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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—5/14/2001
20011659SPX CorporationUnited Dominion Industries LimitedUnited Dominion Industries Limited.
20011775SONICblue Inc.ReplayTV, Inc.ReplayTV, Inc.
20011778Eastman Kodak CompanyOfoto, Inc.Ofoto, Inc.
20011782Genzyme CorporationWyntek Diagnostics, IncWyntek Diagnostics, Inc.
20011783Alta Communications VI, L.PDiveo Broadband Networks, IncDiveo Broadband Networks, Inc.
20011800Pitney Bowes Inc.Danka Business Systems, plcDanka Services International.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—5/15/2001
20011794GTCR Fund VII, L.P.Robert F. Driver Co., Inc.Robert F. Driver Co., Inc
20011796Bernard ArnaultDonna Karan International IncDonna Karan International Inc.
20011798International Business Machines CorporationMainspring, Inc.Mainspring, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—5/18/2001
20011769Superior Energy Services, IncLAG IT 88 TrustPower Offshore Service, L.L.C., Power Well Service No. 10, L.L.C., Power Well Service No. 11, L.L.C., Power Well Service No. 2, L.L.C., Power Well Service No. 4, L.L.C., Power Well Service No. 7, L.L.C., Power Well Service No. 8, L.L.C., Power Well Service No. 9, L.L.C., Power Well Service, L.L.C., Reeled Tubing, L.L.C., RTI/POS Service, L.L.C.
20011816Tyco International Ltd.FLAG Telecom Holdings LimitedFLAG Telecom Holdings Limited
Transactions Granted Early Termination—5/21/2001
20011770Smithfield Foods, Inc.Moyer Packing CompanyMoyer Packing Company.
20011788Odyssey Investment Partners Fund, LPFederal-Mogul CorporationFederal-Mogul Ignition Company.
20011792Sydsvenska Kemi ABPerstorp AB (a Swedish company)Perstorp AB (a Swedish company)
20011795Code, Hennessy & Simmons III, L.PThe United CompanyThe Roof Center, Inc., West End Lumber Company, Inc.
20011806Motorola, Inc.Blue Wave Systems, IncBlue Wave Systems, Inc.
20011808Arch Capital Group, Ltd.The Trident Partnership, L.PAltus Holdings, Ltd.
20011812Forstmann Little & Co., Equity Partnership—VI, L.P.XO Communications, IncXO Communications, Inc.
20011814Vereniging AEGONJ.C. Penney Company, IncJ.C. Penney Direct Marketing Services, Inc.
20011818Compaq Computer CorporationProxicom, Inc.Proxicom, Inc.
20011819Kana Communications, IncBroadbase Software, IncBroadbase Software, Inc.
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20011820Alec E. GoresMicron Technology, Inc.Micron Technology, Inc.
20011825Wells Fargo & CompanyH.D. Vest, Inc.H.D. Vest, Inc.
20011826Mr. Alec E. GoresHewlett-Packard CompanyVeriFone, Inc.
20011827Arthur J. Gallagher & CoThe Galtney Group, Inc.The Galtney Group, Inc.
20011830Siemens AGCatamaran Communications, IncCatamaran Communications, Inc.
20011835Swiss Reinsurance CompanySouthwestern Life Holdings, IncSouthwestern Life Holdings, Inc.
20011843Old Mutual plcThe St. Paul Companies, IncFidelity and Guaranty Life Insurance Company.
20011844Lincolnshire Equity Fund II, L.PRobert NederlanderAll American Sports Corp., Equilink Licensing Corp., MacMark Corp., McGregor Corp., Proacq Corp., RHC Licensing Corporation, Riddell Sports Inc., Riddell, Inc., Ridmark Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—5/22/2001
20011767Carla S.A.S.Akzo Nobel N.V.Advanced Business Laboratories, Inc., Akzo Nobel N.V.
20011787Akzo Nobel NVCovance Inc.Covance Biotechnology Services, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—5/24/2001
20011803Micrel, IncorporatedKendin Communications, Inc.Kendin Communications, Inc
Transactions Granted Early Termination—5/25/2001
20011815Glencore Holding AGAlcan, Inc.Alcan, Inc.
20011823SunGard Data Systems, IncNeil S. HirschLoanet Holdings, 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. 01-15551 Filed 6-19-01; 8:45 am]

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