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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—09/04/2001
20012324Deutsche Post AGING Groep N.V.BHF (USA) Holdings, Inc.
20012325Hudson United BancorpVereniging AEGONTransamerica Retail Financial Services Corporation.
20012327Mr. and Mrs. Moustafa & Samia NasrBrooks Automation, Inc.Brooks Automation, Inc.
20012331Clear Channel Communications, Inc.Mr. Keith Rupert MurdochFox Television Stations, Inc.
20012332John Wiley & Sons, Inc.Patrick J. McGovernHungry Minds, Inc.
20012335Alleghany CorporationCapitol Transamerica CorporationCapitol Transamerica Corporation.
20012336Alcoa Inc.NewcoNewco.
20012339BHP Billiton PlcNewcoNewco.
20012341Long Star Technologies, Inc.Cargill, IncorporatedNorth Star Steel Company.
20012348Charles W. ErgenStarBand Communications, Inc.StarBand Communications, Inc.
20012351Pacific Mutual Holding CompanyScottish Annuity & Life Holdings, Ltd.Scottish Annuity & Life Holdings, Ltd.
20012352TranSwitch CorporationOnex Communications CorporationOnex Communications Corporation.
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Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/06/2001
20012333Mr. Keith Rupert MurdochClear Channel Communications, Inc.Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/07/2001
20004606Metso OYJSvedala Industri ABSvedala Industri AB.
20010263Chevron CorporationTexaco Inc.Texaco Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/10/2001
20012353Allegiance Telecom, Inc.Macro Holding, Inc.Macro Holding, Inc.
20012354United Rentals, Inc.Fluor CorporationS&R Equipment Co., Inc.
20012356Swiss Reinsurance CompanyLincoln National CorporationThe Lincoln National Life Insurance Company.
20012357Royal Bank of CanadaTucker Anthony SutroTucker Anthony Sutro.
20012360Keane, Inc.Metro Information Services, Inc.Metro Information Services, Inc.
20012362Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.Procter & Gamble Company, (The)Procter & Gamble Company, (The).
20012364Reed International P.L.C.Classroom Connect, Inc.Classroom Connect, Inc.
20012368Riverdeep Group plcAlec E. GoresTLC Education Properties, LLC.
20012377McCain Foods Group Inc.Robert & Joan FollettAncor Food Products, Inc.
20012380H.J. Heinz CompanyMcCain Foods Group Inc.Anchor Food Products, Inc.
20012389The Pokemon CompanyNintendo Co LtdNintendo of America Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/13/2001
20012312B/E Aerospace, Inc.Paul and Adrianne Mittentag, a married coupleM&M Aerospace, Inc.
20012350Longs Drug Stores CorporationAlbertson's, Inc.Rx America L.L.C.
20012367Grupo IMSA, S.A. de C.V.LTV Corporation, Debtor-in-BankruptcyVP Buildings, Inc., United Panel, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/14/2001
20012349ZF Friedrichshafen AGSiemens AktiengesellschaftMannesmann Sachs AG.
20012365Elsevier NVClassroom Connect, Inc.Classroom Connect, Inc.
20012374Dr. Christoph BlocherApax Europe V-A LPNetstal-Maschinen AG.
20012384Carlyle Partners III, L.P.DMDA, Inc.DMDA, Inc.
20012385Wella AGRobert R. TaylorGraham Webb International Limited Partnership.
20012390Veeco Instruments Inc.Paul E. ColomboApplied Epi, Inc.
20012391Paul E. ColomboVeeco Instruments Inc.Veeco Instruments Inc.
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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. 01-24120 Filed 9-26-01; 8:45 am]