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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 Start Printed Page 8985period 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—02/04/2002
20020319Cumulus Media IncDBBC, L.L.CMr. Juliet Broadcasting, Inc.
Phoenix Broadcasting Inc.
20020338Deutsche Bank AGZurich Financial ServicesZurich Scudder Investments, Inc.
20020373Stilwell Financial IncThe Prudential Insurance Company of AmericaEnhanced investment Technologies, Inc.
20020378Caterpillar, IncFCC Equipment Financing, IncFCC Equipment Financing, Inc.
20020394Advance Voting TrustPRIMEDIA IncPRIMEDIA Magazine Finance, Inc.
PRIMEDIA Magazines Inc.
PRIMEDIANet Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/05/2002
20020322General Electric CompanyFrederick B. SontagUnison Industries, Inc.
20020326Sobel N.VE. ON AGSKW Gelatin & Specialties Manufacturing, LLC.
SKW Gelatin & Specialties Sales, LLC.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/11/2002
20020381Henkel KFaAEcolab Inc.Ecolab Inc
20020405Kao CorporationJames A. MazzottaKMS Research, Inc.
20020406Pharmaceutical Product Development, IncDr. Evan A. SteinMedical Research Laboratories International, Inc.
20020407Dr. Evan A. SteinPharmaceutical Product Development, IncPharmaceutical Product Development, Inc.
20020413Forstmann Little & Co. Equity Partnership VII, L.PXO Communications, IncXO Communications, Inc.
20020414Forstmann Little & Co. Sub. Debt & Equity Mgmt Buyout VIIIXO Communications, IncXO Communications, Inc.
20020415Carso Global Telecom, S.A. de C.VXO Communications, IncXO Communications, Inc.
20020421Providence Equity Partners IV L.PCitigroup IncF&W Publications, Inc.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/13/2002
20020408Norsk Hydro ASAE. ON AGVAW aluminum AG.
20020412WPS Resources CorporationCH Energy Group, IncCH Resources, Inc.
20020422Timothy T. Mueller & Diane P. MuellerOak Hill Capital Partners, L.PSteamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.
TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—02/15/2002
20020418Greater Bay BancorpAlburger, Basso, de Grosz Insurance Services, IncAlburger, Basso, de Grosz Insurance Services, Inc.
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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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-4614 Filed 2-26-02; 8:45 am]

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