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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 No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—6/11/2001
20011913TPG Partners II, L.PAdvanced Telcom Group, IncAdvanced Telcom Group, Inc.
20011914Solectron CorporationSingapore Shinei Sangyo Pte LtdSingapore Shinei Sangyo Pte Ltd.
20011917Network Peripherals IncFalconStor, IncFalconStor, Inc.
20011918ReiJane HuaiNetwork Peripherals IncNetwork Peripherals Inc.
20011935Robert R. BennettAT&T CorpLiberty Media Corporation
20011938Argonaut Group, IncFront Royal, IncFront Royal, Inc.
20011945New World Coffee—Manhattan Bagel, IncEinstein/Noah Bagel CorpEinstein/Noah Bagel Corp.
20011947Tembec IncCrown Vantage, IncCrown Paper Company
20011953Omnicom Group IncAgency.COM LtdAgency.COM Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/14/2001
20011950ABB LtdEntrelec GroupEntrelec Group
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/15/2001
20011971DIC Entertainment Holdings, IncGolden Books Family Entertainment, Inc., debtor-in-possessionGolden Books Home Video, Inc., LRM Acquisition Corp.
Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc.
Shari Lewis Enterprises, Inc., SLE Productions, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/18/2001
20011898UPMC Health SystemNorthwest Health System, IncNorthwest Health System, Inc.
20011920J.M. Huber CorporationNoviant OyNoviant Oy
20011921The News Corporation LimitedMr. Haim SabanMTM Enterprises, Inc.
20011922The News Corporation LimitedThe News Corporation LimitedMTM Enterprises, Inc.
20011937El Paso CorporationLimestone Electron TrustCedar Brakes II LLC
20011939Limestone Electron TrustEl Paso CorporationManschief Power Company LLC.
20011942Bruce NelsonService Stations Partners, LPAvanti Holdings, Inc.
20011946First Union CorporationWachovia CorporationWachovia Corporation
20011948Vitesse Semiconductor CorporationVersatile Optical Networks, IncVersatile Optical Networks, Inc.
20011949CorrFlex Graphics, LLCChesapeake CorporationChesapeake Display and Packaging Company.
20011956Berkshire Hathaway IncRexam PLCMiTek, Inc.
20011960Yellow Pages Investments L.PBritish Telecommunications plcYellow Book USA, Inc.
20011961Cypress Semiconductor CorporationLara Networks, IncLara Networks, Inc.
20011973Conseco, Incvereniging AEGONTransamerica Bank N.A.
Transamerica Retail Financial Services Corporation
20011976Alan CohenBoca Resorts, IncFlorida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd.
20011977United Business Media plcDouglas F. AllisonAllison-Fisher International, Inc.
20011981Goodrich CorporationGoodrich CorporationGarlock Bearings LLC
20011985UAL,, Inc.
20011987Wolseley plcM. Francois PinaultWestbunne Supply Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/19/2001
20011941Building Materials Holding CorporationLawrence W. & Beverly A. KnippKBI Distribution, LLC
Knipp Brothers Industries, LLC
20011984The Innovation Group, plcHalifax Capital Partners, L.PMTW Corporation
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/20/2001
20011375Excellus, IncUnivera Healthcare FoundationUnivera Healthcare Foundation
20011885MSC.Software CorporationAdvanced Enterprise Solutions, IncAdvanced Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—06/22/2001
20011910DoveBid, IncFastParts, IncFastParts, Inc.
20012023The AES CorporationThermo Electron CorporationEcotek NewSub Corporation
Wooldand Biomass Power Ltd.
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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, D.C. 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 01-19340 Filed 8-1-01; 8:45 am]