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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application To Withdraw From Listing and Registration; (Opinion Research Corporation, Common Stock, $.01 Par Value) File No. 1-14927

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Start Preamble July 20, 2001.

Opinion Research Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Issuer”), has filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) [1] and Rule 12d2-2(d) thereunder,[2] to withdraw its Common Stock, $.01 par value (“Security”), from listing and registration on the American Stock Exchange (“Amex”).

The Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Issuer approved a resolution on June 29, 2001 to withdraw the Security from listing on the Exchange and to list the Security on the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”). The issuer represented that trading in the Security was scheduled to begin on the Nasdaq at the opening of business on July 18, 2001. The Issuer has stated that the Board took such action, in response to the Issuer's investors, to increase its visibility to investors and improve the Security's liquidity.

The Issuer has stated in its application that it has met the requirements of Amex Rule 18 by complying with all applicable laws in effect in the State of Delaware, in which it is incorporated, and with the Amex's rules governing an issuer's voluntary withdrawal of a security from listing and registration. The Issuer's application relates solely to the Security's withdrawal from listing on the Amex and from registration under section 12(b) of the Act [3] and shall affect neither its approval for trading on the Nasdaq nor its obligation to be registered under section 12(g) of the Act.[4]

Any interested person may, on or before August 10, 2001, submit by letter Start Printed Page 39060to the Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20549-0609, facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of the Amex and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.[5]

Jonathan G. Katz,


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[FR Doc. 01-18641 Filed 7-25-01; 8:45 am]