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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 Start Printed Page 17896to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period.

Trans #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/05/2001
20011132Lhoist S.A.Baker Holding CompanyBaker Holding Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/06/2001
20011513SBC Communications IncSBC Communications Inc.Washington Baltimore Limited Partnership.
20011521Citigroup Inc.Fairchild Semiconductor International, IncFairchild Semiconductor International Inc.
20011525Wellspring Capital Partners II, L.PGilberto Marin QuinteroGrupo P.I. Mabe S.A. de C.V., Paragon-Mabesa International, S.A. de C.V., Stronger Corporation, S.A.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/09/2001
20011529Ameritrade Holding CorporationRobert L. Earthman, Jr.TradeCast, Inc.
20011530Ameritrade Holding CorporationJames F. HowellTradeCast, Inc.
20011534ABN AMRO Holding N.VSam CuppQEK Global Solutions, L.P., QEK USA Management LLC.
20011545General Motors CorporationMichael J. MenzerParamount Financial Group, LLC, Protech Development Corporation.
20011549Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe VIII, L.PTriad Hospitals, Inc.Triad Hospitals, Inc.
20011553KTC/AMG Holdings CorpKenan Transport CompanyKenan Transport Company.
20011561CVS CorporationAlan W. HammData-Tech, Inc., United Provider Services, Inc.
20011564Sybase, Inc.New Era of Networks, IncNew Era of Networks, Inc.
20011566WinsLoew Furniture, Inc.Hancock Park Capital, LPBrown Jordan International.
20011568Siemens, AGEfficient Networks, Inc.Efficient Networks, Inc.
20011569The Dun & Bradstreet CorporationThe Dun & Bradstreet CorporationD&B Investors, L.P.
20011574Glencore Holding AGCentury Aluminum CompanyCentury Aluminum Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/12/2001
20011533President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeInternational Paper CompanyIP Pacific Timberlands, Inc.
20011546Enron Corp.Diashowa Paper Manufacturing, Co., LtdDiashowa Paper Manufacturing, Co., Ltd.
20011570RADICIFIN SpACode, Hennessey & Simmons II, L.PGlobe Holdings, Inc.
20011581Delphi Automotive Systems CorporationEaton CorporationEaton's Vehicle Switch/Electronics Division.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/13/2001
20011557Albert FrereHecla Mining CompanyKentucky-Tennessee Clay Company, K-T Feldspar Corporation, Southeastern Land Resources Corp.
20011558Paul G. DesmaraisHecla Mining CompanyKentucky-Tennessee Clay Company, K-T Feldspar Corporation, Southeastern Land Resources Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/14/2001
20011519HCA—The Healthcare CompanyHEALTHSOUTH CorporationHEALTHSOUTH Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/16/2001
20011333AMR CorporationTrans World Airlines, Inc. (Debtor-in-Possession)Trans World Airlines, Inc. (Debtor-in-Possession), TWA Stock Holding Company.
20011567Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherill & Co. II, L.PII Fornaio (America) CorporationII Fornaio (America) Corporation.
20011578Gustavo A. CisnerosAmerica Online Latin America, IncAmerica Online Latin America, Inc.
20011579Ricardo J. CisnerosAmerica Online Latin America, IncAmerica Online Latin America, Inc.
20011585Brockway Moran & Partners Fund, L.PMr. John F. Croddick, SrCosmetic Essence, Inc.
20011592AT&T Corp.UnitedGlobalCom, Inc.UnitedGlobalCom, Inc.
20011593Avaya Inc.Quintus CorporationQuintus Corporation.
20011594IONA Technologies PLCNetfish Technologies, Inc.Netfish Technologies, Inc.
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20011596Buhrmann N.V.US Office Products CompanyUS Office Products—North America.
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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. 01-8301 Filed 4-3-01; 8:45 am]

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