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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.

Transaction No.Acquiring personAcquired personAcquired entities
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/13/2001
20020040Groupe DanoneStonyfield Farm, Inc.Stonyfield Farm, Inc.
20020085Applied Materials, IncSchlumberger LimitedSchlumberger Technologies, Inc.
20020088Dan L. DuncanUltramar Diamond Shamrock CorporationDiamond-Koch III, L.P. Diamond-Koch L.P.
20020089Dan L. DuncanKoch Industries, Inc.Diamong-Koch III, L.P. Diamond-Koch, L.P.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/14/2001
20020038GlobeSpan, IncVirata CorporationVirata Corporation.
20020047Kenneth RaininMettler-Toledo International IncMettler-Toledo international Inc.
20020048Mettler-Toledo International IncKenneth RaininRainin Instrument, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/15/2001
20020053ARAMARK CorporationThe ServiceMaster CompanyCMI Group, Inc. Halliwell Engineering Services, L.L.C. Quantum Resource Corporation.
ServiceMaster Direct Marketing Corporation.
ServiceMaster Management Services Limited Partnership.
ServiceMaster Management Services, Inc.
ServiceMaster Management Services of Canada, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/19/2001
20020063Anglo AmericanNormandy Mining LimitedNormandy Mining Limited.
20020070AT&T Wireless Services, IncTelecorp PCS, IncTelecorp PCS, Inc.
20020071Bally Total Fitness Holding CorporationDouglas H. LevineCrunch Fitness International, Inc.
20020074Greenwich Street Capital Partners II, L.PRegal Cinemas, IncRegal Cinemas, Inc.
20020082Ballard Power Systems IncFord Motor CompanyFord Electric Drive Holdings Company.
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20020083Enbridge Energy Partners, L.PKoch Industries, IncKoch Midstream Gasmark Company, LP. Koch Midstream Processing Company, L.P. Koch Midstream Services Company, LLC.
20020087Weatherford International, IncVivendi Universal, S.AJohnson Screens, Inc.
20020092American Electric Power Company, IncEnron CorpIndian Mesa Power Partners I LP. Indian Mesa Power Partners II LP.
20020096Rothmans IncSanta Fe Natural Tobacco Company, IncSanta Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.
20020098Brunswick CorporationGenmar Holdings, IncHatteras Yachts, Inc.
20020104General Electric CompanyMadison Dearborn Capital Partners IV. L.PTelemundo Communications Group, Inc.
20020105The Williams Companies, IncDuke Energy CorporationDuke Energy Field Services, LP.
20020106Duke Energy CompanyThe Williams Companies, IncNEWCO LLC.
20020113Taylor Nelson Sofres, plcThomas S. PerakosRapidChek Reporting Inc. Theatrical Entertainment Services, Inc.
20020118Inversion Corporativa I.C., S.AHigh Plains CorporationHigh Plains Corporation.
20020121Amerada Hess CorporationThe Marital Trust under agreement dated January 17, 1991Jomarco, Inc.
20020127Cinven Luxembourg I S.a.r.lWCM Beteiligungs-und Grundbesitz-AktiengesellschaftKlockner Capital Corporation, Klockner Pentaplast GmbH.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/20/2001
20020122Cadence Design Systems, IncSilicon Perspective CorpSilicon Perspective Corp.

For Further Information Contact: Sandra M. Peay or Chandra L. Kennedy, 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. 02-1475 Filed 1-18-02; 8:45 am]