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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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/20/2001
20011507Advance Voting TrustNew York Times Company (The)New York Times Company (The).
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/21/2001
20011421Entergy CorporationConsolidated Edison, IncConsolidated Edison, Inc.
20011462Gannett Co., IncGannett Co., IncHawaii Newspaper Agency Limited Partnership.
20011524Bombardier IncQuantum Industrial Holdings, LtdOutboard Marine Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/23/2001
20004614Lesaffre et CieUniversal Foods CorporationRed Star Yeast & Products.
20011234Compagnie Gernerale des Matieres, NucleairesStonington Capital Appreciation 1994 Fund, L.PPackard BioScience Company.
20011352National Grid Group plcNiagara Mohawk Holdings, IncNiagara Mohawk Holdings, Inc.
20011456Maxim Integrated Products, IncDallas Semiconductor CorporationDallas Semiconductor Corporation.
20011515WESCO International, IncHerning Enterprises, IncHerning Enterprises, Inc
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/26/2001
20011360Vulcan Materials CompanyVulcan Materials CompanyVulcan/ICA Distribution Company.
20011387Finisar CorporationRaymond and Elizabeth MarlowMarlow Industries, Inc.
20011418Northern Border Partners, L.PJ.P. Morgan Chase & CoBear Paw Investments, LLC
20011446Southcorp LimitedOatley TrustRosemount Estates Pty Ltd.
200114613799760 Canada IncBAE SYSTEMS plcBAE SYSTEMS Canada, Inc.
20011476Jabil Circuit, IncMarconi plcMarconi plc.
20011498UGI CorporationNiSource IncAtlantic Energy, Inc. Columbia Propane Corporation. CPC Sub, L.L.C.
20011503IDEAL Industries, IncLetitia CorporationHigh Voltage Engineering Corporation.
20011504TECO Energy, IncAmerican Electric Power Company, IncFrontera Generation Limited Partnership.
0011506Nancy Jane Black MarcilRed Wing Publishing CompanyRed Wing Publishing Company.
20011508Marmon Holdings, IncVahan MartirosianComtran Corporation.
20011509Marmon Holdings, IncJohn DeMarcoComtran Corporation.
20011516Compass Group PLCMorrison Management Specialist, IncMorrison Management Specialist, Inc.
20011517UGI CorporationUGI CorporationAmeriGas Propane, L.P.
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20011518C&F Confectionery and Foods S.AStichting Administraiekantoor van Aandelen Van Melle N.VVan Melle N.V.
20011532Vivendi Universal, S.AUproar, IncUproar, Inc.
20011536Gerald W. SchwartzMotorola, IncMotorola, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/27/2001
20011505Canadian Imperial Bank of CommerceGlobal Payments IncGlobal Payments Inc.
20011511Tom T. GoresThe Williams Companies, IncWilliams Communciations Solutions, LLC.
20011514SBC Communications IncVivendi S.AFrench American Cellular Investment Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—02/28/2001
20011385Schneider Electric S.ALegrand S.ALegrand S.A.
20011455Emera IncorporatedBangor Hydro—Electric CompanyBangor Hydro—Electric Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/01/2001
20011382Intel CorporationXircom, IncXircom, Inc.
20011402Nextel Communciations, IncArch Wireless, IncAWI Spectrum Co., LLC
20011522Schlumberger LimitedSema plcSema plc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/02/2001
20011373Michael S. StarnesSwift Transportation Co., IncSwift Transportation Co., Inc.
200114201437414 Ontario LimitedCascade CorporationCascade Corporation.
20011423Macromedia, IncAllaire CorporationAllaire Corporation.
20011432France Telecom S.AEquant N.VEquant N.V.
20011531Lafayette Communications Company L.L.CCarolina PCS I Limited PartnershipCarolina PCS I Limited Partnership.
20011538FreeMarkets, IncAdexa, IncAdexa, Inc.
20011547American Express CompanySierraCities.com IncSierraCities.com 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. 01-6837 Filed 3-19-01; 8:45 am]

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