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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—11/26/2001
20020109Mr. Peter R. KelloggNavistar International CorporationHarco National Insurance Company
20020117AT&T Wireless Services, IncAT&T Wireless Services, IncSalinas Cellular Telephone Company
20020120Baylor Health Care SystemAll Saints Health SystemAll Saints Health System
20020123BB&T CorporationCooney, Rikard & Curtin, IncCooney, Rikard & Curtin, Inc.
20020124Kerr-McGee CorporationDevon HoldcoDevon Holdco
20020129Security Capital Group IncorporatedEquity Office Properties TrustECH-517 Marquette, L.L.C.
ECH-Adams/Wabash Parking Garage, L.L.C.
ECH-North Loop/Theater District Parking Limited Partnership
ECH-St. Louis Parking Garages, L.L.C.
20020140Observer ABPRIMEDIA IncBacon's Information, Inc.
20020146Berkshire Hathaway IncFruit of the Loom, LtdFruit of the Loom, Ltd. FTL Caribe, Ltd. Union Underwear Company, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/27/2001
20020132JP Morgan Chase & CoEmerson Electric CoElectronic Control Systems, Inc., Ogden Manufacturing Co.
Emerson Electric (U.K.) Limited, VUMA A.S. Emerson Electric Canada Limited Emerson Electric Co.
Etirex S.A., ELW Industrial, S. de R.L. de C.V.
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20020136ILEX Oncology, IncMillennium Pharmaceuticals, IncMillennium & ILEX Partners, L.P. Millennium & ILEX, L.L.C.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/28/2001
20020153Fiserv, IncWilliam E. SaganTrewit, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—11/29/2001
20020084Wellspring Capital Partners II, L.PAmerican Coin Merchandising, IncAmerican Coin Merchandising, Inc.
20020097Lockheed Martin CorporationCecile BarkerOAO Corporation
20020138QUALCOMM IncorporatedVeloCom IncVeloCom Inc.
20020143School Specialty, IncFranklin Covey CoPremier Agendas, Inc.
20020147Verizon Communications IncEverett R. Dobson Irrevocable Family TrustACC Tennessee License LLC
Dobson Cellular Systems, Inc., ACC of Tennessee LLC
20020148Verizon Communications IncAT&T Wireless Services, IncAT&T Wireless Services, Inc.
20020149Weyerhaeuser CompanyWillamette Industries, IncWillamette Industries, Inc.
20020159MBNA CorporationWachovia CorporationThe First National Bank of Atlanta
20020160Kmart CorporationWindsong/Allegiance, LLCJoe Boxer Company, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/03/2001
20020119Alliant Techsystems IncBlount International, IncEstate Cartridge, Inc. Federal Cartridge Company Newco Simmons Outdoor Corporation
20020145IM International media AGGraham KingInitial Entertainment Group, Inc.
20020152Long Beach Holdings CorpAmeriquest Capital CorporationLong Beach Acceptance Corp.
20020163International Business Machines CorporationCross Worlds Software, IncCross Worlds Software, Inc.
20020168Mr. Vic De ZenFineter S.AMarley Mouldings LLC
20020173Lap Shun (John) HuieMachines, InceMachines, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/04/2001
20020133WellPoint Health Networks IncMissouri Foundation for Health (The)RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc.
20020171Wind Point Partners IV, L.PU.S. Industries, IncAmes True Temper, Inc. IXL Manufacturing, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/06/2001
20020257The 1998 Confederation TrustQuality Stores, IncQuality Stores, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—12/07/2001
2001241Koninklijke Ahold N.VBruno's Supermarkets, IncBruno's Supermarkets, Inc.
20020164CRH, plcRoyal Bank of CanadaGlobal Clay Products, LLC
20020185First Reserve Fund VIII, L.PKey Energy Services, IncKey Energy Services, Inc.

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. 02-1476 Filed 1-18-02; 8:45 am]