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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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntitites
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/29/2001
20020042Omnicom Group Inc.Schwartz Paper CompanyIntegrated Merchandising Systems LLC.
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20020044Neptune Acquisition I CorpSchlumberger LimitedSchlumber Resource Management Services, Inc.
20020046InterMune, IncEli Lilly and CompanyEli Lilly and Company.
20020050First Reserve Fund IX, L.PC&W Fabricators, IncC&W Fabricators, Inc.
20020054General Electric CompanyRobert W. Doede and Nina J. DoedeCenturion Capital Group Inc.
20020056WPP Group plcMark PennNeuro Corp. Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, Inc. PSA Interviewing Denver, Inc.
20020065Olympus Growth Fund III, L.PDana ProssClub Staffing, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/30/2001
20020052Quest Diagnostics IncorporatedLifepoint Medical CorporationLifepoint Medical Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—10/31/2001
20020066C.B. Bard, IncNMT Medical IncNMT Medical Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/02/2001
20011871Northrop Grumman CorporationNewport News Shipbuilding, IncNewport News Shipbuilding, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/06/2001
20012394Career Holdings, IncHeadHunter.NET, IncHeadHunter.NET, Inc.
20020030VeriSign, IncIlluminet Holdings, IncIlluminet Holdings, Inc.
20020064Apollo Investment V, L.PIMC Global IncIMC Inorganics, Inc.
20020068The News Corporation LimitedLiberty Media CorporationFox Sports International Distribution Ltd. Fox Sports Latin America Ltd. Fox Sports Mexico Distribution LLC. Fox Sports Middle East Ltd. Fox Sports U.S. Distribution LLC. Fox Sports World Espanol LLC. Fox Sports World LLC. ISP Transponder, LLC.
20020076Omnicom Group IncRichard Tarlow & Sandra Carlson, husband and wifeCarlson & Partners Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/07/2001
20020072Clear Channel Communications, IncBarry A. AckerleyThe Ackerley Group, Inc.
20020073The J.M. Smucker CompanyThe Procter & Gamble Ohio Brands CompanyThe Procter & Gamble Ohio Brands Company.
20020079John H. ChuangRenaissance Worldwide, IncRenaissance Worldwide, Inc.
20020081Weatherford International, IncCiDRA CorporationCiDRA Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/08/2001
20012190PerkinElmer, IncStonington Capital Appreciation 1994 Fund, L.PPackard BioScience Company.
20012191Stonington Capital Appreciation 1994 Fund, L.PPerkinElmer, IncPerkinElmer, Inc.
20020086International Multifoods CorporationGeneral Mills, IncGeneral Mills, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/09/2001
20020075Edward H, ArnoldRoadway CorporationArnold Transportation Services, Inc.
20020077Qwest Communications International IncKPNQwest N.VKPNQwest N.V.
20020078NMS Communications CorporationLucent Technologies IncLucent Technologies Inc.
20020080Union Pacific CorporationHarold R. TateMotor Cargo Industries, Inc., Ute Trucking and Leasing.
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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.

Donald S. Clark,


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[FR Doc. 01-28942 Filed 11-9-01; 8:45 am]