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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 No.AcquiringAcquiredEntities
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 03/05/2002
20020467Express Scripts, IncRichard O. UllmanAirport Properties, LLC (“APLLC”) CFI of New Jersey, Inc. (“CFINJ”) CFI, Inc. (“CFI”) National Prescription Administrators, Inc. (“NPA”) NPA of New York, IPA, Inc. (“IPA”) The Ullman Family Partnership, LP (“LP”)
20020476Givaudan, S.ANestle S.AFIS-North America, Inc
20020477Royal Dutch Petroleum CompanySiemens und Shell Solar GmbHSiemens und Shell Solar GmbH
20020484Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Voting TrustMCT IncMCT, Inc
20020485Lee Enterprises IncorporatedRobert S. Howard and Lillian I. HowardHoward Publications, Inc
20020487Community Newspaper Holdings, IncDow Jones & Company, IncThe Ashland Daily Independent, Inc The Joplin Globe, Inc The Mankato Free Press, Inc The Sharon Herald
20020488ALLTEL CorporationVerizon Communications IncVerizon South Inc
200020489Welsh, Carson, Anderson 7 Stowe VIII, L.PSAVVIS Communications CorporationSAVVIS Communications Corporation
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 03/08/2002
20020441The Titan CorporationJaycor, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership PlanJaycor, Inc
20020462Stonebridge Partners Equity Fund III, L.PGeneral Electric CompanyHunter Fan Company
20020471Ripplewood Partners, L.PProxim, IncProxim, Inc
20020482BJ Services CompanyGreat Lakes Chemical CorporationOSCA, Inc
20020502The Shaw Group IncThe IT Group, Inc., Debtor in PossessionThe IT Group, Inc., Debtor in Possession
20020503Societe des Participations du CommissariatDuke Energy CorporationDuke Engineering & Services, Inc
20020504Vector Group LtdGary L. HallThe Medallion Company, Inc
20020506Mr. Paris MouratoglouInnogy Holdings plcDelaware Mountain Wind Farm L.P. NWP Indian Mesa Wind Farm L.P Pennsylvania Windfarms Inc
20020511Province Healthcare CompanyMemorial Health Systems, IncHenry County, Inc
20020513Sun Capital Partners II, L.PQuestron Technology, IncQuestron Technology, Inc
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200020517Centrica plcNewPower Holdings, IncNewPower Holdings, Inc
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 03/11/2002
20020475Maverick Tube CorporationPrecision Tube Holding CorporationPrecision Tube Holding Corporation
20020486aaiPharma IncEli Lilly and CompanyEli Lilly and Company
20020494Pharmacia CorporationNastech Pharmaceutical Company IncNastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc
20020512PeopleSoft, IncPeoplesoft, IncMomentum Business Applications, Inc
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 03/12/2002
20020483Level 3 Communications, IncRebar, LLCCorpSoft, Inc
20020497Moody's CorporationKMV CorporationKMV Corporation
20020498MidAmerican Energy Holdings CompanyThe Williams Companies, IncKern River Gas Transmission Company
20020505U.S. BancorpFirst Defiance Financial CorpThe Leader Mortgage Company, LLC
Transaction Granted Early Termination, 03/15/2002
20020524WLR Recovery Fund, L.P.The LTV CorporationEGL-LTV Holding Com. LTV Steel Company, Inc.
20020530Code, Hennessy & Simmons, IV, L.PFurnishings International Inc.Berkline Corporation Blue Mountain Trucking Corporation Universal Furniture Limited
20020533Forstmann Little & Co. Equity Partnership V, L.PMCLeodUSA IncorporatedMCLeodUSA Incorporated
20020534Forstmann Little & Co. Subordinated Debt & Equit Mgmt. VIMCLeodUSA IncorporatedMCLeodUSA Incorporated
20020535Forstmann Little & Co. Equity Partnership—VII, L.PMCLeodUSA IncorporatedMCLeodUSA Incorporated
20020536Forstmann Little & Co. Sub. Debt & Equity Mgmt. Buyout VIIMCLeodUSA IncorporatedMCLeodUSA Incorporated
20020537Forstmann Little & Co. Subordinated Debt & Equity Mgmt. VIIIMCLeodUSA IncorporatedMCLeodUSA Incorporated
20020544AT&T Wireless Services, IncAT&T Wireless Services, IncAT&T Wireless PCS of Philadelphia, LLC
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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. 02-8017 Filed 4-2-02; 8:45 am]

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