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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application To Withdraw From Listing and Registration on the Pacific Exchange, Inc. (El Paso Corporation, Common Stock, $3.00 par value) File No. 1-14365

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Start Preamble April 2, 2003.

El Paso Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Issuer”), has filed an Start Printed Page 17106application 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 Common Stock, $3.00 par value (“Security”), from listing and registration on the Pacific Exchange, Inc. (“PCX” or “Exchange”).

The Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Issuer approved resolutions on December 6, 2002 to withdraw its Security from listing on the Exchange. The Issuer determined that it is not in the best interest of the Issuer or its stockholders to continue to be subject to the limitations and cost associated with maintaining the PCX's listing requirements for its Security. In addition, the Issuer believes that it is desirable and in the best interests of the Issuer and its stockholders to delist its Security from the PCX. The Issuer states that the Security will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NYSE”).

The Issuer stated in its application that it has complied with the rules of the PCX that govern the removal of securities from listing and registration on the Exchange. The Issuer's application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Security from listing and registration on the PCX and from registration under section 12(b) [3] of the Act and shall not affect its listing on the NYSE or its obligation to be registered under section 12(g) of the Act.[4]

Any interested person may, on or before April 25, 2003, 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 PCX 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. 03-8440 Filed 4-7-03; 8:45 am]

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