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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—09/17/2001
20012347Johnson & JohnsonZeltia, S.APharmaMar, S.A
20012392The News Corporation LimitedThe News Corporation LimitedSpeedvision Network, LLC and Cable Network Services, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/18/2001
20012322CommScope, IncLucent Technologies, IncLucent Technologies Optical Fiber Solutions Inc.
Lucent Technologies/Sviastroy-1Fiber Optic Cable Company.
20012323Lucent Technologies, IncCommScope, IncCommScope, Inc
20012361Anthem Insurance Companies, IncBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, IncBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.
20012369Legg Mason, IncCharles M. RoyceRoyce & Associates, Inc.
20012386Edward C. RitzCharles R. WolfFox Photo, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
Wolf Camera Inc., a Georgia corporation.
Wolf Express.Com, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company.
20012395Roadway CorporationArnold Industries, IncArnold Industries, Inc.
20012397Solectron CorporationIphotonics, IncIphotonics, Inc.
20012403Carso Global Telecom, S.A. de C.VGrupo Carso, S.A. de C.VThe Telvista Company.
20012408E*TRADE Group, IncDempsey & Company LLCDempsey & Company LLC.
20012410KKR 1996 Fund L.PPRIMEDIA IncPRIMEDIA Inc.
20012413Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.PTriangle Pharmaceuticals, IncTriangle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20012417J.D. Edwards & CompanyYOUcentric, IncYOUcentric, Inc
20012421Glencoe Capital Partners II, L.PProQuest CompanyBell & Howell Company, A Delaware Corporation.
Bell & Howell Company, Nevada Corp.
Bell & Howell Financial Services Co.
Bell & Howell Mail and Messaging Tech Company.
Bell & Howell Mailmobile Co., Bell & Howell Postal System In.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/19/2001
20012001Polycom, IncPictures Tel CorporationPictures Tel Corporation.
20012337Heartland Industrial Partners, L.PTextron IncPermali do Brasil Industria e Comercio Ltda.
Textron Automotive B.V.
Textron Automotive Belgium B.V.B.A.
Textron Automotive Exteriors, Inc.
Textron Automotive Holdings Italy S.r.l
Textron Automotive Interiors Inc.
Textron Automotive MIP Limited.
Textron Canada Limited.
Textron Properties Inc.
Textron S.A. de C.V.
20012338Textron IncHeartland Industrial Partners, L.PCollins & Aikman Corporation.
20012396Eli Lilly and CompanyJeanne-Marie LecomteBioproject, Societe Civile de Recherche.
20012422TEPPCO Partners, L.PAlberta Energy Company LtdJonah Gas Gathering Companpy.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/21/2001
20011675Foster Poultry Farms, IncZacky farmsZacky Farms.
20012370Sony CorporationSony Ericsson Joint Venture CompanySony Ericsson Joint Venture Company.
20012373Telefonakiebolaget LM EricssonSony Ericsson Joint Venture CompanySony Ericsson Joint Venture Company.
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20012398VINCI S.ATBI plcTBI plc.
20012390VINCI S.ACastle Harlan Partners III, L.PTBI plc.
WFS Holdings, Inc.
20012412United Grain Growers LimitedAgricore Cooperative LtdAgricore Corporation
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/24/2001
20012318Furukawa Electric Co., LtdLucent Technologies IncLucent Denmark I/S.
Lucent Technologies Denmark Holdings ApS.
Lucent Technologies Inc.
Lucent Technologies Lycom ApS.
Lucent Technologies Optical Fiber Solutions Inc.
Lucent Technologies Optical Speciality Fibers Inc.
Lucent Technologies Yazaki Ltd.
Lucent Technologies/Sviazstroy-1 Fiber Optic Cable Company J.
20012378Sumner M. RedstoneK. Rupert MurdochFox Television Stations, Inc.
20012379K. Rupert MurdochSumner M. RedstoneParamount Stations Group of Washington Inc.
20012381Devon Energy CorporationMitchell Energy & Development CorpMitchell Energy & Development Corp
20012382George P. & Cynthia W. MitchellDevon Energy CorporationDevon Energy Corporation.
20012433Devon Energy CorporationAnderson Exploration LtdAnderson Exploration Ltd.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/26/2001
20012358Nextel CommunicationsPacific Wireless Technologies, IncPacific Wireless Technologies, Inc.
20012409Southwire CompanyGeneral Cable CorporationGeneral Cable Industries, Inc.
20012428Genesis Health Ventures, IncGenesis ElderCare CorpGenesis ElderCare Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/27/2001
20012363Tollgrade Communications, IncLucent Technologies IncLucent Technologies Inc.
20012375Nippon Suisan Kaisha, LtdUnilever N.VConopco, Inc., U L Canada, Inc.
20012401Newell Rubbermaid IncAlbert CherisTenex Corporation.
20012425eFunds CorpATM Holding, IncAccess Cash International LLC.
20012426Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital Partners IV, L.PTriad Hospitals, IncTriad of Arizona L.P., Inc.
20012430Santa Fe International CorporationGlobal Marine IncGlobal Marine Inc.
20012434Reed International P.L.CCourtLink CorporationCourtLink Corporation.
20012435Elsevier NVCourtLink CorporationCourtlink Corporation.
20012436Solectron CorporationC-Mac Industries IncC-Mac Industries Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—09/28/2001
20012388Fortis (NL) N.VProtective Life CorporationProtective Life Insurance Company.
20012420Limestone Electron TrustDean VanechDelta Power Company, LLC
Ponderosa Pine Energy Partners, Ltd.
20012424e-MedSoft.comW. Andrew WrightAddus Healthcare, Inc.
20012429The Goldman Sachs Group, IncGenesis Health Ventures, IncGenesis Health Ventures, Inc
20012453Flextronics International LtdInstrumentation Engineering, IncInstrumentation Engineering, Inc
20012455CCG Investments (BVI), L.PMERANT plcMERANT plc.
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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. 01-25983 Filed 10-15-01; 8:45 am]