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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of Avista Corporation To Withdraw Its Common Stock, No Par Value, Together With the Preferred Share Purchase Rights Appurtenant Thereto, From Listing and Registration on the Pacific Exchange, Inc.

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Start Preamble March 14, 2006.

On March, 2006, Avista Corporation, a Washington corporation (“Issuer”), 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 common stock, no par value, together with the preferred share purchase rights appurtenant thereto (collectively “Securities”), from listing and registration on the Pacific Exchange, Inc. (“PCX”).

The Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Issuer adopted resolutions on February 10, 2006 to withdraw the Securities from listing and registration on PCX. The Issuer stated that the Board determined the benefits of remaining listed on PCX do not justify the associated expense and administrative burdens. The Issuer stated that the Securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NYSE”) and will remain listed on NYSE.

The Issuer stated in its application that it has complied with applicable rules of PCX by providing PCX with the required documents governing the withdrawal of securities from listing and registration on PCX. The Issuer also stated that withdrawal of the Securities from PCX will not violate any law of the State of Washington, the state in which the Issuer is incorporated.

The Issuer's application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Securities from listing on PCX and shall not affect their continued listing on NYSE or their obligation to be registered under section 12(b) of the Act.[3]

Any interested person may, on or before April 7, 2006, comment on the facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of PCX, and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. All comment letters may be submitted by either of the following methods: Start Printed Page 14029

Electronic Comments


Paper Comments

  • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE.,Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number 1-03701. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission's Internet Web site (​rules/​delist.shtml). Comments are also available for public inspection and copying in the Commission's Public Reference Room. All comments received will be posted without change; we do not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly.

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.[4]

Nancy M. Morris,


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[FR Doc. E6-3986 Filed 3-17-06; 8:45 am]