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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 #AcquiringAcquiredEntities
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/07/2002
20020227Jean CoutuAlbertson's IncAlbertson's Inc.
20020245R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, IncSante Fe Natural Tobacco Company, IncSante Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.
20020256Tellabs, IncOcular Networks, IncOcular Networks, Inc.
20020258Biovail CorporationSolvay S.ASolvay Pharmaceuticals Marketing and Licensing AG.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/09/2002
20012259Philip F. AnschutzRegal Cinemas, IncRegal Cinemas, Inc.
20012260OCM Principal Opportunities Fund II, L.PRegal Cinemas, IncRegal Cinemas, Inc.
20020272Mars IncBNP ParibasRoyal Canin SA.
20020280Level 3 Communications, IncMcLeodUSA IncorporatedMcLeonUSA Information Services, Inc.
McLeonUSA Purchasing L.L.C.
McLeonUSA Telecommunications Services, Inc.
20020281Arthur L. AllenLandmark Systems CorporationLandmark Systems Corporation.
20020292VeriSign, IncLiveWire Systems, L.L.CLiveWire Corporation.
20020293LiveWire Systems, L.L.CVeriSign, IncVeriSign, Inc.
20020296D&E Communications, IncConestoga Enterprises, IncConestoga Enterprises, Inc.
20020300Greenwich Street Capital Partners, II, L.PMoore Corporation LimitedMoore Corporation Limited.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/14/2002
20020266Millennium Pharmaceuticals, IncCOR Therapeutics, IncCOR Therapeutics, Inc.
20020273Lattice Semiconductor CorporationLucent Technologies, IncAgere Systems, Inc.
20020277Vivendi Universal, S.ACharles W. ErgenEchoStar Communications Corporation.
20020288General Electric CompanyBerwind LLCInterlogix, Inc.
20020301CSG Systems International, IncLucent Technologies IncLucent Technologies Inc.
20020303Capital Z Partners, LtdPXRE Group LtdPXRE Group Ltd.
20020307General Electric CompanySecurity Capital Group IncorporatedSecurity Capital Group Incorporated. Start Printed Page 4262
20020308Pharmaceutical Resources, IncSamuel J. HeymanISP Chemicals Inc.
ISP Hungary Holdings Ltd.
ISP Investments Inc.
ISP Technologies Inc.
20020309Washington Mutual, IncNational Australia Bank LimitedCFC, Inc.
HMC Financial, Inc.
Homeside Funding Corporation.
Homeside International, Inc.
Homeside Lending, Inc.
Homeside Solutions, Inc.
HSL Realty Tax Services Corporation.
SWD Properties, Inc.
20020311Advent Software, IncKinexus CorporationKinexus Corporation.
20020313The Goldman Sachs Group, IncThomas F. McGowanHilary, L.L.C.
TFM Investment Group.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/16/2002
20020289NEC CorporationTokin CorporationTokin Corporation.
20020304Danaher CorporationMarconi plcMarconi Commerce Systems Limited.
Marconi commerce Systems, Inc.
20020305Ralcorp Holdings, IncDavid L. & DeAnn R. StoneLofthouse Foods Incorporated.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—01/18/2002
20020200General Electric CompanyDonald E. BentlyBently Nevada Corporation.
20020350Verizon Communications IncVerizon Communications IncTelecommunications de Puerto Rico, Inc.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sandra M. Peay or Chandra L, Kennedy, Contact Representative, 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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-2114 Filed 1-28-02; 8:45 am]

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