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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 expirationa nd requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.

The following transactions were granted early terminated of the witing 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 58148

Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/15/2001
20012431The Mead CorporationWestvaco CorporationWestvaco Corporation.
20012432Westvaco CorporationThe Mead CorporationThe Mead Corporation.
20020004Dennis WoodSolectron CorporationSolectron Corporation.
20020006Flextronics International LtdXerox CorporationXerox Corporation.
20020007Paul G. AllenHigh Speed Access CorpHigh Speed Access Corp.
20020011Solectron CorporationStream International IncStream International Inc.
20020012El Paso Energy Partners, L.PEl Paso CorporationDeepwater Holdings, L.L.C.
20020016Sun Capital Partners II, L.PBrunswick CorporationIgloo Holding, Inc. Igloo Products Corp.
20020017Mellon Financial CorporationEagle Investment Systems CorpEagle Investment Systems Corp.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/16/2001
20012471M. Francois PinaultGucci Group N.VGucci Group N.W.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/18/2001
20012467O. Bruton SmithRay Childress Acquisition I, L.ORay Childress Acquisition I, L.P.
20012473UTI CorporationUnique Instruments, IncUnique Instruments, Inc.
20020018AirGate PCS, InciPCS, InciPCS, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/19/2001
20020005Stiching InterbrewBrauerei Beck GmbH & Co. KGBrauerei Beck GmbH & Co. KH.
20020019General Electric CompanySpirent picSpirent Sensing, Inc.
20020029Hitachi, LtdTactica Holdings, IncTactica Holdings, Inc.
20020031Hilfreich FoundationThe Resort at Summerlin Limited PartnershipThe Resort at Summerlin Limited, Partnership.
20020034Blackstone iPCS Capital Partners L.P.AirGate PCS, IncAirGate PCS, Inc.
20020035Blackstone Communications Partners I, L.PAirGate PCS, IncAirGate PCS, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/22/2001
20020041nv NuonUtilities, IncUtilities, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/23/2001
20020010Ascension HealthBaptist Hospital System, IncBaptist Hospital System, Inc.
20020033The Bank of New York Company, IncWestminster Research Associates, IncWestminster Research Associates, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/26/2001
20020022Daughters of Charity Ministry Service CorporationCatholic Healthcare WestCatholic Healthcare West.
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Sandra M. Peay or Parcellena P. Fielding, Contact Representatives, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Officer, Bureau of Competition, Room 303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3100.

By Direction of the Commission.

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Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 01-28941 Filed 11-19-01; 8:45 am]