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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.

Transactions Granted Early Termination, 07/09/2001-07/18/2001

TransactionAcquiring personAcquired personAcquired entities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/09/2001
20011959Electronic Data Systems CorporationStructural Dynamics Research CorporationStructural Dynamics Research Corporation.
20011965American Italian Pasta CompanyWhitehall Associates, L.PBFC Investments, L.P., BF Foods International Corporation.
Borden Foods Corporation.
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20011978Mme Ginette DallozEngineering Henri Bacou S.AEngineering Henri Bacou S.A.
20012057Cendant CorporationGalileo International, IncGalileo International, Inc.
Transactions Early Termination—07/10/2001
20012000Pride International, IncMarine Drilling Companies, IncMarine Drilling Companies, Inc.
20012050Limestone Electron TrustEnergy Investors Fund, L.PCambria CoGen Company.
20012070Houchens Industries, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan andMr. Brad KelleyCommonwealth Brands, Inc.
20012072Ultraframe PlcJoseph EpositoC&J Realty Co.
Fisher Skylights, Inc.
Four Seasons Holbrook, Inc.
Four Seasons Marketing Corp.
Four Seasons Solar Products Corp.
20012073Ultraframe PlcChristopher EspositoC&J Realty Co.
Fisher Skylights, Inc.
Four Seasons Holbrook, Inc.
Four Seasons Marketing Corp.
Four Seasons Solar Products Corp.
20012087WideOpenWest Holdings, LLCSBC Communications IncAmeritech New Media, Inc.
20012090Mellon Financial CorporationSAW TrustPilgrim Escrow Company, LLC.
Standish, Ayer & Wood Inc.
20012124Radio One, IncU.S. Broadcasting Limited PartnershipU.S. Broadcasting Limited Partnership.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/11/2001
20011970AOL Time Warner, IncFuture Network plcFuture Network plc.
20012084Perot Systems CorporationAdvanced Receivables Strategy, IncAdvanced Receivables Strategy, Inc.
20012094Tangua Charitable TrustHeartland Steel, Inc., Debtor-in-PossessionHeartland Steel, Inc.
20012117Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, IncSound Advice, IncSound Advice, Inc.
20012120Berkshire Hathaway IncFINOVA Group Inc. (The)FINOVA Group Inc. (The).
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/12/2001
20012015Maytag CorporationAmana Appliance Company, L.PAmana Appliance Company, L.P.
20012026First Data CorporationNYCE CorporationNYCE Corporation.
20012083Wicks Communications & Media Partners, L.PTorstar CorporationCambridge Physics Outlet, Inc.
Delta Education, Inc.
20012112BCE IncWildblue Communications, IncWildblue Communications, Inc .
20012129Misys plcSidney A. Goldblatt, MDSunquest Information Systems, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/13/2001
20012014Pulte Homes, IncDel Webb CorporationDel Webb Corporation.
20012041Automatic Data Processing, IncAvert, IncAvert, Inc.
20012066Marubeni CorporationMarubeni-Itochu Steel, IncMarubeni-Itochu Steel, Inc.
20012067ITOCHU CorporationMarubeni-Itochu Steel, IncMarubeni-Itochu Steel, Inc.
20012075Vishay Intertechnology, IncSiemens AktiengesellschaftInfineon Technologies AG.
20012079Johnson & JohnsonInverness Medical Technology, IncInverness Medical Technology, Inc.
20012085Medtronic, IncMiniMed IncMiniMed Inc.
20012086Medtronic, IncMedical Research Group, IncMedical Research Group, Inc.
20012092AT&T CorpSprint CorporationSprint Corporation.
20012093Spring CorporationAT&T CorpAT&T Corp.
20012107TD Capital Canadian Private Equity Partners (QLP) L.PHarrowston IncHarrowston Inc.
20012111AOL Time Warner IncAOL Time Warner IncTWI Cable Inc.
20012115Cascades IncPlainwell Shasta Holdings IncPlainwell Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/16/2001
20012077EQT Northern Europe AGAB ElectroluxWhite Consolidated Industreis, Inc.
20012103e-MedSoft.comThor Capital Holdings, LLCChartwell Diversified Services, Inc.
20012122Lawrence L. GarlcikPeregrine Systems, IncPeregrine Systems, Inc.
20012131Kelso Investment Associates VI, L.PCPI Development CorporationCarter-Wallance, Inc.
20012133CSL Limited, an Australian Capital Territory CorporationNabi, a Delaware CorporationNabi, a Delaware Corporation.
20012137Protective Life CorporationIrish Life Permanent plcFirst Variable Life Insurance Company.
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Inter-State Assurance Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/17/2001
20012132AK Steel Holding CorporationAcme Metals IncorporatedAlpha Tube Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/18/2001
20012028UMC Health SystemChildren's Hospital of PittsburghChildren's Community Care.
20012042Peregrine Systems, IncRemedy CorporationRemedy Corporation.
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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.

Benjamin I. Berman,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-19725 Filed 8-6-01; 8:45 am]

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