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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 Start Printed Page 19499were 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.

Transactions Granted Early Termination

Transaction No.Acquiring personAcquired personAcquired entities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/19/2001
20011555ABN AMRO Holding N.VING Groep N.VING Groep N.V.
20011559Republic Services, IncBay Collection Services, IncBay Collection Services, Inc.
20011560Republic Services, IncBay Landfills, IncBay Landfills, Inc.
20011565Paul G. DesmaraisMacKenzie Financial CorporationMacKenzie Financial Corporation.
20011588Hudson United BancorpVereniging AEGONVereniging AEGON.
20011597Green Equity Investors, L.POshman's Sporting Goods, IncOshman's Sporting Goods, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/20/2001
20011590AMVESCAP PLCNational Asset Management CorporationNational Asset Management Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/21/2001
20000686DTE Energy CompanyMCN Energy Group IncMCN Energy Group Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/22/2001
20011543REMY Capital Partners III, L.PPatterson Energy, IncPatterson Energy, Inc.
20011556Pope ResourcesPlum Creek Timber Company, IncPlum Creek Timber Company, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/23/2001
20011539Logitech International S.ALabtec IncLabtec Inc.
20011540Boston Scientific CorporationInterventional Technologies, IncInterventional Technologies, Inc.
20011591Fiber Mark, IncRexam PLCRexam DSI Inc.
20011600Ledcor IncNetRail, IncNetRail, Inc.
20011604Performance Food Group CompanyHenry TorresEmpire Imports, Inc.
Empire Seafood Holding Corp.
20011606Briggs & Stratton CorporationThe Beacon Group III—Focus Value Fund, L.PGenerac Portable Products, Inc.
20011608Peregrine Sytstems, IncExtricity, IncExtricity, Inc.
20011612Commemorative Brands Holding CorpPaul C. and Ann W. KrouseEducational Communications, Inc.
20011613Lockheed Martin CorporationIntelsat, LtdIntelsat, Ltd.
20011616Aon CorporationASO Solutions IncorporatedASO Solutions Incorporated.
20011618Intel CorporationVxTel, IncVxTel, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/26/2001
20011584Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, VIII, L.PPeter T. LoftinBTI Telecom Corp.
20011611Alamosa Holdings, IncSouthwest PCS Holdings, IncSouthwest PCS Holdings, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/27/2001
20011621The First American CorporationCredit Management Solutions, IncCredit Management Solutions, Inc.
20011626American Capital Strategies, LtdRoy F. Weston, IncRoy F. Weston, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/29/2001
20011445Northrop Grumman CorporationLitton Industries, IncLitton Industries, Inc.
20011614Exel plcJoseph T CoughlinCoughlin Transportation.
Coughlin Worldwide Logistics, L.L.C.
F.X. Coughlin Co., Inc.
20011617GTCR Fund VII, L.PPSINet, IncPSINet Transaction Solutions Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—03/30/2001
20011629i2 Technologies, IncInternet Capital Group, IncRight Works Corporation.
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20011631XL Capital LtdCredit Suisse GroupWinterthur International America, Winterthur International.
20011641Xcel Energy IncGeorge T. Lewis, Jr. and Betty G. Lewis (husband and wife)LSP Batesville Holdings, LLC.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sandra M. Peay or Parcellena P. Fielding, Contact Representatives, Federal Trade Commisision, Premerger Notificaiton Office, Bureau of Competition, Room 303 Washington, D.C. 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By direction of the Commission.

Benjamin I. Berman,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-9352 Filed 4-13-01; 8:45 am]

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