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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_04/17/2001
20011672The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Health System, IncHCA-The Healthcare CompanyColumbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation of South Carolina.
20011700The Sage Group plcInteract Commerce CorporationInteract Commerce Corporation.
20011708Ford Motor CompanySeth M. SiegelThe Beanstalk Group (Europe).
The Beanstalk Group Inc. (DE).
The Beanstalk Group Inc. (NY).
20011709Ford Motor CompanyMichael S. StoneThe Beanstalk Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/18/2001, IncEarl H. NormanHealth Services Corporation of America.
20011718Church & Dwight Co., IncUSA Detergents, IncUSA Detergents, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/20/2001
20011662Smiths Group plcBarringer Technologies IncBarringer Technologies Inc.
20011696Littlejohn Fund II, L.PMagne Tek IncMagne Tek Asia Ltd., Magne Tek.
Electronics China Co. Ltd.
Magne Tek Componentes Electricos, S.A. de C.V.
Magne Tek Matamoras, S.A. de C.V.
20011715Microsoft CorporationEnsemble Studios CorporationEnsemble Studios Corporation.
20011739Nautica Enterprises, IncBenjamin FreiwaldEarl Jean, Inc.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/23/2001
20011713LSI Logic CorporationC-Cube Microsystems IncC-Cube Microsystems Inc.
20011720Normandy Mining Limited ACN 009 295 765Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation LimitedMidas Joint Venture, Inc.
20011722Illinois Tool Works Inc.Foilmark, IncFoilmark, Inc.
20011725The Stanley WorksGlobal Private Equity III Limited PartnershipContact East, Inc.
20011726Protective Industries, LLCMIV Holdings, S.AMark IV Industries, Inc.
20011728General Electric CompanyParagon LeasingParagon Leasing
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/25/2001
20011698Tyco International Ltd.The CIT Group, IncThe CIT Group, Inc.
20011721Cisco Systems, IncVelocita CorpVelocita Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/26/2001
20011693United Parcel Service, IncMiles Group, IncMiles Group, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/27/2001
20011548Xcel Energy IncDuke Energy CorporationDuke Capital Corporation.
Duke Energy Audrain, LLC.
20011649Royster-Clark Group, IncLand O'Lakes, IncAgro Distribution, LLC.
20011650Royster-Clark Group, IncCenex Harvest States CooperativesAgro Distribution, LLC.
20011701Wells Fargo & CompanyACO Brokerage Holdings CorporationACO Brokerage Holdings Corporation.
20011714Micron Technology, IncInterland, IncInterland, Inc.
20011744Pilot CorporationUSX CorporationSpeedway SuperAmerica LLC.
20011745USX CorporationPilot CorporationPilot Corporation.
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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. 01-12679 Filed 5-18-01; 8:45 am]