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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
Eastern Division



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                          Plaintiff,

                  v.

VILLAGE VOICE MEDIA, LLC,

                  and

NT MEDIA, LLC,

                           Defendants.


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Civil Action No. 1:03CV0164

Judge Polster

Filed: February 26, 2003



NOTICE REGARDING TIME EXTENSION

Pursuant to section V(A) of the Proposed Final Judgment filed in this matter,(1) Plaintiff United States submits this notice to the Court that it has extended the period for the Defendants to divest the Cleveland Free Times Assets and the New Times LA Assets (as defined in section II of the Proposed Final Judgment). The Defendants have requested, and the United States has agreed to, extensions of time to allow the Defendants to complete the divestiture of the Cleveland Free Times Assets and New Times LA Assets.

With respect to the Cleveland Free Times Assets, the United States, after consulting with the State Attorneys General, has agreed to an extension until March 10, 2003, by which the Defendants shall submit to the United States and State Attorneys General, pursuant to section VII(A) of the Proposed Final Judgment, a definitive divestiture agreement for the Cleveland Free Times Assets.

With respect to the New Times LA Assets, the United States, after consulting with the State Attorneys General, has agreed to an extension until March 14, 2003, by which the Defendants shall submit to the United States and State Attorneys General, pursuant to section VII(A) of the Proposed Final Judgment, a definitive divestiture agreement for the New Times LA Assets. The United States reserves its right, under the Proposed Final Judgment, to review and approve the divestiture agreements and approve the Acquirers of the Cleveland Free Times Assets and the New Times LA Assets.


Dated: February 26, 2003




    Respectfully submitted,


     

_______________/s________________
Jon R. Smibert
Attorney for the United States
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Cleveland Field Office
55 Erieview Plaza, Suite 700
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1816
(216) 522-4070 (telephone)
(216) 522-8332 (facsimile)
Jon.Smibert@usdoj.gov

_______________/s________________
Maurice E. Stucke
Attorney for the United States
United States Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Litigation III Section
325 7th Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 305-1489 (telephone)
(202) 514-1517 (facsimile)
Maurice.Stucke@usdoj.gov


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that I served a copy of the foregoing Notice Regarding Time Extension via First Class United States Mail, this 26th day of February, 2003, on:


    Melanie Sabo, Esq.
Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds LLC
1735 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006-5209
    Counsel for Defendant Village Voice Media, LLC

Joseph Kattan, P.C.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
    Counsel for Defendant NT Media, LLC



  _______________/s/________________
Matthew Bester
Attorney for the United States
United States Department of States
Antitrust Division
Litigation III Section
325 7th Street, N.W., Suite
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 353-3491 (telephone)


FOOTNOTES

1. Section V(A) of the Proposed Final Judgment states:
Defendants are ordered and directed, within thirty (30) calendar days after the filing of the Complaint in this matter, to divest the Divestiture Assets in a manner consistent with this Final Judgment to an Acquirer or Acquirers acceptable to the United States in its sole discretion, after consultation with the State Attorneys General. The United States, in its sole discretion, after consultation with the State Attorneys General, may agree to an extension of this time period for any divestiture of up to thirty (30) additional calendar days, and shall notify this Court in such circumstances.