiceStream Wireless Corporation.
20011283VoiceStream Wireless CorporationVoiceStream Wireless CorporationCook Inlet GSM Control LLC/Cook Inlet PV SS PCS Partners, LP.
20011287Vestar Capital Partners, IV, L.P.Michael Foods, Inc.Michael Foods, Inc.
20011312LT Participations S.A.Tod JohnsonThe NPD Group, Inc.
20011316Oak Hill Capital Partners, L.P.MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, Inc.MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
20011343APW, Ltd.William F. ConnellConnell Limited Partnership.
20011344William F. ConnellAPW, Ltd.APW, Ltd., Inc.IVAX CorporationIVAX Diagnostics, Inc.
20011353Berkshire Hathaway Inc.American Express CompanyAmerican Express Company.
20011354Westmoreland Coal CompanyMontana Power CompanyBasin Resources, Inc.
Horizon Coal Services, Inc.
North Central Energy Company.
Northwestern Resources Co.
Western Energy Company.
20011355Allegheny Energy, Inc.Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.Merrill Lynch Capital Services, Inc.
20011356Sysco CorporationGuest Supply, Inc.Guest Supply, Inc.
20011357Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ)Tuscarora IncorporatedTuscarora Incorporated.
20011358Madison Dearborn Capital Partners III, L.P.Magellan Health Services, Inc.National Mentor, Inc.
20011361NetIQ CorporationWebTrends CorporationWebTrends Corporation.
20011362W. Glen BoydNetIQ CorporationNetIQ Corporation.
20011363Elijahu ShapiraNetIQ CorporationNetIQ Corporation.
20011368Warburg, Pincus Ventures, L.P.Newfield Exploration CompanyNewfield Exploration Company.
20011370SBC Communications Inc.SBC Communications Inc.BellSouth Wireless Data, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/08/2001
20001571Consolidated Edison, Inc.Northeast UtilitiesNortheast Utilities.
20011364Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.Counsel CorporationCounsel Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/09/2001
20011351Bayer AGCuraGen CorporationCuraGen Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/12/2001
20011366Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co., Ltd.Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20011367Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co., Ltd.Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
20011371STMicroelectronics N.V.Ravisent Technologies, Inc.Ravisent Technologies, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/13/2001
20004261DS Uniphase CorporationSDL, Inc.SDL, Inc.
20011329Credit Suisse GroupPMD Group Holdings, Inc.PMD Group Holdings, Inc.
20011330Deutsche Bank AGPMD Group Holdings, Inc.PMD Group Holdings, Inc.
20011345Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.Kersaf Investment Ltd.New Pier Operating Company, Inc.
Resorts International Hotel, Inc.
20011369WCW Acquisition, Inc.AOL Time Warner, Inc.World Championship Wrestling, Inc.
20011374St. John's University, New YorkInsurance Society of New York, IncorporationInsurance Society of New York, Incorporation.
20011376Modine Manufacturing CompanyThermacore International, Inc.Termacore International, Inc.
20011377Hexagon ABBrown & Sharpe Manufacturing CompanyBrown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company
BSIS, Inc.
20011381The Basketball Club of Seattle, LLCBarry A. AckerleySSI, Inc., T.C. Aviation, Inc.
The Ackerley Group, Inc., Ackerley Media Group, Inc.
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20011383Advanced Digital Information CorporationPathlight Technology, Inc.Pathlight Technology, Inc.
20011386Catholic Health EastCatholic Health InitiativesCatholic Health Initiatives.
20011388Dover CorporationCortec Group Fund II, L.P.Switchcraft Holdings, Inc.
20011390Proxim, Inc.Netopia, Inc.Netopia, Inc.
20011391Dentsply International Inc.AstraZeneca picAstraZeneca AB
20011393United Parcel Service, Inc.First International Bancorp, Inc.First International Bancorp, Inc.
20011397Argosy Gaming CompanyArgosy Gaming CompanyIndiana Gaming Company, L.P.
20011400The May Department Stores Company, a Delaware corporationSaks Incorporated, a Tennessee corporationSaks Incorporated, a Tennessee corporation.
20011403Heartland Industrial Partners, L.P.Heartland Industrial Partners, L.P.Metaldyne Corporation.
20011413Alton Ochsner Medical FoundationOchsner Clinic L.L.C.Ochsner Clinic, L.L.C.
20011414Harza Engineering Company, Inc.Montgomery Watson, Inc.Montgomery Watson, Inc.
20011416KKR 1996 Fund L.P.NewSouth Holdings, Inc.NewSouth Holdings, Inc.
20011422The Guardian Life Insurance Company of AmericaBerkshire Life Insurance CompanyBerkshire Life Insurance Company.
20011424CORNELLA Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbHAventisHoechst NewCo II.
20011425AT&T Corp.Cox Enterprises, Inc.Cox@Home, Inc.
20011428Constellation Brands, Inc.Sebastiani Vineyards, Inc.Sebastiani Vineyards, Inc.
20011434Solectron CorporationCentennial Technologies, Inc.Centennial Technologies, Inc.
20011435Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.Magella Healthcare CorporationMegella Healthcare Corporation.
20011438The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.Fortis (B)Fortis Advisers, Inc.
Fortis, Inc.
20011439The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.Fortis (NL) N.V.Fortis Advisers, Inc.
Fortis, Inc.
20011440Hub International LimitedKaye Group Inc.Kaye Group Inc.
200114411Quadrant HoldingDSM N.V.DSM Engineering Plastic Products Holding Company, Inc.
20011490Andrew J. McKelveyJames W. GoldmanJWG Associates Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/14/2001
20011320Microsoft CorporationGreat Plains Software, Inc.Great Plains Software, Inc.
20011405General Electric CompanyRollins Truck Leasing CompanyRolins Truck Leasing Company
20011442Mitsui Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.The Sumitomo Marine and Fire Insurance Co., LtdThe Sumitomo Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
20011452Radio One, Inc.Blue Chip Broadcasting Inc.Blue Chip Broadcasting, Inc.
20011458El Paso Energy PartnersEl Paso Energy CorporationEl Paso Energy Corporation
20011459WPS Resources CorporationSierra Pacific ResourcesSierra Pacific Power Company.
20011465General Electric CompanyInterpool, Inc.Interpool, Inc.
20011467The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.Benjamin Jacobson & Sons, LLCBenjamin Jacobson & Sons, LLC.
20011468AT&T Corp.Brian L. RobertsComcast PC Investments, Inc.
20011471UnitedGlobalCom, Inc.AT&T Corp.Liberty International DLA, Inc.
20011482The Procter & Gamble CompanyProject EMM, Inc.Project EMM, Inc.
20011487Carlyle Partners III, L.P.Grand Vehicle Works Holdings, Inc.Grand Vehicle Works Holdings, Inc.
20011495Quanta Services, Inc.John DiLeo, Jr.Hylan DataCom & Electrical, Inc.
20011496Quanta Services, Inc.Michael PaternoHylan Electrical Contracting Inc.
Trinity Cable & Lighting Inc., Gibaltar Construction Corp.
Trinity Communication Corps.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/16/2001
20011298Halliburton CompanyPetroleum Geo-Services, ASAPetroleum Geo-Services (U.S.), Inc.
PGS Data Management, Inc.
PGS Tigress (UK), Ltd. PGS Data Management, Inc.
20011306United Parcel Service, Inc.Fritz Companies, Inc.Fritz Companies, Inc.
20011350Verizon Communications Inc.Price Communications CorporationPrice Communications Wireless, Inc.
20011406Constellation Energy Group, Inc.Niagara Mohawk Holdings, Inc.Niagara Mohawk Holdings, Inc.
20011437The AES CorporationSierra Pacific ResourcesNevada Power Corporation.
20011443Nitsuko CorporationNEC CorporationNEC America, Inc.
20011444NEC CorporationNitsuko CorporationNitsuko America Corporation.
20011453Health Care Service CorporationThe Regence GroupThe Regence Group.
20011457Aristocrat Leisure LimitedCasino Data SystemsCasino Data Systems.
20011460Nippon Telegraph and Telephone CorporationAT&T Corp.AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.
20011481Nestle' S.A.Interstate Bakeries CorporationInterstate Bakeries Corporation.
20011485Constellation Energy Group, Inc.RGS Energy Group, Inc.RGS Energy Group, Inc.
20011486Constellation Energy Group, Inc.Energy East CorporationNew York State Electric & Gas Corporation.
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20011493Constellation Energy Group, Inc.CH Energy Group, Inc.Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.
20011500ALZA CorporationMerck & Co., Inc.Merck & Co., Inc.
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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. 01-6137 Filed 3-12-01; 8:45 am]