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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application To Withdraw From Listing and Registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC (Keane, Inc., Common Stock, $.10 Par Value)

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Start Preamble October 24, 2003.

Keane, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (“Issuer”), has filed an application with the Securities and Start Printed Page 61841Exchange 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, $.10 par value (“Security”), from listing and registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC (“Amex” or “Exchange”).

The Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Issuer unanimously approved a resolution on September 4, 2003 to withdraw its Security from listing and registration on the Amex and to list its Security on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NYSE”). The Board states that it took such action in order to avoid the direct and indirect costs and the division of the market resulting from dual listing on the Amex and the NYSE.

The Issuer stated in its application that it has met the requirements of Amex Rule 18 by complying with all applicable laws in the State of Massachusetts, 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 Issuer's application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Securities 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 14, 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 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. 03-27336 Filed 10-29-03; 8:45 am]

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