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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.Start Printed Page 57101

Trans #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/01/2001
20012387Fortis (B)Protective Life CorporationProtective Life Insurance Company.
20012442Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare CorporationPorteCare Adventist Health SystemPorteCare Adventist Health System.
20012444Constellation Brands, IncDerek BenhamCodera Production Group, LLC.
Codera Wine Group, Inc
20012445BRL Hardy LtdDerek BenhamCoderal Production Group, LLC.
Coderal Wine Group, Inc
20012449Constellation Brands, Inc.Courtney BenhamCodera Production Group, LLC.
Codera Wine Group, Inc
20012450BRL Hardy LtdCourtney BenhamCodera Production Group, LLC.
Codera Wine Group, Inc.
20012461Hewlett-Packard CompanyIndigo N.VIndigo N.V.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/04/2001
20012303Trinity Industries, IncThrall Car Management Company, IncThrall Car Manufacturing Company.
20012304Thrall Car Management Company, IncTrinity Industries, IncTrinity Industries, Inc.
20012419Capital One Financial CorporationPeopleFirst IncPeopleFirst Inc.
20012452NTELOS IncConesoga Enterprises, IncConestoga Enterprises, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/05/2001
20012405American Water Works Company, IncEnron CorpAzurix Industries Corp.
Azurix North America Corp.
20012406American Water Works Company, IncMarlin Water TrustAzurix Industries Corp.
Azurix North America Corp
20012447Joseph Littlejohn & Levy Fund III, L.PLaQuinta Properties, IncMeditrust Healthcare Corporation.
20012465Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII L.PMSN Holdings, IncMSN Holdings, Inc.
20012470GS Capital Partners 2000, L.P.Apple American Midwest, Inc.Apply American Limited Partnership of Indiana.
Apple American Limited Partnership of Ohio.
20012472Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV, L.PFocal Communications CorporationFocal Communications Corporation.
20012483Verizon Communications IncGregory A. NeelyAlabama Wireless, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/09/2001
20012404Fisher Scientific International IncCole-Parmer Instrument CompanyCole-Parmer Instrument Company.
20020003Marriott International, IncScottish Power plcBirmingham Syn Fuel I, Inc.
Birmingham SynFuel II, Inc.
Brimingham SynFuel, LLC.
PacificCorp Financial Services, Inc.
PacificCorp SynFuel, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/10/2001
20012178Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.VMarconi plcMarconi Medical Systems, Inc.
20012460ESL Partners, L.PAutoNation, IncAutoNation, Inc.
20012484Cadbury Schweppes plcPernod Ricard S.AYoo-Hoo Industries Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/11/2001
20012468H&CBKookmin BankKookmin Bank.
20012469Kookmin BankH&CBH&CB
20012474Ivax CorporaitonElan Corporation plcElan Pharma International Limited.
20012477Warburg, Pincus Ventures, L.PBEA Systems, IncBEA Systems, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/12/2001
20012437Deutsche Telekom AGNTELOS IncNTELOS Acquisition Corp., Conestoga Wireless Company.
20012448CSR LimitedCemex, S.A. de C.VCemex, S.A. de C.V.
20012451Curtiss-Wright CorporationLau Massachusetts Business TrustLau Defense Systems, LLC.
20012454Smithfield Foods, IncPackerland Holdings, IncPackerland Holdings, Inc.
20012482Tyco International LtdSBC Communications IncAlarm Holdings, Inc.
20020002AT&T Wireless Services, IncMetroPCS, IncGWI PCS8, Inc., PCS81, LLC.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sandra M. Peay, or Parcellena P. Fielding, Contact Representatives. Federal Trade Commission, Permerger Notification Office, Bureau of Start Printed Page 57102Competition, Room 303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

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By Direction of the Commission.

Donald S. Clark,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-28446 Filed 11-13-01; 8:45 am]

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