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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of Central Maine Power Company to Withdraw its Dividend Series Preferred Stock (par value $100) 3.5% Series, from Listing and Registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC File No. 1-05139

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Start Preamble October 18, 2002.

Central Maine Power Company, a Maine corporation (“Issuer”), has filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to Section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”)[1] and Rule 12d2-2(d) thereunder,[2] to withdraw its Dividend Series Preferred Stock (par value $100), 3.5% Series (“Security”), from listing and registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC (“Amex” or “Exchange”).

The Issuer stated in its application that it has met the requirements of Amex Rule l8 by complying with all applicable laws in effect in the state of Maine, in which it is incorporated, and with the Amex's rules governing an issuer's voluntary withdrawal of a security from listing and registration.

The Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Issuer unanimously approved a resolution on June 14, 2002 to withdraw the Issuer's Security from listing on the Amex. In making the decision to withdraw its Security from the Amex, the Board cites low trading volume, the expense of maintaining the listing on the Amex, and the existence of adequate alternative trading markets. The Security has been trading over-the-counter since June 2002. The Issuer's application relates solely to the Security's withdrawal from listing on the Amex and from registration under Section 12(b) of the Act,[3] and shall not affect its obligation to be registered under Section 12(g) of the Act.[4]

Any interested person may, on or before November 8, 2002, submit by letter to the Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20549-0609, facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of the Amex and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.5

Jonathan G. Katz,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-27149 Filed 10-23-02; 8:45 am]

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