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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 the 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—04/01/2002
20020608SPC Partners II, L.PSantiago AguerreSouth Cone, Inc.
20020609SPC Partners II, L.PFernando AguerreSouth Cone, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/02/2002
20020560Biovail CorporationMerck & Co., IncMerck & Co., Inc.
20020573Investment Technology Group, IncHoenig Group, IncHoenig Group, Inc.
20020581MSC. Software CorporationMechanical Dynamics, IncMechanical Dynamics, Inc.
20020594Planar Systems, IncDOME imaging systems, incDOME imaging systems, inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/05/2002
20020525Andrew CorporationCeliant CorporationCeliant Corporation
20020531Newell Rubbermaid IncAllen D. PetersenAmerican Tool Companies, Inc.
20020579Nucor CorporationThe LTV Corporation (Debtor-in-Possession)Trico Steel Company L.L.C.
20020592Hubbell IncorporatedU.S. Industries, IncDual-Lite Inc. LCA Group Inc.
20020607Intelsat, LtdLockheed Martin CorporationCOMSAT Corporation. COMSAT Digital Teleport, Inc.
20020611Cadbury Schweppes plcOcean Spray Cranberries, IncNantucket Allserve, Inc.
20020612Charlesbank Equity Fund V. Limited PartnershipCasual Male CorpCasual Male Corp.
20020615LGB Pike TrustJoe B. PikePike Equipment and Supply Company.
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20020617Alltrista CorporationBligh LimitedTilia Canada, Inc. Tilia International, Inc. Tilia, Inc.
20020620Fox Paine Capital Fund, L.PDuke Energy CorporationThe HENS Companies.
20020621Duke Energy CorporationFox Paine Capital Fund, L.PThe HENS Companies.
20020622Launchworks, IncViasource Communications, IncViasource Communications, Inc.
20020624On Assignment, IncHealth Personnel Options CorporationHealth Personnel Options Corporation.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/08/2002
20020543Identix IncorporatedVisionics CorporationVisionics Corporation.
20020599Tricon Global Restaurants, IncYorkshire Global Restaurants, IncYorkshire Global Restaurants, Inc.
20020623Avanex CorporationOplink Communications, IncOplink Communications, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/10/2002
20020552Philip F. AnschutzEdison InternationalSouthern California Edison Company.
20020613Cleco CorporationMirant CorporationPerryville Energy Partners, L.L.C.
20020619The Reader's Digest Associates, IncMadison Dearborn Capital Partners II, L.PReiman Holding Company, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—04/12/2002
20020634Don TysonMillard Refrigerated Services, IncMillard Refrigerated Services, Inc.
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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. 02-10577 Filed 4-29-02; 8:45 am]