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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
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/08/2002
20020908Southern Wines & Spirits of America, IncAnthony TerlatoPacific/Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois, LLC.
20020912Philadelphia Suburban CorporationPennichuck CorporationPennichuck Corporation.
20020918Staples, Inc.FS Equity Partners IV, L.PMedical Arts Press, Inc.
20020922The Southern CompanyThe New Power CompanyThe New Power Company.
20020923General Electric CompanyRalph SternCareCredit LLC
20020927J.W. Childs Equity Partners III, L.PEsselte ABEsselte AB
20020932Richard B. CohenKoninklijke Ahold N.V.Tops Markets, LLC
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/09/2002
20020886AT&T Broadband Corp.Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff CoCasco Cable Television Inc. SBC Cable Co. Susquehanna Cable Company. York Cable Television, Inc.
20020894Group 1 Automotive, IncMichael E. MillerMiller Automotive Group, Inc.
20020903AmerisourceBergen CorporationRobert L. FisherAutomed Technologies, Inc.
20020910BellSouth CorporationRepublican Technologies Integrated LLCRepublic Technologies Integrated LLC
20020913DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.PSeabulk International IncSeabulk International Inc.
20020920Warburg Pincus Private Equity VIII, L.PProxim CorporationProxim Corporation
20020931General Electric CompanyThe Williams Companies, IncWilliams Gas Processing—Kansas Hugoton Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/10/2002
20020897Enbridge Energy Partners, L.PEnbridge Inc.Enbridge Midcoast Energy, Inc.
20020909Providence Equity Partners IV L.PKrause Publication, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership PlanKrause Publication, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/11/2002
20020916Providence Equity Partners IV L.PLewis T. TeffeauCommunications Concepts, Inc., Database Marketing Solutions, Inc. Mail-Gard Concepts, Inc. Marketing Communication Systems of Delaware, Inc. Marketing Communication Systems, Inc. Pacific Communication Concepts, Inc.,
20020929Bemis Company, IncE.I. du Pont de Nemours and CompanyE.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/12/2002
20020317Amgen Inc.Immunex CorporationImmunex Corporation
20020915Sempra EnergyTNP Enterprises, Inc.Texas Generating Company L.P. Texas-New Mexico Power Company.
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20020933The St. Paul Companies, Inc.Old Mutual plcNWQ Investment Management Co., Inc.
20020940Newhouse Broadcasting CorporationAOL Time Warner Inc.Time Warner Entertainment Advance/Newhouse Partnership
20020942Vestar Capital Partners IV, L.PPro-Fac Cooperative, IncAgrilink Foods, Inc.
20020945Francisco Partners, L.PGeneral Electric CompanyGE Information Services, Inc. RMS Electronic Commerce Systems, Inc.
20020947Code, Hennessy & Simmons IV, L.P.Atlantic Equity Partners International II L.P.Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc.
20020950AOL Timer Warner, IncAOL Time Warner, Inc.Time Warner Entertainment Advance/Newhouse Partnership.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/15/2002
20020778FPL Group Inc.BayCorp Holdings, Ltd.BayCorp Holdings, Ltd.
20020781FPL Group, Inc.Northeast UtilitiesNortheast Utilities.
20020782FPL Group, Inc.UIL Holdings CorporationUIL Holdings Corporation.
20020783FPL Group, Inc.The National Grid Group PLCThe National Grid Group PLC.
20020875Pliva d.d.Sobel N.V.Sobel Holdings Inc.
20020919J.P. Morgan Chase & CoAtlantic Equity Partners International, II, L.PBPC Holdings Corporation.
20020921Public Service Enterprise Group IncWisconsin Energy CorpWisvest-Connecticut, LLC.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/17/2002
20020943Intuit, Inc.Eclipse, Inc.Eclipse, Inc.
20020953The News Corporation LimitedThe News Corporation LimitedAffiliated Regional Communications, Ltd. ARC Holding, Ltd. Fox Sports Net National Network Holdings, LLC. Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain LLC Liberty/Fox ARC, L.P. Prime Network LLC
20020959MDCP IV Global Investments LPJefferson Smurfit Group plcJefferson Smurfit Group plc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/18/2002
20020951State Street CorporationJames KellyInternational Fund Services (N.A.), L.L.C. Investment Management Services, Inc.
Transactions Granted Early Termination—07/19/2002
20020935Daniel GilbertIntuit Inc.Quicken Loans, Inc. Title Source, Inc.
20020954AT&T Wireless Services, IncAT&T Wireless Services, IncBoise City Cellular Partnership.
20020955AT&T Wireless Services, IncAT&T Wireless Services, IncGreeley Cellular Telephone Company.
20020957EPCOR Utilities, Inc.Duke Energy CorporationFrederickson Power L.P. Frederickson Power Management, Inc.
20020963Francisco Partners, L.PAgere Systems IncAgere Systems Inc.
20020964The Katz TrustPhar-Mor, Inc.Phar-Mor, Inc.
20020969First Data CorporationBP p.l.c.PayPoint Electronic Payment Systems, Inc.
20020973Elkem ASASapa ABSapa AB.
20020980Kelso Investment Associates VI, L.PNortek Holding, IncNortek Holding, Inc.
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Sandra M. Peay, 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,


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[FR Doc. 02-20336 Filed 8-9-02; 8:45 am]